Anyone who works in our industry can spot a porta potty from a mile away. They know who made it and can tell you the differences between them without ever stepping inside. There’s no question about the in-depth knowledge operators have, when it comes to portable toilets. The real question is, “What can your company do to set yourself apart from the competition, and how can you create a better experience for the end users?”
For the most part, end users think like this, “Oh, another portable toilet… great.” Pretty much the average thought, right? At least from what we read in the news, it’s pretty much dead on, if not worse. What if there was a way to set your company apart and slowly start changing the public opinion about our industry? Well, porta potty accessories and add-ons are a great place to start.
The Cookie Cutter Problem
This is obviously a generalization, but SO many portable toilets are roughly the same size, with the same interior options, the same basic functionality and so on. When it come to color options, we have 18 (many of which are 100% unique) but all manufacturers can boast similar truths. What will make you stand out against the other players in your field? It really comes down to two things. 1 – is it super clean?! Probably not for long once it’s in public use, but this is a given. 2 – what interior options are you offering your customers that can really set you apart and benefiting the end user?
We’re coming into an age when flushing options, sinks and sanitizer stations are pretty status-quo if you want to operate large events and job sites. Everyone has them. What does that mean for your company? You need more, unique porta potty accessories to set you apart from other PROs. It’s time to think outside the box.
Porta Potty Accessories That Work
Cup Holders! For special events, this product is seriously cool. We first started testing end user appreciation of this product at the 2017 Talladega Super Speedway, earlier this month. Time after time, as attendees ‘finished up’, we just polled them. The feedback was unanimous, “We love it!” Think about adding this product to a few of your event units for your next concert, festival or sporting event. Any event where an end user would be carrying around a drink (of any kind) is a perfect place for this product. They’re inexpensive, functional and your customers will love them.
We already said it’s a pretty standard item, but you really need hand sanitizer dispensers in your portable toilets. With the negative public perception of our industry, it’s more important than ever to use accessories that serve a cleaning function! We’ve recently upgraded our dispenser line, lowered costs and increased shipping options. Memorial Day weekend typically marks the beginning of the busiest time of the year. Now that it’s come and gone, you’re not slowing down for at least 4 – 6 months. That’s several months to make a great impression on your customers, by offering top-of-the-line sanitizing products.
We take it for granted, but when we walk into our personal bathrooms, we have shelves and counter space to set down our cell phones, wallets or any other items we tend to be carrying around. Don’t deny your customers the same amenity. At a very low costs, you could include something as simple as a shelf in your event specific portable restrooms. It’s a small luxury that you don’t realize you need, until you don’t have it.
There are a Thousand Ways to Win
This is really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the available options to add to your portable arsenal. What it boils down to is; what can you add to your customer’s experience to make sure they keep coming back to your business? Great customer service, reliability and unique products will give you the upper hand when it comes to winning repeat business.
If you’re interested in these, or any other products, that we produce just give us a call! We’re always here to help. Not only do we offer products of all shapes, sizes and functions, we give business and start up advice too. No matter who you purchase your porta potty accessories from, we want your business to grow and your company to succeed! We can help.
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