OPE Data Spotlight: Dealers largely operating status quo

An Outdoor Power Equipment survey of more than 100 independent servicing outdoor power equipment dealerships shows that the vast majority of them are operating with a business-as-usual approach in the first weeks of the coronavirus pandemic.

The online Q1 dealer survey conducted earlier this week asked independent servicing OPE dealerships: Have you altered your dealership’s store hours as a result of the coronavirus?

Responses were as follows:

  • No, we are operating at full capacity — 56%
  • We are still open, but with reduced hours — 29%
  • We are only open for service — 10%
  • We are closed entirely — 5%

Dealers received the survey invitation via email on Monday morning. Those independent service OPE dealership principals who did not receive an invitation but would like to take can send an email to dmcmahon@epgmediallc.com to be added.

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