More and more Oklahomans are making their way out into the city in a post lockdown world, but you might find that there aren’t as many businesses out there as before.
One window tinting business not only survived, but thrived in the pandemic, and is now helping others change for the better
Chandler Goodman thought his family business was dead in the water when businesses started closing because of the pandemic, so Alta Mere window tinting had to change their perspective.
"Our number one concern wasn’t selling windows our number one concern was to provide the paychecks that these people need,” Goodman said.
To create revenue while the store was closed, Alta Mere began offering a 30 percent discount for online orders after people started receiving their economic stimulus checks in mid-April.
The idea was a massive success, Goodman sold 250 window tint orders and increased sales by more than $10,000 over the previous April.
"We thought of it as a convenience," Goodman said.
The store fulfilled the orders when it re-opened and the number of sales created a two-week backlog for new orders in May.
Since the store reopened, they have been doing nearly 100 window tinting jobs per week, which matches their peak sales months of May, June, and July.
We asked Goodman what other businesses could learn from his experience as they reopen their doors
"Don’t be afraid to change the way you’re doing things because you may be doing something right but that doesn’t mean that you can’t refine it and continue to grow on that,” Goodman said.
Goodman also transformed their store into a business to sell essential food and pantry items in a contact-free, drive through process to serve the community and build contacts, and now says their store isn’t just surviving, it’s thriving.
Story originally published by FOX25.