Left Coast Wholesale Gets Back On the Road Again

Hand marking a route on a map

Here at Left Coast Wholesale, we’re ready to make things personal.

After more than a year of travel restrictions and social distancing, our sales representatives have been making an enthusiastic return to one of their favorite activities: face-to-face meetings with our valued customers. Thanks to updated guidelines that are allowing a return to normal, they couldn’t be happier to visit hydro stores and talk to store owners and local cultivators.

This has always been the way we’ve done things because we believe in building long-lasting relationships in the growing community.

To celebrate our return to in-person store visits, our sales representatives Amanda, Scott, and Will are here to share some highlights, as well as their thoughts on what it’s like to get back out there in 2021.

Left Coast Wholesale’s Scott at Root 101 Nursery in Garberville, California

“Like most people, I’ve felt cooped up since February 2020. So I’m very happy to be out and about again. As things with COVID are loosening up this spring, the mood is good all around. People are happy that things are returning to normal.

I’m really looking forward to touching base in person with as many of our customers as I can. I’ve been working with many of them for several years, so they’re like old friends that I haven’t seen in a while. Talking on the phone doesn’t replace a good old-fashioned face-to-face connection.” – Scott

Photo: Left Coast Wholesale’s Scott checks in at Root 101 Nursery in Garberville, California

Left Coast Wholesale’s Will and Michael of Specialty Garden Supply in Watsonville, California

“It has been awesome to hit the road again, see customers face-to-face, and really connect on a more personal level.

Being able to travel to visually stunning areas and socialize and educate folks is a high priority for me, and I really like being able to get back to what makes the job especially enjoyable.” – Will

Photo: Left Coast Wholesale’s Will (L) enjoys quality time with Michael (R) of Specialty Garden Supply in Watsonville, California

“I’m really excited to go see all my customers again and catch up, not just about our new products but about life in general. My customers are definitely my friends after all these years. I can’t wait to see them and actually have a chat face-to-face. It feels like it’s been forever!” – Amanda

Photo: The friendly face of Nick Halfacre of Mendocino Greenhouse and Garden in Redwood Valley, California

“After only talking on the phone with people and sending email messages, it seems like everyone is happy to see each other in person again. As we all emerge this spring, we are all survivors of a really tough year, and we all have that in common.” – Scott

Photo: An employee of Root 101 in Rio Dell, California showing off her bags of Geoflora VEG and BLOOM

Adrian of Hydro Pacific Garden Supply in Ukiah, California

“I’m looking forward to getting out there to see our loyal customers and forge new relationships, educate folks to help them succeed with our products, and make sure that everything is copacetic as far as shipping, lead times, and business in general.

So far, the reception seems really positive, and most folks have been really stoked to have us stop by and say hello. Stores seem very excited to start getting back to Customer Appreciation Days and Vendor Days, and we are too!” – Will

Photo: Adrian welcoming us to Hydro Pacific Garden Supply in Ukiah, California

Zack and Derrick at Mendo Trim Tools in Laytonville, California

“When I’ve reached out to stores to let them know that a rep will be in their area, they’ve been pretty enthusiastic. The response has been “YES! That would be great! What time will they be here? Let’s set a time so I can make sure I’m available!” – Amanda

Photo: Zack and Derrick holding down the fort at Mendo Trim Tools in Laytonville, California

Brian and Danielle of Garden Depot in McKinleyville, California

“Things have been tough for everyone since COVID hit early last year. But generally, our industry has done well, as gardening of all kinds has gained in popularity. Most of my customers have had a successful year in 2020, which has carried into 2021. It’s nice to see our industry remaining healthy and growing despite all the other hardships.” – Scott

Photo: In good company with Brian and Danielle of Garden Depot in McKinleyville, California

“I’m really excited to get back to boots-on-the-ground and working with end-users and stores alike at Expos and customer events, not to mention networking with some of the other vendors and distributors to get a better look at how the industry is doing as a whole. It’s always great to get out and meetnew customers and also speak to our loyal fans out there!” – Will

Photo: The smiling eyes of the Beneficial Living Center team in Arcata, California

We couldn’t be more thrilled to get back in touch with our friends in the growing community. Keep an eye out for a visit from your favorite Left Coast Wholesale sales representative!

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