As economic activity rebounds from the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, consumers and businesses will have a renewed ability to pay for professional landscaping (woot woot!). We've outlined four key opportunities to take advantage of to keep you excited and motivated for the year ahead.
It can be challenging to stay up-to-date on all the trends and happenings in an industry that continues to grow and change. Especially now, when all of us outdoorsy types are spending more time than ever at home, it's essential to stay inspired by the world around us. We thought it would help share some of the resources we turn to time and time again when we want the scoop on the latest innovations and new products coming to the market.
Happy New Year!
We’re excited to be entering year three of LandscapeHub after launching in 2018 at the iLandscape show in Chicago. When I think about how far we’ve come from the early days, I’m filled with gratitude toward our wonderful (and expanding team) and for all of our members on the supplier and buyer sides. Thank you for your feedback, which has helped us add new features to help make your jobs easier. And, we’re still evolving, so stay tuned.
2019 was another year of rapid growth for us, with more suppliers coming onboard throughout all market areas. The increase in suppliers and buyers has allowed us to start seeing real trends in material availability across the market. We will be increasingly analyzing that data to provide insights to help suppliers better meet demand. We’ve opened up new markets, with big growth in the Carolinas. Further expansion to Florida, Georgia, and Texas means LandscapeHub can help meet demand year-round and serve even more buyers. Strong initial performance in these new markets indicates that now is the right time for a green industry marketplace to flourish. (So, if you’ve been on the fence, jump off and join us!) Ohio is another rapidly growing area. Today, I can say with 100% confidence that we are a turn-key purchasing solution for buyers of all sizes in the areas where our market supply is well developed.
Estimating and quoting continues to be a bottleneck for industry productivity, so, starting with our LandOne integration, we’re working on ways to help buyers move bids through more efficiently. This month we announced our Epicor integration, and we continue to seek new opportunities to partner and make the procurement process seamless. We’ve had the chance to attend many trade shows over the past couple of years and we’re noticing more and more activity in the IGC market, including inbound interest from the segment. New platforms are emerging to serve those customers. Our company loves seeing new technology-focused solutions in development for the green industry.
We’ll be at IPM Essen in this year, a first for us, so we look forward to learning about new trends and opportunities. If there’s one opportunity I’d like to share with you, it is to use LandscapeHub to quote for you if you haven’t already. Even if you’re a purchasing agent. We’re here to make your job easier and faster and we’d love to put our network to work for you. No time to learn the system? Our white glove service could be a big help. Here’s to a busy and prosperous 2020 for everyone!
Lisa Fiore CEO and Co-founder LandscapeHub