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Member-to-Member Ideas During Tough Times

Topic Area: Sales

Date:   March 24, 2020
Submitted by:   Markus Fleischmann
Organization:    Pro Dive International
Idea:   In order to save company and support all our staff, and avoid lay offs, during time during the Covid-19 contingency, we are promoting a special 25% discount on diving, conditions: 25% all diving and snorkeling reserve and pay before 15 April 2020 travel and use package within 5 years in any of our 13 locations name changes allowed, nonrefundable. We also are asking all clients to postpone trips and not cancel, so refunds are avoided right now, and offer vouchers valid for 5 years. Maintaining a certain cash flow is important to maintain the company during closure, support all our staff, and using the promotion, the clients in return enjoy unusual big discount on the product. see our press release here.

Date:   March 24, 2020
Submitted by:   Lita Davis
Organization:    No-See-Um No More, Inc.
Idea:   Just want to share that to help others through this COVID-19, and the unavailability of Hand Sanitizer, I am making and selling Hand Sanitizer for individual sales as well as business sales. Individual sales are available at my website (shop for hand sanitizer). Businesses may contact me directly to get wholesale prices to purchase a case, or cases. There are 24 bottles to a case. Of course, "free shipping" with a minimum order of 4 cases. The Hand Sanitizer comes in 2-ounce aluminum spray bottles that are refillable, recyclable and reusable. The ingredients are isopropyl alcohol (70%), aloe vera gel, and lavender essential oil (to scent). Dries quickly and smells nice. Here to help. Lita

Date:   March 23, 2020
Submitted by:   Debbie Miller
Organization:    Rutgers University
Idea:   Resorts, liveaboards, dive operations, wholesalers, etc - There needs to be a choice of options for customers who have scheduled trips/travel that is or will be cancelled due to COVID situation. Customers need to either get a rescheduled future trip OR refund of payments made. As people have lost their jobs, they will need a refund of money to pay for basic needs once this is over and a rescheduled trip won't help with that basic need. It would be the same as completely loosing the money. This could also result in a total loss of that customer for the future. Many resorts have sent out that future bookings would have full refund options but not for those previously scheduled for the current & upcoming months. This is a significant problem in the systemic response to the situation by resorts & companies.

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