Plywood Alternative® Business Principles:

Our sales mantra during our 18 years in business is “YOU CANNOT SELL FROM AN EMPTY WAGON!” If you don’t have Plywood Alternative® in stock, you cannot sell it! A great in-store display would be to show a 48 x 48” half sheet of plywood next to the same size Plywood Alternative® plastic panel and have customers be able to SEE the benefits side-by-side!

Below are our 11 Business Principles. My cell is 407-719-6988. I look forward to having you on board as a Plywood Alternative® Wholesale Distributor. Thank you.

John D. Smith, President & Inventor

2021 Business Principles:

  1. We are the Exclusive Manufacturer & have been in business 18 years.
  2. Plywood Alternative® has been both ASTM Large Missile 2 x 4’ & 143 mph Wall of Wind Lab Tested. Our extensive testing is appreciated by retail customers. Please see Lab Testing Video on the Lab Testing page. There is also substantial UV protection so Plywood Alternative® can be used outdoors for extended periods of time. Please see our disclosures on Plywood Alternative® UV Disclosure page.
  3. We don’t sell to Lowe’s & Home Depot. This is to protect your business from the oppressive “big box” sales tactics of selling below cost, among many negatives.
  4. Plywood Alternative® has many other uses besides storm protection. Plywood Alternative® 48 x 96” plastic panels can also be used as a Building Material, to protect sports courts from the weather, as a temporary roof for outdoor pergolas in the snow, etc.
  5. We include free LTL freight on wholesale orders, and supply 2 free 48 x 96” Plywood Alternative® plastic panels on all pallets of 50. (Free LTL freight shipping is a value of $300 per 50 panels.) The 2 free panels protect the 50 you are paying for and may increase your profit margins. Average transit time from order to delivery is 1-2 weeks for all orders up to 20 pallets and 3 weeks for truckload orders (21—24 pallets).
  6. Plywood Alternative® can be safely cut without power tools. Just a carpet knife and a straight edge. You can see the “How to Cut” video. Offering cutting and installation services can be a profitable add-on service for your store.

7. We support our Distributors in many ways. On your first wholesale order, you will receive a free DIY Cutting Tools Kit, as shown at 1:30 in the How to Cut Video and at least 10 customized samples. This DIY Cutting Tools Kit MSRP is $95, with the component costs around $40. You should offer the DIY Cutting Kit as a profitable add-on retail item, or give it away for free when a customer buys a sizable retail quantity (say 10 or more) of 48 x 96” Plywood Alternative® plastic panels. On your first 6 pallet order, you will receive a portable DVD player with the Plywood Alternative® Cutting Video & the separate Test Video DVDs on a continuous loop, and at least 40 customized samples.

With your first truckload order (22-24 pallets), we will send our Mascot “Plywood Alternative® Man” (PAM), as shown, for a 2 hour store appearance. P.A.M. will hand out additional samples we will ship you, plus pitch the local media and attempt to drive traffic to your store.

8. Plywood Alternative® pallets can be double or triple-stacked and stored outdoors. There is a blue protective panel that must remain on top when stored outside. Each wrapped pallet of Plywood Alternative® has 4 signs that you can display throughout your store as well.

9. Double-stacked, a truckload of Plywood Alternative® allows 24 pallets totaling 1,200 Plywood Alternative® 48″ x 96″ plastic panels. Triple stacked allows 36 pallets with 1,800 plastic panels.

10. We do not offer exclusive territories. We want all retailers to be able to offer the benefits of Plywood Alternative® to their customers, similar to how 15/32” CDX Plywood is available everywhere.

11. Ace Hardware Stores are receiving special wholesale prices. These range from $58–$68 per 48″ x 96″ Plywood Alternative® plastic panel, with the special $99.95 MSRP. In contrast, our wholesale prices to other chains are $20 per panel higher, with a corresponding elevated MSRP of $129.95 and greater.