Mark Up to Discount Down


The truth about “Sales” in the Window Coverings Industry.

The truth is that there are only a couple of handfuls of manufacturers making blinds, shades and shutters. All of the businesses selling these products, Bloomin’ Blinds of The Woodlands included, represent the majority of these manufacturers. These manufacturers NEVER have sales.

The companies who are part of the larger franchises, again Bloomin’ Blinds of The Woodlands being one, receive better corporate pricing than the independant and smaller non-franchised seller/installers – because a seller’s cost is based on the total sales across the entire US from all of the company’s franchisees. Makes sense, right?

Now while I feel certain that our industry is a relatively clean and honest industry, there are a large percent of sellers who have no objection to having a “bogus sale”. That’s a sale where there isn’t any manufacturer sponsorship, but that the seller raises their price equal to the percentage that they’re going to show as a “paper discount”. To them, there’s nothing wrong with that “because everyone does it”.

Fact is that every seller sets their margin based on what they feel the market will bare, and that is why there is a wide range of prices different sellers will sell for the exact same product for. We at Bloomin’ Blinds of The Woodlands set our margin to be a fair price, which will be low enough to win the majority of our quotes as compared to our competition – and to earn a fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work. While we are a business for profit, we set profit low enough to stay busy by winning a majority of our quotes.

We are a Texas Family Business, and we were raised to believe that honesty is really the best policy — so we don’t mark the price up to discount it back down. The price we quote you is the very best price we can sell at, it wins the majority of comparison quotes, and earns us a fair profit for the business to continue to thrive. Our honesty policy will quote the same price to the owner of a 20,000 sf. mansion as we will to a single wide trailer. That’s the honesty policy we choose to sleep well and with good conscience.

While we don’t have “Sales”, we give you a great price for the highest quality products, and without any insulting pressure. We listen to what your objectives for the room are, and inform you on what products best accomplish your objective, and what product will not. We then show you samples from all of the different manufacturers we are dealers for. We will accurately measure every window to give each window the best fit available and the least amount of light gap for the product. We will professionally install with the same white glove care we give our own homes. Finally we represent many Texas manufacturers who are employing fellow Texans.

So please remember that when see these “Limited Time Only Sales” in the Blinds and Shades industry, to take it with a grain of salt. We feel “Bogus Sales” to be less than honest. We feel confident that our “everyone all of the time” price will beat our competitors “Sale’s Price”. We believe the way we quote your home is the fair and honest way to conduct business. Honesty is a reward in itself.

Dave & Dallas Schultz

Norman Blinds & Shades

Earlier in the month we toured the Design and Distribution Center in Carrollton, Texas of Norman – who is one of the many manufacturers that we are a dealer for. They have recently release some pretty cool new products. I took a couple photos of their new Plantation shutters, including a new “Ultimate” line that will soon be released. The Ultimate has cabinetry features only found in the most expensive of homes. That said, Norman has a line of blinds, shades and shutters for virtually every budget.

We would be happy to show you their wide range of offerings and the features of each – in the comfort of your living room.

Timber Blinds Manufacturing

Earlier in the month we toured the Timber factories in McKinney, Texas. In the front factory they make Blinds, Honeycombs and Exterior Shades. In the second factory they make Roller Shades and Plantation Shutters. They employ 550 Texans cranking out tens of thousands of window coverings a day, mostly by hand, from millions of dollars of materials. We observed every stage of the process all the way through measuring, cutting, assembling, testing, cleaning, packaging and loading into FedEx trailers. That place is absolutely amazing. I took these photos while there.

Because they’re made in Texas – they can be in your windows in about 7 days after you order.

Later we drove down to the Design Center in Dallas to visit Timber’s Design Studio. There we learned about all of Timber’s current, and soon to be released products. I took these photos while there.

Bloomin’ Blinds Now Serving Customers from North Houston to Huntsville

Daldavco, LLC is proud to announce that Bloomin’ Blinds of North Houston, Bloomin’ Blinds of The Woodlands, Bloomin Blinds of Conroe, and Bloomin’ Blinds of Huntsville is now serving:

  • North Houston
  • Spring
  • Tomball
  • The Woodlands
  • Magnolia
  • Pinehurst
  • Plantersville
  • Montgomery
  • Conroe
  • Huffsmith
  • Waverly
  • Ada
  • Cut & Shoot
  • Egypt
  • Willis
  • and Huntsville

Window Coverings

We have a wide selection of Blinds (wood and Faux), Honeycomb Shades, Roller Shades, Sheer Shades/Blinds, Vertical Shades, Roman Shades and Plantation Shutters. Adjustment options include wand, cordless, continuous cord, safety cord and fully motorized. We are dealers for many manufactures from all over the world, including three here in Texas.

Repairs

We are the only company serving those communities who can also repair most brands of blinds, shades and shutters – plus we’ll do it in your home and let you watch! Give us a call and between the answers to a couple of our questions and the texting of a photo, we should be able to determine if your window covering was made to be repairable – or disposable.

Family Owned And Operated

We are family owned and operated using “Family Values”. You will be treated as the intelligent individual that you are, with professionalism, and with complete honesty. You will not be pressured or coerced into buying anything. We believe that a happy customer will not only be our customer for life, but will also spread the word of our “Family Values” business better than any advertising ever would.

We Come To You

The best place to select the perfect window covering for your home and budget, is in your home. Only in your home can samples be compared with your decor. Only in your window can you see exactly how much outside light will be allowed through the fabrics you are interested in. Only in your home can we observe what challenges various window coverings might encounter. Only in your home can you find your best options. Give us a call, we’d love to be able help you find your perfect window covering.

Bloomin’ Blinds is Coming to North Houston & Conroe

Press Release

November 22, 2018

Dallas & Dave Schultz are pleased to announce that they will be bringing Bloomin’ Blinds to North Houston and to Conroe, Texas this coming February.

Quality Bloomin’ Blinds Repair & Installation Services

Bloomin’ Blinds has been the name customers have trusted for blinds repairs and installation services since 2001. Our team has developed a reputation for excellence and customer satisfaction thanks to years of consistent quality, friendly team members, affordable prices, and a wide range of products and services. And the best part: we bring them all directly to you in our mobile service vans that are fully-equipped to handle all your service needs!

Bloomin’ Blinds of North Houston and Bloomin’ Blinds of Conroe is proud to soon be able serve our community and the surrounding area, offering the same service that Bloomin’ Blinds has become known for Nationally. We’re proud to be a family-owned and operated company that is passionate about what we do. Whether you need your blinds repaired, motorized shades fixed, bamboo shutters installed, or any other window treatment service, we go above and beyond for your satisfaction. And we back up all our services with a limited lifetime warranty!

Products and Services Offered Include:
  • Blind Repairs
  • New Construction
  • Wood Shutters
  • Composite Shutters
  • Motorized Blinds and Shades
  • Bamboo and Grass Shades
  • Roman Shades
  • Roller Shades
  • Cellular Shades
  • Exterior shades