Revman Industries
Home , Sweet Living / August 28, 2015

Revman Industries said it used to get service complaints from small retailers, but has since cleaned up its act. Today, Revman has a customer-service representative to only handle smaller accounts. The situation “requires someone who can give it a personal touch, because these small customers are regular,” said Don Dillinger, national sales manager. “They pay their bill on time. It’s just that they don’t order in large quantities.” Still, Dillinger said small linens stores are “very good customers” that represent a substantial amount of business for Revman. “All they ask is a reasonable response to their needs,” he said. “If you tell them orders can be filled in four or five weeks, it’s fine. They just don’t want (orders) to be pushed out to 10, 12 or 14 weeks – or forgotten entirely.” Croscill Home Fashions is determined to “dance with the fella that brung it,” said Doug Kahn, president of Royal Home Fashions, the company’s manufacturing and distribution arm. “Our business was initially built on the strength of a lot of mom-and-pop stores and, while we don’t give preference to them, we do try to remember where we came from,” he said. Croscill’s systems are sophisticated enough to handle…

Portable Cellular Telephone Kit

US West Cellular has begun marketing a portable cellular telephone kit called TalkaLong in western Washington state. The kit contains a Nokia 121 portable cellular telephone, phone accessory information, cellular telephone service carrier information, an extended service battery and a battery charger. The kit costs approximately $30 and is available at grocery stores, automobile supply stores and department stores. U.S. West Cellular is hoping to lure new cellular telephone users into the market and increase its base of retailers at the same time through a new product called TallkaLong, a low-end portable cellphone that consumers can buy off the shelf and activate on their own. The Starter Kit Package Which includes a Nokia Model 121 portable cellphone, extended life battery with 95 minutes of talk time, battery charger, how-to-guide, phone accessory information and choices for long distance carrier selection, sells for $29.95. Available throughout western Washington, the product is helping to place cell-phones in outlets that may not have otherwise carried wireless products, such as grocery and auto supply stores, the company said. TalkAlong is available through a number of retailers in western Washington, including Tandy’s first Incredible Universe store in Washington; Larry’s Market, a grocery chain; The Bon Marche…