Unlike some systems that require you to buy a franchise, Vortex does not. Vortex Sprayliners is a pioneer in the spray on liner market and offers the best portable low pressure system available.
Spraying bedliners is a way to expand your business and boost your bottom line. All you need to do is follow good industry practices, do your research, and invest smart. With a little hard work and dedication you could be spraying liners too!
Location, Location, Location
Naturally, there are regional factors to consider when contemplating a bedliner business. For instance, if you’re located near an ocean, there’s going to be more of a demand for sprayed-on liners. Part of the market demand is geographic, but the demand for bedliners is nationwide.
Show me the money!
The average consumer cost of a bed liner job depends on the area of the county you are in and the size of the truck bed, but it typically runs around $450. A bedliner will include miscellaneous costs like sandpaper, masking tape, paper, rags, and respirators, along with the cost of labor and bedliner material. The length of time it takes to complete the job also affects gross profit.
One bedliner job usually takes two to three hours with an average cost in the $225-250 range, depending on the truck. Gross profit per vehicle is between $200 and $225. As with most services, you also have the opportunity to upsell the customer, in this case by offering custom colors and graphics, which can increase the price (and your profits) significantly.
Should you or shouldn’t you?
Would bedliners be the edge you need? Maybe. Maybe not. The fact is, we can’t give you all the answers. It’s up to you to study your market and determine if the bedliner business would or wouldn’t be beneficial for you. Some dealers find that adding bedliners to complement the collision repair business has been beneficial. One of the things about offering bedliners is that it is something that allows you to participate in the free market system like the rest of America. When customers come in and you give them a price, they either take it or they don’t. You don’t have an insurance company saying, “Well, you know, I really don’t think so. I think you should do it for $50 less”.
The bottom line
The Vortex KV5006 system was designed with the dealer in mind. In fact, Vortex can be applied to almost any surface that paint can be applied – so why stop with trucks? Vortex dealers have found that the demand for liner applications have expanded to trailers, tanks, decks, and more. Vortex liner material is available in over 200 colors and is sold in easy to store 5 gallon pails. Our low pressure system does not require a spray booth and, because the KV5006 system is portable, you can apply a liner anywhere! Contact us TODAY to get started.