Mountain Shade Blog - Articles to make your event a success

  1. A Post Covid-19 Business World

    Making money after CV-19 lockdowns

    Post Covid world

     

    Your business will need some tender loving care when Australia is finally over the CV-19 lockdowns. Especially Victorian based businesses, which have been suffering due to the CV-19 lockdowns.

     

    Digital Promotion is not everything

     

    Your business will need to get your customers familiar with your product again. Digital Marketing can only do so much as it can be hit and miss, but if you sell direct to consumers – as you most probably wont have your actual end customer details w

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  2. Heavy Duty Waterproof pop up gazebo

    Did you know you can get heavy duty pop up gazebo ?

    Yes these products are now availiable and are changing the landscape of the gazebo industry. Heavy Duty Gazebo sales are increasing as customers want a better outdoor share experience.

    Heavy duty pop up Gazebo

    Heavy Duty and Waterproof

    Once upon a time, you could only get cheaper frame and lower quality units called pop up gazebo. It was availiable at outdoor stores, harwdare and at camping stores. They are OK, but when the weather gets a bit windy and the rain gets stronger - you need something better. Thast where the Heavy Duty pop up gazebo came into existance. Its normally a 40mm Hexagonal leg ( not square like

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  3. Marquee Purchase - SecondHand marquee - a tale of 2 stories

    Customer Options

    Marquee purchases can be challenging when you decide on a second hand marquee. It can be a corporate marquee that is being upgraded, or a unit from a pool of event marquees.

    3x3m marquee or 3x6 marquee are very popular. We have 2 stories.

    Marquee - Clive 3x6 marquee

    Clive was a friend of a customer, who came to our warehouse ( before CV-19 hit us ). Here is the story told to us by Clive;

    " I purchased a second hand 3x6

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  4. Marquees for Swimming Clubs - 5 Top Tips from a club

    Marquees for Swimming Clubs - 5 Top Tips from a club

     

     

    Want to look good on Pool Deck - Get an Australian Standard Certified Marquee

    You will of seen folding marquees and gazebos on sale at Hardware Stores, Camping Stores, Online Shops and Ebay to name a few places. The prices seem cheap compared to others

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  5. Duty of Care with Outdoor Marquee's & Gazebo's

    Duty of Care with Outdoor Marquee's & Gazebo's

     

     

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    If you are using a marquee for your business, club, school or charity, you need to be aware of the following duty of care considerations;

    • Your marquee roof  and walls should to be UVF 50+ rated for sun protection in the outdoors. This would make you
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  6. Buyers Beware - Marquee with Flag in Roof

    Marquees & Gazebos with Flags in the Roof - BUYERS BEWARE

    As you all know, Mountain Shade make good quality Heavy Duty Marquees and Gazebos. An interesting quastion came up, that we felt we had to share with our blog readers;

    A couple of customers contacted us to ask whether we had marquees with Flags sticking out of the roof peak. Sort of like this :

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    It was scary when we saw this, as it just doesnt make sense to put holes in your roof, trust its sealing properties to a small o-ring, when you can achieve the same visual

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  7. Coloured Marquee Frames - What a waste of money

    Marquee Selection article: Coloured Marquee Frames

    BEWARE Customers - if you get a marquee or gazebo frame from other suppliers who offer different colours, do so at your own peril. You have effectively raised the cost of service and spare parts for your marquee frame by over 50%. This cost is based on the assumption that the supplier even has your colour in stock, and will most probably say, just buy a new frame.

    INSIST on the standard colour of Anodised Silver for your frame choice, as this allows you to compliment your brand with colour via printing on your roof and walls, and spare parts are cheaper.

    Our manufacturing manager at Mountain

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  8. Why you need an Australian Certified Heavy Duty Marquee

    Why you need an Australian Standard Certified Heavy Duty Marquee

     

     

    Mountain Shade Megaframe heavy duty marquees and heavy duty gazebos which have recently had their Australian Standard Certification upgraded to the latest 2019 specifications. A copy of these certifications is available to any customer who purchases a Mountain Shade.These capabilities contribute to your Duty of Care compliance. Our 

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  9. Engineering and Customer Information on Wheeled marquees

    Customer and Engineering information on Wheeled Marquees

     

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    Wheeled Marquees or Mobile Marquees are where manufacturers bolt on a set of castor wheels onto the foot plate of a marquee leg. From an engineering perspective, despite the claims of certain manufacturers, its not a good system, and it compromises the marquee frames structural design. Basically, its a marketing gimmick.

    The design has been around in other countries for a while, and it just hasnt taken off. In Australia, some marquee vendors have recently done promotions based

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  10. Marquee Printing Traps

    Marquee printing traps revealed

     

     

    Danger - Danger- You are possibly Paying too much 

    Did you know that some Marquee/Gazebo/Pit Tent suppliers out there are selling marquee

    printing of their roofs, and their customers are getting ripped big time. This is

    because these suppliers are selling marquee's that have 30-50% less roof printing

    space, and charging full price and not telling their customers about it. Look at the below picture to see

    what we mean.

     

    Figure 1 shows what we offer in the market with 1.0m roof peak rise. This roof gives your

    brand significant exposure and a clear line of sight image visibility for adult height people.

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