Notice of Price Increase August 2022

Valued Customers,

Beginning August 1, 2022, Hydro-Rain® will initiate a price increase of between 8.5% and 10%  on Hydro-Rain® and all associated brands – Orbit®, Bond®, Stanley®, etc. This increase is due to on-going operational cost increases based on supply chain disruption, unprecedented freight/transportation rates, and cost increases for microchips due to supply shortages that will persist into 2023.

Please note that purchase orders for active items, received after 12:00 p.m. on July 30, 2022, will be billed at the increased rate.

List prices are available on the Hydro-Rain® website and will be updated to reflect the increase on July 30, 2022. A spreadsheet will be emailed directly to Hydro-Rain® distributor contacts outlining exact increases by SKU on or before June 25, 2022.

Thank you for your continued support and distribution of Hydro-Rain® landscape and irrigation products! If you have not received a pricing spreadsheet by June 25, 2022, please contact your Factory Representative (contact information below) or Hydro-Rain® Customer Service.

Sincerely,

The Hydro-Rain® Support Team

915 North Overland Road, North Salt Lake, Utah 84054 USA

Key Hydro-Rain Factory Contacts

Key Territory Representative Agencies

Grow in Programming

New Lawns and plants generally require additional water until they have established their roots.  Historically this required the landscaper or contractor to schedule a call back to update the controller. With Program Scheduling you can provide the additional water to the plants then automatically transition to a long-term schedule. Since all the programming can done over Bluetooth® in the B-hyve Pro app you can set the schedule on site and walk away.  The controller will save the program in non-volatile memory and operate as programmed.

Program scheduling is part of the traditional program scheduling logic.

  1. From the home screen select programs and select an existing program or create a new one.
  2. In the next program screen near the bottom, you will find options to set a start or end date.
  3. Set the dates or leave them blank
  4. Press the save button
  5. Ensure your “grow-in” program and it’s replacement program are in a program slot and active

If you do not set the set a date the system will implement the program immediately or never stop.

Notice of Price Increase March 2022

Valued Customers,

Due to continued operational cost increases based on supply chain disruption, freight, labor, materials, etc.; Hydro-Rain® will initiate Factory List and Distributor Net price increases of 5% or more on Hydro-Rain® and all associated brands beginning March 25, 2022. There is also an immediate adjustment to the projected “at launch” CMS and HSC list and net prices which products we look forward to supplying this season, price correction amounts vary.

Please note that purchase orders for active items, received after 12:00 p.m. March 24, 2022, will be billed at the increased rate. Previously booked “EOP” orders will be billed at the rate as to when the orders were originally received and will continue to be released as per their release date.

Associated Hydro-Rain® Brands affected by this increase include Hydro-Rain®, Blu-Lock®, PVC-Lock®, Drip-Lock®, Bhyve®, Orbit®, Stanley Fatmax® Long Handle, and Gardening Tools & Hoses, Stanley Accuscape®, Bond, etc.

List prices are available on the Hydro-Rain website and will be updated on March 10, 2022, to reflect the increase. A spreadsheet will be emailed directly to distributors outlining exact increases by SKU on or before March 10, 2022.  The spreadsheet will also be available in the files section of the distributors’ account on www.HydroRain.com

Thank you for your continued support and distribution of Hydro-Rain and associated products!

Sincerely,

Your Hydro-Rain Support Team

915 North Overland Road, North Salt Lake, UTAH 84054

Key Hydro-Rain Factory Contacts

Key Territory Representative Agencies

Hydro-Rain acquired by Husqvarna Group

We are pleased to announce that the formal purchase transaction between the Husqvarna Group, Stockholm Sweden, and Platinum Equity, Beverly Hills  —which was subject to customary regulatory approval—successfully closed on November 30, 2021. The resulted action is that Hydro-Rain and all associated brands are now owned by the Husqvarna Group and are aligned within their Gardena Division located in Ulm, Germany.  Hydro-Rain’s day-to-day business activities will continue to be run by its current management team, primarily located in North Salt Lake, Utah.

Husqvarna Group

Husqvarna Group is a global leading producer of outdoor power products and innovative solutions for forest, park and garden care. Products include chainsaws, trimmers, robotic lawn mowers and ride-on lawn mowers. The Group is also the European leader in garden watering products and a global leader in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. The Group’s products and solutions are sold under brands including Husqvarna, Gardena, McCulloch, Flymo, Zenoah and Diamant Boart via dealers and retailers to consumers and professionals in more than 100 countries. Net sales in 2020 amounted to SEK 42bn and the Group has around 13,000 employees in 40 countries.

Drought Monitor

New Drought Settings for B-hyve Pro and B-hyve apps!

Built to provide better control of watering during drought seasons, B-hyve’s new feature ties into a customer’s local drought data and weather forecasts, automatically adjusting to use less water while still keeping plants healthy.

See drought conditions based on the controllers location right in the app!

Configure drought settings by station

Drought levels match National Drought Mitigation Center Intensity and Impact scale

When using the drought feature in the app, customers can identify the level of drought for their location based on the D0 – D4 drought scale at drought.gov and set the appropriate drought level for their zones based on the recommendation for their location. Using smart technology, B-hyve will adjust the watering schedule to reduce water use during drought conditions. As drought conditions change, users can update their settings in the app with the press of a button.

In the United States, droughts are among the most financially burdensome of all weather-related disasters. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, the single largest U.S. weather-related disaster was the drought of 1988, which resulted in over $40 billion in damages throughout the central and northeastern portions of the country. Unlike impacts from other weather-related disasters, the financial impact of a major drought can’t always be easily calculated in real-time. Failed crops can impact food prices well into the future, while the financial impact of devastated livestock herds can take years to recover from.(citation: https://water.utah.gov/water-data/drought/)

With 90% of all freshwater consumption being used to grow things around the world, smart water management is more critical than ever, and many states are considering requiring the installation of smart water devices on households.

Through B-hyve Pro, our Smart Water Management family of products, Hydro-Rain has helped to reduce water overuse and misuse to the tune of billions of gallons of conserved water. Inside every B-hyve controller is a brilliant collection of algorithms that produce watering schedules designed to deliver the exact amount of water to the places that need it. More than ever, B-hyve isn’t just a product that connects you to your customers controllers. It’s a product that changes the way the world waters.

Notice of Price Increase October 2021

Oct 1, 2021

Based on our continued increases in operational costs due to supply chain disruption, etc.; Hydro-Rain® will initiate list and net price increases of 5% or more on Hydro-Rain® and all associated brands beginning October 4, 2021 (Monday). Please note that purchase orders received after 12:00p.m. MST October 1, 2021 (Friday) will be billed at the 5% or more October 4, 2021, increased rate. No extended-release date purchase orders will be accepted.

Associated Hydro-Rain® Brands effected by this increase include Hydro-Rain®, Blu-Lock®, PVC-Lock®, Drip-Lock®, Bhyve®, Orbit®, Stanley Fatmax® Long Handle and Gardening Tools & Hoses, Stanley Accuscape®, Bond, etc.

List prices are available on the Hydro-Rain website http://catalogs.hydrorain.com/bookcase/vwxm

Even as we navigate through this second dramatically challenging manufacturing and supply chain year, we are continuing to invest in product development, improved manufacturing processes, and logistics. To help better serve our customers, this fall we will complete a move into a 500K square foot warehouse facility that will improve our distribution service levels, lead time, etc.

Thank you for your continued support and distribution of Hydro-Rain® and associated products!

Sincerely,

Your Hydro-Rain Sales and Support Team

Key Hydro-Rain Factory Contacts

Hydro-Rain Regional Manager – Alan Long 385-243-8296 [email protected]

Hydro-Rain Regional Manager – Chris Split 801-201-8780 [email protected]

Hydro-Rain Regional Manager – Tom DeCavalcanti 561-373-4940 [email protected]

Hydro-Rain Regional Manager – Darren Harris 214-668-2899 [email protected]

Hydro-Rain Director of Sales – Alan Ence 801-560-4821 [email protected]

Customer Success Associate – David Schoenfeld [email protected]

Customer Service – 888-493-6762 [email protected]

Key Territory Representative Agencies

Waterlines Inc.: 203-691-9388 https://waterlinesinc.com/

Rivers and Associates: 803-932-7737 http://www.riversassociates.com

Nieuw Marketing: 616-822-4738 http://www.nieuwmarketing.com/

Active Sales Northwest: 541-726-0320 https://www.activesalesnw.com/

Canada Rainmakers: 289-200-0337

Aquacita: 720-233-9698 https://aquacita.com/index.php/index

Superior Sales: 702-374-3826

Top 6 Most Effective Ways to Close Your Sale

When it comes to the sale of any product, you know just how important it is to land the pitch. But when attempting to understand how to “nail your pitch,” you must first understand the intricacies and moving parts of that pitch. It’s never a one step process, and making sure that each step is executed to the best of your ability is of the utmost importance.

This is especially true for effectively closing a sale on the irrigation products. Making sure that you’re hitting every point will help you to close your sales more frequently, leading to more of your success, and at Hydro Rain, we know that your success is our success.

Let’s take a look at the top 6 most effective ways to close your sales on irrigation products.

Our Most Effective Sales Tactics:

Here are the most effective ways to successfully close your sales.

1) The Introduction & Hook

This is arguably the most important part of your sales pitch, as it is extremely important not only to get the customer excited about the products, but you’ve got to hook them. You can so by making sure you engage them with questions about their pain points and what it is they’re looking for. 

2) Establishing Benefits Over Features

Why is this important? Simply put, people care more to hear about how something is going to benefit them rather than the in’s and out’s of what a product can do. In fact, by first presenting the features of a product, you may bore the customer, leading to them disengaging with you. Talk to your customer about how the product will give them the best return on their investment.

3) Active Listening Tactics

It’s important to make sure that you’re truly listening to the needs of your customers rather than just hearing them. Hearing your customer doesn’t allow you to dive into what the real issue is. When you actively listen to your customer, you can find out what problems they truly have and offer to solve them with the functionality of the product you’re selling. 

4) Overcoming Objections

This is truly the test of any salesperson. It’s important to know that you’re going to get push back on every sale you attempt. While some sales may be easier than others, closing the deal isn’t something that will just fall into your lap. It’s important not to take no for an answer. Oftentimes, consumers will need to say no to a product or sale seven times before they will say yes. Be persistent and the close will come. 

5) Closing the Sale

Now that you’ve worked through using the other sales tactics, it’s time to bring them all together at once to finalize the sale. At this point, it’s simply time to coax the customer into finishing up the deal. Being straight to the point and concise is of the utmost importance with this step. 

6) After the Sale

It’s important to make sure that you’re going to be there for the customer for every following step thereafter. This not only helps solidify this sale, but can help to establish rapport with the customer for future sales.

In Conclusion:


When using all 6 of these sales tactics, you can successfully increase your overall monthly sales, thus increasing your yearly sales. Using these strategies can lead to success for you, which means success for us.

For more information on developing your business, increasing your sales and much more, stay tuned for more information to come or give us a call today to get started with HydroRain and selling these products. 

Drip-Lock 2.0

Drip-Lock

The Newest Product Innovation for Drip Irrigation!

Ditch the barbs, go drip-lock! Compatible with tubing from 16-18 mm, and so much easier to install. Drip-lock is the latest product innovation for micro-irrigation. With an oversized seal and stainless steel teeth, virtually all brands of half inch lines are held tight with no leaks.

Ditch the barbs, go drip-lock! Compatible with tubing from 16-18 mm, and so much easier to install. Drip-lock is the latest product innovation for micro-irrigation. With an oversized seal and stainless steel teeth, virtually all brands of half inch lines are held tight with no leaks.

Learn more about drip-lock

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Notice of Price Increase

March 17, 2021
Hydro-Rain Distributor,

As High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) polymer, manufacturing materials, and freight charges from our Asia factories have continued to rise sharply these costs are now beyond the point needed to act. To mitigate the potential for loss we will be increasing all Hydro-Rain and associated sku’s (Hydro-Rain®, Orbit®, Bond® and Stanley® Tools) 6% on May 17, 2021.

Orders for immediate release will be considered, assuming they are in line with your normal purchasing pattern. An updated price listing will be sent to you on or around April 17, 2021.

Thank you for your continued support as we all navigate pricing and inventory through the season!

Your Hydro-Rain Sales and Support Team

Key Hydro-Rain Contacts
Customer Service- 888-493-6762
[email protected]

Price-Increase (PDF)