RemnantSwap survey results

Aug 9, 2011 | RemnantSwap

Last month, we did a 1-minute survey about RemnantSwap. Thanks for everyone who participated. Here are the results. To see a larger version of the result charts with a legend, click on the picture.

Do you care about buying or selling remnants?

Do you care about buying or selling remnants - RemnantSwap survey results

When we built RemnantSwap, we assumed that most countertop fabricators would care about remnants. It looks like that’s on the mark, even if it’s not the top priority, buying remnants can help you save money compared to buying a complete granite slab. And, selling your remnants takes a cost to your business and can turn it into a way to make money.

Are you using RemnantSwap?

Are you using RemnantSwap - RemnantSwap survey results

It looks like searching for remnants is easy, and we’ve actually helped with some transactions. Nobody who answered the survey said they’ve sold anything, but there’s evidence that it’s happening since 20% of the people who responded have bought remnants.

Why haven’t you used RemnantSwap?

Why haven't you used RemnantSwap - RemnantSwap survey results

What can we do to make things better? Even though many people wrote in their own variations of the answer, there were a few major themes.

Tracking remnants is hard work, and the effort of counting them, putting it into a spreadsheet, and keeping up with it is hard work. The other major theme was that we need to get more local users in every city to really help build a community and marketplace.

What would make RemnantSwap really useful?

What would make RemnantSwap really useful - RemnantSwap survey results

More insights on what we can do. #1 – get more people in a particular city. Based on the responses, it sounded like a 100-mile radius is really how far you’re willing to drive for a remnant, unless it’s a unique granite color or you’re trying to match a specific lot or bundle.

How much money have you made with RemnantSwap?

How much money have you made with RemnantSwap - RemnantSwap survey results

And, finally, is it worth it? Well, since RemnantSwap is totally free there’s no financial hurdle to getting started. The cost is time, and the process of getting your inventory organized if it’s not already. Since there’s so much money sitting in remnant inventory, recouping the cost should be pretty easy.

Want to know more? At Moraware, we make software for granite fabricators. JobTracker is scheduling software that helps you eliminate the time you waste looking for job folders. RemnantSwap is a free place to buy and sell granite remnants with fabricators near you.