Maybe you're a PE teacher or PTA leader or school administrator. If you've been tasked with the responsibility of buying jump ropes for your students, we want to help you look like a hero. There are literally thousands of jump rope suppliers out there and weeding through all of them to find the best jump ropes for your students can be overwhelming. If you only take one thing away from this article, we hope you remember that buying jump ropes should be a long-term investment, not a yearly purchase!
We know, that isn't what you'd expect from folks who make their living selling jump ropes, but we got our start as PE teachers. There are three pain points we want to address here including:
- The importance of reliable, long-lasting equipment.
- Purchasing decisions are a distraction from the important work of teaching your students.
- Budgets are always tight. Long term investment is greater than short term cost savings.
Contact us today to find out how you can take advantage of our 5-year warranty.
Reliable, Long-Lasting Equipment
If you can't trust your equipment will withstand the beating your students are going to put it through, then it will be difficult to plan your curriculum or keep all students involved. As jump ropes break, students inevitably need to be left out and you have to start adjusting your curriculum or spending more money for individual jump ropes to replace the ones you lost.
That's why we designed our jump ropes to be indestructible.
Yes, you read that correctly, they are made with unbreakable handles and shatterproof beads so you can reuse your jump ropes for many years to come. In fact, we guarantee all of our ropes for five (5) years and will happily replace them should the beads or handles crack, shatter or break (they won't though).
Purchasing Decisions Are a Distraction
Our founder, Matt Hopkins, started his career as a PE teacher, because he wanted to have a positive influence in the lives of young kids. We hear a similar desire from many of the PE teachers we interact with on a daily basis. You just want to help young people succeed and teach them important life skills.
If you have to purchase jump ropes every year or have ropes you can't trust, they become a distraction from the important work you want to be doing.
Long Term Investments are Greater than Short Term Costs
Hang with us for a second on this one because it is going to involve some math. But we think it's helpful to break down a long-term investment mindset to demonstrate the value of our jump ropes as a truly "more affordable" product. For our math problem, we will consider our five (5) year guarantee as the standard for long-term.
PE Teacher A purchases 50 jump ropes for her fourth grade students from a supplier she found on Alibaba. She pays only $1 for each rope and uses them for six weeks, periodically during the school year. The ropes also are used by a couple sports teams to train. At the end of the school year, only 10 ropes are in working order because either the beads broke, the cord snapped or the handle shattered. She then has to buy another 40 ropes at the start of year 2 to replace the ones she lost at $1.10 (inflation). This cycle repeats itself over five years and looks something like this:
- Year 1 = $1.00 per rope x 50 + $25 for shipping = $75 ( a great deal!)
- Year 2 = $1.10 per rope x 40 + $25 for shipping = $69
- Year 3 = $1.20 per rope x 40 + $25 for shipping = $73
- Year 4 = $1.30 per rope x 40 + $25 for shipping = $77
- Year 5 = $1.40 per rope x 40 + $25 for shipping = $81
PE Teacher A Total Spend = $375 and 125 was just for shipping!
PE Teacher B purchases 50 jump ropes for her fourth grade students from Buy Jump Ropes. She decides to pay slightly more for their indestructible, 5-year warranty. She uses them for six weeks, periodically during the school year. The ropes also are used by a couple sports teams to train. At the end of the school year, she still has 50 ropes in working order. After year 2 she has to purchase 5 more because she either lost or gave out some of the jump ropes. Here's what her long-term costs look like.
- Year 1 = $5.00 per rope x 50 + $25 for shipping = $275
- Year 2 = $5.00 per rope x 00 + $00 for shipping = $0
- Year 3 = $5.00 per rope x 05 + $10 for shipping = $35
- Year 4 = $5.00 per rope x 00 + $00 for shipping = $0
- Year 5 = $5.00 per rope x 05 + $10 for shipping = $35
PE Teacher A Total Spend = $345 and $70 was for extra ropes!
PE Teacher B wound up saving money by purchasing the high quality, indestructible jump ropes from Buy Jump Ropes, could count on the equipment lasting for all her students and didn't have to worry about reordering each year.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can become your supplier and take advantage of our 5-year warranty program.