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BIGYELLOWBAG
PARTNER!

Join our group of BigYellowBag®
Licensees Across North America

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Kickstart Your Business – It’s Easier Than You Think!

• Over 1.5 MILLION Bags Delivered & Growing
• 5 Star Rating from over 20,000 online customer reviews

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• Over 1.5 MILLION Bags Delivered & Growing
• 5 Star Rating from over 20,000 online customer reviews

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What It Takes

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BigYellowBag® can take your business to the next level, but it helps to start at the right place with the right resources.

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EQUIPMENT

The following equipment is required to deliver BigYellowBags: Flat bed truck/trailer combinations and truck mounted forklifts. The rest of the equipment is minimal to start the BigYellowBag® program.

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PASSION

Some owners/managers have a passion to be fully involved with the business they are in. The soil business has a relatively short season which requires a passion and commitment from an entire organization to succeed.

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COMMITMENT

The BigYellowBag® brand was built by the Schiedel family with the idea that “We are in the business of making people happy”. When this commitment to customers is instilled into the workings of the BigYellowBag® program it breeds success.

What we provide

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ECOMMERCE WEBSITE

With a full team of designers, developers and marketers constantly working on the site, we are always improving BigYellowBag.com and its functionality. To date, more than 75% of orders are placed directly online.

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MARKETING MATERIAL/PROGRAM

Our team of experts have been bringing the BigYellowBag idea & product to consumers across North America for over 25 years and are ready to work with you to bring BigYellowBag to your territory.

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COMPLETE SOFTWARE & LOGISTICS PLATFORM

Our logistics software is purpose built to handle all the details for BigYellowBags, and can accommodate anything else you may need to deliver as well. This includes and end-to-end order taking platform and custom-built driver app available for download in the Apple app store.

The Brand

The keys to our successful brand are consistent messaging, our promise of quality and the personality we provide at every touch point. Whether it’s on the phone, delivering bags, or behind the scenes emails and messages, BigYellowBag stands for quality, convenience & superior experience.

We’ve worked hard to cultivate a reputable brand in the communities we serve and to grow an impressive digital presence that will instill customer confidence in new, emerging markets.

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BigYellowBag® Corporate Team

Success for any business starts with the team, and the team behind the BigYellowBag brand is extremely well equipped to help you through each step of the process. We provide a proven framework that will ensure your success as a BigYellowBag Licensee. Each member of our team is involved in the planning, problem-solving and decision-making steps to better serve our BigYellowBag customers.

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Peter Rauwerda

Business Operations Specialist

Peter has been with BigYellowBag since the start and has played a key role in the acquisition of all our licensee partners. His vast experience and understanding behind creating and sustaining a BigYellowBag license is bar none. Peter also oversaw the development and design of BigYellowBag.com and our logistics and order management software from idea to inception. His passion, knowledge and general understanding of the business makes him the perfect partner to walk you through the BigYellowBag licensee process.

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Marilyn Magwood

BigYellowBag Licensee Support

Previously a licensee herself in Alberta for 10 years, Marilyn now provides support to each licensee location across Canada and the United States for website & systems maintenance, strategy & execution, pricing, and so much more. Running BigYellowBag as part of an existing business definitely requires some balance and Marilyn’s years of experience doing both are incredibly invaluable in this role; she will be your go-to in the day-to-day running of your BigYellowBag business.

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Corina Lloyd

Marketing Manager

After joining BigYellowBag 3 years ago, Corina, along with her well-equipped support team, leads the overall execution of BigYellowBag Marketing and Advertising. The success of marketing behind BigYellowBag lay’s in developing, implementing and executing strategic marketing plans that work for each licensee area and market. With over 15 years in Media and Marketing, Corina’s focus is on developing strong marketing plans for each individual licensee that includes a combination of social media, digital, print and radio advertising based on individual budgets and needs.

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Mark Beaudry

Senior Graphic Designer

Mark is our resident in-house designer. With over three decades of experience incorporating techniques from the past and new design styles from today, Mark works to visually enhance the BigYellowBag brand through many different mediums such as websites, logos, brochures, and so much more. He continues to hone his creative abilities as the industry evolves with a strong desire to create visuals that are engaging and memorable to the BigYellowBag target audience.process.

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Cameron Shimoda

Digital Marketing Specialist

Cam joined the BigYellowBag team more than 5 years ago as a General Labourer and quickly transitioned into the Marketing team. His vast skills in digital advertising have been a huge asset to the team as he builds and manages both the Social Media and Email campaigns for all BigYellowBag Licensees. Cam is also our BigYellowBag Blog voice – with most articles being written or curated by him. Needless to say, Cam knows BigYellowBag through-and-through.

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Sierra Davies-Barlow

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Sierra joined the team in December 2022 after graduating from university with a degree in Public Relations & Communications. Sierra is keen and equipped to support the team in social media content creation & curation, as well as being the ‘face’ behind customer service emails, reviews, questions and concerns. She also takes the lead on the our BigYellowBag Give & Grow fundraising program. With a great personality, and eagerness to please, trusting our Marketing Customer Service in her hands is sure to succeed.

The Process

Becoming a BigYellowBag® Licensed Partner

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F.A.Q.

BigYellowBag® was North America’s first bagged soil delivery service. Since 1994, we have spread throughout the continent launching licensees from Kingston to California. Our extensive support team, state-of-the art software, and unparalleled marketing strategy are the flagstones of the BigYellowBag® Program.

As farmers, we have a passion for making things grow. Understanding soil is an essential part of our existing industry, but that is not necessarily the case for all potential BigYellowBag® licensees. We have amassed a great deal of soil knowledge over our 200 years of combined agricultural experience, and we are excited to share that knowledge.

BigYellowBag® diversifies an existing business making your initial investment very low. The licensee fee is $18,000. Other expenses will include a yearly marketing program, Soil and empty bags.

BigYellowBags can complement an existing Soil or Mulch business.

BigYellowBag® was the first to market soil in 1 cubic yard bags in North America. Since then, we have sold BigYellowBags in over 100 cities. Teaching consumers what the product is, what to use it for and why they would want to buy them. Each of these cities started in the same way and a secret to the success is our diverse marketing team working with each Licensed Partner.

Each territory consists of an area in which there are potential bag sales of 10,000

A licensed area contains a minimum of one territory, and the number of territories is limited to the delivery capabilities of the licensed partner.

Revolutionizing The Way Soil Is Delivered

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In 1994 Richard Schiedel, founder of Greenhorizons Group of Farms, believed there had to be a better way to deliver bulk soil. He brainstormed and came up with the idea of marketing soil in large bags to homeowners. The implementation of his idea was left to his two sons, Ron and Steve and together, they grew what was once an idea into a multi-million-dollar venture and never looked back. This is now a multi-generational farming operation!

BigYellowBag® made its first appearance in Southwestern Ontario, and has since spread across Canada and the U.S, becoming a household name across North America.

Loading bag after bag of garden soil into a car, only to have to unload it again is time consuming and exhausting. Thanks to our easy ordering system, buying soil has never been easier. The customer orders and sets a delivery date, and the soil gets placed in the indicated delivery spot. Thanks to the unique bag design, there is no messy dirt pile left on the driveway, and there is no rush to spread the soil. The soil remains dry and ready-to-use until it is needed, making yard work or gardening convenient and enjoyable.

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In 1994 Richard Schiedel, founder of Greenhorizons Group of Farms, believed there had to be a better way to deliver bulk soil. He brainstormed and came up with the idea of marketing soil in large bags to homeowners. The implementation of his idea was left to his two sons, Ron and Steve and together, they grew what was once an idea into a multi-million-dollar venture and never looked back. This is now a multi-generational farming operation!

BigYellowBag® made its first appearance in Southwestern Ontario, and has since spread across Canada and the U.S, becoming a household name across North America.

Loading bag after bag of garden soil into a car, only to have to unload it again is time consuming and exhausting. Thanks to our easy ordering system, buying soil has never been easier. The customer orders and sets a delivery date, and the soil gets placed in the indicated delivery spot. Thanks to the unique bag design, there is no messy dirt pile left on the driveway, and there is no rush to spread the soil. The soil remains dry and ready-to-use until it is needed, making yard work or gardening convenient and enjoyable.

What Some Of Our Partners Are Saying

Eric Heuver

President, Eagle Lake Turf Farms
Calgary AB Canada

Kevin Reimer

Owner, Reimer’s Farm Service
Enderby BC Canada

Steve & Laurie Griffen

Owners, Saratoga Sod
Stillwater NY USA

Steve Schiedel

President, Greenhorizons Sod Farms
Hamilton ON Canada

Contact: Peter Rauwerda, Business Operations Specialist
Office: (905) 367-9423 • E-mail: Peter@BigYellowBag.com

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