Perhaps you missed my question burried in another post. Do you know what percentage of CO2 refills are 130 liter vs 60 liter? And is it significant enough to impact the number of refills in a meaningful way?
No, we don't track the two different refills, just total refills. But I would think based on availability and how the consumer is introduced to the system that 60L units far out sell 130L units. By and large that is what you're gonna see coming into the port also, skids of 130L so that supports the suggestion also.
Hmmm---that's an interesting question. I know that I only get the 130L refills now. I guess that it must affect the refill numbers, but the margins on the 130L canister must be even higher than the 60L.
The margin per unit sale would be higher, but the sales volume per customer would be lower.
You pay 100% more for an additional 116.7% more CO2. My sense would be that since CO2 is very cheap and shipping costs would be less per unit of sale that the improved margin would more than offset the better deal to the consumer.
I buy the 130L direct but keep one 15L canister to exchange locally so that I always have CO2 available if I run out between shipments. Buying direct allows you to obtain flavors that are often unavailable at the retailers. They don't charge for shipping when you spend $100.