Read what C3 Retailers say about Hy-Ko's ChipKey Program:
"I don't often "highly recommend" a line, but this is one I would suggest that you consider."
- Gene Pedrotti
Pedrotti Ace Hardware, California
"I'm of the strong opinion that the Hy-Ko program is a "SLAM DUNK"!"
- Mel Goldman
MKG Ace Hardware, Indiana
"We used [the competitor's machine], and then decided to go with Hy-Ko's C3 program and our transponder key sales have tripled. Our people find it to be much more user friendly."
- Aaron Hagen
M&D Supply, Texas
"We looked at the competition first and then Hy-Ko C3. Cost was an issue but the C3 total package convinced us to move forward. If you are going to sell ChipKeys, do it correctly. C3 has been a great addition to the Key Service area and I highly recommend this profitable program. We achieved our ROI in 8 months."
- Mike Olson
Fullerton Ace Hardware, California
"We've had Hy-Ko for several years and we're very happy with the product, and the help and support their staff provides. If you're considering offering ChipKeys, we recommend you partner with the best, Hy-Ko."
- Jamie Sloma
Ziegler Ace South Elgin, Illinois
"We've been very pleased with Hyko's C3 ChipKey Program since purchasing it at the Spring Show 2008. In the past year, we've sold over 400 keys (2 stores) @ $69.99, producing over $28,000 retail sales. The initial training, on-going tech support, and field support have been superb. If your having doubts, I'd strongly recommend having your staff document every lost sale on chip keys so you can track how much money you're leaving behind..."
- Brian Fisk
Hill's Ace Hardware & Lumber Center, Georgia
"We have been with the C3 Program for more than two years being the first store in Colorado to offer this type of service. The program has been a success for us from day one. The internet upgrades and software advancements have made programming and selling ChipKeys easy. Hy-Ko and C3 continue to set the standard."
- Clark Evans
Orchards Ace Hardware, Colorado
"We installed C3 in all 5 of our locations. The C3 ChipKey program has exceeded all of our expectations. The stores appreciate the Tech Support and how easy it is to identify and program ChipKeys. C3 has the best miscut ChipKey replacement program. We will be adding C3 into our new store location later this summer. C3 is an excellent program from top to bottom. "
- Scott Steele
Buehler's Ace Hardware, Ohio
"We have had no customer complaints and no returned keys. We have cut well over 100 ChipKeys in the last year and are doing very well with the C3 program from Hy-Ko."
- Todd Steward
Steward's Ace Hardware, Connecticut
"Honestly the ChipKey center is so easy and straight forward... the guides and reference sheets built into the [I-Tool] software takes care of 99.9% of all my needs. I did have to look something up on [www.hykokeys.com], and it was very quick and easy. ...it really is a great set up, and we are quite busy with it."
- Jess Alsum
Lynden Ace Hardware, Washington
"On a scale of 1-10 this program is a 9-1/2 to a 10 in our store."
- Mel Goldman
MKG Ace Hardware, Indiana
"Thank you David [Hy-Ko Field Manager] - the response to the ChipKey service has been very good... "
- Linda Henry
Walla Walla Ace Hardware, Washington
"Hy-Ko has gone above and beyond in both the training and customer service relating to the C3 system. Within a day of receiving the system, our employees were trained and all signage displayed. Only through such hard work and dedication was our store able to jump into the 21st century of key cutting, with such a minimum amount of consternation."
- Chris Rich
Los Gatos Ace Hardware, California
"We were skeptical at first about adding ChipKeys so we did one store with C3. We discovered that the C3 Program was a great unique addition and right up our alley. I wish we had more of this type of service program, both profitable and not price sensitive."
- Doug Gniadek
Dukes Ace Hardware, Illinois
"We pride ourselves in offering our customers a full service Key Department. Hy-Ko C3 was the right choice with the complete package of Technical Support, Training, superb POP materials and an easy to use programming system. Our ChipKey sales continue to grow along with the gross profit dollars the C3 system produces."
- Ali Haize
Ace Hardware City, Texas
"I looked at all of the other systems out there and Hy-Ko offered the best POP to educate my customer. The easy to identify, blister packaged ChipKeys with UPC numbers was extremely important in managing my inventory and in key selection process for programming. I have created a destination and Lowes, Depot and Wal-Mart refer their ChipKey customers to our store. "
- Ed O'Keefe
Randleman Road Ace, North Carolina