BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP has expanded inventory levels by more than 50 percent compared to this time last year.
The initiative, which is part of the companyʼs ongoing commitment to support dealers, adds nearly $15MM of additional preseason stock, according to a press release. The added volume will help ensure that dealers can get the products they need when they need them.
“We are doubling the number of products we now stock at our new facility in Ogden, Utah,” said Steve Flagg, president of QBP. “This allows us to better serve western dealers and to provide one or two-day shipping to 68 percent of our customers nationwide."
QBP continuously strives to ensure that the most popular products and brands are in stock and available for order. This imperative is critical to the success of QBP and its customers, said Mike Lind, purchasing and inventory director. “We have developed inventory and purchasing strategies for each of our most popular vendors," Lind said. "Because of this, our dealers can more effectively meet their customerʼs needs—and our vendors can better capture consumer demand for their products."
“Ultimately we feel very optimistic heading into the season,” he added. “The economic mood is recovering—in many cases led by small business. We are very confident about the prospects for independent bicycle dealers and bicycle sales in the current economic climate and coming sales season.”