Omnichannel

Posted January 12, 2017

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mobile bike shop franchiser Beeline Bikes has announced a new Retail Partner Program, enabling brick-and-mortar retailers to add a mobile component to their business with Beeline's full support infrastructure.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted January 6, 2017

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Online consumers who buy an Eddy Merckx bike through the company's new e-commerce site can choose whether to pick up the bike at a Merckx dealership or have it delivered by a Velofix van, if there is one in their area, the company said. 

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted January 4, 2017

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Beeline Bikes and Competitive Cyclist announced Wednesday that Beeline’s mobile bike shops are now available as an on-site assembly option for bikes purchased on Competitive Cyclist and Backcountry.com in select markets.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted January 4, 2017
Merckx joins BH, Spot, Elby, Ellsworth and other brands available through Velofix Direct.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Velofix has signed an agreement with Eddy Merckx Cycles to assemble and deliver bikes ordered through EMC's website.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel / Web/Internet
Posted December 19, 2016
Young Liu and Bonnie Tu.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Manufacturing announced some historic management changes following a board of directors meeting Friday. Company founder King Liu is retiring as the company's chairman and Tony Lo is retiring as CEO. 

Posted in International Tagged Omnichannel / People
Posted December 13, 2016
Nirve bikes now available online with delivery through IBDs.

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — G. Joannou Cycles, the owner of Nirve Bicycles, has announced a new online sales program for the brand called All-Access. The Nirve line will now be available direct to consumers online with final delivery and fulfillment taking place at a local bicycle shop of the buyer's choice.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted December 1, 2016
Raleigh Electric bike sales will continue to be fulfilled through dealer partners, says company.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Raleigh bikes are now sold on Amazon as part of Accell North America's growing omnichannel strategy. ANA recently began selling on Amazon with a few select models and has gradually increased the SKU count.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted November 22, 2016

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Knolly Bikes is launching an online sales program for its bikes that includes its IBD clients.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted November 15, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Borealis Fat Bikes has launched a new online selling program that the company said will protect its current dealers. 

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted November 15, 2016
Cargo brand works with ShipEarly to deliver bikes through Yuba dealers.

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yuba Bikes, maker of cargo bikes, is working with ShipEarly to deliver online bike sales through its network of dealers. Bikes purchased online now can be shipped to a Yuba dealer chosen by the consumer for build and pickup. It can be the closest or preferred shop the consumer selects.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted November 15, 2016
Company looking to omni-channel sales to compensate for reduced specialty retailer sales.

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Sales of performance e-bikes continue to drive sales increases for Accell Group, the parent company of Raleigh, Diamondback, Haibike and other bike brands.

Posted in International Tagged Omnichannel / Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 7, 2016
Consumers are able to purchase previous model year bikes and frames from Colnago's US website, but local retailers to assemble and deliver bikes.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Colnago has launched an online sales platform in the U.S. Through the program, consumers are able to browse and purchase previous model year products, which will be assembled and delivered through local retailers.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted September 16, 2016
Company adds mobile vans as purchase and delivery option.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America is now working with mobile bike shop franchisee operator Beeline Bikes to fulfill consumer orders made on its website.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted August 16, 2016
ASI announces the acquisition to employees Tuesday afternoon.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International has bought the nation’s largest bicycle retailer, Performance Bicycle, including its 106 stores, private-label brands Forte, Spin Doctor, Transit and Scattante, and online businesses Performancebike.com and Nashbar.com.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel / Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted August 9, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Retailer Stuart Hunter, owner of four Roll: Bicycle Company locations, is making the move to online retail with his new custom bike program. The bike model is called the 1:Bike, and was recently launched on Kickstarter.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Omnichannel
Posted July 29, 2016

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Kona Bicycles will roll out its online sales program in select U.S. states later this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted July 22, 2016
E-bike sales drive growth in Europe.

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group is reporting record revenues and profits in the first half of the year, despite a sales slump in North America.

Posted in International Tagged Omnichannel / Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 19, 2016
Retailers and executives discuss the Marketplace Fairness Act with Congress.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The PeopleForBikes Coalition and the National Bicycle Dealers Association were joined by independent bicycle retailer representatives last week on the second PeopleForBikes Executive Fly-In in partnership with the NBDA.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Omnichannel / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 31, 2016

DENVER (BRAIN) — Seattle-based action sports and outdoor retailer Evo has acquired two Denver businesses owned by Matt Hupperts: the Edgeworks ski shop and The Bicycle Doctor bike shop.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Omnichannel
Posted May 25, 2016
Investment firm provides capital for expansion.
The Canyon headquarters in Koblenz, Germany.

KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — German consumer-direct bike brand Canyon said it has partnered with TSG Consumer Partners to expand into the U.S. market. TSG, an investment firm with offices in San Francisco and New York, gains a minority stake in Canyon and will provide the additional capital needed to set up U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel / Web/Internet

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