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 / Electric bike
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 / Mobile service
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
Posted April 15, 2016

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — When Pure Cycles' co-founder Michael Fishman took the podium at the Bicycle Leadership Conference this afternoon, he apologized for fumbling with the mouse. "I'm a Millennial. This is a PC," he said, laughing. "I don't know how to use these things."

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel / Bicycle Leadership Conference
Posted March 17, 2016

BURBANK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pure Fix, which sells bikes online and through more than 400 brick-and-mortar retailers in the U.S., is now offering online bike buyers three ways to get their bike.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Omnichannel
Posted March 16, 2016

DENVER (BRAIN) — High-end bike brand Guerrilla Gravity, previously sold exclusively consumer direct, is launching a dealer sales program it calls Shop Direct.

The program allows consumers to order complete custom GG bikes from participating brick-and-mortar stores. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged Omnichannel
Posted March 9, 2016
Consumers can pick up at qualified dealers, who are now allowed to sell bikes over $1,000 on their own websites.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Raleigh USA told its dealers Tuesday that it would begin selling bicycles online to consumers who would then pick them up at a participating Raleigh dealer. Raleigh dealers will also be able to sell bikes valued at more than $1,000 at retail on their own websites.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Omnichannel
Posted February 11, 2016

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA’s general manager John Thompson told Giant dealers Thursday that it will sell bicycles directly to consumers who will collect their purchases at a Giant store.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Omnichannel
Posted December 30, 2015
Trek actually began online bikes sales in December.
LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle's announcement in August that it would soon begin online sales of bikes was the biggest story in the bike industry in 2015, generating more pageviews than any other article on BicycleRetailer.com.
Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted December 11, 2015

CAMARILLO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components has joined SmartEtailing’s Supplier Sync program. Specialized retailers can now blend their in-store inventory with real-time availability of Specialized products on their websites.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted November 11, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle will turn-on its new website — with its much-discussed online bike sales feature — "very, very soon" a company spokesman told BRAIN on Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted September 17, 2015
The Whyte Saxon Cross Team sells for $2,100.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Jason Faircloth, a former vice president at Marin Bikes, is launching a new company selling Whyte brand bikes consumer direct in the U.S. Whyte is a U.K.-based brand that's been around since 1999.

Posted in International Tagged Omnichannel

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