E-Commerce, social media, online media
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Campagnolo is the latest brand to create a cycling club on Strava.com, where the component company's fans can share their ride information and socialize.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized and Strava have collaborated on a new social media platform, Strava Shop Pages, for retailers to build community around their businesses, better serve customers and get more people on bikes.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is forbidding its dealers from selling its house brands — including Surly, Salsa and others — through third-party online retail platforms like eBay and Amazon.
QBP informed its accounts of the new policy on Thursday.
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Two-time Ironman world champion Scott Tinley and former triathlon journalist Mike Plant have announced the launch of trihistory.com.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports says its e-commerce vendor servers were affected by malware and that someone may have obtained personal data from customers who made purchases from the Easton-Bell Sports website in December.
The company said about 6,000 customers were affected.
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Former Easton-Bell Sports marketing director Don Palermini has joined Consumer Review, the publisher of MTBR.com and RoadBikeReview.com, as editorial director.
CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Focus is ending sales of its bikes on the Internet in the U.S., the company said this week.
FT. COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Swobo and Bicycle Times are launching a five-part interview and video series called "Movers and Makers: People That Inspire Us," that will focus on bike industry members that the series' producers find inspiring.
PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) — Backcountry has purchased Bergfreunde.de, an outdoor equipment e-commerce retailer that serves Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Backcountry, which owns CompetitiveCyclist.com, said the purchase marks its entry into the European market.
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland has added a social platform to its monthly electronic magazine, allowing BMC owners to share photos of their bikes, tell stories and more via social media.
WALNUT, CA (BRAIN) — Australia-based cycling product website BikeRoar.com is moving into the U.S. market with its first Interbike booth next week, and the hiring of a U.S. sales director.
PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Online UK bike retailer Wiggle announced that Stefan Barden will succeed Humphrey Cobbold as chief executive of the company.
BRISBANE, Australia (BRAIN) — BikeRoar.com, an Australia-based site that contains bike product information and links to IBDs, has added several new features to its site.
KENT, WA (BRAIN) — French bike brand Lapierre has launched a new website for its recently formed North American division.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — POS providers including Ascend, CAM Commerce/Retail Star, CounterPoint, Edge Hosted/Local, Microsoft Dynamics and Quickbooks are now compatible with analytics provider Swarm to give shop owners a more detailed picture of what’s happening in their stores.
LAGUNA, CA (BRAIN) — To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France, Bicycle Retailer will provide fans of professional cycling a weekly infographic on which cyclist and team are leading the social media race.
LONDON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Future plc, the publisher of Cycling Plus, Cyclingnews.com and BikeRadar.com, saw normalized revenues increase 1 percent to £76.2 million ($116 million) in its third quarter.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has launched a new website that includes interactive features to help cyclists connect with local riding clubs, bicycle-friendly businesses, bike educators and other resources in their area.