Innovators Of The Year — Ordermygear.com
Kent McKeaigg, Founder, OrderMyGear.com
For giving independent team dealers the technology to compete
OrderMyGear.com Founder and CEO Kent McKeaigg, who was recognized as an SGB 40 Under 40 honoree in 2015, had a personal connection to improving the team-dealer landscape — it was his dad’s profession. McKeaigg’s idea was not to replace team dealers, but rather enhance their strengths and capabilities, particularly when it comes to reaching some of the underserved sports and communities in the country. “Those sub-communities want equipment, uniforms and purchasing power just like everyone else,” he said. By keeping the dealers in play, the close relationships remain intact while OrderMyGear.com makes everything more efficient for the teams, dealers and brands to do more business. In 2015, OrderMyGear (which takes a small percentage of the sales) saw $72 million of transactions go through its system. In 2016, the projection is between $130 million and $140 million.
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