QBP has expanded inventory levels by more than 50% compared to this time last year to improve fulfillment to independent bicycle dealers.
The initiative, which is part of the companyʼs ongoing commitment to support dealers, adds nearly $15 million of additional pre-season stock.
“We are doubling the number of products we now stock at our new facility in Ogden, UT,” said Steve Flagg, president of QBP. “This allows us to better serve western dealers and to provide one or two-day shipping to 68% 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, says Mike Lind, purchasing and inventory director.
better capture consumer demand for their products,” Lind said.
“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.”
QBP carries more than 36,000 products from 450 vendors for the cycling industry, owns the All-City, Civia, Salsa Cycles and Surly bike brands and the exclusive U.S. distributor of Ridley, a Belgian manufacturer of road, mountain and cyclocross bikes. Through its Q-Outdoor division, QBP distributes products to independent ski, run and outdoor retailers.