Within the cycling industry, and perhaps at your own local bike shop, much has been said about the rise of internet retailers and their impact on local shops. Cycling-industry leader Quality Bicycle Products has moved to close the gap and allow their West Coast bike shop customers to more quickly fill individual shops’ customer orders, within 24-hours. Read the full press release from QBP, below.
Bicycle is Our Middle Name
FOR RELEASE ON January 22, 2015
Quality Bicycle Products
6400 West 105th Street
Bloomington, MN 55438
Contact: Ryan Johnson, Director of Marketing
1-800-346-0004, Ext. 1236
Western U.S. Cyclists Benefit As QBP Opens Reno Facility
When great bike shops partner with the country’s most reliable distributor, cyclists win.
Behind every successful bike shop is an experienced distributor prepped to deliver the widest range of products needed. With the grand opening of its new warehouse in Reno, NV, distributor Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) has begun helping Western U.S. bike shops thrive by bringing them faster access to QBP’s vast selection of parts and accessories.
Q-Reno, the company’s fourth U.S. distribution center, started operations in December of 2015. Since then, its 75,000 square foot warehouse has made overnight ground service available to QBP dealers in areas previously limited to two- and three-day shipping – including California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, and parts of Idaho.
While this is great news for bike shops, it’s even better news for cyclists.
“By providing bike shops with faster access to our inventory, we’re in turn allowing their customers the ability to buy exactly what they want with little to no waiting,” explains QBP President Rich Tauer. “If a customer can’t find what they’re looking for on the shelves, they can have their bike shop special order it out of the QBP catalog, and it will be waiting for them the next day.”
With 40,000 SKUs and all the best brands at your fingertips, Q-Reno is not only excited to support Western U.S. bike shops, it’s looking forward to making an impact on communities in the Reno area and beyond. Through its Advocacy, Community, and Environment (ACE) program, QBP will support several initiatives to help boost Nevada’s cycling development.
“We’ll be working with the Nevada High School Cycling League, the Reno Bicycle Project, and the Bijou Bike Park by offering financial support to these great organizations so they can continue their work getting more people riding in the area,” says QBP’s ACE Director Seth Nesselhuf. “Additionally, we’ll be helping the Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association with a number of mountain bike trail projects and organizational capacity building.”
To view the entire QBP catalog and start planning your purchases, visit qbp.com/2016-catalog.
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Quality Bicycle Products is in the business of bikes. From developing and building a diverse portfolio of our own brands to distributing the top names and best products in the industry, we’re doing our part to further bike kind. With distribution centers in Minnesota, Utah, Pennsylvania, and now Nevada, QBP serves a network of more than 5,000 independent retailers. We strive to be an extraordinary business to partner with and to work for, and we’ve made good on that goal for more than 30 years. From our extensive advocacy efforts to our energy efficient facilities, everything we do is aimed to make the world a better place while getting more butts on bikes. For more information about QBP, visit our website or contact Director of Marketing Ryan Johnson at 952-941-9391, ext. 1236 or [email protected].