Business

Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

Suppliers club together over InSync

Como Agencies are the UK distributors of InSync forks but Concept, Raleigh and Lew Ways have joined forces to get the recall notice out to consumers. The IBD recall notice was posted on this site last week. PR Principles of Nottingham who have handled PR projects for Raleigh in the past were this week appointed to tell the UK cycling media about the recall. Their press release follows...

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Database marketing is great….

...until you start getting customers demading to see the data you hold on them. New legislation will soon give consumers new rights to take a peek at your database version of their life

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The QXL.com interview

An hour later than planned (transcribing the tape was more difficult than usual) the interview with Jim Rose of QXL.com, the auction site, has now been uploaded...

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B2B, B2C and now C2B: what does it all mean?

No trade news for two days because Carlton Reid, editor of BikeBiz, is currently attending e-retailing 2000, 15-16th February 2000, the £900 a head e-commerce conference in London. (B2B = business to business internet interaction; B2C = business to consumer, and C2B = consumer to business ­ these three acronyms are the buzz words at this conference...)

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Bike auction site is front for IBD

Early last year Julian Chappell hadnt even used email before, never mind surfed the net; now hes got a shop website that has won an e-commerce award, has partnerships with major sites such as lastminute.com and is featured in computer mags as site of the month.

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What did that bike just say?

I havent seen the little gizmo in the flesh yet, but I know I want one. Its going to be a massive hit, a must-have for every shop and every kid (of whatever age).

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Spot the boob!

Well, not so much a boob, it's more masculine than that. How one American photographer made a knob of himself...

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