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Restrap launches premium dealer partnership programme

Restrap has launched a premium dealer partnership programme. Dealers will receive a point of display stand showcasing all of Restrap’s five collections that will be featured in-store. “Our market research shows that many customers still want to view products before making purchases,” said Restrap director Nathan Hughes. “And we’re really …

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Velobrands now offering to drop ship direct to consumers

Velobrands is now offering to drop ship direct to consumers for all orders placed by their retailers. This service will allow consumers to place orders with their local bike shop and receive their goods to an address of their choosing. Orders placed before 4pm should arrive, wherever possible, for the …

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ZyroFisher launches home delivery across all P&A brands

ZyroFisher is launching home delivery across all its P&A brands in an effort to support its dealer network. Any products ordered via the ZyroFisher B2B can now be shipped directly to the dealer’s customer from ZyroFisher. Doing so allows dealers to meet customer demand without customers having to enter their …

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Extra UK issues COVID-19 operations update

Extra UK has issued a statement on its current operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. The distributor said it is open for business, and all staff who can are working remotely following social distancing procedure. The warranty department and technical support lines are remaining open, and staff remaining on premises have …

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i-ride updates trade on COVID-19 operations

i-ride has said it will remain open to “help as much as possible” to support bike retailers during the COVID-19 outbreak. The distributor said it will be answering the phone and emails, processing orders and despatching goods, and will also be offering 90-day terms on all B2B orders placed in …

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Chicken CycleKit issues company update on COVID-19

Chicken CycleKit has issued a company update on COVID-19. The distributor has said it still open and business is operating as normal with reduced staff working from HQ. All other colleagues are available remotely. It has also taken steps to ensure continuity of supply across its brands, with “excellent” stock …

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UK bike shops can remain open during COVID-19 lockdown

Bike shops will be allowed to remain open in the UK after prime minister Boris Johnson announced that all “non-essential” shops must now shut due to the spread of COVID-19. In an announcement made last night, Johnson said the public will only be allowed to leave their home for the …

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Hotlines, Windwave issue COVID-19 operations updates

Hotlines and Windwave have issued updates on their current operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. Windwave said it will remain open in a reduced capacity to process orders via its B2B website, phone and e-mail. Its workshop, tech and warranty department is now closed for all walk-in customers and its warehouse …

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Windwave to distribute Granite Design in UK and Ireland

Windwave is to distribute Granite Design in the UK and Ireland. The distributor has “almost all” products in stock now and ready to order from its B2B site. “The Design and Innovation Award-winning Stash Tool System makes use of the space inside your steerer tube and handlebars to conveniently stash …

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BA sets up info ‘hub’ for UK cycle industry on COVID-19

The Bicycle Association (BA) is setting up an industry info ‘hub’, a resource to share official guidance and support information on COVID-19. CEOs from leading companies in the UK cycle industry attended a ‘COVID-19 crisis summit’ video conference on Friday, convened by the BA. Members of the organisation’s Leadership Group …

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