B$Z: Atomik Carbon Announces Dealer Supported Online Sales
October 21, 2015
High-end carbon-fiber component
manufacturer Atomik Carbon
announces today a new direct-to-consumer online sales model designed to help
its dealers remain competitive in the expanding digital marketplace. The new
program enables consumers to shop directly at AtomikCarbon.com
while supporting local bike shops with an incentivised fulfillment model.
“We’re a generation of online
shoppers seeking instant gratification, more choices and less hassle,” said
Kevin Lineberger, Atomik’s vice president. “The goal is to expand the
visibility and availability of the brand, while honoring the commitment we made
early on to support local bike shops.”
The program incentivizes “Top Tier” or stocking dealers that meet an inventory quota with a higher margin than non-stocking dealers. The brand hopes this will encourage more stocking dealers, bolstering in-store visibility and availability in addition to the expanded online presence.
Atomik Carbon will be supporting the program and its dealer network with online advertising as well.
All products will be available for purchase at AtomikCarbon.com for full MSRP with shipping and handling charges included to the closest Top Tier dealer. If there is not a local Top Tier dealer, product will be shipped to the closest non-stocking dealer. Fulfilling dealers will receive a check along with the product shipment reflecting margin.
“We believe in our IBDs, but can’t ignore the fact that the internet exists and it’s a huge marketplace. We’re investing in the growth of the brand as well as our dealer network while making it easier than ever for the consumer to ride the best,” said Lineberger. “The goal here is to benefit everyone.”
A new shopping cart feature will be live on the site beginning Monday, November 16, 2015. Until then, consumers can use the temporary Direct Sales inquiry form found on the site.
Retailers can contact [email protected] for more information.