[TheThinkTank] Whole Sale Accounts - JBI

General Manager 3rdwardbikes at gmail.com
Tue Jan 7 18:38:12 PST 2020


My experience with Midway is that they require a shop to carry liability
insurance.  We dont have liability insurance and our application  was
refused.

On Mon, Jan 6, 2020, 11:48 PM Bk Mk <panamahvac at mail.com> wrote:

>
>
> There is a small company in St. Paul, MN called 'Midway Bike' (
> midwaybike.com) I have spoken with them, they are a bike collective
> friendly distributor and have attended Bike!Bike! conferences in the past.
> I don't want to speak on their behalf, but basically they require a shop
> to be legitimate (have a 501c3 or business license) to open an account and
> will ship orders to whatever address you choose (so it can be a house, if
> the shop doesnt have regular mail service.)
> Midway has a bike collective background, so they are aware of what
> non-profit shops needs are.
>
> They will be attending the CABDA expo (bicycle industry trade show) here
> in the San Diego area that will also take place in Chicago, New Jersey, and
> Florida, so they may be available to meet at those events as well.
>
> Olympic Supply is another I have heard of, but I think they have a minimum
> order of $600 or something.
>
>
> Mike
> Bicis Disidentes
> Tijuana, BC
> *Sent:* Monday, January 06, 2020 at 9:09 AM
> *From:* "Josh Bisker" <jbisker at gmail.com>
> *To:* "The Think Tank" <thethinktank at lists.bikecollectives.org>
> *Subject:* Re: [TheThinkTank] Whole Sale Accounts - JBI
> The Mechanical Gardens hasn't tried to set up a JBI account yet; the steps
> on their website seem onerous and it feels like we aren't a match for what
> they're looking for (e.g. the requests for an "Occupational License for
> sale or repair of bicycles" and photos of our storefront ... in our case, a
> church). We'd love help getting this going.
>
> Josh Bisker
> 914-500-9890
> New York Mechanical Gardens Bike Co-op <http://bikecoop.nyc/>
> 596 Acres <http://596acres.org/>
> Bindlestiff Family Cirkus <http://bindlestiff.org/>
>
> On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 6:23 AM momoko saunders <analyst at bikefarm.org>
> wrote:
>
>> Hey all,
>>
>> I've been chatting with a lead sales rep from JBI regarding the troubles
>> some bike collectives have in securing whole sale accounts. He was super
>> sympathetic and wanted to see how he could help smooth over the process.
>>
>> Any of you all needing help in this regard? Is this still an issue? I
>> know QBP is hard, but has anyone ever tried JBI and had issues?
>>
>> Feel free to DM me. I can send your contact to the rep so he can help
>> facilitate an account creations.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> -Momoko
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