Wanted to warn y'all of dealing with QBP.
After 7 years of having a dealer agreement with QBP for your basic small
potatoes shop stuff,
we decided to shut down our account with them over their new inability to
ship to a new ship-to location. I succinctly explained the nature of our
shop (volunteer, limited shop hours, etc.) and
necessity of shipping to a different location, but it fell on deaf ears.
Damn shame, because they said we were an excellent account with good
I also wasn't pleased that they said they denied other new co-ops an
account based on similar issues.
This comes after their corporate policy of tightening up on third party
suppliers, designed to keep the local bike shop in business. Ironically,
we're still around after multiple for-profit local bike shops in our area
have failed, and as a local community bike shop, we're now being hurt by
the very policy designed to protect LBSs.
We still have an account with United Bicycle Supply, and I'm exploring new
accounts with Cyclone and Seattle Bike Supply.
Can anyone recommend other suppliers that support our shops with community
Durham Bike Co-op