Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) announced that they are expanding into the Western United States with a distribution center in the Reno, NV area. QBP is a bicycle company whose goal is making the world a better place through the power of cycling. For over 30 years, they have been building and distributing products from world-class vendors in the industry to over 5,000 bike shops.
QBP currently has three distribution centers in the Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Utah. The Reno distribution center is estimated to be open by December 2015 and will be their fourth facility. OnTrac will be handling most of the next-day ground services out of their Reno facility and servicing California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. For Arizona, Oregon and Washington, these dealers should expect to receive overnight ground shipping by mid-January.
"We're very excited to be partnering with OnTrac to provide our Western dealers with overnight ground service," said Kim Brown, QBP's director of distribution. "We chose OnTrac because of its one-day service area and because they can save our customers money when shipping larger, bulkier items like bikes, car racks or helmets."
The 75,000 square-foot warehouse strategies will be based on the order frequency in the Western region. As time progresses, the diversity of products will expand based on sales trends. QBP’s products from in-house brands will be among the first SKUs to fill the warehouse, such as Lazer, Quality Wheels and Surly.
"Offering an expanded level of service to our western U.S. dealers is a huge step forward in our ongoing commitment to serving the local bike shop," said QBP's president, Rich Tauer. On-site sales and a customer service team will also occupy the Reno facility.