3point5.com Teams with GT Bicycles

Fulfilling a goal of expanding its reach in the cycling market, Web-based retail training company 3point5.com recently contracted with Pacific Cycle to train sellers of GT Bicycles.

Fulfilling a goal of expanding its reach in the cycling market, Web-based retail training company 3point5.com recently contracted with Pacific Cycle to train sellers of GT Bicycles.

GT manufactures BMX, road and mountain bikes. The company is owned by Pacific Cycle, a leading supplier of bikes in North America.

GT is the most recent of many brands to partner with the Web training company, which trains and tests retail salespeople and handles employee purchase programs. 3point5.com has experienced rapid growth as it expands into new markets, including Outdoor, Tennis, Golf, Hunt, Fish, Snow- and Action Sports.

A retail salesperson recently took 3point5.com's one-millionth “Edu-Game”, the company's interactive, entertaining product-knowledge tests. The online training campus represents more than 50,000 registered “Pros” and sales professionals, 250 manufacturers and over 5,000 retailers.

Other bike industry companies contracted with 3point5.com include rack-maker Saris, CycleOps, which manufactures power meters, trainers and stationary bikes, apparel-maker Pearl Izumi and GORE BIKE WEARâ„¢.

Easton, which manufactures high-quality bike components, has also contracted with 3point5.com and will be going live with training on the site soon.

Working with 3point5.com will boost product training efforts by allowing retail salespeople to train on their own schedule, and at their own pace, said Steve Reeds, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Pacific Cycles IBD division.

“Online training is the future of retail, and we're excited to be on the cusp of that effort,” Reeds said. “By heading up our Web training effort, 3point5.com will enhance the work of GT's force of sales reps in our growing network of dealers.”

About GT Bicycles
Built on its race-proven performance products, GT Bicycles has been designing and manufacturing technologically advanced bikes in the road, mountain and BMX categories since 1973. For more information about GT Bicycles, please visit www.gtbicycles.com.

GT Bicycle's parent company, Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), is engaged in the designing, manufacturing and marketing of a diverse portfolio of powerful consumer brands, sold through its Juvenile, Recreational/Leisure and Home Furnishings segments. Headquartered in Montreal and with significant operations in the United States and Europe, Dorel employs approximately 4,700 people in 15 countries. Annual sales are US$1.8 billion and are made in over 60 countries worldwide.


Performance Bicycle Selects 3point5.com for Online Retail Training

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Performance Bicycle, the nation's largest specialty bike retailer, announced today that it has selected 3point5.com to provide online training for Performance's retail salespeople. 3point5.com specializes in developing online education, ...read more

Suspension-maker Manitou Signs with 3point5.com

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (August 5, 2008) – Suspension fork and shock manufacturer Manitou recently launched training on 3point5.com, adding to the online retail training company's growing collection of cycling brands. More than 1,100 active bike retailers representing over 3,500 ...read more

3point5.com Drops a Line in the Hunt/Fish Market

Online training leader pushes into new marketMoving aggressively into the hunt/fish market, online training company 3point5.com recently contracted with Smith & Wesson to provide retail sales training in support of Smith & Wesson, Walther and Thompson/Center Arms products. In ...read more

3point5.com launches Canada Goose Web Training

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (July 22, 2009) - 3point5.com recently launched a Web-based retail training site for Canada Goose, iconic maker of down jackets and outerwear. Family-owned-and-operated Canada Goose has manufactured innovative high-quality down-insulated outerwear since 1957. ...read more

LaCrosse Footwear Inc., Danner Contract with 3point5.com for Online Training

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (May 5, 2008) – LaCrosse Footwear Inc. and Danner have contracted with 3point5.com to build online retail training sites, marking a significant step into professional and outdoor footwear for the Web-based retail training company. 3point5.com delivers online ...read more

New Snowsports Product Fundamentals Training from 3point5.com

Just in time for winter, 3point5.com recently launched new product training covering skis, ski boots, ski bindings, snowboards and snowboard boots. The training, written by experts in the field, covers everything retail salespeople need to know about selling ski- and snowboard ...read more

3point5.com Exhibits at Interbike, Makes Inroads into Bike Market

SALT LAKE CITY, UT– (Oct. 27, 2008) – Online training leader 3point5.com exhibited at Interbike in Las Vegas in September, highlighting the company's recent inroads into the bike market. The company, which builds online training sites for manufacturers and retailers, traveled ...read more

ISIS partners with 3point5.com for online training programs

Salt Lake City, UT (Feb. 29, 2008) –3point5.com recently launched Isis, the online retail training company's first women's-specific apparel brand. 3point5.com trains retail salespeople on their knowledge about the brands they sell. Retail salespeople must then pass tests, ...read more

RECCO® Training on 3point5.com May Just Save Your Life

SALT LAKE CITY, UT– (Feb. 9, 2008) – Thousands of 3point5.com retail users have come to rely on the online training leader for valuable information and deep discounts on everything from whitewater kayaks to biking gear to snowboards to warm, waterproof hunting gear. Now, with ...read more