Cortez, CO – January 9, 2017–Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce their dual distribution partnership with Quality Bicycle Products (QBP). Product will be for sale on QBP.com in February 2017.
QBP will offer the breadth of Osprey’s bike assortment and will warehouse and ship product, thereby speeding up the allocation time to retailers considerably. In addition, Osprey will join QBP’s Dealer’s Choice strategy, demonstrating the brand’s commitment to the specialty bicycle retailer, while offering an exciting new category of quality products for retailers to choose from.
“QBP brings a wealth of knowledge and deep understanding of the specialty bike market,” said Bill Chandler, Director of Domestic sales, Osprey Packs. “Partnering with QBP and their Dealer’s Choice initiative is an important part of our overall strategy to increase Osprey’s presence in the specialty bike market, and to better focus our conversation with retail partners with-in that channel.”
Alix Magner, VP of Sales, QBP added, “Osprey is an outdoor industry leader in the ‘pack’ category and we are eager to bring their innovative products to the forefront of the bike industry. Their participation in Dealer’s Choice demonstrates their commitment to helping specialty retailers profitably sell their products. We are excited to offer our retailers increased access to a brand that is committed to innovation, quality and its customers!”
In preparation for the upcoming launch, Osprey will extensively train QBP’s sales and customer service teams. In addition, Osprey will participate in QBP’s Frostbike and SaddleDrive events to engage with customers.
Independent since 1974 and still anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs is a leader in technical packs for outdoor, cycling, travel and urban adventures. Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance gear reflects the brand’s love of adventure and devotion to the outdoors.
All Osprey products are backed by the brand's All Mighty Guarantee. Osprey will repair any damage or defect for any reason free of charge – whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. If Osprey is unable to perform a functional repair on a pack, they will happily replace it.
Osprey Packs can be found online at www.ospreypacks.com and in outdoor specialty retailers in over 60 countries worldwide. To learn more about Osprey and its products, visit www.ospreypacks.com. Follow all brand updates on Instagram (@ospreypacks), Facebook (@ospreypacks) and Twitter (@ospreypacks).
Quality Bicycle Products is in the business of bikes. From developing and building a diverse portfolio of our own brands to distributing the top names and best products in the industry, we’re doing our part to further bike kind. With distribution centers in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Colorado, QBP serves a network of more than 5,000 independent retailers. We strive to be an extraordinary business to partner with and to work for, and we have made good on that goal for over 35 years. From our extensive advocacy efforts to our energy efficient facilities, everything we do is aimed at making the world a better place and getting more butts on bikes.