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Stampede Adds Turnkey eStores, Sales Execs

N.Y. – Stampede, a value-added distributor
of presentation and home-theater technology, has launched Stampede eStores and
added two sales execs for its Western territory.

Stampede eStores
is a turnkey solution that will enable dealers to quickly and easily operate an
online store, the distributor said.

Stampede will
introduce the eStores program to its dealers through a webinar on Tuesday,
April 6, at 7:00 p.m. (EST). 

The Stampede
eStores provides enrolled dealers with an e-commerce Web site customized for
each dealer right down to colors and logo.  Each dealer will determine
what products are offered on the site and will set the prices, the company said.

The products
available on the site can include not only the 5,000 products offered in
Stampede’s Big Book of AV, but also other products offered by the dealer. 

“Many of our
dealers have learned that launching a company Web site is relatively easy, but
actually selling products online is a whole different story,” said Kevin Kelly,
Stampede president and COO. “Our eStores
program is designed to help our dealers take advantage of the vast reach of the
Internet to boost sales with very little effort on their part.  By
partnering with Stampede eStores, it’s simple and painless for our dealers to
dramatically expand their bottom line.”

For a fee of $99
per month, dealers will receive a fully developed, customized e-commerce Web
site, preloaded with all 5,000 products from Stampede’s Big Book of AV. 
Highlights of Stampede eStores include:

  • Web site and
    domain name provided;

  • logo and color
  • fully optimized
    Web site design that is said to be search-engine friendly;
  • product content
    and images provided by Stampede;
  • merchant account
    integration handled by Stampede;
  • weekly product
    promotions pushed out to each site to ensure the freshness of homepage;
  • orders
    transmitted via EDI directly to Stampede for fulfillment; 
  • order
    fulfillment handled by Stampede; 
  • order tracking uploaded
    to each eStore daily;  and 
  • the ability of
    the dealer to determine profit margin by setting product prices using the
    control panel.

Stampede has added two more industry veterans to support the company’s
integration group. 

From their base in
the Seattle area, Todd Teachenor
and Jim Leibold will cover Stampede’s Western U.S.

Todd Teachenor
comes to Stampede from Visual Solutions Distribution, where he was their
national sales manager.  Previously, Teachenor was a business development
manager at Boxlight and the director of ProAV sales at Optoma.

Jim Leibold comes
to Stampede from Boxlight, where he was a business development manager. 
Leibold previously held a position as territory manager at Electrograph and a
senior sales representative for Cinelight.