Buffalo, 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 customization;
- 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.
Separately, 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. territory.
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.