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Richmond, Calif. (April 21, 2020) – Mountain Hardwear, a leader in performance equipment and apparel for climbers, mountaineers, and athletes, are proud to announce that effective immediately, they are launching a program to support authorized specialty dealers who have closed or are under severely reduced operations. Participating retailers will have the opportunity to receive a 40 percent commission on any transactions they can generate leads for on mountainhardwear.com, an amount similar to what a traditional sale may earn for the retailer.
“Over the last few weeks, the team at Mountain Hardwear has been thinking of meaningful ways to help our valued dealers offset the financial impact COVID-19 has had on their businesses.” said Troy Sicotte, VP of Sales at Mountain Hardwear “Inspired by the industry’s #saveyourlocalgearshop movement, this program is a small but important gesture we can make to help our partners weather this unpredictable business climate.”
The program offers a significant and immediate near-term relief for retailers by providing a substantial commission for confirmed transactions, as well as doorstep delivery to consumers. The program is available to any authorized dealer of Mountain Hardwear that has a business shuttered due to COVID-19, with no limit on how many retailers can partake. Participating retailers will be paid in the form of a check, not a credit, for confirmed transactions, and will be available for retailers now through June 30th, or as long as the retailer is closed.
“Casual Adventure is one of Mountain Hardwear’s inaugural dealers, dating back to their beginnings in the 90’s,” said Eric Stern, owner and founder of Casual Adventure. “This program is a great opportunity for a small business like ours to expand our reach, especially during these tough times. It’s great to do it with a partner like Mountain Hardwear, who we have a storied history and partnership with.”
For more information on how an authorized dealer can take part in the program, please contact Sablle Scheppmann at SScheppmann@mountainhardwear.com
Press inquiries or for additional information on Mountain Hardwear, please contact Ashlee Peterson at APeterson@mountainhardwear.com
About Mountain Hardwear
Mountain Hardwear, Inc., founded in 1993 and based in Richmond, CA, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear Company that distributes its products through specialty outdoor retailers in the United States and 34 countries worldwide. We build essential equipment for climbers, mountaineers, and outdoor athletes and have supported expeditions on the world’s highest peaks. This level of technical precision continues to inspire everything we do. Our designers challenge every stitch and detail to continuously improve both function and comfort. www.mountainhardwear.com