Effective immediately, Mountain Hardwear has launched a program to support authorized specialty dealers that 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, said the core outdoor brand.
“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, vice president 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 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 30, 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.”