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22 Sep 2021

The report focuses on what the Government should consider including in their upcoming second Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) to harness the wider positive work already being done...

21 Sep 2021

Selling electric scooters without clear warnings is breaking the law, according to minister

17 Sep 2021

All ACT members are invited to join in on the APPGCW inquiry report launch. Please contact the ACT if you would like to join in and we...

16 Sep 2021

There's so much to be learned from the success (or lessons) of others, particularly when it come to the ever-moving landscape of social media. So, every week Maybe* dig through all the data to...

15 Sep 2021

Read which lucky bike shops and customers were chosen to receive Local Bike Shop Day prizes

14 Sep 2021

Green Streetis a guide to helping smaller retailers & hospitality businesses work together to slash their carbon footprint and become more sustainable as quickly as possible.

14 Sep 2021

From 1st April 2022, employer NICs will increase by 1.25 percentage points. Employee NICs will also increase by 1.25 percentage points, including for workers above state pension age

13 Sep 2021

Local Bike Shop Day 2021, administered by the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT), was supported by a record number of cycling organisations and bike shops

9 Sep 2021

Join tax compliance company Avalara for a webinar as they cover IOSS & selling into the EU, on Thursday 30th September at 11am.

8 Sep 2021

The Scottish Government has published its shared policy programme following the announcement of the Scottish National Party's power sharing partnership with the Scottish Green Party.

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Summer Series Part 4: Increased focus on consumer engagement with new initiatives

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Summer Series Part 4  

As your trade association we're here to update you on the latest industry initiatives and key services available to help propel your business forward. Part 4 of the ACT Summer Series looks at just a few of them.

To view the complete 5-part ACT Summer Series click here

Maybe* - Improve your social media presence, engage your customers and reach new audiences

The ACT's latest partner, Maybe*, provide the tools and training that means you can focus on running your business and using social media as a valued sales assistant.

An engaged audience on social media can do wonders to get people through your door and increase your sales, the challenge is often how to generate, maintain and increase that engagement.

ACT Gold members benefit from 20% discount
ACT Silver members benefit from 10% discount

Over 600 ACT members have already signed up with Maybe* to utilise this social media management tool.

Learn more about Maybe*

 

Maybe* social media masterclass

In the live monthly masterclass Maybe* will show you what's working and why for Bike Shops across the UK.

Come and learn how you can follow in their footsteps and ask any social media questions you may have.

Join Maybe* for the masterclass on the first Wednesday of every month at 8pm.


Register now

 

Hubtiger

HubtigerHubtiger aims to help bike shops do better business by reducing phone calls to the shop, improving workshop efficiency, increasing revenue and enhancing the customer experience.

The web solution manages everything from online/app bookings, job card scheduling, automated/direct communication, quote approvals and finally pushes the quote through to the Point-of-Sale (Vend, Lightspeed, Xero and others). Hubtiger will also send automated SMS reminders to customers who have not serviced their bike in 6 months.

The ACT are big supporters of the app and believe it could be an excellent solution for many bike shops to easily manage their customer base.

Hubtiger offer a free trial and a month-to-month contract that can be cancelled anytime. Setup is less than an hour if the bike shop has a POS system that can be integrated into and training is just as seamless.

ACT Silver and Gold members benefit from a 15% discount off each product price.
Cytech accredited ACT members benefit from a 20% discount off each product price.

Learn more about Hubtiger

 

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Industry initiatives

 

Managing the industry-wide initiative, Local Bike Shop Day

LBS_Day_Logo_28AUG21_250x114This year's event is already being supported by a record number of cycling organisations including All Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking (APPGCW), ZyroFisher, BikeBiz, Cycle To Work Day, Cyclescheme, Cycling UK, Cytech, Freewheel, Insync, Love to Ride, Raleigh UK, Sustrans, The Cycle Show, Transport for London, PaceUp, BikeIsBest and V12.
It's not too late to sign up and get involved with the annual event that celebrates IBDs and drives footfall into stores.

Sign up for Local Bike Shop Day

 

 

A key supporter of #BikeIsBest

The ACT work closely with #BikeIsBest to help promote cycling and are currently working together to provide quality research to benefit the industry.

Sign up to support #BikeIsBest

 

 

 

 

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