For those not running retail stores, what you may not know is over 90% of visitors each day will not purchase anything.
They could be window shopping, undecided, or just hoping someone will hack their browser history and buy them everything they have been looking at.
Now in the Online Cycling Gear store, you don't have to leave it up to luck.
We have just launched the "Drop a hint" button on all product pages.
A click of the button and you can send a "hint hint" email to someone to let someone know you like a product, and just maybe they might get the hint to buy it for you.
Have a birthday coming up? Just hit "Drop a hint", say who to send it to, and they will get an email with a link and photo of the product you want them to buy for you.
It's just one of many features coming to the store in coming weeks, so go on and give it a try, you never know your luck.
Maybe they'll get the hint.
If there is one thing the team here at OCG aim to do it is to always provide value beyond our great prices.
You have seen that over the past couple of months with free gifts and offers, and now, thanks to our friends at Bike Computer Co. we can take that even further.
For every purchase made in the Online Cycling Gear store, you will receive 90 days free of Premium membership to their new Bike Computer Mobile App.
Just for buying what you were going to buy anyway (right?). No catch, just buy something and get 90 days free.
What is the Bike Computer App?
That's awesome you say, but what is the Bike Computer App all about anyway?
For anyone following along with our journey, you will know OCG was setup up by two self-professed cycling nerds.
We are not your average technology user, we make Apps as well as use them, but we were impressed with what we saw from our test run.
At its core, Bike Computer App is a GPS cycling tracker. It does that core function well and syncs up with Strava (join our Strava Club here), which is essential these days.
What was different, and something we haven't seen done, or done well so far is the "Keep Me Safe" feature.
In a nutshell, you mount the phone, activate the optional Keep Me Safe mode, and if the App detects an accident, it will automatically notify your designated contact (after prompting to see if you are actually ok of course).
At last count, there were over 300,000 installs with an average rating of 4.5/5 across the App stores so it seems it is not only this cycling nerd that was impressed.
I want it, give me free stuff!
To grab your 3 free months, just purchase anything in the OCG store, and your order confirmation email will contain the code and instructions you need to claim your free 90 days.
And as always. Ride free. Ride safe.
We pride ourselves on a few core values here at Online Cycling Gear. First and foremost, it is the best customer service possible, the second is sensible pricing and lastly, it is harnessing the power of modern day innovation.
OCG was after all set up by two self-professed "nerd cyclists" so we are always looking to find ways we can use technology, the globalization of commerce and innovation to bring the best prices to you, and help keep OCG a thriving business.
Today we are pleased to announce after a month-long silent trial that we are moving the pricing of all items to a real-time, always on sale, pricing model.
What does this mean?
It means our pricing automatically adjusts to changes in our manufacturer's prices in real-time.
The traditional model of pricing a product is to take the price of manufacturing, add transportation and operation costs, and a nice profit margin on top.
Should the price of transport, or manufacturing, or materials get cheaper, you could leave the price the same and pocket a little extra on each sale.
Not so here at OCG. Instead, as the cost of materials change, or a manufacturer gives us a better price or any other reason for pricing to change, the price changes in store as well.
Like I said. Nerds.
Grab the price while it lasts
The downside for you as a shopper? Only one, the price could shift from day to day and you may miss out on a great price you had seen the day before.
To counter that in the short term, we have implemented a price and stock guarantee into your shopping cart which puts the price check on hold for a period of time ensuring you get exactly what you placed in the cart for that exact price.
Already over 200 customers last month benefited from the new pricing model, and we hope you will too.
If you want to keep up with new stock and pricing changes, be sure to click on the "10% Off" badge on the screen to join the mailing list and get 10% off your order immediately.
Safe riding, and thanks to everyone supporting Online Cycling Gear.