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ACT partners with Hubtiger to help bring the innovative tech app to the UK cycling industry

Posted on in Cycles News

HubtigerThe Association of Cycle Traders are delighted to announce a partnership between themselves and the web and mobile platform Hubtiger, enabling cycle shops to manage all workshop operations in just one app.

Hubtiger aims to help bike shops do better business by improving workshop efficiency, increasing revenue and enhancing the customer experience. This summer saw a phenomenal spike in demand for the cycling industry, with technicians and workshops finding themselves busier than in years, even decades. 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.

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) as a "parked sale". Hubtiger will also send automated SMS reminders to customers who have not serviced their bike in 6 months.

The advanced tech app has so far been implemented in bike shops around the globe, it is currently available in six countries, including South Africa and the US, and in six different languages. It has already been launched in several bike shops across the UK, and has so far been gladly received; Craig Paton, owner of ACT member Sprockets Cycles, Glasgow, said of the app:

"We are one of the largest bike shops in the UK so we need to be as efficient as possible while providing an incredible customer experience. Hubtiger has helped us tremendously in achieving both."

Hubtiger is available to your customers too. For the cyclist, Hubtiger is a mobile app, which helps them look after their bikes by integrating with Strava and tracking the bike down to each component letting the cyclist know when they need to service. Cyclists can then book their bike in with the preferred bike shop, track the service and pay instantly.

 

 

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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.

The ACT are pleased to offer our Silver and Gold members a 15% discount off each Hubtiger product price. Cytech accredited ACT members will be given an increased discount of 20% off each product price.

The app offers three separate packages starting from just £32 per month (£27.20 / per month for ACT members, £25.60 for Cytech accredited ACT members). With this you'll receive a number of benefits, including integration into POS, customer and bike history, unlimited services, users and service reminders, in-app messaging and more. The packages then increase in price slightly, offering the bike shops more add-ons, such as extra technicians and SMS's, bike shop analytics and even a loyalty scheme for specific POS.

All Hubtiger users are also able to access 24/7 Support from their expert team.

For more information about Hubtiger and to get started visit the ACT website here.

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