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Training with The MANN Group

Give your store an edge where it matters most: your people. Co-op members gain exclusive, discounted access to specialty retail training that blends the success of The MANN Group’s G.E.A.R. training with data insights from Retail Toolkit.

Exclusive Co-op Program

Training Unlike Any Other

Bringing people, product, and data full circle 

With exclusive GEAR training in partnership with The Mann Group and Retail Toolkit, The Bike Cooperative brings together the industry’s best knowledge on training and specialty retail analytics to empower member stores with the edge they need now and for the future. 

TBC’s exclusive gear training incorporates  industry leading training developed by The Mann Group for over 15 years with content specific to co-op programs and data insights from RetailToolkit for a comprehensive program unlike any other.

Connecting your team with tactics & technology for constant improvement
  • Connect with the customer

  • Connect the product with the customer

  • Connect the customer with the product

  • Connect the customer with your store

  • Connect your store with the data metrics that coincide with each skill from training

Manchester, NH - SUMMER 2019
Orlando, Fl - SUMMER 2019

Pricing & Discounts for Co-op Members

Pricing for Regional Gear Training

Members of The Bike Cooperative will get access to preferred pricing for seats at each GEAR event.  Pricing for seats is as follows:

  • First seat is $300 per shop

  • Additional seats are $250 per shop

In addition to discounted seats at each GEAR training, you will also receive discounted pricing on follow up in-store training within the designated region.

  • One day in-store GEAR is $2,500 (regular price is $3,500)

  • Two day in-store GEAR is $4,500 (regular price is $5,500)

  • Online Video Support for up to 6 users is $500

“Over the past 15 years, we’ve trained thousands of retailers using GEAR, who on average claim a topline sales increase of 17% (make that number 35%, depending on implementation). Those statistics validate the words we’ve always said: GEAR is a training unlike anything else.”

Dan Mann, President, The MANN Group

Learn from the best, Be The Best

More about Co-op exclusive GEAR Training

The Mann Group has been a staple in the bicycle industry for 15 years for their dynamic ability to change how retailers train their staff and run their business.  GEAR training focuses on developing the staff’s ability to engage with the customers on a level that builds relationships, earns trust, and wins repeat customers. 

With the data magic of RetailToolkit combined with the training and tactics of The Mann Group, members of The Bike Cooperative gain invaluable insights to modernize in a way that’s equally meaningful and actionable.

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