Rich and I love to get questions about our business, the C Larboard website, and our products. We thought it would be fun and helpful to you if we shared some of our answers to our most frequently asked questions in blog posts.
Last week we answered the question - "Why did you start C Larboard"? This week we are answering the question, "Why did you decide to buy and sell folding electric bikes?" So let's talk about why we decided to offer one of our most exciting items and best sellers, the Defiance Tools B2 Folding Ebike.
In the spring of 2017, at the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, China, Rich was introduced to folding electric bikes. As a young boy, Rich and his family would put their folding bikes in the back of their family station wagon and head out on adventures. Those memories he made are priceless.
When Rich saw folding electric bikesat the fair, he was immediately intrigued. Rich met several vendors that were making folding ebikes and started doing more research.
After returning home and discussing options and manufacturing possibilities with some of the various vendors he had met at Canton Fair, we ordered two sample bikes from two different vendors.
Rich and I rode those folding ebikes all summer! We knew if we were going to bring in a big-ticket item to the C Larboard shop, we had to be sure of the quality and the type of experience our customers would have.
We rode the ebikes all over Florida! We also brought them to the Jersey Shore. The Jersey Shore you ask?
Every year we rent a house at the Jersey Shore with family. That particular year we were going for two weeks. So, in order to take all of our stuff and the bikes, we loaded up our car and took the auto train.
It was perfect! We rode the bike all over and received really good feedback. Everywhere we went, people of all ages asked us about them and were excited about the concept. We knew we were onto something,
From our experience riding the bikes, we decided on one of the vendors and visited their factory in September of 2017. We wanted to see their operation and speak with them in person regarding our potential order.
After seeing their factory, we decided to buy the ebikes and placed the order. The Defiance Tools B2 Folding Electric Bike became a reality!
We have been super pleased with the decision to sell the bike and our customers have been too...
I hope that helps fill in the blanks on our folding electric bikes. If you have any specific questions for future blog posts, please leave them in the comments below. We always love to hear from our community!
Zoe Coulcher ~ Co-Founder of C Larboard
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