RALEIGH, N.C.(Dec. 16, 2018) – Global Value Commerce (GVC), owner and operator of the world’s largest e-commerce platform for new and pre-owned golf gear, has added a variety of new options to its popular U-try club trial program available through GlobalGolf.com, including full iron-sets from PING, Callaway, TaylorMade, Titleist, Cobra and Cleveland.
Since launching in early March, golfers across America have turned to U-try in droves to experience a risk-free way to test the latest equipment from the most respected brands in golf. With the addition of full iron sets, U-try further strengthens GlobalGolf.com’s reputation as the one-stop shop for players of all skill levels to find the best equipment for their unique games.
Consumers simply select the iron set they would like to test on globalgolf.com/u-try and the company ships them for a $100 trial fee per set. Within 14 days, customers either keep the clubs and pay the current list price – less the trial fee – or return them with a prepaid shipping label. Drivers, fairway woods and hybrids from the aforementioned brands each carry a trial fee of $25 per club in the U-try program.
“The initial response to the U-try program has been incredible and we’re excited to add more options to the mix,” says Ed Byman, CEO of GVC. “This risk-free opportunity was designed so that golfers can try the latest gear from the comfort of their home course and not feel time restraints normally associated with the demo process.”
U-try promotes men’s and women’s clubs with various shaft flex and clubhead loft options. A deep inventory of new and legacy drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons from top equipment manufacturers are warehoused by GVC for immediate delivery.
Taking a page from major online and brick-and-mortar retailers with try-and-buy programs in apparel, jewelry, art, home décor and other categories, GVC has again innovated in golf. It was the first to introduce an exclusive online marketplace for pre-owned golf clubs in 2001, adding new gear to its menu soon thereafter.
About Global Value Commerce
Bringing structure and stability to how golf equipment is bought, sold and traded online at fair market value, GVC boasts 16 consecutive years of double-digit growth. The company recorded nearly $60 million in sales in 2017. Further, GVC was recently named to the National Golf Foundation’s (NGF) inaugural list of the “Top 100 Businesses in Golf,” an honor recognizing the companies, organizations and associations of fundamental importance to both consumers and facilities involved in golf.
A catalog with vast product information, GVC’s PGA Value Guide sets industry standards on pricing and is used by millions of golfers to calculate credit or cash for their trade-ins. Its companion trade-in network boasts more than 7,000 PGA Professionals who monetize golf club inventory, notably exchanges, demos and un-hit overstock.
With its global headquarters in Raleigh, N.C., GVC’s 130-person staff includes PGA members and other golf equipment experts who develop extensive content about product attributes and advise customers about how different types of equipment make them better players. Distribution centers in North Carolina, Utah and a new facility in Mississauga, Ontario total 100,000 square feet and house more than 400,000 units at any given time.