Stampede announced the AV-industry-specific Stampede XtraCare Program to provide employees with extra protection and resellers with business relief and facilitation tools, as well as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to enable them to complete projects in a safe and secure way.
“Commercial AV is an essential infrastructure industry, as defined by the federal government, but the industry is being challenged on every front to remain viable in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic,” Stampede President and CEO, Kevin Kelly, said. “Supported by the strength of our corporate resources, Stampede is making available to employees, resellers and manufacturer partners a comprehensive lifeline that includes SafeXSound Care Packages, a PROAVXchange online marketplace that can turn product into cash and FleXFinancing.”
According to Kelly, free SafeXSound Care Packages are now being shipped to every Stampede employee. Designed to provide employees with peace of mind when returning to work, each package contains three-ply surgical masks, hand sanitizer, powder-free gloves and the gift of audio, which will include a Bluetooth speaker or headphones. The kits are for personal use only and are not meant to be sold in any other form.
SafeXSound Care Packages are now also being made available to Stampede resellers and manufacturer partners at a cost. For every kit purchased by a partner, Stampede will ship an equal number of care packages to the healthcare community.
Stampede is also working with customers to roll out FleXFinancing, which extends existing and future invoices payment terms by 30 days. The company is also offering resellers a new AV as a Service (AVaaS) plan that provides end users with a monthly payment option that enables them to upgrade to the most up-to-date technology in the future. Resellers will get paid in full upfront, according to Kelly.
Finally, the company is undertaking a review of all open projects and working with resellers to identify any changes that are required to meet their evolving needs. For more information about FleXFinancing program options, click here.
“We are all in this fight together, and together we will prevail against the challenges this pandemic poses to every part of our industry,” Kelly concluded. “Stampede has never been positioned better to serve the needs of the entire industry. The financial might of our parent, DCC plc, reinforces and strengthens our position as a partner you can count on to navigate through these challenging times.”
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