Extending the spirit of the CARES Act enacted last month by Congress, Stampede has announced the ProAV industry-specific Stampede XtraCare Program to provide employees with much-needed 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. Complete information about the program can be found at www.stampedeglobal.com/xtracare.
“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,” says Stampede president and CEO Kevin Kelly. “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.
“Taken as a whole, we believe that XtraCare is the most comprehensive health assurance, business relief and facilitation program ever developed for the ProAV industry — and it can’t come at a more critical time,” he adds.
According to Kelly, free SafeXSound Care Packages are now being shipped directly to every Stampede employee. Each package contains 3-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 cost, for the very same reason because everyone deserves to have restored to them the peace of mind that Covid-19 took from everyone.
For every kit purchased by a partner, Stampede will ship an equal number of care packages to the healthcare community. Information on SafeXSound Care Packages can be found at www.stampedeglobal.com/safexsound.
Recognizing that many resellers greatest immediate need is liquidity, Stampede has created the PROAVXchange online auction hub where resellers can turn slow moving product into cash that is needed to operate their business. “For many resellers liquidity is the number one challenge they face after health and safety,” Kelly says. “The PROAVXchange provides resellers with an opportunity to sell product for a price that is most likely greater than what a bank would offer. What’s more, Stampede is prepared to repurchase product directly from resellers on a case by case basis.” Information about PROAVXchange can be found at www.stampedeglobal.com/proavxchange.
Stampede is also working with all credit worthy customers to roll out FleXFinancing that 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, visit https://www.stampedeglobal.com/xtracare/flexfinancing/.
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