Since launching in March 2018, Utry has allowed golfers to test the latest equipment from the most respected brands in golf
(RALEIGH, NC) – Global Value Commerce (GVC) – owner and operator of the North America’s largest e-commerce platform for new and pre-owned golf gear – has added GPS and Rangefinders, including Bushnell and Garmin, to its popular Utry® trial program available through GlobalGolf.com.
Since launching in March 2018, Utry® has provided golfers across the country the opportunity to experience a risk-free process to test the latest equipment from the most respected brands in golf. With the addition of GPS and Rangefinders, Utry® further strengthens GlobalGolf.com’s reputation as a resource for players of all skill levels to try the best equipment for their games when, where and how they want. Knowing the COVID-19 pandemic is top of mind and most retail stores are closed, Utry® is the only safe option for trying brand new equipment, with products arriving in poly bags inside the shipping box giving Customers a greater sense of security.
Consumers simply select the GPS or Rangefinder they would like to test on globalgolf.com/u-try and the company ships it for a $25 trial fee per unit. Within 14 days, customers either keep the device and pay the current list price – less the trial fee – or return it with a prepaid shipping label.
“The response to the Utry® program continues to be positive and it has inspired us to broaden the portfolio of products,” says Ed Byman, CEO of GVC. “Now, golfers can test premier GPS and Rangefinders from the comfort of their home course and not experience time and usage constraints normally associated with the demo process.”
GlobalGolf.com helps all golfers, regardless of their skill level or budget, find the right equipment, apparel and accessories for their games. The company’s ground-breaking Utry®, program is the industry’s first online “try before you buy” offer. It provides the ability to test drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges and putters from top manufacturers for up to two weeks for a small trial fee. After 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. To learn more about the program, visit globalgolf.com/u-try.
About Global Value Commerce
Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, GVC is a technology e-commerce solutions provider, secondary market (“re-commerce”) expert and owner/operator of one of the North America’s largest e-commerce platforms for pre-owned golf equipment and new golf gear. Its golf vertical flagship site – GlobalGolf.com – and companion sites, GlobalGolf.ca, 3balls.com and FairwaysStyles.com are the leading online destinations for golfers seeking new golf equipment, accessories and apparel, as well as previously played golf gear. Through innovative technologies and practices, GVC specializes in allowing its customers to Try. Buy. Trade. GVC is also the host of GearHunter.com, a website that offers a wide selection of products to support hunting, camping, hiking and other outdoor activities.
GlobalGolf.com is home to Utry®, the golf industry’s first exclusively online club trial program that allows golfers to test new equipment from all of golf’s leading manufacturers for a two week period. This includes drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, full iron sets, wedges and putters.
Beyond its popular retail channels, the company’s PGA Value Guide catalogs vast product information, sets industry standards on pre-owned pricing and is used by millions of golfers to calculate the value of their trade-ins. The value guide’s complimentary trade-in network boasts more than 7,000 PGA Professionals who monetize golf club inventory, notably exchanges, demos and un-hit overstock.
GVC employs 130 people, including PGA members as well as other golf, hunting, camping and hiking equipment experts who develop extensive product content and advise customers about how different types of equipment can increase their enjoyment in their outdoor activities. Distribution centers in North Carolina, Utah and in Mississauga, Ontario total 100,000 square feet and house more than 400,000 units at any given time.