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Global Value Commerce teams with Affirm

January 10, 2019 Partners with Affirm Inc. to Provide New Payment Options for Customers

(RALEIGH, N.C.)Global Value Commerce (GVC) – owner and operator of the world’s largest e-commerce platform for new and pre-owned golf gear – has partnered with Affirm Inc. to provide customers with additional payment options for purchasing new and used equipment on


Affirm provides U.S. customers with a new option to buy now and pay over time with real-time credit decisions. Golfers can then choose a monthly payment plan that fits their budget with rates as low as 0% APR. With no hidden fees and no surprises, customers can purchase golf gear with confidence – knowing exactly what they owe and never paying a dollar more.

“We are committed to providing golfers with the equipment that best fits not only their game, but also their budget,” says Ed Byman, CEO of GVC. “Partnering with Affirm helps us better serve the consumer and give our customers the club buying experience that best fits their needs.”

Extended payment plans are just the latest in an extensive list of offerings from that provides value and quality to help golfers achieve their on-course goals. Additional services include U-try, an at home club-trial program that allows golfers to test a range of clubs before purchasing to determine the club that is the best for their unique games. The U-try program includes drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons from some of the most prominent brands in golf including PING, Callaway, TaylorMade, Titleist, Cobra, Cleveland, Mizuno, Wilson Golf and XXIO. More information is available at

In addition to, GVC owns and operates a diverse portfolio of online websites, including,,,, and its flagship, the largest e-commerce platform for previously played golf equipment and new golf gear in the world.

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 on flagship and as well as,, and 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, NC, 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.

More information:, 866.843.0262

About Affirm
Affirm was founded with a goal to create honest financial products and services that empower consumers and improve lives. Our goal is to revolutionize the banking industry to be more accountable and accessible to consumers. Today, Affirm provides millions of shoppers an alternative to traditional credit cards at the point of sale, giving them the flexibility to buy now and make simple monthly payments for their purchases. Unlike payment options that have compounding interest and unexpected costs, Affirm shows customers upfront exactly what they’ll pay each month — with no hidden fees and no surprises. Affirm partners with over 1,800 merchants including well-known brands across fashion, retail, beauty, home furnishings, travel and more, giving shoppers the option to pay with Affirm at checkout. Affirm makes loans in partnership with originating bank partner Cross River Bank, a New Jersey State Chartered Commercial Bank, Member FDIC.

Ben Cramer