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Global Value Commerce expands U-try


April 15, 2019 Brings Popular U-try™ Club Trial Program to Canada

Golf’s First Online ‘Try Before You Buy’ Service Provides Risk-free Equipment Testing Option

(RALEIGH, NC)Global Value Commerce (GVC) – owner and operator of the world’s largest e-commerce platform for new and pre-owned golf gear – is now offering its popular U-try™ club trial program to golfers in Canada via

Launching in the United States in 2018, U-try™ has provided thousands of golfers a risk-free way to test the latest equipment from top brands, in an environment they feel most comfortable. The program includes drivers, fairways woods, hybrids, irons, wedges and putters from, Callaway, TaylorMade and Cobra.

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Consumers simply select the club(s) they would like to test on and the company ships them for a small trial fee per club. Within 14 days, the customer either keep the clubs and pay the current list price – less the trial fee – or return the with a prepaid shipping label. Drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, wedges and putters can be tested for CAN$35 per club, while trials for full iron sets cost CAN$125.

“The U-try™ program has been wildly successful in the United States, and we know it will be embraced by Canada’s robust population of passionate golfers,” says Ed Byman, CEO of GVC. “This risk-free opportunity to test new equipment from the game’s top manufacturers, on a golfer’s home course, allows our customers to be completely sure they are playing the clubs that best fit their games.”

To be more accessible and better serve Canada’s large golf consumer base, GVC opened its distribution center in Mississauga, Ontario in 2017. As a result, Canadian golfers now enjoy significantly lower freight costs and accelerated delivery times.

By bringing structure and stability to how golf equipment is bought, sold and traded online at fair market value, and providing innovative new approaches to serve the golf consumer GVC, is one of the leaders of the golf industry. Further, GVC was recently named to the National Golf Foundation’s 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.

About Global Value Commerce
Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, Global Value Commerce (GVC) is the owner and operator of the world’s largest e-commerce platform to buy, sell, trade and try pre-owned equipment and new golf gear. Its popular websites include,, and upscale lifestyle retailer is home to U-tryTM, 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 and now wedges and putters.

Beyond its popular retail channels, the company’s PGA Value Guide catalogs vast product information, sets industry standards on pricing and is used by millions of golfers to calculate credit or cash for their trade-ins. The value guide’s complementary 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 and golf-equipment experts who develop extensive product content and advise customers about how different types of equipment make them better players. 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.

More information:, 866.843.0262.

Ben Cramer