Canyon bikes will now be available with the possibility to apply a Cyclescheme cycle to work voucher to the transaction.
Now live on the Canyon website, the addition will see customers able to apply for a cycle to work saving at the basket, with payments taken directly from the gross salary via the customer’s employer.
Once the customer has placed the order they will then be required to take the total order value to request the certificate, latterly redeemable against the order once approved by the employer and Cyclescheme. The bike (and any accessories also in the basket) will then ship directly from Canyon to the customer.
The move is likely to further irk Cyclescheme’s bike retail network not long after a turbulent period in which the subject of commission taken on sales was a hot potato for the firm. According to CyclingIndustry.News’ annual market report (available for purchase here) 45% of independent bike shops deem consumer direct trading as a key threat to their business.
Last year a new dealer association set out to challenge cycle to work providers on the commission taken on bike sales and in Cyclescheme’s case changes did materialise, though many stores believed the adjustments did not go far enough.
The move is not the first time a direct to consumer label has partnered with a cycle to work provider. YT Bikes, for example, are available via the Green Commute Initiative.