Adventure 16 rides out rough economy

How the recession affected Adventure 16

Adventure 16 has five retail stores in Southern California, and a wholesale division specializing in equipment and clothing for backpacking, camping and climbing. The company also partners with skills-based outfitters to offer in-store clinics, outdoor learning classes and wilderness outings around the world.

But when the economy faltered, many Americans reduced their discretionary spending on clothing and vacations.

As Adventure 16 looked for a way to respond, the company turned to Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) for assistance. ERA cost-reduction consultants found savings and process improvements (“soft” savings) in several expenses that helped Adventure 16 improve its cash flow and balance sheet.

How ERA cut costs and improved processes

  • ERA Telecommunications experts negotiated migrating to a new voice and data platform that provides lower costs as well as better privacy, security, flexibility and scalability.
  • ERA negotiated improvements in discounts and pricing structures with the incumbent supplier of Small Package Freight.
  • By purchasing new terminals and improving pricing methodology with its incumbent processor for Merchant Card Fees, Adventure 16 cut costs for credit and debit cards, boosted security and preserved its gift card program.

 

"ERA played a big part in helping us weather the storm." - John D. Mead, President of Adventure 16

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