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Services & Promotional Assistance

We support our dealers and help them promote and sell product with a wide variety of services.

Order Fulfillment

Ordering Convenience

Our password protected dealer web site, can also be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and our educated sales staff is available to take your calls Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (US central time, GMT -6 hours). Dealers can also fax Great Planes on our dedicated fax line. Our online ordering system , Access + Pro, allows 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ordering freedom. With Access + Pro online ordering software, dealers can place orders when they want to and spend more time with customers.

Getting Product to Your Store

With an impressive 196,000 square feet of warehouse space in Champaign, IL. and another 197,000 square feet in Reno, NV. we are able to handle the flow of 60,000 products from over 600 manufacturers! When a shipment arrives at Great Planes, we are ready with dozens of receiving docks and plenty of space to stage shipments in priority order; out-of-stock and low inventory items are segregated first. Deliveries to Great Planes are checked-in and put on our shelves very quickly, giving you a higher fill rate (average of 90% or more) and allowing us to get the goods quickly into your store.

Returns Made Easy

When a dealer calls for authorization to return defective merchandise or reports a shipping error, we enter the items directly into the computer (much like an order). The computer automatically issues a Call Tag for the return and assures prompt and accurate attention when it arrives.

Standing Behind What We Sell

Sneak Preview 30-day trial

Dealers who enroll receive a "sneak peak" shipment of exciting, innovative Radio Control product from our established exclusive lines like Top Flite, DuraTrax, etc. This gives consumers a unique hands-on-exposure to an industry release. Having new product in hand really makes for an easy buying decision - for dealers and consumers! Dealers then have a month prior to actual purchase to sell this item. Should they choose to return the item in the 30 day period, we have a hassle-free, no questions asked return policy. With Sneak Preview, dealers can't lose!

National Magazine Ads

Every year we place over 425 pages of national advertising in the most popular R/C magazines: Model Aviation, R/C Car Action, R/C Boat Builder, Model Retailer, Model Airplane News, and more! That's 2.5 million customer exposures every month! We generate the demand that helps drive hobby consumers to your door!

P.O.P. Material

Point Of Purchase materials on exclusive merchandise makes selling the most profitable product easy for dealers! These materials consist of eye-catching shelf cards, counter cards, in-store fliers and impactive signs.

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National advertising within widely-read consumer magazines brings enthusiastic consumers into your store. Eye-catching P.O.P. material keeps consumers' interest once they arrive, and rebates provide an extra order incentive! Merchandise rebates range up to $50 or up to $35 cash back — all to your customers!

Product Support

Our Product Support Hotline is designed to answer questions concerning assembly, electrical, mechanical or functional problems on our exclusive lines. This toll-free, dealer-only line is manned by experts ready to tackle any question, as well as receive input and suggestions. Our intent is to answer your question on-the-spot. And if not, we'll check with our top-notch R&D staff and then call you back.

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Great Planes Model Distributors
P.O. Box 9021 ◊ Champaign, IL 61826-9021
Telephone: 800-637-7660 ◊ 217-398-3630
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