This area is reserved for Summit Racing Equipment Trading Partners.
Welcome to the Summit Racing Equipment "Business to Business" website. If you are a trading partner with Summit Racing Equipment then you will want to sign up with Summit Racing Equipment B2B. We have implemented a series of helpful applications which allow you to send/receive data with Summit Racing Equipment.
Made in the USA Compliance
Choosing products that are made in the USA is a priority for many enthusiasts in this industry. As such, advertising that products are made in the USA can increase sales and customers' loyalty to your brand. It has been our goal to tell customers when products are made in the USA. However, we also want to make sure we are providing accurate and consistent information.
You may know of various standards for Made in the USA labeling. In order to comply with the most stringent standards, Summit Racing Equipment will follow those outlined in the California Senate Bill 633. For more information: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB633
How to participate…
In order to correctly label your products as Made in the USA (beginning with the January/February 2018 Catalog), we need the following information by 9/30/2017:
- Completed indemnification document. This acknowledgement must be signed before we can label your products as Made in the USA (in print or online). This can be found in the Documents area of Summit Racing's B2B website.
- An Excel list of sellable SKUs with a Yes, No, or Null response. This list should include all of your sellable SKUs (including stocking, dropship, and special order items). Response of Yes indicates that the SKU meets Made in the USA standards as outlined in the California Senate Bill 633. (These are listed in the Indemnification document, or follow the link above for more information.). Response of No means the SKU does not meet standards. Null/Blanks will be treated as a No response.
- All SKUs with a Yes response must also have a United States Country of Origin. A discrepancy will result in a Null value and you will be notified so you can review and correct pertinent information. No Made in the USA information will be published on items with a discrepancy.
This list should include all of your sellable skus, whether it is a stocking item, dropship, or special order item. A complete list of your product offering can be found on the report section of the b2b website, titled, "Made in USA". Simply update the "Status Needed" column and return your worksheet along with your signed Indemnification document via our file upload tool under the category of "Made in the USA". Once these two documents are received we can market your product appropriately.
Please note, both of the above criteria must be provided. If one of the items is missing or incomplete, we cannot list your products as Made in the USA. As of 10/1/2017, Summit Racing Equipment will remove any Made in the USA labels (text and/or icons) on your products in print and online.
If you would like a copy of the signed indemnification document, please contact Chip Tietze, Summit Racing Equipment Purchasing Manager, at CTietze@SummitRacing.com.
We understand that sourcing can change from time to time. If your product(s) no longer meets the standards as outlined in California Senate Bill 633, it is your responsibility to notify Summit Racing Equipment as soon as the product becomes non-compliant. It is imperative that we remove all Made in the USA labels immediately.
If you have any questions about the standards, please contact Matt Gabelman, Summit Racing Equipment Product Compliance Advisor, at MGabelman@SummitRacing.com or 330-633-2611.
Thank you in advance for your participation. We look forward to hearing from you.
Arlington Texas News
We have had many manufacturers and sales reps ask about a grand opening show for our Arlington facility. We will not be holding a large-scale show (like Super Summit) at this location in 2017. While the new location is coming together nicely and on schedule, our primary objective is to have it open and running flawlessly so we can continue to sell parts and represent your brand to the best of our ability. We are planning to have a show in 2018, which will coincide with Summit Racing Equipment's 50th Anniversary. As soon as the 2018 show schedule is available, we will let you know. Thank you for your interest and your continued support. We are excited to see this new facility come together and look forward to hosting events there.
We are pleased to announce the time has come to begin placing orders for our new Distribution Center
and Retail Super Store in Arlington, Texas.
We are asking you to pay close attention to all orders details such as ship dates, and special comments
placed on our Texas orders. All purchase orders numbers for Arlington Texas will begin with '4'.
The orders you will receive will have specific ship dates that will need to be adhered to without
variance. We are placing orders in two waves. The first wave is for retail store sellable inventory which
are being placed now. The second wave will begin April 10th, and these will be for stocking inventory.
To ensure your product will be received without issue, all purchase orders must have an ASN provided
and meet the "Ship to Arrive" dates provided on the purchase order.
If you have any questions regarding your Texas orders, please contact your Supply Chain Specialist immediately.
Thank you for your support to guarantee your product is received and stocked properly in our Texas Distribution Center.
Summit Racing is pleased to announce the launch of our Vendor Connection portal.
This new feature allows you to answer product related questions asked by customers on SummitRacing.com. Your responses post to the product detail page on SummitRacing.com and they are emailed directly to the customer who asked the question. Answers are branded with your logo to reinforce your company’s product expertise and dedication to customer education, influencing sales and loyalty.
Vendor Connection is FREE to use and sign-up is fast and easy. You can learn more by downloading the User Guide from the Documents section of the B2B, or follow this link to sign-up today: http://www.bazaarvoice.com/invite/summit-racing.html
Summit Racing has implemented barcode technology in all aspects of our business platform. This technology has helped enhance the speed, accuracy, and efficiency needed to manage receiving, shipping, inventory, and marketing to our customers. Barcodes have also helped us provide faster and more accurate payments to all of our suppliers. As such, our goal is to partner with all of our suppliers to have all product barcoded in compliance with our SOP standards. As a reminder, the SOP states that all products shipped to Summit Racing must be barcoded. The barcode should represent the assigned UPC or the part number listed on our purchase orders. The label should include the barcode, part number, and description.
Example of an Acceptable Part Label
Please find, in the report section of the b2b, a list of your company’s parts that need the updated barcode data. You may send information pertaining to barcodes directly to your buyer or through our drop box (file upload) option in the tools tab of the b2b. Please contact Giovanna Miller at GMiller@summitracing.com with any questions you may have regarding barcodes.
Private Brands product labeling guidelines.
All private brand suppliers must follow these label guidelines.
We will provide our UPC codes to you in an excel file by part number. Please see the following guidelines and example for SUMMIT private label suppliers to use to implement the UPC codes as they are created. For any vendors that supply us Cal Custom parts, a regular code 039 bar code is sufficient. We do not currently have UPC codes for Cal Custom products.
The product labels should look something like the below example. Every label needs to contain the following:
- Our 'Summit ™' logo, (logo without 'Racing Equipment')
- 'S ®' logo
- Full SUMMIT part number, including ‘SUM-‘
- UPC code (to be provided by Summit)
Example label for Summit parts with a UPC code:
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your Private Brands Supply Chain Specialist.
Summit Racing Equipment is pleased to announce the opening of a new Distribution Center and Retail Super Store in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Summit Racing customers in most of Texas and adjacent states will enjoy one-day delivery on orders for in-stock parts.
Construction of Summit Racing's Texas facility is currently underway. We plan to be shipping orders from the new Distribution Center in the 3rd quarter of 2017. As this project progresses and timelines become clearer, we will certainly keep you informed.
Summit Racing has new functionality which automatically allows small parcel shipping information that we receive from UPS to update most drop ship order status' within our system.
As a result, small-parcel single item / single quantity drop ship orders will no longer require ASN and shipping information to be entered if:
1. Orders are shipped via UPS using the UPS Summit Racing shipper number.
2. The Summit Racing PO number is entered into the UPS "Reference 1" or "Reference 2" fields.
•All other drop ship orders will appear on the B2B site and require ASN and shipping information.
•Order acknowledgements and future ship notices must still be maintained.
**We encourage you to ship our small parcel drop ship orders via UPS, use the Summit Racing shipper number, and reference our PO number. Doing so will significantly reduce the amount of work required to maintain drop ship ASN and shipping information.**