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New ACI Application


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ACI is a wholesale distributor of bicycle parts & accessories selling primarily to retail bicycle and sporting goods businesses only. We do not sell to the general public. ACI reserves the right to sell or not to sell to any business. In order to become a customer just give us a call at 800.282.2453 or print out our application then fax it to 530.622.6706 or email the scanned document to info@americancycling.com. The business application is saved in a pdf file format, so you must have Acrobat Reader to view the file.

We must have the completed application if you wish to qualify for open account terms. To qualify as a wholesale customer, we require the following:

  • Completed and signed ACI Business Application
  • State resale tax identification number 
  • Certificate of resale or tax exemption
  • Daytime business phone 
  • Commercial shipping address
  • Additional information may be requested
  • Account must maintain timely payment of invoices.
  • Account must maintain ethical business practices.

Account Terms

Initial account terms are ACH Draft, or Credit card. Open account terms are normally Net 30 days. Accounts will be considered for open account terms only after a completed and signed Business Application has been received and processed by our Credit Department. All decisions with respect to credit approval, terms, continuation, revision, or termination of accounts are at the sole discretion of ACI.

ACI does not accept credit card payments on Net 30 invoices. Net account balances are to be paid by check or ACH. If you have a Net account and wish to pay by credit card, you must place your order with credit card terms and pay at time of order.

Discounts and Freight Credit Allowances (FCA) are benefits that when offered are allowed only when payment is made within the term due date listed on invoices.

Requirements to Maintain an ACI Account

In order to maintain an active account, the following actions are necessary:

  • Account must maintain timely payment of invoices.
  • Account must maintain ethical business practices.

ACI reserves the right to sell or not to sell to any business as well as the right to close any active account as we deem necessary.