Spyder equipment is popular with paintball enthusiasts.
Paintball enthusiasts quickly recognize the Spyder brand as a leader in paintball equipment, especially markers (commonly referred to as guns). Despite the brand’s popularity, some shoppers experience difficulty tracking down dealers of new Spyder equipment. From large chain retailers to independent dealers, and even Internet retailers, Spyder paintball guns are readily available for dedicated paintball enthusiasts.
The Spyder paintball company maintains an extensive network of independent retailers, many of which are small local shops with only a handful of locations. The comprehensive list of independent Spyder retailers is very long, but the company makes locating a local dealer easy with an intuitive search tool on its website. From the main Spyder.tv website, shoppers can click the “Locate a Dealer” link, then select the option for “U.S. Dealers.” The website prompts users for their ZIP code, then displays a list of independent retailers in close proximity to the user’s location. Because independent retailers are often small, their selections may be somewhat limited, so the website returns a list of all nearby locations to allow the user to shop around.
If an independent retailer does not carry the user’s desired Spyder product, or if the user resides in an area with no nearby retailers, Spyder paintball guns can also be found at a number of large retail chains. Spyder products are routinely stocked at a number of large sporting chains, many of which are easily recognizable to sporting and outdoor enthusiasts. In addition, at least one electronics shop, Fry’s Electronics, stocks Spyder paintball guns. While these large retail chains maintain locations in most major metropolitan areas and are easily accessible to most Americans, some more rural residents may experience difficulty in gaining access to one of these stores without a lengthy drive. These rural shoppers are not out of luck, however, as Spyder products are also available at the world’s largest retail chain, Walmart, which also takes orders online.
Paintball enthusiasts with no access to independent or chain retailers (and those individuals who simply do not want to battle crowds at physical store locations) may prefer to order their Spyder paintball guns from the company’s armada of authorized Internet dealers. Spyder maintains two tiers of Internet dealers, a “Platinum” level of preferred dealers that specialize in paintball products, and a “Flagship” tier that carries a wide range of sporting products. All of these dealers carry Spyder paintball products, though the “Platinum” dealers may carry a wider selection. Because these dealers are Internet-based and are subject to reduced overhead expenses, the products may be slightly less expensive through these venues. This cost savings may be negated, however, by charges for shipping and handling.