It really DOES matter which vendor you choose when purchasing pedometers.

At STEPTREK, we genuinely want your walking program or event to be a success, whether you buy pedometers from us or somewhere else. Finding the right pedometer is often a matter of finding the right pedometer VENDOR.

There are a lot of web sites offering pedometers for sale at some unbelievable deals. Like anything else on the internet, you have to do your research. Not all pedometers are created equal and neither are the people who sell them. So what questions do you ask when your budget is limited and you need to find a pedometer that works correctly? Here’s the straight talk about pedometers:

We can't state it often enough. BEWARE of pedometer sellers who advertise "as low as" pricing. WATCH OUT for Google ads offering pedometers at prices too good to be true. Pedometers are electronic devices, containing a memory chip, circuit board, a battery and other parts. Add in the cost of labor, shipping costs, a little bit of profit, and common sense says when something is sold so cheap, corners had to be cut somewhere. Or there’s some other kind of problem with the pedometer. In addition, "knockoff" pedometers are common. The old phrase "you get what you pay for" is certainly true here. A cheap pedometer isn’t a bargain if you can’t count on it. We hear from customers all the time who found this out the hard way.

AT STEPTREK, we have direct working relationships with the manufacturers of each pedometer model, purchasing quality factory direct pedometers at the best prices possible. Although cut rate knockoffs and 2nd quality pedometers are readily available , STEPTREK will not sell them to you. We purchase from ISO9000 certified and ROHS compliant manufacturers for better quality products, which means fewer complaints from walkers and more satisfied program coordinators.

Maybe you’ve been to one of those web sites selling everything from ball point pens to bottle openers. They’re called “ad specialty” vendors. Their specialty is imprinting logos onto things and then selling them. Their selection may look impressive, but what do they really know about each of the pedometers they sell? Their photos are reprinted from a wholesale catalog. Descriptions are sparse. Typically, this type of online seller has very little if any hands on practical experience with the pedometers they sell. It's difficult to judge what if anything this type of vendor knows about pedometers or walking programs, or what experience their recommendations are based on.

For over a decade STEPTREK has been the expert on only one product for one purpose: Pedometers for group walking programs. STEPTREK thoroughly tests and evaluates every model for reliability and durability before we'll ever consider offering it for sale. Those are photos of actual Steptrek employees testing and modeling pedometers in many of the photos on our web site. We take apart and look inside each model to see how they're made and how they work. If we find a model is not reliable or accurate, we won't sell it. In fact, we don’t sell many of the pedometers you see on those “ad specialty” web sites for the same reason. (And please don’t ask us for a quote on imprinted foam fingers!)

Pedometers are sensitive electronic instruments. They are almost all made in China, where they are tested prior to shipping. Then they’re tossed from loading dock to airplane to loading dock to cargo truck to delivery truck. It’s often a rough journey. Then the pedometers will often sit in a warehouse for months or longer before being plucked from storage, stuffed in a box and shipped to you. The vendor who sold it to you may never inspect any of the pedometers to see if they even work. Instead, they’ll pass the bad product on to you and cross their fingers you won’t complain if there’s an issue. The very worst time to discover your pedometers don’t work is right when you need them the most.

STEPTREK visually inspects and tests every pedometer for quality, accuracy, and a working battery, right before they ship to you*. In addition, we know that many times issues can be resolved by understanding both the capabilities and limitations of pedometers. We've re-written the instructions that come with each pedometer and we include helpful tips for getting the most out of your pedometers. Plus, STEPTREK pedometer orders include Instant Replacement Coverage so you’re covered with extra pedometers just in case.

* Includes quantities up to 1000 pc. Quantities above 1000 pc. are tested by the manufacturer prior to shipping.

Many online pedometer vendors require you to place an order FIRST, only to find out the pedometer you ordered is not in stock or available when you need them. If your order is coming from another country, you may also be liable for additional duties and / or import fees.

At STEPTREK, our friendly service department will be happy to help you with information about pedometers, provide you with an easy to understand quote, and let you know what day your pedometers will arrive. Call Steptrek toll free or fill out our no obligation GET A QUOTE form. Our IN STOCK PEDOMETER page shows you which models are available and can be delivered free to most USA locations in 3-5 days, depending where you live.

At STEPTREK, it takes just seconds to figure out exactly how much total order costs in the quantity you need. All prices are clearly marked next to photos and descriptions of each pedometer. Find the pedometer, find the quantity you need, and multiply by the price shown. That’s your total cost for the order. Your logo imprint is FREE, up to 2 colors, at the minimums listed, just 75 cents each for smaller quantities. Some limitations apply. And we are happy to provide a written quote for your reference. We like to keep it simple because we know you have better things to do than play confusing pricing games.

Online it’s easy to hide where your business is located. It’s possible the vendor is located in another country. Contacting customer service in case of a question or issue may be difficult if not impossible. Ordering from a foreign vendor can also result in hidden import fees, duties, and / or taxes which the vendor may not disclose at the time of sale. Imports can also be held up in US Customs and require additional paperwork before clearance and release. Improper labelling or other mistakes by the vendor can add considerably to the final cost or even refusal of entry into the USA.

STEPTREK is a small USA business located in Cedar, Minnesota, north of Minneapolis / St. Paul. We are a pedometer wholesaler for group walking programs since 2003. Our centralized location in the Upper Midwest allows us to provide speedy, free FedEx Ground or USPS shipping almost anywhere in the United States and Canada in just days. A majority of our customers are non-profit organizations or small businesses who have a common goal- improving the health and well being of others through walking. We are here to help you before, during and after your purchase. Just give us a call or drop us an email!

Online it’s easy to hide where your business is located. It’s possible the vendor is located in another country. Contacting customer service in case of a question or issue may be difficult if not impossible. Ordering from a foreign vendor can also result in hidden import fees, duties, and / or taxes which the vendor may not disclose at the time of sale. Imports can also be held up in US Customs and require additional paperwork before clearance and release. Improper labelling or other mistakes by the vendor can add considerably to the final cost or even refusal of entry into the USA.

STEPTREK is a small USA business located in Cedar, Minnesota, north of Minneapolis / St. Paul. We are a pedometer wholesaler for group walking programs since 2003. Our centralized location in the Upper Midwest allows us to provide speedy, free FedEx Ground or USPS shipping almost anywhere in the United States and Canada in just days. A majority of our customers are non-profit organizations or small businesses who have a common goal- improving the health and well being of others through walking. We are here to help you before, during and after your purchase. Just give us a call or drop us an email!