Global Battery Direct opened it’s door in March of 2023. The recently formed company is an official battery distributor in North and South Carolina for many of the quality, USA made, and foreign-manufactured battery lines.
The newly formed company recently acquired and set up it’s headquarters at 529 Seaside Rd SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469. Global Battery Direct was formed largely to meet the growing need of the thriving Golf Cart industry in the local metro area as well as all of North and South Carolina. They are a distributor of the increasingly popular Lithium batteries as well as a complete lineup of automotive, marine, commercial, deep cycle, powersports, and lawn & garden batteries.
The management team at Global Battery Direct has over 30 years of experience in the battery industry as well as vast overall business experience. The founding members are Bobby Caffese, Ralph Luce, and Shawn Rayno. All of the founders are locally based near the Myrtle Beach metro area where NC and SC converge.
According to co-founder Bobby Caffese, “When I was working in the golf cart industry, I kept seeing huge growth. We all saw a possible opportunity in batteries to provide what the public, and especially the dealers wanted. So when Shawn and Ralph and I met, we started talking. Over time I began to get to know them, and saw what could be possible. I knew how experienced and smart they were. We talked about how we could do better, and it all just came together. We seized our new opportunity very quickly and never looked back once we saw it could be done.”
Global Battery Direct has the benefits of being an official distributor for major, high-quality battery lines like Bolt Battery, Superlex, US Battery, and Allied Battery. They have an extremely large selection of batteries in stock and ready to be delivered to dealers, manufacturers, repair shops, and even retail customers with no wait time in most cases.
Global Battery direct considers customer service to be extremely important for both it’s business model and it’s customers. Because of this belief and the company’s resources, most business-to-business deliveries are sent out for next-day delivery. Global also picks up old battery cores for free. Business clients including golf cart dealers, auto dealers, repair shops, and manufacturers can generally get much better prices, particularly when volume deals are negotiated.
According to Global Battery Direct co-founder Ralph Luce, “Along with our experience and stability, we offer five important things to our clients: better pricing, local accessibility, great service, quick delivery & pickup, and easy warranty help locally. We don’t sell low-quality products, so we back everything we sell. If there is a problem, our clients know it will be taken care of.”
One of the strong draws for local businesses needing batteries is any client servicing needs and warranty issues are handled by the same people they already know and always talk with. Global also has the added draw of selling many quality USA-made products, which is becoming more and more important to many US businesses. Prices are generally comparable or even better than overseas offerings from countries like China. One example is the complete Superlex Battery lineup produced by Superior Battery Manufacturing Company in Russel Springs Kentucky – https://superlex.com.
“We do everything we can to start business relationships and keep them strong. And we don’t stand still. I’m always on the move looking for new opportunities and partners. We always do everything we can to grow our relationships and provide more to the people who buy from us and built our business. You won’t find us sitting around,” said co-founder Shawn Rayno.
In just it’s first months, Global Battery Direct is already supplying hundreds of batteries weekly to local and regional business clients in multiple industries. This is expected to continue to grow rapidly due to new business relationships and an influx of people to the area in recent years. Many are familiar with the fact the Myrtle Beach metro area was recently named one of the fastest-growing areas in the country.
Global Battery Direct is open to connecting with manufacturers, dealers, large & small businesses, product developers, etc. They are continually exploring new opportunities and relationships. Those who would like to learn more or contact Global Battery Direct about business inquiries and/or opportunities can call 910-575-9000. Alternatively they can visit the local Global Battery Direct Google Maps/Business link or reach out via social media or by way of email at [email protected].
Global Battery Direct
529 Seaside Rd SW
Ocean Isle Beach