History of RealTruck
- RealTruck begins – 1998
RealTruck began business in October of 1997. The business was initially a manufacturer’s representation firm designed to establish dealers for Aftermarket Accessory Manufacturers. In November of 1998, RealTruck began operating the e-commerce website www.RealTruck.com. Our humble beginnings started in a basement of a duplex in Spokane, WA. The sole purpose was to sell automotive accessories online throughout the United States.
It seems odd to say now, but this was a somewhat radical concept back in “98″.The Vehicle Accessory business had always been dominated by the traditional “brick and mortar” establishments. Everyone told us that consumers would not be willing to purchase accessories for their truck, car or SUV over the Internet without being able to touch or see their prospective products. However, their vision was that the Internet was going to continue to grow in effectiveness and be a prominent tool for the future of Vehicle Accessories sales.
In May of 2000 the business was relocated to Jamestown, ND. This was brought about by several factors including the owner’s (Scott Bintz) need to be closer to his family and his endless obsession with snow. Jamestown fit both criteria.
The business has continued to flourish over the years, going through many different levels of growth, focus and strategy. But our commitment to our consumers, our employees and our business partners has never changed. We continue to utilize that same vision and forward thinking we did in a basement in Spokane, Washington; to make people’s lives and vehicles better. This attitude continues to improve our business efficiently and ultimately our customers shopping experience. Learn more about Scott Bintz.
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RealTruck’s ITCND Award
In 2006, RealTruck.com received an Innovation Award from the Information Technology Council of North Dakota. The ITCND award was presented to Scott Bintz by Senator Bryon Dorgan. This award is a reflection of the RealTruck staff and the ongoing dedication to improving our customer’s online experience.
In 2012 RealTruck’s mobile site was ranked 245 in Internet Retailer’s Mobile 400 Guide, which evaluates the 400 largest and fastest-growing mobile e-commerce sites of U.S. companies. As consumers increasingly utilize mobile devices and tablets to browse and shop online, RealTruck continues to deliver more to its customers across all devices and platforms.
“RealTruck.com, a North Dakota-based e-retailer specializing in pick-up truck accessories, is pleased to announce it has been ranked 1855 on Inc. Magazine’s 2014 500|5000 list, jumping 347 spots from its position of 2322 in 2013. Inc.’s annual list profiles the fastest-growing private companies in the United States based on three-year revenue growth, and the 2014 list includes companies such as Zappos, Under Armour, GoPro, and Tough Mudder.” – See more at: RealTruck Named to Inc. 500|5000 List for Second Year
“RealTruck.com today announced it has been recognized as the 20th fastest-growing e-commerce site in the United States by online retail trade publication Internet Retailer in its recently published 2013 Top 500 Guide. The influential guide also lists the North Dakota-based pickup truck accessory e-retailer as the 437th largest online store nationwide based on total revenue for 2013. It marks the first time the company has ever been included in the influential magazine’s list, which recognizes the 500 largest e-retailers in the country.” – See more at: RealTruck Named 20th Fastest-Growing Company & 14th Fastest E-commerce Site by Internet Retailer
RealTruck.com, an online retailer of aftermarket pickup truck accessories located in Jamestown and Fargo, ND, has been selected as a 2013 “Top Place To Work” runner up by the North Dakota Young Professionals Network (NDYP) – See more at: ND Young Professionals Select RealTruck.com as 2013 Best Place to Work Runner-Up
North Dakota-based e-commerce company RealTruck.com is proud to announce that it has been named to Prairie Business magazine’s “50 Best Places to Work” list. In its first year, the contest was created to honor companies that demonstrate a commitment to making their business one of the best places to work in the northern Great Plains. – See more at:Prairie Business Magazine Names RealTruck One of Top Three Places to Work