SMC understands that these are very difficult times. Everyone has been impacted by the Coronavirus in some form or another. While we have an obligation to stay in and protect those we cherish, we also have a desire to reach out and help those in need. We realize that during these times, people may be passing their time with hobbies or other distractions to help them cope with isolation or boredom. To help our customers with their RC car battery needs, we are offering a sale on select batteries as some models are low in stock and we expect delays on getting more of these. The sale will last until the amount of packs for a particular model is low. We hope to have additional sales over the next couple months until things transition back to normal. Please be safe and stay healthy.
SMC has a reputation for providing consumers with quality products offered at an amazing price. Over the years, we have worked with many factories in China on a quest for the highest value lithium polymer batteries available. While we have been able to consistently provide high performance packs, finding RELIABLE high performance packs can be much trickier. In our experience, the chemical properties that make a high performance battery excel on the track aren't always conducive to the longevity and reliability of the pack. In recent years we have seen a tremendous amount of competition between manufacturers in China to produce less expensive packs. Unfortunately, it seems that the quality and reliability decreases with price. It's a constant challenge to find a good manufacturer and monitor them to be sure they maintain their quality.
With that said, SMC is happy to announce we have partnered with a reputable industrial lipo supplier wanting to enter the RC market. We have been working with this company for 8 months to develop a line of packs that combines performance and reliability with the industrial strength durability this company is famous for. After extensive testing and prototyping, we have released a line of packs that we feel combines all the positive attributes racers would want in a battery.
Why is our pricing so good? 1) We have direct relationships with the factories that manufacture our line of products. 2) We have eliminated the middle man by bypassing the flawed and costly RC distribution network. 3) We do not have a large, expensive race team traveling all over the world that we must support. 4) We maintain a small and efficient warehouse to maximize logistics. 5) We consolidate our incoming shipments with multiple companies to negotiate lower than average import freight rates. By concentrating our efforts with a small R&D team, running a low-margin direct sales system, and working closely with our manufacturers, we can ensure consistent quality and superior performance across our product line....all at a cost that benefits our customers and frustrates our competitors. As racers ourselves, we offer back to the RC world what we expect from it- the best quality to price ratio available in the industry.