Am I required to attend regional/national meetings?
Meeting attendance is not mandatory at either the local or national level, but you might be missing out on one of the most valuable benefits of membership: peer networking! We know your time is valuable and this is why we diligently strive to insure that our meetings and national events are educational, profitable, thought provoking and entertaining. Most importantly we provide you with ample opportunity to discuss your business challenges and successes with your fellow retailers and industry experts.
What makes BrandSource a better “value proposition” than other groups?
- Since our inception in 1969, AVB / BrandSource has been a member-owned, not for profit organization. This means 100% of volume rebates are returned to the members. Many other groups are “for-profit” corporations that retain a portion of funds for their owner’s equity, expansion, debt service, and management salaries. We make sure that your money goes to you in services, value and cash.
- Our region structure is also a unique benefit for BrandSource members. No other group is designed to meet locally, or have a representative dedicated to assist members with day-to-day issues. Many members think of their regional manager as a “staff consultant.”
- BrandSource is focused on your success. We will assist you in optimizing your business for success in every way 365 days of the year. We are your partner.
- BrandSource is about more than just programs; it is a complete strategy for winning more business, market share, profitability and building value in what you work so hard for 24/7.
- Only BrandSource has the marketing engine that will give you the resources to dominate your market and win. BrandSource Digital Marketing is your exclusive full service digital marketing and advertising agency.
Will all supplier brands be available to me if I join?
While we cannot guarantee you will be able to carry a specific brand, we maintain very strong relationship with all our suppliers; individual distribution is normally handled on a case-by-case basis.
What is the process for joining?
Easy! Just click on the JOIN link, provide your contact information and a BrandSource regional manager will contact you. They will personally review membership costs, and all the membership benefits and programs in detail to make sure you thoroughly understand all the exceptional opportunities available to your business, and answer any questions you might have. We want to make sure you have all the details and information before you make your decision. We are confident once you learn about all of the programs, benefits, and opportunities your membership provides you will find you can’t afford not to join!