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Retailer Benefits

  • FREE
  • 24/7 Access
  • No Travel Costs
  • Place Drop Ship Orders
  • View Product Planograms
  • View Training Videos
  • Direct Link to Vendors

Vendor Benefits

  • Access to the Entire Hardware Channel
  • Flexible Participation Levels
  • 24/7 Visibility by Customers
  • Increased Visibility, Opportunity & Efficiency
  • Provide Planograms
  • Provide Training & Product Videos

About The Vendor Center

Our Inspiration & Drive

The idea for The Vendor Center came about to address the ever demanding challenge of communicating between Retailers and Vendors. Retailers should always have quick and easy access to the information they need about a Vendor when they need it. And Vendors always want better ways to communicate to Retailers about their products and programs. A business-to-business website dedicated to connecting Retailers and Vendors is a natural extension of the internet.

Physical trade shows will always be important. Nothing can replace a face-to-face meeting and certainly seeing product live and in-person cannot be replicated over the internet. The Vendor Center is intended to augment the physical trade show experience. Retailers can preview a Vendor before a trade show, reference a Vendor during the show, and review what they saw after the show.

The founder of The Vendor Center has been working with the Hardware Co-Operative trade channel his entire career. He knows all too well the challenges of providing real-time, meaningful information for the Retailer quickly and on demand. Likewise, he is cognizant of the costs Vendors incur attempting to provide this critical information to Retailers. The Vendor Center strives to provide a cost effective and value added conduit between Retailers and Vendors.

The Vendor Center is responsible for verifying the authenticity of the Retail members. The Vendor Center will also assist the Vendors to create content rich showrooms with all the information Retailers want.

The Vendor Center does not warrant or represent the products or claims of the Vendors. The Vendor Center is not commissioned for drop ship orders. All orders placed via The Vendor Center will immediately be transmitted to the respective Vendor for processing.