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S.M.A.R.T. Co-op
School Market Alliance for Retail Trade


"United We are Stand, Divided We Fall"


With the state of this dreadful economy... This Co-op is needed - Now!
For many, many years there has been talk about organizing small dealers into a buying group to expose their collective purchasing power and potential for growth.


In this brief presentation...
You will learn why this Co-op will bring stability back an industry that has been turned upside-down by a wacky economy. As dealers join together, collectively they become a selling force of significance.



Below are important benefits for Co-op Dealers.   Join today!
As dealers join together, they create a team that can make a huge difference.



INCREASED DISCOUNTS
Dealer Members will qualify for increased incentives from Co-op Manufacturers. Discounts will start at 55% off list price everyday. Increased discounts mean increased profits. Increased profits mean financially stronger dealers! Just in time to prop up a struggling industry.

LOWER MINIMUM ORDERS
The Co-op will work with manufacturers to lower minimum requirements for all orders. With lower minimums, dealers will be able to order direct on virtually all orders. Ordering direct will increase your profits, making you a financially stronger company.
Strong companies make a strong industry.

250 IMPRINTED CATALOGS: Order as few as 250 Imprinted Catalogs
Imprinted catalogs are professional and impressive. Only Co-op dealers may purchase imprinted catalogs in quantities as few as 250 catalogs. This benefit is very valuable to a store on a tight budget or is not in need of 500 catalogs. If you need alimited number of catalogs, don't miss out on this special offer.
Click here for CATALOG DETAILS

AUTOMATIC CATALOG REBATES - 25¢ per catalog!
Co-op members will receive an automatic 25¢ rebate on each 2011 Thoroughbred catalog purchased by the member. The rebate is deducted from the already low Thoroughbred prices.

INCENTIVE CATALOG REBATES - Up to an additional 50¢ per catalog!
To encourage member dealers to enlist other dealers into the Co-op, an Incentive Rebate Program has been established. Co-op members will qualify for a Incentive Rebate based on Co-op's total 2011 catalog purchases. The Incentive Rebate is in addition to the Co-op's Automatic Rebate of 25¢ per catalog. The Incentive Rebate is calculated as an additional 5¢ per catalog for each 50,000 sold to the Co-op members, up to a maximum of 50¢ per catalog.
COMBINE YOUR CATALOG REBATES - up to 75¢ per catalog!
When you combine your Automatic and Incentive Catalog Rebates, the combined rebates can add up to a 75¢ REBATE for every 2011 catalog purchased by the Co-op member. Rebates apply only to 2011 catalogs purchased directly from Thoroughbred. All terms and payments must be received on-time for any rebates to apply.
GEOGRAPHIC STORE PROTECTION
To protect dealer members from retail store saturation, competing member retail stores will not be allowed within a 20-mile driving distance of each other. If a member opens a retail store within a 20-mile driving distance of an existing member, the offending member will be required to leave the co-op.

MONTHLY SPECIALS FOR THE GROUP
Manufacturers will be encouraged to provide exclusive monthly specials, which will produce even more member savings. Members will be notified of the specials through our newsletter and special posting on the member site.

COMBO MARKETING PACKAGES
Receive a 50% discount when combining our On-line Catalog and Teacher Appreciation Kit as a Marketing Package. The Teacher Appreciation Kit is so popular with teachers that our dealer participants continue to have growing success. Our state of the art online catalog is ready for business. When members combine the two, it's like "buy one get one FREE!"

CATALOG PRODUCT SELECTION COMMITTEE FROM WITHIN THE GROUP
In 2011 members of our group will select products for the catalog. The group will select from volunteer committee members. The committee will choose products to be included in the catalogs. Results of the confidential tabulation will be available to all Co-op Dealer Members.

DEALER COMMITTEES CAN BE FORMED FOR SELECTING:
      ♥ CREDIT CARD SERVICES (FEES)
      ♥ HEALTH INSURANCE GROUPS
      ♥ IN-STORE SHELVING AND FIXTURES
      ♥ CATALOG PRODUCT SELECTION COMMITTEE
      ♥ OTHER MEMBER BENEFITS
Committees will be formed from co-op volunteers, who are elected by the group for committee placement. Remember, our strength will be our numbers.

GROUP UNITY MEANS SUCCESS FOR ALL
Co-op members are encouraged to help other co-op members with their inventory control by supplying products to other them. The discount to be offered is a minimum of 30%, F.O.B.shipping point. Payment is by credit card at time of purchase. KSS has already agreed to supply any co-op member within these terms and conditions. Buying from co-op dealers that are close to you will save in shipping costs. A list of co-op dealers that volunteer to supply products to other co-op dealers will be posted on the Co-op website when available.
As more dealers join, more manufacturers will join... As more manufacturers join, more dealers will join... As more dealers join... It's an unending cycle. Our strength is in our numbers. Joining is a very minimal investment with the potential of huge rewards.

RECRUITMENT OF MANUFACTURER AND DEALER MEMBERS
Recruitment of manufacturers will start in during August and September 2010. Since our strength is in our numbers, dealer should click here to join now. Then, they should encourage the enlistment of new Manufacturer and Dealer Members.

Dealers are important in the recruitment of manufacturers. Shear numbers of the dealer members is significant. The Co-op's purchasing volume will increase as our number of dealer members grows past 200 or even past 500. Manufacturers can see co-op's purchasing as a united effort.
Dealers must first stand together - JOIN TODAY.

MANUFACTURER COOPERATION
The strength will be in our numbers. Why should School Specialty be the only company getting a break? Manufacturers know that should School Specialty fail, like Hammett's and Holcomb's did, it would be a huge blow to their livelihood. Members must be united in stocking products from participating manufacturers in their stores. Make room for the new products from Co-op Manufacturers by eliminating products from non-member manufacturers.

NO KICKBACKS FOR THOROUGHBRED
Thoroughbred will receive NOTHING from sales between dealers and manufacturers. Thoroughbred will continue to provide quality marketing products for dealers and manufacturers that may be purchased on an optional basis.

Thoroughbred's role is to organize the dealers and manufacturers effective working relationships that increase profits for all involved. The Co-op must make sense to all involved. There are many benefits that a manufacturer receives for joining. Click here for manufacturer details.


SPECIAL OFFER  for Charter Members

Co-op Membership is normally $39.95 annually.
Annual membership runs from January 1 through December 31.
Compare: Office supply co-ops often run $100.00 per month ($1,200.00 per year).


Become a Charter Member -
Dealers enjoy all the benefits for
a very small investment:
only $9.95 through December 31, 2011



Click here to join: Registration Form

Special Offer Deadline: September 30, 2010
The special offer is limited to the first 100 members.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Call Sam at 585-479-8892
Click here to email: [email protected]
Click here for Co-op Specific Details


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