If you're an independent flooring or furnishing retailer and thinking of joining a Buying Group you've come to the right place! However, you're probably asking yourself "Why should I join SMG?"
The obvious benefit of joining SMG is the additional discounts, preferential prices, rebates and promotional activity available from SMG's vast portfolio of Approved Suppliers.
Still need convincing that SMG is the right group for you? Please read on...
You don't have to take our word for it, recently SMG was delighted to win 'Best Flooring Buying Group' for 2015, voted for by readers of Interiors Monthly for the second year running. This award underlines SMG's efforts but it simply could not have been achieved without the help and support of the Group’s Members and Approved Suppliers and their willingness to develop the business within the membership.
On the following slides are, what we believe to be, the reasons why SMG was voted 'Best Flooring Buying Group' please have a read through and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
SMG’s competitive Group price lists with the industry’s leading manufacturers benefit retailers large and small, but do not stifle entrepreneurial opportunities.
To supplement this SMG has ongoing promotional offers with suppliers, that are published in the Monthly Update magazine, which provide extra margin opportunities. In addition, the Group also has a number of supplier rebate schemes that can offer significant returns throughout the year.
SMG's Central Purchasing Scheme gives Members access to all SMG Approved Suppliers products whether they hold a direct account or not, an extremely valuable benefit in the flooring and furnishing industry.
There are currently in excess of 50 SMG Approved Suppliers who supply merchandise through SMG Central Purchasing. Everything from carpets and rugs to beds, furniture, LVT and underlays. In fact everything to satisfy the needs of the professional independent retailer.
SMG prides itself on its AWARD WINNING 'Business Support' and continues to develop this each year. Not only can Members make huge savings on their credit card transaction rates, they also have access to the invaluable Business Support Helpline.
Other benefits include preferential prices on a range of business services from Private Healthcare, Energy Suppliers, Waste Management, Vehicle purchasing and IT Support.