The Strength of IBC Partnership

STRONGER TOGETHER

We’re stronger because we work together in partnership with our suppliers

At IBC, we have always viewed our suppliers as valued partners. Over the years we have developed strong and lasting relationships and are always looking for new ways we can help grow your business through the group.

We commit to your deals and help you build valuable relationships with our members. This mutual arrangement means we can deliver a greater range of products to our members at competitive prices.

With access to more than 180 Independent Merchants, IBC gives our suppliers a greater market penetration in the independent sector. What’s more, we proactively help and support our members through unique marketing initiatives and by introducing our members to new products from our suppliers and making sure they are aware of existing ones.

IBC work closely with the BMF and NMBS

Partnering with Suppliers

Teamwork

  • Growing the number of deals and categories
  • Development of professional negotiation
  • Smarter and more relevant deals
  • Building of solid partnerships
  • Better allocation and supply management
  • Bespoke IBC member promotions on our suppliers’ behalf
  • Increased product point-of-sale and merchandising
  • Meeting with key members on a regular basis

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The Benefits of Getting Involved

Only by working together can you gain the full benefits of being involved with IBC. We work hard to include and involve our suppliers, so you too can grow in strength and profitability.

We believe that through our strong IBC membership our suppliers have the opportunity to expand their customer base with access to independent merchants across the UK.

IBC helps you reduce your sales and marketing costs with an effective rebate program that attracts new members and new customers, all without the additional costs typically associated with customer acquisition.

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Supplier Marketing Support

The core mission of IBC is to help our members and suppliers strengthen their position through growth and profitability. We help our suppliers gain brand recognition leading to the rapid adoption of their products and services.

  • Inclusion and links from IBC website
  • Point of sales collaterals distributed
  • Networking opportunities
  • Joint marketing campaigns
  • Brand reinforcement
  • Member promotions
  • Merchant visits

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