MERA Partners with Volume Buyer
For the small retailer, inventory can be one of the most crucial factors in the financial planning of day-to-day operations. AVB’s proven success will enable M.E. Source to quickly increase the buying power of the specialty retailer, positioning them on a level purchasing field with even the largest consumer electronics stores. This increased purchasing power will reduce the challenge of having to buy in bulk or winding up with backordered products that can cost the retailer important revenues.
M.E. Source will not only enable the retailer to have the buying power of current big-box stores but also will bring forth an array of benefits including special consumer financing opportunities, extended warranties and health care plans. MERA membership will be required for participation in M.E. Source, though MERA members may choose whether or not to join M.E. Source. MERA will extend its retailer members a billing grace period, starting January 1 and ending March 31, 2008, if they join M.E. Source in the first quarter; this could amount to three free months in the M.E. Source buying group for those who enroll at the first of the year.
MERA has always believed that the size of the retailer does not represent the quality of the retailer. MERA and AVB hope to increase the performance and profitability of all MERA members and the industry as a whole. The MERA Roadmap to Success offers equal advantages to large independent specialists as well as smaller, high-quality retailers.