MEMBER BENEFITS

 

Be part of a national group

while remaining independent.

AIS is a group run by shareholders, for shareholders. You remain independent while enjoying the benefits of our powerful buying group. You decide how to run your business, not us.

Every AIS shareholder has an opportunity to contribute, have their say and stand for election to the Board of Directors. When you join AIS, your fellow shareholders will willingly share their experience and resources because every AIS shareholder is committed to making the group work for the benefit of all shareholders. 

Our goal is not just to survive but to thrive as independent businesses taking on the big boys at their own game.

Knowledge is power and with AIS

you get both.

As an AIS Member you become directly linked to all our other members via our unique communications platform. Get advice, product information, supplier assistance or even supply of that widget you can’t find in an instant when you become part of AIS.

With so many members, the knowledge is massive and solving these every day problems quickly is important for independents nationwide. We pride ourselves on service and with access to such a large expanse of knowledge we can help you outperform your competition which is a powerful asset to have.

FINANCIAL REWARDS

 

Financial rewards are important to us,

as they reward you.

AIS shareholders receive individual rebates from all of our contracted suppliers and all surplus funds are distributed annually to our shareholders. The more you support the AIS Suppliers the more you get back from AIS.

REBATE MANAGEMENT

Our rebate program is offered to all AIS shareholders benefiting both the group and the individual shareholder.

GROUP REBATE

Collated and paid back to shareholders based on their percentage of purchases with the group.

SHAREHOLDER DIRECT REBATE

Collated by AIS and paid back to shareholders based on their purchases with chosen suppliers.

VOLUME REBATES

Contracted group targets are set by the AIS Support Office. Once their targets are reached rebates are paid back to shareholders based on their percentage of purchases with those suppliers.

PREFERRED SUPPLIERS

 

You remain independent while enjoying the benefits of our powerful buying group.

AIS work hard to provide the strongest possible supplier network to give you access to great products at great prices. You can easily expand your product range and our buying power means you are competitive from your very first order.

SALES & MARKETING SUPPORT

 

Dedicated marketing support

AIS promotional catalogues are a great way to pull customers into your store and drive your sales.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTIONAL CATALOGUES

AIS promotional catalogues are a great way to pull customers into your store and drive your sales. The attractive main catalogue is produced quarterly and organised into product categories making it easy for your customers to find what they are looking for. There are fantastic deals and bargains in every catalogue and your store brand features prominently throughout.

SPECIALISED SUPPLIER / CATEGORY PROMOTIONAL CATALOGUES

  • Drive growth and loyalty towards key suppliers

  • Increase your sales

  • Increase brand exposure

  • keep pace with the competition

  • Includes supporting point of sale support

SPECIALISED SUPPLIER / CATEGORY PROMOTIONAL CATALOGUES

  • Drive growth and loyalty towards key suppliers

  • Increase your sales

  • Increase brand exposure

  • keep pace with the competition

  • Includes supporting point of sale support

TARGETED EMAIL CAMPAIGNS

With email marketing and communications, you can easily speak to your customers in very personalised and targeted ways that are not possible with other marketing channels. Our shareholders are encouraged to develop their email database to enable full utilisation of our digital marketing support. These programs are designed to reinforce catalogue deals throughout the month and communicate product and industry related messages during key selling periods.

SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE

AIS use social media to communicate exciting changes and interesting developments to shareholders and customers. We also allow you to promote your business through these platforms whenever you have something important to say or highlight, as well as:

  • Promote suppliers product releases, competitions and giveaways

  • Build brand awareness

  • Champion AIS shareholders stores and activities

  • Communicate key AIS initiatives

DATA PROGRAMS

 

Business intelligence and access to data is key to keeping you informed and efficient.

Data has become so critical to businesses today we simply couldn't be without it.

PURCHASE SUMMARIES

Our shareholders are up to date with their key purchase behaviour with our business intelligence reports enabling better understanding of their progress throughout the year and particularly focused on the AIS contracted supplier community.

SALES DATA

We collect daily sales data from our key stores to ensure our marketing support program maximises its opportunities. You cannot run a marketing program without knowing what your selling out of your stores. Thats why our marketing programs is hand selected and utilised the data available to select the most commonly sold items our stores stock.

DATA REPOSITORY

We know you have spent alot of money on developing your brand and as a result push your own dedicated website. AIS provides a national data repository for you to access which saves you time in getting you data up on to your website. Key areas of focus include:

  • Product data, barcodes, carton quantity, model numbers

  • High res & low res images for print and websites

  • Web and catalogue copy features

MEMBER GOVERNED

 

Financial visibility is the cornerstone 

of the AIS group.

AIS is a group run by shareholders for shareholders. You remain independent while enjoying the benefits of our powerful group. You decide how to run your business, not us.

COMPANY STRATEGY

Our strategy of inclusion offers all shareholders opportunity to be part of the overall company strategy. We encourage all our shareholders to actively support our intiatives but when there is somehthing that could impact on your business with AIS significantly we make sure we have the bulk of support from the shareholders before implementation. In fact you can feel assured that any major decision has to have 75% of support from the shareholders or it cannot be passed. 

Our shareholders are active in the following divisions of the AIS group:

  • Board of Directors

  • Catalogue committee

  • Shareholders committee

Become a Member

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