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Do it Best Corp. members help increase their market share and store profits through more effective buying and use of any of the 100+ optional programs and services available to our membership.
Do it Best Corp. is the only full-line, full-service, member-owner distributor of lumber, building materials, and hardware products in America today. We have relationships with over 5,000 vendors to offer our members over 65,000 in stock items that are available from eight retail service centers. Do it Best Corp. merchandise managers are experienced professionals who aggressively negotiate the best deals possible for our members, evaluating each vendor, line, and category. Just as impressive is the level of service Do it Best Corp. provides to our members, achieving a 96.9 percent average fill rate on weekly truck deliveries and a 99.5 percent order accuracy rate.
ADpak™ is a customizable advertising and merchandising program providing members with components to help build traffic, build customer loyalty, and build local brands. From product catalogs and coupon books to consumer magazines and the new holiday gift catalog, ADpak components are produced to help members effectively communicate their products and services to their customers.
Bilingual Customer Support
With Do it Best members located around the globe and our particularly strong presence in Spanish speaking countries, we have an international department staffed with individuals capable of providing assistance in both English and Spanish.
Do it Best Corp. has extensive experience in converting former members of other co-ops as well as stores with no previous cooperative affiliation. By using proven strategies to make conversions as organized and trouble-free as possible, Do it Best Corp. takes the worry out of the conversion process and provides the best support in the industry every step of the way.
CORE®, College of Retail Education, helps Do it Best Corp. members maximize their business through a customized orientation to Do it Best Corp. products, services, and solutions. The five-day program is held at the corporate headquarters in Fort Wayne, Indiana and is designed for managers and key staff. International members’ initial affiliation fee will cover the cost of attendance, one hotel room for the duration of CORE week, as well as the domestic portion of one airline ticket within the Continental US.
Do it Best Corp. holds a market in Indianapolis in May and October. These markets provide members with many great opportunities: see new products and get great discounts from thousands of vendors, attend numerous free seminars, learn about the programs offered by Do it Best Corp., and see some great entertainment. These markets, along with the Do it Best Winter Conference & Expo in January, help members profitably grow their businesses.
doitbest.com is a consumer-focused online retail site, offering our members’ customers how-to information, product specials, gift and specialty shops, and over 70,000 products.
Do it Best Corp. has designated Habitat for Humanity as its cause of choice. Habitat for Humanity has built over 150,000 houses around the world, providing more than 750,000 people with safe and affordable shelter. Habitat for Humanity offers a great opportunity to help families in need and better the communities that our members serve. Do it Best Corp. encourages all members to get involved with their local Habitat for Humanity affiliate in ways that are appropriate for them.
The Home Décor™ flooring department offers members a full range of private brand flooring products, including carpet, hardwood, laminate and vinyl flooring, and ceramic tile. With store planning and comprehensive vendor programs, Do it Best Corp. can supply all of the components and products needed to open a Home Décor flooring department.
INCOM Distributor Supply™ is the industrial/commercial division of Do it Best Corp. INCOM® provides a variety of services: B2B e-commerce site, broad product offering through our catalogs, a wide range of drop-ship and warehoused products, and our strategic alliance partners. We offer today’s industrial/commercial distributor solutions for all their MRO product needs.
mydoitbest.com is the Do it Best Corp. member-exclusive web site. Through this site, members can place orders, check current inventory, find program information, register for markets, get live lumber or panel product pricing, and receive current news updates from Do it Best Corp. The new Express Catalog makes searching for over 65,000 items quick and easy.
The Opportunity Program™ is a product management program that provides financial incentives and special dating when members re-merchandise a department or remodel an entire store, or properly merchandise a new store. Members can use a free library of over 2,000 planograms on CD-ROM to select their product mix and assortments by department. Along with a personalized merchandise plan, these planograms will identify the item location for each item in an international members opening order.
The Do it Best Paint Solutions™ program takes members from merely “selling paint” to positioning their store as the place to shop for products to enhance the style of their customers’ home. Members are assured of having the appropriate components to blend a sense of style with practicality.
Do it Best Corp. maintains a strategic alliance with Activant Solutions for its next generation point-of-sale (POS) system, offering members access to broader applications such as signature capture, wireless access, and e-commerce, all in a graphical Windows environment. However, Do it Best Corp. does not mandate what kind of POS system members have in their stores. Do it Best Corp. communicates with over 40 different POS systems.
Retail Wizard™ and Retail Assistant™ are the latest data management technology developed for our members. The Retail Assistant unit allows laser scanning of UPC barcodes or Do it Best Corp. bar-coded labels. It contains the member’s item file and personalized variable pricing information along with software to simplify the ordering process. Before transmitting the order to Do it Best Corp. via the Internet, the Retail Wizard software flags potential errors and calculates line count, extended cost, and order totals.
The RetailPlus!® program analyzes every aspect of a member’s business and recommends comprehensive plans to help them become premier retailers in their market. The program provides project management and other incentives for stores undertaking a comprehensive store improvement project. A RetailPlus! manager will be assigned to each project to develop the customized action plan and timeline, then will continue to manage the project through its completion.
RetailSTART!™ is a Do it Best Corp. program to assist members with multiple locations add new locations, either through purchasing a new store or building a ground-up store. A project manager will be assigned to oversee the project from start to completion.
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