What is a Buying Group?
Combined purchasing power leads to growth
Imagine coming together with like-minded distributors to combine your purchasing power for greater business growth. That’s what a buying group enables you to do.
As an independent distributor, you likely buy products in smaller quantities and do not receive the pricing incentives that larger, national distributors receive. By joining The Edge Group and combining your purchasing power with other independent distributors, you gain access to special pricing and improved terms similar to those received by national distributors. The end result? Lower cost of goods and increased margins.
Why We’re Here
To help make distribution better
We help make distribution better for both distributors and manufacturers in the low-voltage electronics industry. As a distributor, you have a voice and a platform to share your thoughts and work closely with top-tier manufacturers. As a manufacturer, you have the opportunity to retain most of your existing sales to middle market distributors in an efficient and cost-effective way. That’s a win-win.
Quality Products, Quality Service
Edge distributors work closely with established manufacturers to source products in the datacom, CCTV/security, low voltage, electronic MRO and electronic OEM industries. Whether it’s for contractors, installers, designers or integrators, Edge distributors deliver the right products for their end-customer’s most pressing projects.
"During the first half of 2015, our margin for online sales surpassed 37%. Edge’s help with SEO and product content as well as our internal team’s commitment to e-store management, social media, and customer service helped us realize three times the growth we’d normally see online."
Edge member since 2004
"The buying power is something we cannot do alone. Edge does a great job of negotiating better terms, payment discounts, freight policies and pricing. If you join the program, you'll easily recoup the membership cost in the first year."
Edge member since 1992
"Not only does Edge help us with pricing negotiations with vendors to compete against the nationals, but they also produce customized marketing materials and promotions that keep us up to date in the market."
Edge member since 2000
"Edge is constantly looking for additional ways to get our products in front of their members and our end-customers. By working closely with the manufacturer on a variety of formats from spiffs to training opportunities, Edge consistently and proactively assists us. The results are increased mindshare, increased sales, new marketing ideas and better performance."