Help Your Business & Your Community Shine Even Brighter
The Lighting One cooperative provides independent lighting retailers with membership benefits that include training programs, marketing expertise, networking opportunities, and additional support services that give local businesses a national boost. There are many advantages to joining a cooperative, and we’d love to speak with you about how your lighting showroom can expand and grow. If you’re trying to compete with big box retailers or franchises in your area in terms of service and selection, then we’ll gladly show you how our cooperative model can give the edge over your competition. Homeowners, builders, and designers will come to you for their every lighting need. Check out the video below to see what sets us apart!
At the Lighting One Convention, there is so much information that is crucial for anyone to run their business. Lighting One doesn’t tell you what to do or how to run your business but gives you tips and practical tools year after year that are essential for business owners.
– Pat Graf – Accent Lighting
Why Join A Cooperative?
Independent, locally-owned businesses are often hailed for offering reliable personalized service, products of exclusive design and exceptional quality, and a unique and pleasant shopping experience. However, today’s competitive environment makes it tough for many small businesses to contend and thrive against big box stores and franchise retailers who have access to a wider range of products.
Aligning with a national cooperative allows independent retailers to connect to thousands of other locally-owned businesses, as well as unite in size and scale against the competition, while keeping money in the local economy. Lighting One affiliated showrooms can offer the same selection as a big box store, as well as the expertise of a staff that knows what they’re selling. Homeowners who are looking for new lighting can receive exceptional service and find the fixtures they need, all while supporting their local economy.
Plus, cooperative members can enjoy access to innovative products, systems, and services, giving independent lighting stores a competitive edge against big box retailers and online sellers, while also allowing them to maintain their unique business spirit and identity. Businesses that have been in the family for generations can stay in the family.
Give your local business a national boost and retain your independence!
Why Lighting One?
You can belong to the strongest lighting buying cooperative in North America. Together with more than 300 lighting retailers, we have the strength to reduce costs, increase profits, and bolster your bottom line while helping you maintain your independence. You don’t have to answer to any franchisor or parent company that controls what you sell and how you sell it — you can offer your customers the specialized service that they deserve.
By combining the strength of lighting retailers and aligned suppliers, Lighting One is able to offer programs and support services that give our members the competitive edge:
- Exclusive supplier benefits
- Consumer & Pro financing
- Marketing support
- Industry benchmarking
You retain your entrepreneurial independence and gain the insight, expertise, and networking advantages that come from surrounding yourself with the most innovative retailers in the lighting industry. Anyone who shops in your store will know that they’re getting the best value for their money, as well as the design and decor touches that will make their home or business look exactly how they want.
Tap into the leadership and experience that drives Lighting One and benefits each and every member every day.
It is such a great experience being able to speak with someone who can talk to the same issues and understand exactly what we are trying to accomplish. These conversations are a great reminder of how important the network of our membership is and the incredible knowledge you can garnish if you take advantage of the opportunity that Lighting One gives. As our business gets more and more complex, it is important to reach out to others.
– David Director – Connecticut Lighting Centers
About Lighting One
Together We Shine
The Lighting One cooperative began in 2001 when the group joined CCA Global Partners. At the time, the cooperative had only 40 member locations.
Through consistent growth, Lighting One is now a key force in the lighting industry, with:
- More than 150 independent showroom owners in North America
- More than 300 locations throughout the United States and Canada
- More than 30 industry-leading lighting and accessory suppliers
- Partnerships with additional vendors such as XO Logic, Lights America, and Windward Software
- Annual conventions for practical education and industry networking
- 20 years of successfully growing benefits to members
The Lighting One cooperative is independence empowered.
Lighting One is a division of CCA Global Partners, an organization that is comprised of 13 brands, most of which are other cooperatives in the home products category. This cooperative business model has empowered thousands of entrepreneurs to succeed in a marketplace that is impacted by widespread consolidation. Before, a customer may have gone to a big box retailer to find new lighting, but they can now visit a Lighting One affiliated showroom and receive exceptional service and selection, along with that hometown feel that they want.
The cooperative’s mission is to empower entrepreneurs and independent business owners by providing scale, resources, and innovation to create sustainable growth and effective competition in today’s evolving lighting marketplace. A small showroom can now compete against those bigger stores by providing specialized service, better selection, and expert knowledge. Homeowners and builders alike can come back again and again for any fixture they need for a house, office, or other commercial location.
There are more than 2,800 retail stores in North America and abroad that benefit from CCA’s leadership. Yours could be the next!
Initially, the most compelling reason for our company joining Lighting One was financial. Over the past seven years as a member, these benefits pale in comparison to the strategic initiatives that Lighting One continues to bring to our industry and our business. Lighting One brings authenticity to the phrase “business partner.” The benefits we reap are real, measurable, and meaningful. Lighting One is a company of excellence and integrity.
– Dana Hunt – Masterpiece Lighting
Lighting One Gives You More
CCA Global Partners is dedicated to serving entrepreneurs by bridging the gap between manufacturers and independent retailers. When you become a member of the Lighting One cooperative, you will be able to sharpen your competitive edge while maintaining your business’ local spirit and unique identity. Instead of worrying about competing against bigger chains and online retailers, you can focus on offering your customers the service and selection they need, all while increasing your impact on the local community.
Competitive advantages of Lighting One membership:
- Product Savings
- Exclusive Product Offering
- Marketing Support
- Effective Training Programs
- Industry Benchmarking
- National Programs Reduce Operating Costs
You can reduce your day-to-day operating expenses by thousands of dollars each year with leveraged rates to suppliers of:
- Credit Card Processing
- ProTrade B2B Credit
- Consumer Financing
- Hiring & Recruiting
- Payroll Processing
- Wireless Service
- Consumer and Trade Pro Lead Generation
- Office Supplies
- Collections Services
- Transportation & Fuel
- Freight Services
- Digital Marketing & More
No other company or cooperative can offer the scope of benefits that Lighting One and CCA Global Partners provide its member showrooms. You’ll have the edge over your competition, and homeowners, builders, and interior designers will come to your store for all their lighting needs. Contact us today to join or learn more about our program.
We look forward to hearing from you!