Why Join A Cooperative?
Independent, locally-owned businesses are 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 compete and thrive, especially 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, and unite in size and scale against the competition, while keeping money spent local. Lighting One affiliate 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 keeping their money in the local economy.
Plus, cooperative members can enjoy access to innovative products, systems, and services, giving independent lighting stores a competitive edge against big boxes 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 270 lighting retailers, we have the strength to reduce costs, increase profits, and bolster your bottom line while maintaining 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 want.
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:
- Reduced freight and policies
- Exclusive supplier benefits
- Consumer & Pro financing
- Marketing support
- Rebates on all purchases from Lighting One suppliers
- 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 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. We look forward to meeting you!