ARL provides a range of services ARL provides a range of services to help you put the right product in the right store, in the right location at the right time for the right price. From buying, to store development, to training and assistance with local area marketing, the teajm at the ARL Support Office are working every day to help your business be the best it can be.
ARL maximises members’ growth and profit by concentrating on crucial business areas, including:
• Strong buying power
• International buying expertise
• Marketing and advertising
• Own brand stock
• Discounts on business essentials
• One monthly statement
• Longer settlement terms
• Exclusive direct imports
• ARL guarantees payment to suppliers
• Improved delivery terms with selected suppliers
Members of ARL buy from leading national and international suppliers at the best available market prices, enjoy trade discounts and other privileges not otherwise available to an independent retailer.
Group purchasing power and strong relationships with market leaders have led to many other benefits:
National brands at exclusive promotional prices
Stores gain a competitive edge from access to the specially priced buys, frequently offered by Australasia’s national brand suppliers.
The best buys for ARL members
ARL’s product team source the best value for money products from leading Australasian suppliers as well as overseas buying networks. Their vast experience and information sources are readily available to help Members identify new trends at competitive prices.
National distribution network
ARL’s own distribution network provides Members with warehousing and stock service to reduce local freight costs.
Marketing & Advertising
The ARL marketing team provide a full marketing service able to negotiate and buy all elements of the marketing mix both nationally and locally on behalf of members, including:
• Local Advertising
• Print Media
• Digital/social media
• In-store point of sale
All ARL brands have differing levels of online presence.
Toyworld sites feature fully shoppable webstores complete with Stock in Store and Click and Collect capabilities (coming soon to Australia)
All websites have been developed and are maintained to drive foot traffic into Members stores and to build on the strength of each of the respective brands.
ARL can assist you by providing assistance and guidance with:
• Site acquisition
• Leasing negotiation including rent, fit outs and pre handover
• Store design
• Floor plans
Trade Fairs & Conferences
Regular trade fairs and conferences for each ARL division provide members with an opportunity to see, touch and compare the latest products from major suppliers as well as network with like-minded members.
ARL members can annex low rates for a range of crucial business expenses including:
• Eftpos and merchant fees
• Group rates for business and personal insurance
• Car Rental
• Credit card service charges
Consolidated Billing & Accounts
All major suppliers are billed through ARL allowing members to handle one single account. One monthly statement saves time and money.
Exclusive Own Products
Each division offers specific import programs for own brand products to provide members with margin opportunity, a point of difference in the market, the ability to promote exclusive lines and generous payment terms.