For our members
Being a member of ARL means being a part of a cooperative of likeminded retailers, backed by a National Support Office with the experience and knowledge to help you grow your business. In an industry in which partnerships are paramount, ARL members are able to combine independence with the benefits of membership of one of Australia’s largest multi-product retail groups.
ARL provides a range of services to help you put the right product in your stores at the right time for and sell through them at the right price. From buying, to store development, to training and assistance with local area marketing, the ARL Support Office is full of people working every day to help your business be the best it can be.
Maximising GrowthARL 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 Australia’s national brand suppliers.
The best buys for ARL members
ARL’s buyers source the best value for money products from leading Australian 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.
ARL’s own distribution system provides an immediate stock service operation for the ability to purchase and warehouse large consignments.
ARL’s large buying power also provides us the ability to create housebrands and exclusive product lines
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
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.
ARL members can annex low rates for a range of crucial business expenses including:
- Eftpos and merchant fees
- 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
ARL’s exclusive own ranges provide members with a point of difference in the market.