Suppliers to the Association have exposure to over 65 of the largest award manufacturers/retailers in North America representing the largest combined purchasing power in the industry with products shown in almost 100 showroom throughout North America. Our Vendor partners must offer pricing based on volume that will allow members to realize the benefits therein – by realizing lower costs and increased profitability. A valued vendor partnership also allows our members to participate in the newest innovations in product design and technology introductions.
Our vendor partners present their special offers for review and distribution to the membership in real -time by using the secured vendor portal found on this website. Updated pricing and deals can be simply added and pushed out the membership for proper pricing and savings.
Vendors are guaranteed payment by Association members and the Association backs the vendor in all cases that are quality driven and ethical in nature with the member. Inferior product quality, poor service, late deliveries remain solely that of the vendors responsibility as a partner. Consistent quality issues, pricing issues etc. can result in the elimination of the vendor partnership.
Vendors have opportunities to present to the members at the national Las Vegas Meeting in winter. Active vendor partners are invited to a Vendor Appreciation Reception allowing the members to show their appreciation to our valued vendor partners. The summer/fall meeting allows vendor partners the opportunity for 8 hours of presentation time exclusively with the members of the Award Associates., providing a secured setting to discuss new product innovations and group deals offered to members and get to know our members in a relaxed atmosphere.