N1 BUYING GROUP
The N1 Buying Group is the first buying group of its kind in the car wash industry and has been created to add value to its members and suppliers in the car wash industry. The group leverages the collective purchasing power of its members to create value for the members and create a platform of growth for suppliers.
WHY THE N1 BUYING GROUP IS NEEDED
The N1 Buying Group has partnered with HOWCO Inc. and AUTOBELL Car Wash to develop the foundation of the Group. Both Companies are well-respected leaders in the car wash industry and will become two of the founding members in the N1 Buying Group.
Businesses in the car wash industry do not have an organization that can leverage the purchasing power of a group of operators and/or distributors. There is little leverage with suppliers to improve their products and supply chain processes. It is N1 Buying Group's purpose to solve these problems.
WHAT IS A BUYING GROUP?
In its simplest form, a buying group is the coming together of similar independent businesses to leverage their combined purchasing power to receive improved financial benefits on the products they buy. Successful buying groups bring efficiencies to the supply chain and growth to suppliers rather than simply flexing their "market power" to extract a better deal.
WHAT THIS GROUP IS NOT
A buy and sell company of car washes.
A company that buys car wash products directly from suppliers or distributes products.
A marketing or financing/credit company for car washes.
A price negotiating organization
WHAT THIS GROUP IS
A group that facilitates the coming together of like-minded car wash distributors and suppliers.
An opportunity for regional distributors to compete on a national platform.
A collective group that can influence the terms to the suppliers.
Distributors leverage their collective purchasing power with the suppliers to receive rebates on their purchases through the group.
Suppliers participate in a growth platform that reduces the sales and marketing costs for that growth.
WHY JOIN THE N1 BUYING GROUP?
Joining the N1 Buying Group means you will belong to a group of like-minded distributors, distributor/operators, operators, and suppliers in the car wash industry that is dedicated to bringing value to its members and suppliers. Not only is it N1's purpose to create value for its members and suppliers, but it is also equally important that we encourage long-term relationships among our members and suppliers, while operating ethically and responsibly in all that we do.
N1 BUYING GROUP PHILOSOPHY AND VISION
"In a fragmented industry like car wash, collective purchasing power makes sense. It is an opportunity for operators and distributors to have access to better products and innovative ideas and it's an opportunity for suppliers to add value to their product lines."
- Chuck Howard
AUTOBELL Car Wash