IGC exists to insure the success of its retail member garden centres in today’s competitive marketplace. Membership offers independent garden centres purchasing power that they would not obtain on their own, from our suite of preferred suppliers plus a host of other benefits.
Retail benefits include:
• Group discounts from national our preferred suppliers
• Preferred Supplier rebate programs
• Exclusive trademarked products that can only be sold in members’ stores
• Employee training
• Networking opportunities with other leaders in the industry
• Exclusive membership territories
• Marketing support
• Visual merchandising materials
• Annual Conference
IGC helps to establish relationships with our Preferred Suppliers within our readymade sales channel, and in exchange, IGC asks for favourable pricing and terms for our retail members. Those suppliers who are approved to become Preferred Suppliers are invited to contribute and benefit from our local area based, personalised marketing programmes that are run three times a year. They are also encouraged to display their products at our various meetings.
Peter Thorburn of Honeysuckle Garden Mosman & Bondi Junction, NSW
Testimonial: “We value our membership of Independent Garden Centres very highly…I would say to any retailers…if you’re not involved in a group, you’re doing yourself a disservice because if we stand together in a group we speak with one voice”.
Sarah Curry of Major’s Mulch Garden Centre, West Wyalong, NSW
Testimonial: “I am so glad I’ve joined IGC, the contact with (the preferred suppliers’) reps has been fantastic and the discounts are very handy”.