ICBA Independent College Bookstore Association
Independent College Bookstore Association
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Become a Preferred Vendor Partner

Buying Programs and Resource Solutions

Our promise to ICBA owner stores is that ICBA Buying Programs are unsurpassed in the college industry. Because ICBA Stores are committed to the partnerships with awarded vendors, we make it our objective to provide member stores with maximum buying program benefits for their commitment. If you feel your company can meet our standards for quality, performance, price and terms concessions, we invite you to negotiate with us.

ICBA Buying Programs are designed to maintain and enhance direct vendor-buyer connections. ICBA’s goal is to support and improve the vendor-buyer relationship, not to obstruct it—therefore buyers meet with, order from, take receipt, pay and work directly with vendors.

Your Benefits as an ICBA Program Vendor
  • Your company is listed as an ICBA Program Vendor on our website.
  • When program updates occur, your news reaches buyers and directors via List Serve announcements and online.
  • Your ICBA Buying Program (PDF files) includes detailed information about your program, products and company. The Buying Program is easily accessed by Member Stores anytime they login.
  • For your convenience, store contact information is easily found when you login to the ICBA website. And complete excel files are also available for you to download whenever you choose. 
  • Member Stores can find your buying program offer, company profile, contact information, website link and other important information online.
  • Buyers meet with, order, take receipt, pay and work directly with you.
Be Creative and Design Win-Win Programs
To be successful with ICBA, give your BEST considered quote in your original proposal! Our most successful vendor proposals and quotations offer significant price and terms concessions and include details about how you will support ICBA. Learn more.

Propose to Partner with ICBA

CLICK HERE to Partner with ICBA
Be Creative and Design Win-Win Programs
To be successful with ICBA, give your BEST considered quote in your original proposal! Our most successful vendor proposals and quotations offer significant price and terms concessions and include details about how you will support ICBA.

ICBA accepts proposals for several essential college store categories, and their many subcategories,
including but not limited to:
  • Apparel, Gifts, Souvenirs, Backpacks
  • School & Office Supplies
  • General Merchandise
  • Computers, Technology & Consumer Electronics
  • General & Trade Books
  • Textbooks & Academic Materials
  • Food, Beverage & Convenience
  • Management Resources
  • Miscellaneous
While all categories listed above are commodities we seek, we invite and welcome expanded product offerings.
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