ICBA Member Stores represent over $1.75 billion in combined buying buying power, creating significant leverage to negotiate preferred vendor agreements. ICBA develops relationships and negotiates agreements with manufacturers, distributors, publishers, and service providers at prices and terms that would not otherwise be available to Member Stores.
Our team works continuously throughout the year to build new programs, recruit vendors, and initiate solutions for our Members. We accept referrals from Member stores and seek partner opportunities at national trade show events, including markets outside the traditional college store channel. Vendor programs are designed with direct input from Members through recommendations, referrals, and focus groups.
As a resource for buyers, the ICBA team’s knowledge of products, services, and vendors is extensive. When using ICBA Vendor Programs or looking for sources, the ICBA team is a trusted resource that supports the buyer community.