Each year, ICBA Members receive a detailed savings report that reflects the benefits and savings they receive from the Vendor Programs negotiated by ICBA on their behalf.

As ICBA develops partnerships with vendors, we work on behalf of the Members to negotiate favorable terms that may include one or more of the following: purchase discounts, freight benefits, reduced minimum order requirements, extended payment terms, returns and/or stock balancing privileges, exclusive promotions, fixtures, marketing support materials, and more.

Return on your ICBA Membership Investment

The ICBA Savings Report highlights the specific value Members are receiving from ICBA Vendor Programs. ICBA’s Annual Vendor Partners provide us with activity reports (net purchases) for each ICBA Member during the calendar year. These reports comprise the savings reports we distribute to Members in May/June.

ICBA calculates savings based on the difference between a vendor's "regular" prices/terms vs those offered to ICBA Members. For example, if a vendor offers a 5% discount to ICBA Members, and net purchases were $9,500, the ICBA savings for that store from that vendor would be $500 on gross purchases of $10,000.

The ICBA Savings Report is divided into five sections:

SECTION 1: Estimated Savings from Vendors Offering Year-round Programs

This table shows purchases from ICBA Vendors with whom we can estimate a quantifiable benefit.

SECTION 2: Additional Purchases Resulting in Benefits

This table shows purchases from additional ICBA Vendors whose program benefits are not calculated to a specific dollar amount. However, these vendors offer other valuable qualifiable benefits/savings as shown.

SECTION 3: PartnerShip Freight Activity

PartnerShip freight costs are not added into your total ICBA Savings calculation.

SECTION 4: Additional ICBA Preferred Vendor Savings Opportunities

This section lists ICBA Vendor Partners who did not report sales specifically for your store. The vendors are listed with the specific benefits they offer to ICBA Members to give you consideration for future additional savings opportunities.

SECTION 5: Additional ICBA Preferred Vendor Programs – No Report for 2021

This section lists ICBA Vendor Partners who did not submit a sales report or participation information for the 2021 program year.

ICBA Members can access their Savings Report online: check that you are logged in and head to your Member Dashboard. Click the left icon at the top of the page or scroll down to the "My Store Details" section. Your Savings Reports can be found under the "My Programs" tab.

View the full list of ICBA Annual Vendor Programs. Members can also access full details about individual vendor programs when logged into the Member Dashboard.

Note, Savings Reports from 2019 use the above current breakdown.