IDCO (Industrial Distributor Cooperative) is the premier co-op for independent distributors serving the industrial community with hose, fittings, gaskets, rubber materials and related products.
IDCO currently has 63 member companies of which a third are Tribute customers, cumulating in $750mm in market power, and is a prime example of how the co-op structure can be successful - proving that working cooperatively can improve purchasing power and provide a competitive advantage.
Also known as “Hosers,” IDCO members provide their customers with competitive pricing and the knowledge gained through the co-ops network of experts. IDCO endorsed suppliers provide them with the products and training to do so.
Distributors who join IDCO receive numerous benefits, such as:
- Member rebate programs with endorsed suppliers
- Nationally competitive pricing programs with over 75 top notch supplier partners
- Access to a wider offering of products
- Internal buy-sell program
- Networking and Best Business Practice Sharing
- Leadership Conference and the annual Expo
- Training programs
- Cost-saving and time-saving service supplier programs
Suppliers who join IDCO are presented with many sales opportunities from the instant visibility obtained as an endorsed supplier plus have the tools to drive down operational costs and increase efficiencies.
Click link for a list of IDCO suppliers, including Tribute customer, Brennan Industries, and vendor partners, ContiTech and Dixon Valve.
IDCO has recently launched their updated website. The site provides each IDCO member and supplier with the ability to create their own internal site where they can promote products, look for potential customers, train on and introduce new products, communicate with the right people, and search for suppliers or members within the IDCO network, all while improving their own off-site SEO.
The internal site will feature a dashboard for both members and suppliers, containing an interactive newsfeed, announcements, promotions, new product launches, trainings and more.
If you're in the hose, fittings, gasket and rubber product market, check out this innovative cooperative at IDCO.coop. Their upcoming expo is February 12-14, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas.
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