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The Many Benefits of Lighting One Membership
With a network of more than 300 lighting retail locations, Lighting One is the largest cooperative serving independent lighting showroom and home décor businesses in North America.
The Lighting One cooperative provides independent lighting retailers with membership benefits that include marketing expertise, networking opportunities, and additional support services that give local businesses a national boost. Lighting showroom owners competing with big box retailers can benefit from Lighting One’s cooperative model.
Lighting One members have access to a full-service digital marketing program that can be customized to each individual showroom. The Lighting One national website focuses on the benefits of shopping at a local showroom, and ultimately drives consumers to these local showroom websites. Lighting One also provides access to exclusive American-made products from American Lighting Brands, which are not available in big box stores or major online retailers. In addition, members receive significantly lower freight allowances, which improves their competitiveness.
Lighting One members also reduce operating costs by thousands of dollars each year by taking advantage of the cooperative’s various national programs. These include reduced rates to:
- Credit Card Processing
- Consumer Financing
- ProTrade B2B Credit
- Digital Marketing
- Hiring & Recruiting Assistance
- Payroll Processing
- Wireless Service
- Transportation & Fuel
- Freight Services
With the numerous solutions provided by Lighting One, showroom owners can focus on offering the customers the service and selection they desire, while increasing their impact on the local community.
Each year, Lighting One members gather together at an annual convention in Dallas, immediately prior to Lightovation. This year’s Convention takes place June 17 & 18. Attendees will hear from nationally recognized keynote speakers and participate in round tables, workshops, networking, and more – closing the event with a Celebration Gala on June 18.
Now is a great time to join!