Your bottom line is our top priority.
As part of a $41 billion network, you’ll benefit from increased buying power, innovative programs, robust financial controls, and the industry’s only 100% supplier rebate return.
Where would some of these companies be without the rebate revenue to reinvest in their companies? To reinvest in employee retention, new vehicles, new computer systems ... The distribution business is a competitive business. You trade dollars to make pennies. That's really the essence of it, and how can you run your business better? Join the best marketing group in the world: AD.Member since 2007
AD does something different than any other buying group that I know: they give a hundred percent of the supplier rebates – if not more – back to their members. That's unheard of in this industry. It's really important because it takes any conflict off the table. That way the distributor member and the supplier can go and give a hundred percent commitment and effort, and know that they're going to get rewarded for it.Supplier Partner since 2013
Through AD, we have been able to capture additional market share by selling product lines to certain customers, and now we have expanded what we can sell to other customers. We now can offer Bearings & Power Transmission products and services that we didn’t offer before. That translates to sales revenue and reputation gains.Member since 1987
100% Supplier Rebate Returns
AD is the only buying/marketing group in North America who returns 100% of supplier rebates. We do this by tightly controlling our costs and by making conservative investments, which cover all of our operating costs.
With over $41 billion in annual sales, our organization also has immense buying power, allowing us to negotiate higher rebates than our members could hope to obtain on their own. In addition to individual company rebates, we also negotiate group incentives and exclusive promotions. Our best-in-class suppliers know that every dollar they invest in AD members drives sales and success.
The AD accounting team is dedicated to tracking and reporting your rebates. From the largest supplier to the smallest, we take a complex and time-consuming task and make it painless, transparent and easy for our members.
Robust Financial Controls
Every year AD undergoes annual third party audits by the AD Board Audit Committee and by the big four firms. Our Board has complete transparency in our financial results and investment management. Our professional financial and accounting associates ensure every dollar is spent efficiently.