The United Group seeks to serve suppliers as equally as its members, supplying product marketing support, program administrative support, rebate management support, and technology platform for all entities to be successful. TUG works with you to market your products, grow your sales, increase market share, and build stronger business relationships with our members.
Access to a national distribution network comprised of over 1600 member locations. TUG members have the necessary warehouse space and delivery vehicles needed to get your products to the end-customer on-time as promised.
TUG encourages direct communications between distributor members and preferred suppliers. Suppliers are free to discuss rebate percentages without exception and are afforded quality, one-on-one meetings with Members at TUG’s annual Conference. Our supplier partners have become some of The United Group’s best supporters and often recommend us to their customers.
TUG markets your products to our members, promoting volume purchases from preferred suppliers in lieu of your competitors. We can help you to coordinate new product releases, advertise monthly specials & promotions, and encourage our members to commit to purchasing growth/rebate growth incentive goals.
At the United Group there is no supplier membership fee to join. No dues or hidden fees. TUG provides free marketing support representing you to our members. However, preferred suppliers are required to offer an incentive program (e.g. rebate, reward points, etc.) to our TUG members in consideration for their purchases.
TUG provides dedicated sales resources to promote product awareness, communicate promotional campaigns, post new product release information, and drive the purchases of rebate program products with our members. The new TUG Portal also supports the posting of marketing campaign information to all our members online.
TUG provides our members with a suite of GPO e-commerce applications, which were developed to create a more cost-effective and efficient supply chain between supplier, distributor, and end customer. This translates to cost-saving for our preferred supplier partners, as it is now easier to do businesses with our members. TUG also supplies an online portal website for preferred suppliers to post advertisements, marketing campaign brochures, product sheets, monthly specials & promotions, new product releases, and more; which can read by all TUG members.