Joining Us

Purchasing Power Since 1955:
Today’s competitive retail market which includes brick and mortar stores as well as on-line retailers does require the independent retailer to buy product at the best possible price. Being part of a buying cooperative like Worldwide will allow you to buy as if you were a chain store with large buying power. Buying collectively through the group will give you pricing, programs and rebates that you may not achieve on your own. The long time Worldwide members will attest that without belonging to this group they may not be in business today.

"Worldwide has opened many doors for us that we couldn't
have done ourselves. The products available to us have
increased our business, and our profits are better than ever.

Worldwide is able to get us what we need, and in a way has
made our customers lives a little better. Everyone asks
"How can you compete with the big guy?" I just say
I have a team behind my back."

Nels Christensen
M & N Workwea

We're a unique Buying Group, offering a wide variety of products:

• Shooting Sports
• Camping
• Fishing/Marine
• Apparel
• Footwear
• HomeWorld
• Toys/Seasonal
• Lawn/Garden/Patio
• Hardware

Our Members spend countless hours exchanging the kind of information and ideas that can only be gained through day-to-day retailing experience.You'll never know how many friends you have in the business world until you join Worldwide.

The Power of an Effective Staff
You will gain a staff of over 50 dedicated professionals that work for the Members. Our experienced buyers are able to negotiate volume discounts, distributor pricing, extended terms, rebates and more. Worldwide is an extension of your staff. It includes not just the Worldwide buyers but also accounting, advertising and warehouse staff that are here to help you with your individual needs. Our success is measured solely by your success!

See for yourself!
Let Us Show You

Want to know more?

Call Tanya Sukert, Director of Member Relations at
(253)872-8746 ext. 303 or email: E-mail Tanya

We'd welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you may have.

Want to apply online?
To fill out our Prospective Member Profile form and begin the process of becoming a Worldwide Member, please
click here!

Why this Buying Group?
The main reason retailers join Worldwide is the attraction of the purchasing power that they gain by being part of the group. The twice a year buying shows is where it all begins but once a Member gets familiar with how to take advantage of group buying they also find that there is a committed staff of buyers that will work for them throughout the year. You also gain a network of retailers facing the same challenges that are willing to share their retail success.

• Access to national brands at volume prices

• Exclusive Member Only trade shows

• Meetings during the shows that highlight the markeplace and special opportunities

• Advertising and marketing support

• Insurance, freight and bank card programs

• Over 50 Worldwide employees that work on behalf of the membership

"As a owner/member of Worldwide Distributors I can say without a doubt joining was the best business decision I have ever made.

Aside from the obvious cost savings, the intangible benefits will become apparent to you very soon. Doors will begin to open for you where before there were only walls. You will meet other members that share information with you to help build and grow your business.

And let's not forget the staff at Worldwide. They are
wonderful people, from the president to the warehouse
and everyone in between they are always willing and happy to help.

We feel like Worldwide is a partner or at the very least an
extension of our business."

John Baker
Sportsmen's Supply