Sam’s Club, Bentonville, Ark., is supporting independent c-store owners during their busiest time of year with its launch of the “100 Days of Summer” program and a special membership offer, all designed to help c-store owners make a profit. The Sam’s Club $15 membership-a savings of $20-is available for purchase between May 22 and June 5, and is valid through Labor Day.
C-store owners who are not Sam’s Club business members can take advantage of this offer to sample the savings at their nearest Sam’s Club location or online at samsclub.com/cstore. This program offers a portfolio of business solutions, merchandising, promotional support and other resources, along with new product offerings-all combined with in-store support from helpful associates who understand the c-store industry.
Sam’s Club has more than 25 years of experience helping small businesses succeed, and is uniquely qualified to help independent c-store operators maximize profits in today’s uncertain economy. The company works hard to demonstrate the value of a membership by conducting cost comparisons. Members are invited to show a current invoice in clubs or online at samsclub.com/smallbusiness, to compare prices available from other suppliers.
Sam’s Club will refund any business membership if it is not able to demonstrate savings. One business member took the cost comparison on a few essentials, such as sunflower seeds and crackers, and found more than $27,000 is annual savings.
Convenience store owners can shop at Sam’s Club when it’s convenient for them, with clubs open seven days a week and special “Gold Key” shopping hours exclusively for business members. Customers can also place an order online or by fax and pick up their items the very next day with the Sam’s Club “Click/Fax ‘n’ Pull” feature. Unlike most distributors, Sam’s Club does not require long-term contracts or minimum purchases, which can keep inventory costs lower and help with cash flow. Members can simply buy what they need, when they need it.