Allied Electronics has been awarded “Preferred Vendor Status” by Gulf Oil L.P. for its online store called Parts Portal, which is designed to save Gulf Dealers up to 40% on key items necessary for running their businesses.
Allied and Gulf will expand the program from 300 Assured Dealer locations to 1,300 Gulf Oil jobbers, dealers and distributors. The discounted prices are offered exclusively to those dealers participating in the Preferred Vendor Program. Because there are a large number of dealers participating, significant costs savings and discounts are derived from their combined buying power.
Two years ago, the Wholesale Petroleum division of Cumberland Farms Inc. (CFI) rolled out its Preferred Vendor Program, which was designed to help dealers lower operating costs by offering discounted pricing on products and services vital to business. At the time, CFI chose Allied Electronics for its E-Store, which carries parts from all of the major dispenser manufacturers in addition to receipt paper and ribbons, intercom systems and more.
The new relationship between Gulf Oil and Allied was highlighted during the recent Gulf Retailer Seminars in Saddle Brook, N.J. and Framingham, Mass.
Gulf Oil Limited Partnership, based in Framingham, Mass., is one of the Northeast’s largest wholesalers of refined petroleum products. Gulf Oil distributes motor fuels through a network of more than 2,400 Gulf-branded gasoline retail centers, 12 proprietary oil terminals, and a network of more than 50 other supply terminals. Gulf Oil supplies heating oil, diesel fuel, jet fuel and kerosene to these branded retail outlets through its Gulf Oil brand. Through its unbranded subsidiary, Great Island Energy, Gulf Oil L.P. also supplies petroleum products as well as risk management and financial services to industrial, commercial, and independent retail firms.