About Our Group

The N1 Buying Group has been created to help independent car wash distributors and multi-site operators in North America become more competitive and profitable. The N1 Membership is a collective of distributors, multi-site operators and suppliers in the car wash in dustry. The N1 Buying Group leverages its collective membership of purchasing volumes to negotiate rebate programs with top-brand car wash suppliers, in exchange for rebates on Member purchases put through to N1 Supplier Partners.

Independents that join N1 Buying Group experience financial growth from exclusive rebate programs with top-brand suppliers, improved purchasing terms, and streamlined payment and invoice processing with N1 Supplier Partners. N1 Members also gain access to network ing events exclusive to N1 Members and Supplier Partners, for best practices sharing, and for building relationships.

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Our Mission

To bring purchasing efficiencies and networking opportunities to our members and suppliers while operating ethically and responsibly in all that we do.

Our Values

1. Add value to our Members and Supplier Partners.

2. Only invite for membership those individuals who run their businesses ethically, respectfully, and responsibly to join.

3. Support and champion our Members’ independence and ability to run their businesses as they see fit.

4. Develop the best purchasing programs so Members have compelling reasons to support N1 Buying Group Supplier Partners.

5. Promote the sharing of best practices among Members so they can become stronger, better-run businesses.

6. Believe every Member’s involvement is critical to N1’s significance, longevity, and growth.

7. Keep the business affairs of N1 Buying Group, its Members, its Suppliers, and its programs strictly confidential.

8. Consider rebates as earned over and above the competitive price Members receive.

9. Be governed by the principle that those who most actively support the buying group with their purchases should have the most say.

Our Why

In this ever-changing world of corporate consolidation, private equity buyouts and the loss of the personal touch to business, N1 Buying Group believes in working to keep independent businesses independent by working together to compete on a much higher level, all without compromising your independence.

N1 Buying Group consists of a combination of buying group experts with a management team that has, collectively, over 100 years of buying group and purchasing co-operative experience, and extensive knowledge of the window and door industry. The N1 Buying Group team has unparalleled passion to help the independents in our industry and is evident in every new Member and Supplier Partner relationship.

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How the Group Works

Member Purchasing Process

Members still negotiate their own prices with every N1 Supplier Partner. Rebates earned by the group are in addition to any discounts the Member negotiates on its own with each supplier.

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Supplier Selection Process

Suppliers are recruited and asked to present a program to N1 Members during one of N1 Suppliers Selection Meetings.

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Supplier Program Negotiations

Every N1 Supplier Partner establishes a set of standard payment terms and a rebate program that they will offer to all members on their purchases.

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