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Our Suppliers

AIS has created a global partnership of suppliers to the benefit of independent retail in the UK and Ireland.

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AIS works with leading brands

With our dedicated in-house product, finance and logistic experts we work hard to create a strategic supplier network that is relevant and drives commercial success for our independent retailers across fashion, home and leisure.

We have over 850 suppliers sourced from across the globe, from the UK and international leading and famous brands, to small manufacturers who create locally sourced, unique and sustainable products too.

As a supplier, you can connect with independent retail locations across the whole of the UK and Ireland, opening up business opportunities and market growth. 

Supplier Benefits

Our dedicated in-house team will set, monitor, and control merchandise standards along with the support and service relationships between our members and suppliers. Partnering with Associated Independent Stores buying group gives you direct access to hundreds of quality independent retailers. Our members are diverse in scale and sector, from specialist high street fashion and furniture stores, to department stores and garden centres. All suppliers are directed to be more member focused and their performance is measured over a year, allowing members to vote on the best performing suppliers.

One of the major benefits is that we help suppliers connect with over 1000 retail locations across the UK and Ireland, opening business opportunities and market growth.

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AIS Buying Power

With collective retail sales of £1.5 billion across our membership, AIS can help you easily do business with a vast array of independents across the UK and Ireland.

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Bespoke Central Payments (CENPAC)

Our central payment system (we call it CENPAC) makes sure you receive regular payments. We’ll also consolidate statements and payments together to reduce administration time and save you money.

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Buying focused trade shows

INDX has the busiest trade show calendar in the country allowing you to write sales and network with independent retailers.

Creating connected communities
Creating connected communities

We’re dedicated to bringing members, suppliers, and our team of experts across the fashion and home retail sectors together. Our Independent Retailers Hub allows suppliers to share marketing assets and product information with our entire membership with just a few clicks.

What do our suppliers think?

We have thousands of happy suppliers working with us.

We are proud to be a supplier to the AIS Buying Group. We receive far greater in-depth retail knowledge and exposure to our product with AIS than with other multiple groups. AIS provides a valued opinion of market direction which has helped lead us into new markets.
Sara Walters Premier Furniture International
The customers we see at the INDX Shows are good core customers, we always pick up new accounts with independent retailers which is key to us bringing our business forward.
Stephen Nunn White Stuff
Alstons relationship with AIS goes back to its formation over 35 years ago. AIS has enabled our business to forge and maintain many excellent and beneficial relationships with its members that wouldn't have been possible without our preferred supplier status with AIS.
Philip Grindrod Alstons

Become an AIS supplier

Register your interest and start your application today to become a Supplier.