Why use us over the conventional jobber to store distribution model? Because our service is all about you, the customer.
While jobbers and local wholesalers are useful, the internet has made it possible to centralize information and to rapidly service orders from a central hub.
A jobber distribution model increases cost of goods at least 10% per jobber or wholesaler whose hands the goods you need touch. For example, a wholesaler in Tampa might be the importer but to get his goods to Miami he would sell them at a minor markup (break off a couple of pallets to Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, and Tallahassee). Each of those guys might break off a half pallet to their friends or jobbers now at say 15-20%. This is all well and good but when the store owner gets the goods he might search for them on Amazon and find only a 10% margin to be made if the price were to be competitive. This system is perhaps a reason why.
Alcohol itself does not have this problem because the store can buy from SWS (Southern Glaizer) or RNDC (Republic National Distributing Company) or Arco and each of us has our own brands that nobody else has in Florida, except if we have county or corporate distribution agreements...like Breakthru carries Barefoot Wine to independent stores but Johnson Brothers has corporate stores like Publix.
The advantage to using Arco Globus is because we import many of our own labels here in Florida so not through Newark or California but right from the producers to Florida direct (one jump only).
Remember, every jump adds to cost of goods.
Credit Cards & Float
In addition, we accept credit cards like Sam's Club so you as the buyer get several big advantages --
We get paid right away satisfying alcohol beverage law and eliminating that weight from your shoulders instantly.
You get to:
- Float your money an extra 20-40 days.
- Points/thousands of miles/cash back on the card.
- Convenience & organized spending.
- Build credit very quickly, where checks give you zero.
- Some cards give you cash back for opening accounts, yielding deeper discounts.