Your membership in SMC will grow your margins through our buying programs. It will also give you powerful industry knowledge from America’s finest ski and snowboard shops. SMC’s innovative programs give you the buying power and marketing tools to be one of the best! View our member benefits below.


Buying Programs

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By focusing the buying power of America’s finest ski and snowboard shops, SMC offers buying programs that deliver the best prices, payment terms, and freight allowances. SMC members also enjoy special rebate programs and lowered, or no minimums.

Winter Sports Market

SMC invites a select group of top suppliers to present next year’s hottest products to our members at our annual trade show. This gives SMC buyers a head start on finding next year’s top sellers.

Megadeal Meeting

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For one night at Winter Sports Market, suppliers offer one time only deals on top products. Millions of dollars of orders are written, with SMC members enjoying increased margins.

Concentration Models and Year ‘Round Rebates

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Suppliers reward SMC’s focused buy program by offering rebates on products, boosting your bottom line.

Networking

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Exchange ideas with the best specialty shops in the country. Get the latest strategies, market direction and expertise from like-minded entrepreneurs.

Inventory Exchange

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Have a special order, but find that suppliers are out of stock? Do you want to get rid of excess inventory? Contact Carole in the SMC office. She’ll email your inventory needs and inventory availability to the SMC membership.

Buying Bible

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SMC publishes critical product information from every vendor of ski and snowboard merchandise into a concise, easy-to-read workbook. The Buying Bible eliminates hours of chasing pricelists and is available in both electronic and hard copy versions.

Private Label Program

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SMC gives its members the opportunity to carry their own brand of ski and snowboard hardgoods, giving them an edge no other snow specialty shop has. This program is a must for stocking longer margin opportunities.

SMC Newsletter

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The SMC Newsletter is a communication piece that is e-mailed weekly and keeps SMC members in touch by updating programs, offering new closeout opportunities, and exchanging ideas.