SOLO (Store Order Load Option)
The SOLO program offers you the opportunity to have direct truckload buys billed through the AWG warehouse. When you buy a truckload of merchandise on SOLO from one vendor through special authorized deals, the product is shipped from the manufacturer to your store by common carrier. It is billed to the store at cost plus 1% of the net-billed cost to AWG.
Drop Shipments to Stores
AWG offers central billing for drop shipment vendors, consolidating and processing into one bill for the retailer. AWG negotiates a “central bill discount” with most drop shipment vendors. Charges are received from vendors and billed to retailers with a signed delivery ticket. For many vendors, the entire discount is rebated to you every four weeks. On all other central bill vendors, a small percentage of the discount is retained to cover the administrative costs of the program.
Controlled Item Selection
An authorized item list can be provided to AWG by the store, which can be utilized to control the selection of items.