About Garage Buying Group
Launched April 2021, Garage Buying Group is the UK’s first and only buying group for garages.
The intention is to help the garage businesses by facilitating access to excellent ‘direct from supplier’ buying terms on high-quality products from recognised brands and suppliers, by harnessing the power of collective buying to obtain direct from supplier terms, offering some exceptional terms for our garage members.
Membership is FREE forever for UK Garages – Including Car Sales, Main Dealer, Independent Garages, AC Specialists, bodyshop, fast-fit, CV and Automotive Engineers, members can gain all the full benefit of GBG membership including Free Delivery and ‘Member Prices’
Trade customers and businesses outside of the automotive industry can also buy anytime enjoying Free Delivery at very competitive ‘Trade Prices’.
We aim to operate the buying group for the good of our garage members. Our role is to act as the bridge and link automotive suppliers and brands to or members. We provide both a central credit-worthy company that suppliers can work with easily, whilst bringing a simple single-point access to a wide range of goods and services for garages all in the one place.
The more garages that register, join and buy together then the faster we can accelerate the development of the Garage Buying Group to bring greater benefit more Brands and Suppliers.
We recognise and appreciate the central importance motor factors play in the supply chain, offering essential ‘just in time’ supply of car parts to independent garages so they can complete jobs fast and keep customers happy.
Garage Buying Group only aims to simplify and streamline the supply of products and services that can be supplied on overnight or longer lead times. There are many workshop essentials that are subject to extended purchase cycles, kept in stock at your business or bought infrequently. This includes oils & fluids, chemicals, consumables, workshop equipment, diagnostics, garage equipment, specialist tools and hand tools.
By deliberately not seeking to offer the essential ‘just in time’ delivery as motor factors, we can offer an alternative. We primarily use the existing storage and distribution capabilities of sophisticated automotive aftermarket suppliers and brands to support garage professionals.
This approach, backed up with efficient use of technology, means we can deliver slick service whilst keeping business overheads low. This brings the potential to move more market influence back into the hands of our garage members.
Longer term, once we gain a larger membership we can leverage further benefits from group deals and collective buying in a wide range of areas that will be clearer as we progress.
You can keep up with progress and support us in a number of ways; by mentioning on social media – and of course by becoming a Member or buying from us wherever it makes commercial sense to do so!