Retailers, Vendors, & Suppliers

IAC Retail, Vendor, & Supplier Support

An alliance of the industry’s top vendors and service providers partner with IAC to provide extensive resources that are unavailable to other independents. Throughout the year, IAC Retail supports IAC Retailers in numerous ways such as helping to develop, fund, and execute marketing events, and providing value through category expansion and expert retail consultation that enables IAC Retailers to make decisions that help inform decisions.

You can join an alliance of retailers, publishers, manufactures, and service providers that help connect Christians through commerce. As a leader of an independently owned and operated retail store, you specialize in guest experiences that are decidedly Christian. Your store carries it’s own local brand identity, while you now have access to our exclusive national brand identity as well. We invite you to join IAC Retail Support and become part of our IAC Family today!

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If you are interested in becoming an IAC Retail Store, please submit a member request.
If you are interested in becoming a Retail Ally, please submit a registration form.
If you have questions regarding IAC Retail Services, please contact our office: 407-512-0638

For Retailers
Retail Support Services
You can take advantage of member-only professional service and wholesale vendor discounts, exclusive retail events, unique marketing opportunities, customized loyalty programs, specialized training and webinars for retail professionals, highly customizable retail consultation from seasoned experts (including our MIS [Museum-In-Store] Program that is proven to exponentially increase in-store traffic, sell through, and customer loyalty), merchandise rebate programs, market reports, dedicated faith-based merchant services, and much more throughout our footprint! You can learn more about our IAC Retail Services for Retail Stores below.
Procurement Services
Increase your negotiating power through being part of our large membership base that provides you with scale-oriented benefits
Wholesale Supplier Network.
Access wholesale discounts from pre-screened product manufacturers, services providers, and vendors; make sure you know who to trust when it comes to purchasing.
Distribution Channels
Get the support you need across vast channels of distribution from trusted product manufacturers, service providers, and vendors.

For Vendors & Suppliers

Vendor & Supplier Support Services

You can make the most use out of your IAC Vendor & Supplier Membership. You will be enabled to more easily reach your customers through our growing network of creation-themed retail outlets, museum and zoo gift shops, homeschool center bookstores, camp stores, and mobile sales force. You can learn more about our IAC Retail Services for Retail Allies below.

National Retail Presence

You can market to one of the world’s largest geographic and online retail footprints in the Christian retail market.  Get your merchandise included in stores which carry high-quality products that promote sound doctrine and dependable science.

Local Targeted Marketing

Engage in highly effective local targeted marketing through an extensive retail footprint, deep community connections, and large network of niche customers from across America and around the globe.

Product Certification

You can get your product Creation Trail Approved when you become a qualifying IAC Member.

IAC Retail Services for Retail Stores

You can easily make the most use out of IAC Retail as a retailer. Reach your customers through the world’s largest network of creation-themed wholesale supplier network.

Establish trust within the industry by joining IAC Retail today, the place where our community gets the information, products, and services they need to lead their organizations. Below you can review our Support Services that are available to all of our Retail Stores.

We invite retailers to become Retail Store Members.

IAC Support Services for Retail Stores
The following services are available to all retail stores who are members of IAC, request membership today!

-Member-only professional service and wholesale vendor discounts
-High-impact, interactive retail events
-Unique, fully-integrated loyalty programs
​-Specialized training and webinars for retail professionals
​-Highly customizable retail consultation from seasoned experts
-MIS [Museum-In-Store] Program that is proven to exponentially increase in-store traffic, sell through, and customer loyalty
​-Rebates on qualifying purchases within the cooperative
-Industry insights, market reports, and best practices
-Faith-based merchant services and credit card processing
-Employee benefits program for the entire team

IAC Retail Services for Suppliers & Vendors

You can make the most use out of IAC Retail as a vendor/service provider. Reach your customers through the world’s largest network of creation-themed retail outlets, museum and zoo gift shops, homeschool center bookstores, camp stores, and mobile sales force personnel.

Establish trust within the industry by joining IAC Retail, the place where our community gets the information, products, and services they need to lead their organizations. Below you can review our Support Services that are available to all of our Retail Allies.

We invite vendors and service providers to become Retail Allies today!

IAC Basic Services for Retail Allies
The following are included with all IAC Retail Ally registrations, just $395 per year!

-List your product/service in our IAC Retail Catalog for Members
-ONE introductory article in the IAC Member Newsletter
-ONE introductory IAC Retail Webinar
​-Join the IAC Retail Online Member Network
​-Special Retail Events by invitation only
Save money on your merchant services provider and support the creation science community with each sale you make
​-Access our proven distribution channels
-Get integrated into our national retail footprint
-Gain market share from our local targeted marketing strategy
-Bid on Request for Proposals (RFPs)
-Take advantage of our nationwide mobile sales force

-Participate in our Ministry-Minded Corporate Giving Program
Drive brand loyalty and instill consumer confidence by giving back to the causes your customers care about with each qualifying purchase they make through your brand, while receiving benefit from tax-deductible gift giving at your company.

IAC Premier Services for Retail Allies
The following services are available for IAC Retail Allies  for just $495 per year! (IAC Retail Affiliate Program registration may be required)

-​Preferred Access to Special Retail Event Sponsorship
-Secure early exhibit spaces and exclusive discounts at IAC National Conference and Regional Association Fellowships
-IAC Retail Pricing on professional digital printing, office supplies, team apparel, and more!
​-Managed Solutions for Employee Benefits
–Exclusive Employee Discount Program
–Access Team Building Activities and Leadership
 Programs
–Dedicated Corporate Event Planner

-IAC Member Newsletter Sponsored Articles
-IAC Blog Sponsored Posts
-IAC Social Media Sponsored Content
​-IAC Retail Webinar Series Inclusion
-Product Review Board Approval Available

IAC Retail Affiliate Program

As a Retail Ally, you have the opportunity to effectively engage with decision-makers across our nationwide Christian retail cooperative as well as the thousands of guests across our footprint. You can take advantage of increasing your brand influence by registering for the IAC Retail Affiliate Program. Register today!

Retail Affiliate FAQ

The IAC Retail Affiliate Program is focused on transactions between Retail Allies and IAC member retail locations. Each purchase made at a Retail Ally by an IAC member will be assessed a percentage to be paid to The International Association for Creation as a commission.

You and your team will have access to special retail events, sponsored articles in our monthly IAC member newsletter, sponsored posts on our IAC blog, sponsored content across our social media platform, and inclusion in our IAC Retail webinar series. Additionally, you will receive one free registration for a team member to become a Biblical Creation Ministry Professional, along with the opportunity to have your products reviewed by our IAC Product Review Board and receive certification as a Creation Trail Approved product [additional charges may apply for product certification].

To become part of the IAC Retail Affiliate Program, your business must apply to be an Retail Ally, if you are accepted as an Retail Ally, you will then be able to register online for the IAC Retail Affiliate Program.