Fastenal's Supply Chain Diversity program establishes strategic alliances with small businesses serving as authorized channels of distribution for Fastenal's products and services. Fastenal's Reseller Consortium features strategic partners with a wide range of manufacturing, distribution and service capabilities as well as a full complement of supplier diversity certifications.
The full line of Fastenal's fasteners and industrial supplies are available for purchase from our authorized resellers. Some resellers are stocking distributors; others are service providers with agreements for Fastenal to provide logistics and distribution services in support of their customers' requirements. All authorized resellers are the vendor of record – responsible for contract negotiations, pricing, invoicing, accounts receivable management, e-procurement solutions and customer service.
Establishing a Relationship with a Reseller Consortium Partner:
Fastenal looks to enter into strategic relationships that have the opportunity to create meaningful growth and economic development for our Reseller Consortium partners.
Our strategy is to identify businesses who share our values of integrity, ambition, teamwork and innovation.
Fastenal seeks firms that have demonstrated the capacity for excellence, vision and a commitment to establishing long-term relationships with stakeholders. The candidate review process is detailed and incorporates approval from decision makers within Fastenal's Government Sales, Finance and Government & Diversity Affairs departments.
As a sales organization, Fastenal's culture is driven by the mission of "Growth Through Customer Service", therefore we demand from our Reseller Consortium members the same focus and excellence in delivering customer service. Our goal is to ensure that the end user receives the same level of outstanding customer service when purchasing from a reseller.
The Reseller is responsible for demand generation as outlined in Fastenal's Authorized Reseller Agreement which addresses specific areas of responsibility to ensure the integrity of the relationship and the small/diversity credit afforded to the end user.
In addition to demand generation, the Reseller is responsible for sound financial, administrative and operational practices including maintaining all applicable business registrations, licenses and insurance policies in accordance with the State's regulations and/or the contract's requirements. The Reseller is also responsible for maintaining all applicable certifications relative to their size and business ownership.
To learn more about becoming part of Fastenal's Reseller Consortium, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.