WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Nationwide Marketing Group, North America’s largest buying and marketing organization for Independent Retailers, will prominently feature their complete array of financial services at their upcoming PrimeTime Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jason Kirk, a key player leading Nationwide’s Financial Services Team, shared, “The array of financial service support we provide our dealers is second to none, and we continue to invest in new partnerships and programs that give our Members advantages in the market place. At PrimeTime, our efforts are focused on helping dealers understand how Nationwide’s services work together to provide their companies a complete solution.”
Nationwide recognizes that the needs and marketing strategies of their Members can’t be served with a one-size-fits-all approach, so diversification has been equally important to coverage of the wide gamut of financial service needs. To respond to these unique needs and preferences, Nationwide offers partner programs with two primary financing options through Wells Fargo and Synchrony Bank. Secondary finance solutions through Fortiva allows Members to offer competitive options to consumers who have less than first tier credit. Rounding out the services, Nationwide partners Zibby, UOwn and WestCreek Financial provide retailers with choices among Lease-To-Own providers. New for 2017, Nationwide also provides Members with waterfall solutions that minimize the time both consumers and front-line sales teams need invest in the financing application process in order to obtain an approval. Chris Kirk, who helps manage the group’s financial services relationships, shared more detail, saying, “Our partnerships with both LendPro and Versatile Credit maintain our commitment to providing our dealers with options. These services allow retailers a greatly improved chance to get an approval for each customer with the integration of seamless application processing with secondary lenders if the primary lender can’t approve the application. This technology can be a game-changer for the customer experience in our Member’s stores.”
Nationwide’s commitment to providing Members’ a complete financial services solution goes beyond providing the best consumer financing solutions in the industry. Nationwide also places intense focus on providing industry-leading inventory finance solutions, and has forged strong partnerships and programs with stalwarts that include Wells Fargo CDF and Northpoint Commercial Finance. According to Senior Exec Frank Sandtner, “Inventory Finance is critical to our dealers’ success. Our programs are more competitive than ever, and this allows our Members to focus on sales, eliminating the need to worry over their inventory finance program.”
Nationwide further supports dealers with the industry’s most comprehensive training on financial services and the best practices that allow them to maximize their success. Dollars and Sense, an exclusive learning program developed in collaboration with Wells Fargo and Synchrony Bank, provides front line sales teams with a comprehensive understanding of how best to present, process and succeed with Nationwide’s wide selection of financial service tools. Housed in the group’s proprietary and mobile optimized Nationwide Learning Academy, Dollars and Sense has seen great traction, with over 7,000 certifications issued since the program debuted in March.
Nationwide Financial Services will again have a dedicated presence at PrimeTime, after a wildly successful outing on the show floor at the group’s PrimeTime in New Orleans earlier this year. Chris Kirk shared, “At the March PrimeTime, the engagement with the Financial Services booth was overwhelming. We’ve factored that into our plans for Las Vegas, and we’ll have additional support staff on-hand, which will allow us to interact with twice as many Members at once and will reduce or eliminate the lines that the phenomenal response in New Orleans inevitably caused.” Registration for the August PrimeTime event is currently open at www.nationwideprimetime.com.
About Nationwide Marketing Group
Nationwide Marketing Group works beside thousands of appliance, furniture, electronics, specialty electronics, custom installation and rent-to-own dealers helping them grow their businesses and their bottom lines. With over 3,500 members operating more than 10,000 store fronts and $15 billion in combined annual sales, Nationwide is North America’s largest buying and marketing organization. Industry veterans, heading Nationwide’s seven regional divisions, work to provide independent dealers with personalized service and local programming in every market they serve. More information is available at www.nationwidegroup.org.