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The AIS Logistics team are able to negotiate extremely competitive shipping and haulage rates from around the world with the major Shipping Lines and Freight Forwarders and offer these rates to the members who join the AIS Freight Club. Membership of the club provides the opportunity to reduce costs and improve margins which can make a big difference in today’s competitive market.

AIS Retail Division has teams of experienced and enthusiastic professionals offering a full budgeting, sourcing and merchandise management service for fashion, linens and homewares categories.

In addition to Trade Shows at Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre there are many other networking opportunities and formal communication channels between members and the AIS team.

The need for training to meet the challenges of today’s competitive retail environment is widely recognised, but to find affordable, effective programmes is not easy.

An important part of AIS membership is the sharing of business data between members and the provision of statistical data.

We offer our members access to a specialist procurement team who can save members money across a number of not for resale areas such as utilities, low energy lighting, waste, insurance, packaging materials and many more.

CENPAC – or Central Payment of Accounts – is a fundamental part of the Group’s administration and affords considerable benefits to members and suppliers alike.