Did you know that Isons is a member of the Independent Hardware Group? IHG is Australia’s largest independent hardware group and helps local hardware retailers build sustainable, independent businesses that support their local communities. The IHG incorporates recognisable hardware brands Such as Mitre 10, Home Timber & Hardware Group (of which Isons is a member), Hardings and smaller stores such as Thrifty-Link Hardware and True Value Hardware.
So, how do you benefit from shopping local and shopping independent? Let’s find out.
Purchasing Power = Lower Prices
There is a misconception that independent equals more expensive. This is simply not the case. Home Timber & Hardware has a national presence of over 300 wholesale and retail stores giving our group the buying power to keep prices low for our customers. Furthermore, 80% of Home Timber & Hardware stores are located in regional areas and are an important part of what keeps these local towns and small communities thriving.
This is especially true in the Shoalhaven, where Ison & Co stores provide a vital service to the smaller townships of Vincentia, Huskisson, St Georges Basin, Basin View, Erowal Bay, Hyams Beach, Falls Creek and Jervis Bay.
Go Where The Tradies Go
While we cater to both trade and DIY customers, we do like to emphasise our connection to the trade industry. It is from our extensive experience working with trades that we can assist our serious renovators and DIY customers too. We can help you find exactly what you need in record time, so you can get back to your worksite or project.
It is this level of service and expert knowledge that is far superior to that of larger chain stores. Part of being independent is having a passion for our business and our industry. We treat our customers, our employees and our suppliers the way we would want to be treated. We also work closely with our local community, sponsoring events and supporting local apprentices as they start their careers
We stock all the quality brands you would expect from a hardware store. And at highly competitive prices.
IHG Expo 2020: Working Together Through Tough Times
Taking place on the 10-12 February 2020, the IHG Expo is the largest B2B hardware exhibition of its kind. 3 staff members from Ison and Co will be joining over 2000 other attendees and suppliers on the Gold Coast for this exciting opportunity for members of the Independent Hardware Group to get together, learn from each other and talk about everything to do with hardware, home improvement, building supplies and timber.