Grassroots Outdoor Alliance (GOA) is inviting specialty outdoor vendors and independent outdoor retailers to participate in ConnectHub, a free shared-resource platform.

Grassroots ConnectHub’s mission is to bring together retailers and vendor brands by hosting essential sales tools and best practices in one location. The site is open to GOA members and approved vendors and retailers from the outdoor industry.

“ConnectHub started last spring as a way to help the outdoor community overcome the initial challenges of remote buying. Because of its simplicity and efficiency, however, it’s been embraced by both retailers and vendors as a long-term tool that will support digital sales cycles and also be integrated into the future of physical events for Grassroots,” said Gabe Maier, vice-president, GOA. 

Password-protected and accessible to verified retailers, ConnectHub collects vendor brand information — contacts, brand categories, sell-in processes, deadlines, product and brand images, workbooks, line review videos, price lists, MAP policies, and order forms. The site also provides direct access to its NuOrder digital buying platform, a retailer buying tool for GOA retail members to organize, understand and maximize their entire buy across all participating vendors.
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