(800) 379-0155

Information for Vendors

NBS is proud to have maintained solid relationships with our Vendors over the past 60 years, and views them as a critical component to our success. Our Vendors are not required to join in the same way our Members do, but instead submit programs that are reviewed by the NBS Staff and Committees for presentation to the Membership.

Vendor Benefits

  • NBS Markets are actual purchasing markets, not just trade shows.
  • NBS Vendors have an opportunity to network directly with retailers who attend to purchase products and services based on pre-negotiated and approved programs.
  • Our Membership is comprised of knowledgeable professionals who have been in business for years and understand market trends. NBS Members are pre-screened, pre-qualified, and financially-sound large volume dealers.
  • NBS Markets allow potential customers to come to you in one central location.
  • NBS will work with you to customize a program that will maximize your sales experience.
  • NBS Members are provided with your program offering weeks in advance of the markets and come prepared to write orders.
  • As a new NBS Vendor, you will present your products to our NBS Members in an exclusive presentation format, maximizing your market experience. Known as the Hot Show Buying Session or New Vendor Review, these presentations are the highlight of the NBS Market for many Members and Vendors alike.
The purpose of NBS Markets is clearly defined: To bring together our Members and Vendors, like you, to conduct business. You will be presenting your product and services to NBS Members who represent billions of dollars in combined retail sales! 

Interested in NBS?

Become an NBS Vendor

Fiercely independent.

United in purpose.


Vendor News

Nation's Best Sports Partners with Epicor
Posted 2/22/2018: Nation’s Best Sports (NBS), a nationwide sporting goods buying group, and Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software, announced an expanded partnership which will help sporting goods dealers further improve operational efficiencies and evolve their businesses into an omni-channel model. See more >
NBS Receives Taurus USA 2017 Buy Group of the Year Award
Posted 2/21/2018: Taurus USA presented NBS with the 2017 Buy Group of the Year award at the 2018 NBS Spring Semi-Annual Market in Fort Worth, Texas, last week. See more >
Leupold & Stevens Receives NBS Vendor of the Year Award
Posted 2/18/2018: At the 2018 NBS Spring Semi-Annual Market, NBS presented Leupold & Steven's with the 2017 Vendor of the Year Award. See more >
Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show Draws 29,000 Attendees
Posted 2/5/2018: The Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show, which debuted for the first time this year in its new home in Denver, drew over 29,000 total attendees, with more than 7,500 verified retail buyers from 60 countries joined with over 1,000 brands for four days. See more >
NBS & ADA Partner to Co-Locate Summer Athletic Market
Posted 1/25/2018: NBS & ADA will again partner to co-locate their 2018 Summer Athletic Buying Sessions. This joint event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida, from July 13-15, 2018. See more >
LCI Brands Announces Vice President's Retirement
Posted 1/24/2018: Outdoor and travel gear company LCI Brands has announced that Vice President - Outdoor Jerry Michelson will be retiring at the end of 2018. See more >
All Vendor News