Founded to help independent regional wholesale distributors maintain a competitive edge in a consolidating marketplace, Virtualrain is the fastest growing and most successful marketing and buying group in the green industry.
Our mission is simple: to help independent distributors be successful in all aspects of their businesses through valuable networking, national marketing initiatives and strategic partnerships with leading suppliers.
Virtualrain's Distributor members sell over a billion dollars annually in green industry products including fertilizers, chemicals, irrigation, drainage, landscape lighting, water gardening, holiday decor, seed, sod, hand tools, geotextiles, and more. They serve over 100,000 landscape professionals all over the United States and throughout Europe.
With membership comes opportunities for networking and sharing of best practices in management, marketing, inventory, and more. Other advantages of a distributor include solid partnerships with leading manufacturers, exclusive vendor rebates and marketing support, access to new lines of business and new product offerings. Virtualrain's programs are designed to help independent distributors excel in providing outstanding products and services to their customers, using the latest technology.
Vendor partners benefit from direct access to our group of distributors from around the world. This gives them priority implementation of marketing initiatives to launch new products and grow the vendor's market share.
Virtualrain’s creative Marketing Department is a results driven small team of professionals who work with each customer individually to create strategic, fully integrated marketing plans to help our members succeed in their marketplace. Customers include Green Industry Vendors, Distributors and Contractors nationwide. We provide marketing services such as National Campaigns, product promotions, E-mail Marketing, Online Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, Social Media Management and Graphics Design.
Virtualrain’s Inventory Management Committee guides Virtualrain’s inventory programs that benefit our members. Through expert panels, business seminars and our extensive network of wholesale distributors, inventory is high priority. Our programs allow Purchasing Agents the ability to not only share best practices and successes, but to actually share inventory tools amongst themselves to take advantage of early buy programs, incentives and rebate programs to maximize their inventory investments.
Virtualrain supports Members with technology services centered around e-commerce. Our Electronic Data Interchange (EDI Hub) is the core of business to business transactions among members. It is also the backbone of technology programs such as Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) and Data Mining.
Our Technology Team has built the largest unified product database in the Green Industry. Our digital assets include product information, spec sheets, images and videos that can be licensed in categories such as landscape, irrigation, outdoor living, drainage, lighting, and more! This data supports several e-commerce websites that reach contractors and consumers in North America. We provide the data for our custom Distributor Mobile Apps and online stores that allow our members to reach their customers in new and innovative ways.
Education is in the heart of Virtualrain, and our Education Team is focused on delivering the best content to our Members as well as Contractors to use. Our Education content has been viewed by thousands of users online to educate them not only on products, but also on business concepts such as estimating, budgeting and job costing. Virtualrain’s Education Portal allows Wholesale Distributors to offer a complete training curriculum to their customers at a very low cost. With so many benefits to online learning, now is a great time to get involved with Virtualrain Education.