Equipment Street has recently become a member of the National Restaurant Association (NRA), the largest foodservice trade organization in the country. This new partnership will assist Equipment Street in ensuring that it provides maximum value to its foodservice buyer population. As a commercial equipment marketplace, which facilitates the buying and selling of equipment in this industry, the site is taking significant steps in delivering a wide range of services that will add value to the industries they serve. Joining the National Restaurant Association will open up access to critical industry information and trends, ensuring that the site stays relevant and meaningful to the foodservice community.
Equipment Street will be an exhibitor at the upcoming NRA SHOW 2014 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. The show runs from May 17th through May 20th and is the largest event of its kind in the foodservice segment. The Equipment Street booth (#1973) will provide demonstrations of the latest release of the site and will also share upcoming development plans. In addition, the management team will be announcing some new partnerships that will continue to expand the services and support the site offers.
Jim Noel, Vice President in charge of Equipment Street Customer Care states, “We are really excited to be a part of this great organization. The National Restaurant Association is the premier trade group in foodservice and we are already receiving significant benefits from the partnership. Our vision for Equipment Street is that it becomes the preferred destination for the procurement of commercial equipment. To achieve this goal, we need to build a true marketplace that offers useful and impactful information that makes us a site you want to visit over and over again. We are highly committed to offering expertise in all aspects of the industries we support and without being part of those markets we can’t deliver on that promise. Joining organizations like the National Restaurant Association is a big step for us in truly offering our foodservice buyers a powerful and unique equipment shopping experience.”
Buyers can not only take advantage of the online shopping services provided by the site, they can also purchase equipment with the affordable payment plan options offered by Equipment Street Financing. By enabling companies to conveniently search over 20,000 equipment sellers, easily obtain online proposals and quotes and provide them with a variety of ways to purchase the equipment they want, Equipment Street offers a single end to end procurement solution. Equipment Street supports a wide variety of equipment categories including: theft prevention, office technology, software, telecom, food service, and light industrial.
There is no cost to either buyers or sellers to participate in the marketplace. Sellers that registered on the site receive unique advantages by becoming part of the community. They can reach new customers with no added marketing or sales expense and have the flexibility to open “storefronts” that can be customized to communicate their unique value to potential buyers.