Azione Unlimited Adds Five New Dealers, 22 So Far This Year, Sales Top a Half a Billion Dollars
Azione Unlimited (AU), the education and buying group for custom retailers and integrators continues to grow, adding five new dealers. The group has grown at an impressive rate since it began, but this year the enthusiasm and membership has escalated with the addition of 22 new dealers since January with sales topping $500,000,000 and growing.
After spending 15 years leading HTSA, Richard Glikes decided to establish a very different kind of buying group. He realized his unique vision in the launching of Azione Unlimited in 2012. The buying group, which focuses on integrators, is the only group where vendors are members too. Most in the industry already know that buying groups negotiate with vendors and manufacturers for discounted pricing and programs that an individual dealer could not get on their own. But the Azione group touts far more benefit than mere “points off” the price list. Azione has made it a priority to educate its membership on best practices and being profit oriented not sales oriented. At Azione Unlimited the emphasis is on the importance of sharing ideas and the concept that strengthening the individual dealer strengthens the group and vice versa.
Azione’s newest team members:
- Chameleon Technologies, Inc. in Santa Monica, CA
- Blueprint Audio Visual LLC, in Pearl City, HI
- Everglades Technologies LLC, dba Cloud9 Smarthome in New York, NY
- Legato Enterprises, dba Legato Home Music and Theater Systems in Santa Monica, CA
- New Box Solutions in Van Nuys, CA
“We are replete with high caliber integrators and fabulous vendors who appreciate the focus the group delivers.”
– Richard Glikes, president of Azione Unlimited
Richard Glikes continues, “Dealers love the educational focus of the group as “best practices seminars” make them smarter and more profitable. The vendors rate our conferences the best they attend. Our growth trajectory puts us on target to achieve our goals of having 250 sharp dealers by the end of 2017. Share, Trust, Prosper!”