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Active (Distributor) Membership

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Any firm, company or corporation who is a wholesale-distributor of multi-brands of manufactured pet products including pet food, which products may include Companion Animal, shall be eligible for Active Membership. PIDA Active Members are eligible to exhibit in Global Pet Expo. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to determine the eligibility of any applicant for active membership and may consider all relevant facts including but not limited to the following:

  1. The number of manufacturers whose products are resold by the applicant to independent retailers.
  2. The length of time the applicant has been in business as a wholesale-distributor of pet products.
  3. The number of independent retailers who recognize the applicant as a wholesale-distributor of pet products. For the purposes of this Section 2 "independent retailers" shall not include any retail outlet in which the applicant or any officer, director, employee or partner of the applicant, has any financial interest including, but not limited to any direct or indirect owner-ship of stock, leases, loans or the like.
  4. The size and nature of the applicant's warehouse facility and its location with respect to any retail pet outlet.
  5. The type of catalog or merchandise listing which the applicant uses in the sale of the products it distributes.
  6. The nature of its sales staff and other services which it provides to its customers.
  7. The method which it uses to deliver products to its customers.

 

Pet Wholesaler Membership

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Any firm, company or corporation which is a recognized wholesale-distributor of pets or live animal feed and who is not principally engaged in the sale and distribution of pet products shall be eligible for Pet Wholesaler Membership. PIDA Pet Wholesaler Members are eligible to exhibit in Global Pet Expo. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to determine the eligibility of any applicant for such membership and may consider all relevant facts including but not limited to the following:

  1. The source of its pets.
  2. The length of time the applicant has been in business as a wholesale-distributor of pets.
  3. The number of independent retailers who recognize the applicant as a wholesale-distributor of pets. For the purpose of this Section 3 "independent retailers" shall not include any retail outlet in which the applicant or any other officer, director, employee or partner of the applicant, has any financial interest including, but not limited to any direct or indirect ownership of stock, leases, loans or the like.
  4. Whether or not it maintains permanent holding facilities designed for the housing, conditioning, and humane care of animals. A holding facility shall not include vehicles, trailers or utilization of common carrier facilities for housing, processing and/or transshipping.
  5. Whether it maintains a sales staff and publishes pet inventory lists.
  6. Provides evidence that it possesses the requisite state, local, and federal licenses, registrations or permits for purchasing, holding, selling or distributing pets.

Any firm, company or corporation that is engaged in transshipment activities shall not be eligible for Pet Wholesaler Membership.

 

Affiliate (Supplier) Membership

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Affiliate membership is available to any firm, company or corporation which is a recognized seller of pet products, live animals or service to wholesaler-distributors in the pet industry. PIDA Affiliate Members are NOT eligible to exhibit in Global Pet Expo. In order to provide a commonality of interest among members of the association, an applicant for affiliate membership must:

  1. Be a recognized seller of pet products to wholesaler distributors.
  2. Provide printed catalog or merchandise listings.
  3. Maintain a sales staff or independent representatives.
  4. Have shipped product to pet product wholesaler-distributors for a minimum of 12 months prior to applying for membership.

 

Manufacturer Representative Membership

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This category is available to any person, firm, company or corporation which is a recognized representative of a manufacturer(s) or a firm, company or corporation providing services or products to wholesaler-distributors in the pet industry. PIDA Manufacturer Member Representatives are NOT eligible to exhibit in Global Pet Expo.

 

Associate Membership

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Associate membership is available to any person, firm, company or corporation which is a member of the pet industry trade press or which sells non-pet products or services (such as computer hardware or software, or insurance) to pet industry retailers shall be eligible for Associate membership. Companies that are supplier of raw materials or packaging products to manufacturers are NOT eligible for Associate membership. PIDA Associate members are eligible to exhibit in Global Pet Expo.

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