How To Use
The Retail Council of Canada Retail Supplier Directory is a tool used to search for products and services within your industry. There are several search tools located within the Retail Supplier Directory to help you find what you are looking for. Learn how to use the Retail Supplier Directory efficiently by following these basic tips:
Browse Home Screen Categories
The easiest way to navigate the Retail Supplier Directory is to browse the categories listed on the home page. In the center of the screen on the home page of the Directory, you will find major categories (super categories) with subcategories located underneath. Each of those categories will contain company listings. You will find companies listed alphabetically within each subcategory.
Search Menu: Products/Services:
If you need a more refined search about a type of product or service, go to the home page and select "Products/Services" from the "Search By:" drop-down menu. Next, pick a product or service subcategory from the "For:" menu. Click "Search" to find all listings within your selected product/service category.
Search Menu: Keyword
Select "Keyword" from the "Search By" drop-down menu to search by keyword. For example, a query of "accounting services" will present all listings that offer accounting services and other financial assistance and will pull companies from categories that include that keyword.
Search Menu: Company & Contact Name
Select "Company Name" from the "Search By:" menu and type the name of a company in which you are interested in learning more about. Exact spelling is not necessary, though your results will be more accurate if you know the correct spelling of the company you are trying to find. Select "Contact Name" form the "Search By:" menu and type a partial or complete name to find listings containing that name.
Search Menu: City
Select "City" from the "Search By:" menu to locate companies and vendors located within or near a specific city. Select a city name from the second drop-down menu and click "Search" to find all vendors located in and around that metropolitan area.
Search Menu: Radius Search
The Radius search is useful if you need to find vendors local to you or to another location, or if you would like to conduct a search for vendors within a large metropolitan area. Select "Radius" from the "Search By:" menu and then select the number of miles extending around your ZIP code from which you would like to pull listed vendors. You can further refine your search by selecting a product/service category.
If you have further questions about how to navigate and use the Retail Supplier Directory, please contact your Naylor representative for assistance.