Reasons to Own

Destination True Value

Destination True Value (DTV) provides the means for a member to become more relevant by creating meaningful assortments in a compelling shopping environment. The format incorporates one-stop shopping, project inspiration and all of the products and advice consumers will need to complete their projects. It also reflects the insights we have gained through in-depth research. Consumers have told us that they enjoy shopping in stores that are:

  • Easy to Shop: The store is well lit and easy to navigate with merchandise that is attractively displayed and highly visible. Consumers can find many home improvement tips and inspiring ideas.
  • Well stocked: A sufficient quantity and selection of merchandise is offered to complete the project.
  • Offer a consistent shopping experience: Consumers can find quality products and services no matter which True Value they shop.

Opening stock order discounts


Once you determine that True Value International is the right choice for your business, we will walk you through the process of placing your opening stock order. This is one of the most important orders that will be placed as it starts the process of ordering all the merchandise for your Grand Opening as a True Value store. And, by offering you a discount on the merchandise we help you improve your first-year gross margins and increase your buying power to expand into additional product offerings.

Opening stock order dating

The extended dating provides you the opportunity to sell the merchandise before payment to the co-op is due. Or, receive a pre-payment discount that will improve your first-year gross margin.

Merchandising advice

Our professional Retail Consultants provide the support needed for you to get your store up and running.

Direct Import Container Program

The Direct Import container program provides members who are able to purchase in container quantities the opportunity to buy products direct from the manufacturer on select warehouse and non-stock items from True Value approved vendors from over 63 different factories in Asia working directly with our two consolidation ports located in Shanghai and Yantian, China. This program is designed to give members an expanded assortment of import products.

Offices abroad in Shanghai

To stay competitively priced and on trend, True Value sources some products globally. We have a sourcing office in Shanghai, China as well as two consolidating warehouses that are strategically located to cover factories in both north and south China. By having our own associates locally we are able to improve our sourcing capabilities, and increase our speed to market.