How does a prospective supplier work with indiCo?

Prospective suppliers must submit a full company profile and code of conduct documentation. When the application is complete, a member of the indiCo team will contact applicant suppliers to discuss potential opportunities. Product samples may be required. Based on the nature of the conversations and options available, a mutual decision will be made to continue to next steps or end the discussion.  

What product categories are being considered?

We are looking for any products relevant to students and the university campus community. If your product is unique for the collegiate marketplace, we will consider it. If your product doesn’t fit into our planograms or assortments, we’ll let you know.

What if we are not a good fit for indiCo? Are there other options to connect with campus stores?

Contact our parent company, The National Association of College Stores (NACS) for exhibit or sponsorship opportunities at CAMEX, the campus market expo, or information on advertising opportunities in our various publications that reach the campus store market.

What types of stores can work with indiCo?

Any independent store can work with indiCo. We work with a variety of stores:

  • In our Traditional B2B channel, any independent campus store is eligible, as long as the ownership model supports the institution and the higher education industry as a whole. All independent campus stores are defined as institutionally-owned and operated, independent campus cooperative, student association/student-run store, K-12 store, etc.
  • In our Associated Markets B2B channel, independent stores can participate within their respective associations (American Booksellers Association (ABA or Indies) or American Libraries Association (ALA).
  • Privately-owned stores are eligible on a case-by-case basis.



Who can I contact with additional questions?

Email Robb Faust, Associate Director, indiCo Direct at