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Buying Markets

Do it Best Buying Markets

Every spring and fall, thousands of Do it Best members from every state and dozens of other countries come to Indianapolis for our buying markets.

Buying Markets


If you want to drive more traffic and set your store apart from the competition, there’s no better place to lock in great prices on thousands of products than at the Do it Best markets. Covering more than 500,000 square feet, our markets feature the industry’s top vendors, ready and willing to supply the goods you need to compete and win in your market. With hardware, lumber and building materials, staple items and seasonal products, hot buys, pallet specials and free displays, there’s simply no better place to maximize your buying efforts—or your buying power—than at a Do it Best market. A highlight of each market is the Friday Night Sneak Peek® where selected vendors offer their very best pricing on high-margin products designed to drive traffic to your store. Participating members regularly save $10,000 or more at the Sneak Peek, more than making up their cost to attend.

Buying Markets


The Do it Best markets are the best place to meet every one of our subject-matter experts face-to-face. Learn about all the industry-leading retail programs and services we offer and discover countless ways to wow your customers, increase sales, and boost your bottom line. You’ll want to meet one-on-one with our entire team as they answer your questions and provide the solutions you’re after. No matter your interest, there’s a Do it Best team member to guide you. At the markets, we’ll help you uncover all sorts of proven strategies to grow your business.

Buying Markets


Do it Best markets also provide you the opportunity to gain knowledge on just about every element of retailing—and dive deep into the latest consumer trends, building forecasts, industry info, and best business practices—from people who understand the challenges you face as a home improvement business.

  • Education Day (Fridays)
  • Learn@Lunch sessions (Saturdays & Sundays)
  • Vendor demonstrations
  • Power Preview (fall market only)

Take advantage of a variety of free seminars, learn about key industry issues straight from the experts at the Learn@Lunch sessions, and hear from Do it Best leadership staff at the Market Kickoff and annual Shareholders’ Meeting. There’s no better place than a Do it Best market to advance your knowledge, connect with peers, or make new friends in the business.

Buying Markets


The markets often offer entertainment that can be enjoyed by the whole family, including concerts, theme parties, and more. No matter what your interests are, there’s never a lack of things to do in Indianapolis. It’s the home of the internationally-recognized Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the renowned Indianapolis Zoo, the NCAA Hall of Fame, an IMAX theatre, and the largest children’s museum in the world. Plus, there’s top-notch restaurants, shopping, and no shortage of sports with Colts football, Pacers basketball, and Indians baseball.