416Direct was originally created to develop a buying co-operative that would lower costs of wholesale products for small business retailers. The mission, being to help combat the erosion of the middle class caused by globalization. After a year of surveying the model with over 3,000 businesses on a wide variety of services, we have now completed our first industry specific joint purchase for not one product, but eight!
416Direct has managed to source and secure eight product lines of automotive parts at a cost less than 50% of normal wholesale. These products are now being offered under DirectAuto.