This statement from Andrew Carnegie, industrialist and philanthropist, has become the Golden Rule of our business. With this sentiment guiding us, The Container Store has been successful in creatively crafting mutually beneficial relationships with our vendors by doing everything possible to truly “fill their baskets to the brim.” We know that in return, our business and our bottom line will benefit as well.
These relationships are limited only by imagination and determination. It’s all of the little things and the big things that we can do for and with our vendors to help them succeed.
There are too few people who believe you can build your organization this way and be successful. Some businesspeople think the JR Ewing way from the TV show Dallas, is how to do it. They believe you have to “burn” the other party in order to succeed. We don’t believe that. We know that crafting mutually beneficial relationships with our business partners works, and it has been a successful approach for our business since the very beginning.
Hear for yourself what our vendors have to say about working with The Container Store!
Our Foundation Principles™ overview.
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1 Great Person = 3 Good People
Communication IS Leadership
Fill the other guy’s basket to the brim. Making money then becomes an easy proposition.
The Best SELECTION, SERVICE & PRICE
Intuition does not come to an unprepared mind. You need to train before it happens.
Man In The Desert Selling
Air of Excitement