How to Become a Great Planes Dealer
We welcome new dealers!
We specialize in helping dealers start their hobby business. We have a New Accounts department that can help you in all facets of starting your business, from fixtures to product selection. You'll receive individual attention catered to your needs.
We also welcome existing stores looking for a full-line hobby distributor. Since 1973 we've worked to provide hobby dealers with the very best service and product selection in the industry. We work closely with iHobby Expo and NRHSA to grow and improve the hobby industry.
To become a Great Planes dealer, please complete the dealer application and bank reference accessed below and mail them to us. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 800-637-7660 or 217-398-6300, or you may e-mail us.
How to open an account with Great Planes
We have made a commitment to our dealers to maintain the integrity of our distribution channels and therefore have established strict qualifications that all prospective accounts must follow to be added to our account listings. In order to become a Great Planes customer, we ask that you please submit the following information:
Dealer Application and Bank Reference
The dealer application and bank reference form can be viewed and down-loaded in PDF format. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat, click here to get your free reader. If you are outside of the U.S., Canada, or Puerto Rico, please click here.
Please note: any information and materials you send us will be used for our own purposes and will not be redistributed to others.
Please print the dealer application and bank reference form. The application must be signed and filled in completely. It also must include a minimum of five business references, plus a bank reference and general business information. If you are opening a new business and no business credit history has been established, please send a current financial statement and copy of your lease agreement (or proof of ownership) along with your application.
You must meet all of the following:
Please attach all of the following to your application:
For E-commerce customers, you must meet the following requirements:
Please attach the following information to your application.
For Original Equipment Manufacturers, you must meet the following requirements:
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Please mail the required information and materials to the address shown at the bottom of this page. Your application will be reviewed by our staff and we will notify you about acceptance as quickly as possible. (Please allow 2-3 weeks processing time under normal circumstances).