FAQ & Resources
We know you may have questions about our progam. Here are some of the most common.
- What does MWBE mean?
- How long does the process take once I submit my Supplier Information form?
- Is there any cost to participate in the program?
- How do I become a certified company?
- How many new suppliers does Macy’s accept each year?
- What are my chances of being selected as a vendor?
- How large does my company have to be?
- What are the typical purchase terms when I sell something to Macy’s?
- How can I learn what Macy’s might need to buy?
- Should I contact a Macy’s division directly?
- Who should I contact if I have questions during the process?
What does MWBE mean?
MWBE is an acronym for Minority or Woman Business Enterprise. Click here for a definition of Minority or Woman Business Enterprise.
How long does the process take once I submit my Supplier Information form?
The process takes about four weeks. The registration process includes the review and verification of the information that you submit against the current and future needs and requirements of the departments and divisions that would by your services or products.
Is there any cost to participate in the program?
There is no cost payable for registering with Macy’s Supplier Diversity program. There are costs associated with being certified as a minority or woman owned company, and these costs are paid to the certifying organization.
How do I become a certified company?
You can contact the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) or the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) for certification or one of their affiliates for certification.
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How many new suppliers does Macy’s accept each year?
There is no limit to the number of vendors that we add in a given year to the program. We welcome all vendors that meet the standards and requirements of our organization.
What are my chances of being selected as a vendor?
Our commitment is to provide opportunities and to include M/WBEs in our purchasing process. Your chance of being selected as a vendor to Macy’s depends on your company’s offerings and how it matches up to the opportunity.
How large does my company have to be?
Your company has to be large enough and complex enough to handle the project or merchandise category that you want to bid on or sell to us. It is about being able to deliver what we need in the time frame, quality and standards that we are looking for.
What are the typical purchase terms when I sell something to Macy’s?
We have established different base terms for various departments in the merchandise areas; in the non-merchandise areas we will negotiate terms as part of the contract. You can visit us at www.macysnet.com for more information on terms as it relates to merchandise.
How can I learn what Macy’s might need to buy?
Companies that sell merchandise can visit our stores to see the many categories that we buy. Operationally, see our Vendor Opportunities page for a list.
Should I contact a Macy’s division directly?
You can always approach one of our divisions for a potential sale. But registering with this site will make your company available to all Macy’s divisions. In the event that you do make contact with one of the divisions, you can still register with this site.
Who should I contact if I have questions during the process?
If you have questions at anytime in the process, you can e-mail our program administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Minority Supplier Development Council
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development