Opening a business account with McLendon Hardware has many benefits. Along with access to the best selection of hardware and garden items in your area, new customers also receive a discount of 10 percent on all purchases for 180 days after account activation. All account benefits include the ability to track purchasing history and have multiple signers.
New customer accounts are opened either as cash accounts or limited-charge accounts. No business is too big or too small.
We also offer credit to qualifying businesses as a means of managing cash flow. Credit limits are determined on an individual basis depending on payment history, references, and needs.
when new business customers sign up for an account they SAVE BIG!
Get a business account and get 10% OFF on all purchases for 180 days*
*Discount available to registered businesses upon account activation. Accounts must remain current in order to receive the discount. For credit accounts, payments are due by the 25th of the following month.
Complete and submit the correct account application to McLendon Hardware Accounts Receivable
Cash business accounts include an express-pay method for check users, a 10 percent discount on all purchases for 180 days and a detailed purchase history on file. Payment is due at time of purchase.Download Cash Form
Upon opening a charge account, you are assigned a credit limit, allowing you to charge up to that amount with the balance paid monthly.Download Credit Form
We recommend submitting an updated Authorized Users list to us every six months, at a minimum, or when, for the purpose of maintaining the security of the account, a change is warranted.Download Signers Form
Customer Account FAQs
What are the benefits of opening an account with McLendon Hardware?
Opening an account with Mclendon Hardware has many benefits. Along with access to the best selection of hardware and garden items in the business, all New Customers receive a discount of 10% on all purchases for 180 days after account activation. Other account benefits include the ability to track purchases, simplified check payment process, and have multiple signers. We also offer credit to qualifying businesses as a means of managing cash flow. Credit limits are determined on an individual basis depending on payment history, references, and needs.
What type of account will I be opening?
New customer accounts are opened as either cash or limited charge accounts. Upon opening a charge account you are assigned a credit limit, allowing you to charge up to that amount. The statement balance is due in-full every month with finance charges accruing on any outstanding balances past the payment due date. No other type of credit, including revolving credit, is provided. Cash accounts have all of the same features as a charge account except that payment is due at the time of purchase.
Can individuals sign-up for an account?
Cash and charge accounts are only available to registered businesses, not-for-profit organizations, government entities, and home owners associations at this time.
What is required to open a new account?
Complete and sign the Business Application and return it to the Accounts Receivable department via email, fax, mail, or in-person at our corporate office in Renton. Be sure to select the correct application for the type of account you want to open (Cash or Charge). Applications are available online at www.mclendons.com/new-business-customer-accounts, at any one of our seven stores (Kent, Puyallup, Renton, Sumner, Tacoma, White Center, Woodinville), or can be requested via e-mail or phone from the Accounts Receivable department. In order to be approved for credit, you must be in good financial standing, have credible references, and pass a credit check. Our Accounting Deptartment considers all aspects of an application when determining whether or not to extend credit.
What is required to make a purchase on my Cash account?
For all Cash accounts, payment is due at the time of purchase via card, check, or cash. Payments made with cash or card do not carry any additional requirements. All payments made with a check are subject to our Check Writer Policy, which requires purchasers to show two pieces of ID and has a 14 day waiting period for returns. In addition, we will contact the business for verification of all purchases over $200 or containing power tools. For more information on our Check Writer Policy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Businesses can send in a voided check to enroll in a simplified check payment process. The bank associated with the voided check is cleared for payment, so any future checks from that bank will not be subject to the requirements listed above.
What is required to make a purchase on my Charge account?
Anyone who wants to charge to your account must:
- Be on the Authorized Signers list
- Have photo ID available at the time of purchase
- Have access to the account: number, name, or phone number
Purchases on charge accounts can also be paid for via card, check or cash and are subject to the same policies as described in the “What is required to make a purchase on my Cash account?” section.
What are my payment terms?
All new accounts are set up with payment terms of 1/10 EOM, Net 25 MFI. This means that the entire statement balance is due by the 25th of the following month with an option for a 1% discount if paid-in-full by the 10th of the following month. The 1% discount applies only to charges from the most recent invoice period and payments must be received, not postmarked, by the 10th or the 25th in order to be counted as on-time. In months where the 10th or the 25th falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the due date is extended to the next business day. During the 10% discount period, accounts are still eligible for the 1% early payment discount, but only on items that did not receive the 10% discount. The 10% discount will be taken at the register while the 1% discount will be applied on the statement. After the promotional discount has expired the terms will return to 1/10 EOM, Net 25 MFI, no exceptions.
Who do I remit payments to?
Payments can be made out to:
PO Box 877
Renton, WA 98057
When do I accrue finance charges and how are they calculated?
Finance charges will accrue on all outstanding invoice balances the day after the payment due date. Generally, this will be the 26th of the month following the invoice date unless the 25th falls on a weekend or federal holiday. In those situations finance charges will accrue on the next business day following the due date. Finance charges accrue at a rate of 1.5% (18% APR) on all outstanding invoice balances each month. Previously accrued outstanding finance charges are not assessed additional charges. Therefore, an invoice of $1,000 would accrue a finance charge of $15 if not paid-in-full by the 25th of the following month. If this amount remains outstanding through the 25th of the next month, another finance charge of $15 would be added to the balance, bringing the total amount due to $1,030.
How do I access my account information or balance?
Account information and balances can be requested from the Accounts Receivable department via phone or e-mail. Please include your account number, name, or phone number with your request.
How often do I need to update my on-file Authorized Users list?
We recommend that you submit an updated Authorized Users list to us every 6 months, at a minimum, or when, for the purpose of maintaining the security of the account, a change is warranted. Changes will be made to your account immediately, upon receipt of an updated Authorized Users form, during normal business hours. Authorized User forms are available online at www.mclendons.com/new-business-customer-accounts, at any one of our seven stores (Kent, Puyallup, Renton, Sumner, Tacoma, White Center, Woodinville), or can be requested via e-mail or phone from the Accounts Receivable department.
Does McLendon Hardware share my information with any 3rd parties?
When does my 180 day discount period begin?
The 180 days begins on the day we approve your account.
Will I see the discount on my statement?
The discount is taken at the register, not on the statement balance, so you will not see it reflected on your statement as a line item.
Are all items in the store eligible for the 10% discount?
No, a handful of items are not eligible for discount. Please see a store cashier for details. These items are, however, eligible for the 1% payment discount if the statement is paid-in-full by the 10th of the following month.
Can I lose my discount prior to the end of the 180 day period?
If your account does not remain current, we will remove the 10% discount. If you bring your account back into good standing, we will reinstate the 10% discount. We reserve the right to remove the 10% discount from any account at any time, at our discretion.
What happens after the 180 days have expired?
Your 10% discount will be removed and all items will be eligible for the 1% payment discount.
Do I have to be a large customer in order to receive the discount?
No, the discount is offered to all new business customers regardless of size, business type, or purchase volume.
Are previous customers eligible for the 10% discount?
Yes! If you previously had an active credit account with McLendon Hardware and closed it down, you can reopen the account and receive the 10% discount. To reopen your account, complete a new business application and send it in to the Accounts Receivable department. The account will still be subject to approval based on references and credit history..