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Lowe's Supplier Diversity

Our Supplier Diversity practice gives small businesses and companies owned and operated by women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities equal footing to work with us while developing their own businesses.

For the better part of a century, we’ve served customers by doing much more than selling products; we help individuals and communities achieve their dreams. Through our work in Supplier Diversity, we help small and diverse businesses reach their goals while enabling us to offer the products and services our customers need.

Lowe’s sources suppliers that best match our needs, regardless of their business size or classification. Through relationships with diverse suppliers, we can offer a broader assortment of products at prices customers can afford, all while supporting small and diverse enterprises and strengthening the economic health of the communities we serve.

Supplier Stories

Kari Warberg Block developed Stay Away Botanical Rodent Repellent as a solution for her family farm. Made from essential oils and plant fibers, Stay Away is a natural alternative to other pest prevention products.

Become a Prospective Supplier

We welcome you to register with our Prospective Supplier Database. This registration process is relevant for all businesses regardless of size or diversity classification. As sourcing opportunities arise, we'll assess the database for suppliers that align with our business needs. If your business looks like a fit, we'll reach out to you.

1. Make Sure You Qualify

Small Business Qualifications

To qualify as a Small Business, the company must be:

  • Owned by a US citizen or US Resident Alien
  • A profit enterprise headquartered in the US or its trust territories
  • A "Small Business" as defined by the Small Business Association

Diverse Business Qualifications

To qualify as a Woman-, Minority-, Veteran- or Disability-Owned Business Enterprise, the company must be:

  • Owned by a US citizen or US Resident Alien
  • A profit enterprise headquartered in the US or its trust territories
  • At least 51% owned, controlled and operated by one or more women, minorities, veterans or disabled persons
  • Currently certified by an accredited certification agency (examples listed in the grey box)

These beautiful hammocks are hand-woven in Yucatan, Mexico using traditional Mayan patterns. Headquartered in the US, Hammock Boutique's cooperative provides income opportunities to indigenous Mayan families in extremely poor areas.

What’s a “Small Business”?

Lowe's defers to the definition of a "small business" as defined by the Small Business Association.

See for details.

What's a "Diverse Business"?

A Diverse Business may be one of the following:

So You Know

These are the steps for getting added to our Prospective Supplier Database.

This is not an application to become a Lowe’s vendor, so you will not receive a vendor number upon registration. If your business is selected, there will be another process for becoming a Lowe's vendor.

Registration is not a trigger for automatic inclusion in a Product Line Review or Request for Proposal (RFP) process.

2. Prepare

Make sure you have all the information you need to register.

General Company Information

  • Company Name
  • Former Company Name(s) Used
  • Internet Address
  • Federal Tax ID
  • Dun and Bradstreet Number
  • Parent Company Name
  • Parent Company Federal Tax ID
  • Executive Contact Information
  • Primary Contact Information

Business/Financial Information

  • Business Size
  • Year Established
  • Gross Annual Sales for the last 3 years
  • Number of Employees
  • Legal Structure

Diverse Company Information

  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Diversity Category Certification Details
  • % of Minority and Women Ownership

Product/Services Information (including specific commodities)

  • NAICS and SIC Codes
  • Product/Service Description
  • Geographical Service Area

Advice for Prospective Suppliers

Each of our buyers receives thousands of proposals each year, so it’s important to differentiate your business from competitors in your market. Take time to research Lowe’s to ensure you’re offering solutions specific to our business needs.

3. Complete the Registration Form

Once you have all your information ready, complete the form.

Note to Installers:
This is supplier registration ONLY. To begin the installer application process, visit

It's best to complete this form on your tablet or desktop computer.

4. Email Supporting Documentation

Please email your Diversity Certifications, along with any other documentation showcasing your company's offerings and capabilities, to

5. Understand Our Process

If, upon review, Lowe's has an interest in your product or service, we'll contact you for more information. Otherwise, your registration will remain active in our database for future evaluation. We monitor merchant and buyer activity to gain awareness of areas your program could impact.

Lowe's evaluates prospective suppliers in accordance with the respective processes of our two purchasing categories.


Merchandising is the purchase of product for retail sales. Lowe’s generally conducts Product Line Reviews on an annual or semi-annual basis.

Enterprise Strategic Sourcing

Sourcing is the purchase of product and services for internal use. Lowe’s reviews agreements as expiration dates approach on our two- and three-year contracts.

The Lowe's - Vendor Relationship

If your company is selected from the Prospective Supplier Database and you choose to continue the process of becoming a Lowe's Vendor, here are some things you can expect as we form a partnership.

Lowe's Commitment to Vendors

Lowe's is committed to enhancing the economic growth of its diverse and small business suppliers. Our Supplier Diversity Team will be your liaison and guide as we work towards a mutually beneficial partnership.

Lowe’s Expectations of Vendors

  • The ability to sign a legally binding contract with Lowe’s
  • Adequate capital or the ability to raise adequate capital to properly fulfill Lowe’s requirements
  • Proper levels of insurance to conduct business with Lowe’s
  • Electronic communication of business documents between your company and Lowe’s
  • Additional vendor requirements apply