group buying

What is Group Purchasing?

Many small to mid-sized business owners don't have time to think about procurement. And, it makes sense... they are focusing on the product or service that they provide. So, when it comes time to purchase coffee, office supplies, business cards, or travel, they either run to the store or order online. Or, maybe an account rep contacted your company and put you on your own corporate account (but discounts are not extreme).

Procurement Concepts believes that small to mid-sized businesses should not spend more per item than the "big dogs." That is why we aggregate our members spend together to create purchasing power. We then select one vendor in each category (Staples, Vistaprint, etc). There are no costs to join, no minimum spend requirements, and no contracts to sign. All a small to mid-sized business owner needs to do is provide us with a little bit of information (name, phone, address, email) and we can provide them with usernames and passwords so they can take advantage of extreme discounts.

In addition, Vistaprint is offering a great promotion for new members. They are offering 50% off most items. Just go to our co-branded store Vistaprint and enter the code PROCUREMENT50 when you checkout. 

Our goal is to help small businesses control costs. Take a look at our marketplace and feel free to enroll in any of our programs at no cost!

Creating Savings for Non-Profits

One of the rewarding parts about having a diverse membership is that we get to help a variety of organizations. This includes non-profits and member organizations where every dollar saved can go towards their cause. Creating savings for a non-profit is one of the many satisfying benefits of our organization, but social responsibility should be something all companies take pride in. To put your stamp on a community and provide for the less fortunate should not just feel good, but feel necessary. Certainly this is just our opinion, but we have seen, over the years, many successful companies with a social responsibility side of their business plan often times as big as their marketing and operational portions.

A community is only as strong as its supporters and partnering with many new non-profits this year, PC is proud to acknowledge our growth into many new communities consisting of many wonderful organizations. All non-profits have budgets they need to manage, so by saving money through our discount programs, those budgets become more flexible and therefore they are able to accomplish more towards their missions without any extra money spent. This is the basic model of group buying working at its best. For those who support non-profits which could use the savings, please direct them to our website and we will sign them up for our free programs and do all we can to get them as many dollars saved as we can.
 
Have a happy Monday and thank you for supporting your communities and non-profit organizations everywhere!