As a small business owner, you know that it takes a lot to run a business. Between office supplies, payroll, promotional products, and debt collection, it’s the little yet necessary things that add up quickly. If you’re like other small businesses, you’ve probably found that you pay more for all of these things because you lack the volume and scale of large corporations. However, there is a way that you can enjoy the same kind of cost savings as your big business counterparts. It’s called group purchasing.
What is a group purchasing organization (GPO)?
A group purchasing organization leverages the power of a group of businesses and helps them attain discounts on products they’re already buying. GPOs partner with larger businesses, known as suppliers or vendors, to provide their members with exclusive savings on products they need to run their business. GPOs are typically funded by administrative fees by suppliers, and there’s no cost for small businesses to join.
Benefits of using a group purchasing organization
Every business needs certain things in order to function – office supplies, payroll, cloud storage, credit card processing, and more. As a business owner, you know that these services and supplies can add up quickly. Group purchasing organizations work with preferred suppliers to get you the best deals on everything you need for your business to succeed – no coupons needed.
Group purchasing organizations partner with many different suppliers that offer a wide range of services. As a business, you have the ability to choose which suppliers you and your members can use. For example, maybe you’re a local flower shop that needs credit card processing and office supplies. With a GPO, you have the option to just use the suppliers that will benefit your business the most. Plus, there’s no obligation to buy, no cost to you, and you don’t need to spend a certain amount of money in order to receive the discounts.
When your business partners with a group purchasing organization, you and all of your employees or members benefit from the savings. For example, let’s say you run a national association for photographers. Not only would you benefit from the discounts, but all of your members would too. Using a GPO is an added benefit to be part of your organization or business, and it’s just another reason why people should choose you.
Group purchasing organizations allow you to save money on products you’re already buying. Many times, they work with companies that you already buy from. This means that you get the same products you already love but for a fraction of the price. More savings means more money in your pocket.
Why use Windfall?
Unlike other GPOs out there, Windfall is absolutely free to its members. There’s no catch or obligation to buy. We’ve partnered with many different suppliers including:
- Office Depot – office supplies, copy and print
- FedEx – ground and express shipping
- Hotel Engine – 40,000+ hotel discounts and travel management tools
- ADP – payroll
- WellCloudMD – teladoc telemedicine and out of pocket health discounts
- YRC – tradeshow and ltl shipping
- 4imprint – promotional products
- Transworld Systems – debt collection
- USPAY – credit card processing
- AccountingDepartment.com – online bookkeeping, controller and accounting
- AND MORE!
If you’re looking for ways to save money on the products you’re already buying, Windfall can help. We partner with some of the biggest suppliers in the industry to bring you exclusive savings on products you’re already buying. Interested in becoming a member? It’s FREE – learn more and sign up!