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Cooperative. Buying. Power

Discover the cooperative buying power of SPC!

"With your limited resources, the benefits available through SPC's purchasing cooperative is now more valuable than ever before. "

Cooperative Buying by definition is a model that allows a group of buyers with a common interest to pool their buying power in order to negotiate more favorable pricing on goods and services. There is strength in numbers. SPC takes cooperative buying to a new level by allowing our clients freedom of choice without sacraficing your cost benefits.

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Cooperative Buying by definition is a model that allows a group of buyers with a common interest to pool their buying power in order to negotiate more favorable pricing on goods and services.

These are the days of budget cutbacks, revenue reductions, and limited resources. As purchasing requirements become more complicated and budgets become more strained, purchasing professionals are forced to continually seek innovative ways to deliver savings and efficiencies. Many organizations don’t realize just how much a purchasing cooperative can help. As an important tool in the print management toolbox, the benefits available through a purchasing cooperatively may be more valuable now than ever before.

Cooperative Buying by definition is a model that allows a group of buyers with a common interest to pool their buying power in order to negotiate more favorable pricing on goods and services. Specialized Purchasing Consultant (SPC) allows customers to gather volume of printing and copier devices, and in doing so, achieve better pricing than they could have on their own.

So how can cooperative buying help you? 

There is strength in numbers. Think of it this way: you’re getting ready to place an order for a dozen multifunction printers. You call your local supplier and get a quote for 12 of them. You place the order and pay the rate for 12 mfp. Now imagine you place the same order through SPC, a purchasing cooperative that has a contract with that same supplier. Only this time, the pricing you receive is based upon the potential spend of an entire group of customers that may be ordering through that same supplier. The saving opportunities are exponential.

But it’s about more than just good pricing.

Cooperative purchasing can also deliver significant time savings in terms of contract development. Consider the amount typically spent on administrative costs associated with preparing a bid, including research, resources, and time. By allowing the contract management and administrative functions to be provided by SPC, the costs associated with these time consuming tasks can be significantly reduced, if not completely avoided.

As an added benefit, SPC utilizes a competitive bidding process and best practices.

SAVE TIME

by preparing your bid, negotiate with vendors / manufacturers, present a total bid analysis and manage implementation.

SAVE MONEY

3.5 million copies/prints per year, approximately 1.2 billion copies/prints under contract,  Annual Savings of almost $2.5 Million for all of our clients. Translating into savings of more than $12 Million over five years!

REMOVE FRUSTRATION

We manage your contracts for up to five years from the date of installation. We work directly with the vendors on your behalf to quickly resolve equipment, service and billing problems.

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Questions about getting started? Drop us a line to find out more!

Call Alex Webster at 800-750-1538 ext 7 to schedule an appointment for a detailed live demonstration of SPC STAR Doc either online or in person.