What is a Buying Group?
A Buying group is an organization that boosts the purchasing capability of a group of distributors by obtaining supplier discounts based on the group’s collective power.
Generally speaking, a Buying Group values and supports the collectivity. It negotiates pricing and terms with suppliers – better than members could achieve on their own, saving them time and money. Therefore, the members will be able to have better margins with the same resources.
What are the benefits of being part of our Buying Group?
1. REBATES AND DISCOUNTS
Universal Unililink believes that the small distributor should have the same competitive advantages as the big ones have. That is why we offer our members the opportunity to receive rebates and discounts. Buying for one of our exclusive Suppliers is possible to get part of your investment back, the more you buy, the more you save!
2. EQP OR LOWER PRICE
We have negotiated pricing and terms with more than 100 key suppliers – better than members could achieve on their own. It means that you will have more competitive prices and increase your margins. Our Preferred Suppliers are the best in their industries and sell the top brands. You don’t have to change how you order products. There are no promo codes to enter, special software to download, or training involved.
3. INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
Our eUpdate is a way place to catch up on what’s happening in the Industry and at Universal Unilink. We cover everything from new suppliers and specials to industry news and everything in between. You don’t want to miss out on this exclusive bi-weekly round-up. This market picture is crucial for the company’s daily decision-making, and having it reliably and easily is, without a doubt, a great advantage.
4. BUSINESS SOLUTIONS AT GREAT PRICES
The members also have access to a range of business services. Credit card processing by specialized software and online technologies, EVO B2B, labor law expertise through Fischer Phillip, Enterprise car, and truck rental – these are just a few of the companies offering discounted services.
5. NETWORKING WITH YOUR PEERS AND INDUSTRY EXPERTS
It may seem obvious, and some might even feel that boosting their relationship with other players in the market doesn’t lead to anything. But The thing is, no matter how much market share you have, you need to have good relationships with other potential business partners. This is the only way to expand your business and survive in times of crisis. Universal Unilink facilitates contact with competitors, experienced entrepreneurs, and marketing data that are gained through relationships and promoted by the Association.
6. EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Just because you are independent doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. Universal Unilink gives you the resources to run your business efficiently and profitably. Take advantage of webinars, training, and educational content created especially for our members.
7. KEEP YOUR IDENTITY
Knowing how much you treasure and appraise your company, we will help to make it more profitable without compromising your values. You will not need to give part of your company, become a franchisee, or lose your identity. You will be still in charge and making all the decisions, Universal Unilink will be there to support you to achieve your full growth potential.