Group Purchasing Organizations, or GPOs, save their members money by leveraging the collective buying power of all members to secure deeply discounted pricing from suppliers. Over the past 10 years of service, we have seen a lot of confusion surrounding GPOs with many asking, “What’s the catch?”
Here at Una, we want to be as transparent as possible so your organization benefits from our service and savings!
How GPOs Save Businesses Time and Money
Your company, like thousands of other companies across the country, has purchasing needs. By taking your business needs and leveraging them with other companies' purchasing orders, GPOs are able to negotiate agreements with their suppliers that cut your cost considerably.
Basically, a GPO acts as a very well connected partner in the purchasing process by compiling billions of dollars in volume and negotiating contracts, ultimately saving your company money!
At Una, we go a step further by offering our members added benefits such as supply chain management and procurement partnership consulting, saving your company time as well as money. To top it all off- we offer all of these benefits at no cost and require no commitment!
By now you might be thinking, “This sounds too good to be true. What’s the catch? What’s in it for Una?”
How GPOs Make Money (Without Charging Members)
Every time you entrust your purchasing needs to Una, we get paid a fee by the suppliers. This is because the negotiated committed volume is much more efficient for major suppliers and they want our business to reach our customers. We use that fee to finance our services, allowing us to make membership free for our members. Simply put - we make money by saving you money. So the more money we save you, the more money we make! It’s a win-win!
How Purchasing Through a GPO Works
If you are already purchasing for your company, why not save money by allowing us to represent you in the procurement process? The first step is signing up to becoming an Una member. Then our procurement experts will work with you to connect you to our supplier contracts. We will give you a unique code, which you can use to gain access to deep discounts. It’s that easy!
There are no hidden fees, no contracts and no gimmicks for signing up - just the opportunity to improve efficiency and save an average of 22%! The power to save is in your hands and we at Una want to help!
If you are looking for an extensive network of suppliers and a team of people dedicated to saving your company time and money, learn how to get started!