Buying Groups

National Federation of Independent Business Review

Group Name: National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) Industry/Specialty (if applicable): Independent businesses Number of members: 325,000+ Website: http://www.nfib.com/ Sections of its website are dedicated to news, including updates on government policies and acts related to business. It also provides articles on a range of topics of interest to business, including marketing, holiday trends, taxes,…

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The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) is an advocacy group for American independent businesses. It has a buying group component, but initiatives to promote and encourage business is definitely at its core, even evidenced in its tagline, “Protecting the Future of Small Business.”

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Group Purchasing Solutions Buying Group Review

Buying Group Name: Group Purchasing Solutions (GPS) Industry/Specialty (if applicable): No particular industry Number of members: 1,000+ Website: http://www.grouppurchasingsolutions.com/   How does the group work? There aren’t too many details on GPS’ website about how the group functions. What information there is seems pretty straightforward: members receive discounts on services and products. Like most group…

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Group Purchasing Solutions (GPS) is a buying group based in San Jose, CA. It was founded in 2008. Unlike other purchasing groups which are dedicated to particular industries or niches, GPS accepts all types of members. There are no industry or location requirements to join.

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Innovatix Buying Group Review

Buying Group Name: Innovatix Industry/Specialty (if applicable): Medicine, Education, Business Number of members: 23,000+ This introduction video from the group explains further:   The group partnered with Premier, one of the largest medical group purchasing organizations in the industry, in 2002. In 2015, Innovatix launched its procurement services for businesses. How does this group work?…

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Innovatix is a purchasing group for healthcare service providers, K-12 schools, and businesses. It was founded in 1993 as a purchasing group for the Greater New York Hospital Association and changed its name to Innovatix in 1998.

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Rewardli Review (Aka PerkHub)

Buying Group Name: PerkHub/Rewardli Industry/Specialty: Not applicable Number of members: 200+ The San Francisco-based startup has a small core team of employees. However, its size may belie its impact. Many investors think PerkHub has promise, and the company is a graduate of the famed 500 Startups accelerator. It boasts clients that include Google and American…

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PerkHub (formerly known as Rewardli, but with a website that still uses both names) is a network of white-label perks and buying solutions. The company has an online portal into which buyers log in and make purchases.

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Premier Healthcare GPO and Alliance Review

This review is part of our directory of buying groups/group purchasing organizations. Buying Group Name: Premier Industry/Specialty (if applicable): Medical Number of members: 130,000+ (including 3,750 hospitals) Website: https://www.premierinc.com/ It has two offices – one in Charlotte, NC, and the other in Washington, DC. The group leverages its purchasing power to benefit members and reduce…

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Premier is a purchasing group and alliance for healthcare providers.

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MEGA Group USA Overview

This review is part of our directory of buying groups/group purchasing organizations. Buying Group Name: MEGA Group USA Industry/Specialty (if applicable): Appliances, Furniture, Mattresses, Consumer Electronics Number of members: 1,700 Website: http://www.megagroupusa.com/ Based in Tennessee, the group has 1,700 members with 3,200 storefronts across the US. How does the group work? MEGA works with members…

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MEGA Group USA is a buying group with members in multiple industries, including appliances, furniture, mattresses, consumer electronics, seasonal, and outdoor merchandise categories.

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Review of Furniture 1st Buying Group

This review is part of our directory of buying groups/group purchasing organizations. Buying Group Name: Furniture 1st National Buying Group Industry/Specialty (if applicable): Furniture Number of members: 215+ Website: http://www.furniturefirst.coop The group was founded in 1994 by a group of independent furniture retailers and by September 2016, had grown to over 215 members in over…

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Furniture 1st National Buying Group is a cooperative buying group based in Pennsylvania.

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Overview of Furniture Marketing Group

This review is part of our directory of buying groups/group purchasing organizations. Buying Group Name: Furniture Marketing Group Industry/Specialty (if applicable): Furniture Number of members: 100+ Website: http://www.fmgbuyinggroup.com/ FMG was founded in 1991 after the demise of Retailers Marketing Guild (RMG). The founding members of FMG wanted to create an outlet similar to RMG for…

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The Furniture Marketing Group (FMG) is a buying group based in North Carolina and is dedicated to bolstering the purchasing power of independent furniture retailers.

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