PurchasingPoint® Launches New Portal for Nonprofits to Access Vendor Discounts Online






PurchasingPoint® Launches New Portal for Nonprofits to Access Vendor Discounts Online

GPO program provides access to 200+ unique vendors offering average aggregate annual savings of 33%

Washington, D.C. – February 6, 2015PurchasingPoint®, the only group purchasing organization (GPO) in the nonprofit marketplace that serves the needs of national human service nonprofits and their affiliates, as well as other foundations and associations, today launched a new portal that facilitates member access to discounts on essential products and services from more than 200 national vendors. The program offers members aggregate savings of 33% annually.

PurchasingPoint is a wholly-owned and operated subsidiary of the National Human Services Assembly, which estimates that large human services nonprofits in the U.S. spend, on average, 37% of their revenue every year on non-programmatic, non-personnel overhead. PurchasingPoint provides a centralized location for members to purchase goods and services at a discount, with some discounts exceeding 50%.

PurchasingPoint CEO Irv Katz said, “Our 10-year-old program is backed by AdvantageTrust, a leading GPO with an annual combined buying power of $24 billion, which it uses to negotiate pricing on everything from office supplies to copiers to furniture. This gives our members access to prices so low they are usually reserved for Fortune 100 companies.”

He added, “Cost savings on overhead frees up funds that can go toward an agency’s mission. All of the available discounts through PurchasingPoint are based on contracts that are already well researched and negotiated and aimed at saving organizations money, time, and countless labor hours of negotiation. More significant is the collective purchasing power of AdvantageTrust and its parent company, HealthTrust Purchasing Group. No single nonprofit can command the discounts commensurate with that kind of volume.”

Some key enhancements of the PurchasingPointportal include:

  • Access to multiple vendors in one simple step
  • Advanced keyword search for products, services, and vendors
  • A detailed FAQ that answers questions members may have about the program
  • An enhanced program description and benefits detail
  • Information on the program’s vendors and the discounts they offer
  • Access to quick and easy online registration for new facilities or users

About PurchasingPoint®

By leveraging $24 billion in collective purchasing volume, PurchasingPoint®, offers significant discounts through an online customized portal for products and services from hundreds of vendors and manufacturers (including popular vendors like Staples, FedEx, Konica Minolta, Enterprise, and Sprint).

PurchasingPoint® is offered through the National Human Services Assembly, whose members include leading national nonprofits and their affiliates in the field of human services, some of which include AARP, American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, The Salvation Army, United Cerebral Palsy, United Way Worldwide, YMCA, and YWCA. Negotiated contracts with most vendors are provided through a partnership with AdvantageTrust, a division of HealthTrust Purchasing Group.

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