All Industrial Buying Groups Are Not The Same

November 21, 2014 by NetPlus Alliance

By Paul Byrnes, VP of Distributor Development

In life, we often choose to belong to groups or clubs in both our personal and professional lives. Some of our first groups may have been the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or a sports team. They linked us to others like us with similar values and provided learning, networking and relationship building. As adults, many of us continue to have membership in clubs and enjoy these same values often coupled with economic values. We receive special club pricing, rebates or rewards. The key to getting the most out of your membership is being happy with the value you receive, in addition to the freedom to remain, and even enhance, who we are as individuals. Industrial buying groups are similar to the clubs we belong to throughout our lives. Many buying groups provide values that aren’t available individually, such as:

• Economic values, including front-end buying advantages and back-end rebates that can help you grow your business and significantly increase overall profitability.

• Services and support to help you carve out time to work on your business rather than in your business.

• Local or national meetings that provide an opportunity to expand and diversify your product offering and network with fellow distributors.

• Mutual growth among suppliers and distributors.

If your business plan calls for increased sales and profit, and you don’t belong to an industrial buying group today, I would suggest reviewing the values NetPlus Alliance provides to its membership. We bring distributors of all categories and sizes together, sharing information that helps each achieve and earn more. Our competitive rebate programs can improve a distributor’s product line profitability by up to 200%. To achieve the greatest reward, you will need to participate as much as possible in all elements of the group. However, we make it easy for you to do business with us. We don’t change a distributor’s relationship with its manufacturers, and we don’t require financials or other commitments.

All industrial buying groups are not the same. NetPlus Alliance was founded on the basic principles: keep it simple, cost effective and beneficial for the member’s business. Like the clubs you joined as a child, NetPlus Alliance will link you to others with similar values and provide you with learning (via training), networking with other members and relationship building opportunities with over 180 suppliers. In addition, we’ll also provide you with the economic values that you seek as an These economic values will not only increase your profitability, but will also allow you more time to focus on growing your business.

If you have any questions about NetPlus Alliance, please feel free to email me at

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