The Colonial Purchasing Co-Op is a cost savings vehicle available to participating members. The purpose of the Colonial Purchasing Co-Op is to leverage purchasing strength through membership in order to acquire goods and services at lower prices. GPO’s are not resellers, but rather contract negotiators. GPO members are entitled to purchase through these negotiated contracts.
The Colonial Purchasing Co-Op negotiates contracts directly with suppliers. Once you are registered with the Colonial Purchasing Co-Op, you can purchase directly through the supplier while utilizing the savings the Colonial Purchasing Co-Op has negotiated. It is simple and fast. The Colonial Purchasing Co-Op is here to answer any questions you have, negotiate contracts on your behalf, and act as a general advocate for purchasing within the media manufacturing industry.
There is a low joining fee and annual membership fee, and no obligation to purchase. If you would like to speak to a representative, please call us.
Click on Become a Member on the Colonial Purchasing Co-Op home page and complete the short application.
A complete list of our vendors and discounts will be available on www.colonialpurchasing.com . Our vendor portfolio will be extensive and will include products and services such as Polycarbonate, Lacquer, Ink, Cases and more.
No, the Colonial Purchasing Co-Op does not warehouse or sell any products or services to our members. We simply facilitate access to special contract pricing for our members. Your company will purchase directly with our contract suppliers and/or manufacturers.
We encourage you to compare our pricing to that of your current suppliers or other potential suppliers to ensure we are providing our members with the lowest pricing possible. If you find a lower price, please contact us so we can revisit our contract and change it accordingly.
If your organization is interested in becoming an authorized Colonial Purchasing Co-Op supplier, please select the authorized suppliers tab at www.colonialpurchasing.com and complete the supplier application.
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