Over the past few weeks, I have been fortunate to have received several calls from organizations who are looking to join the ABPA. For me, having these discussions has always been a pleasure as I am proud of our history and our current advocacy efforts on behalf of our membership. However, now it is even easier for me to “sell” the idea of ABPA membership to those who may be on the fence of making the commitment with the introduction earlier this year of our “Savings 4 Members” program.

Have you not heard of this special ABPA member benefit program? If you are an ABPA member, you need to consider this right away! As someone who has been in this industry a long time and knows what ABPA distributors need to maximize their profits, I have worked to setup the Savings 4 Members program to offer relevant discounts for our members. Many of you have already started to save and that’s great!

Savings4members has leveraged their 30 years of experience and expertise partnering with various cooperatives, associations, and franchises, to represent over 1,000,000 independent businesses with a combined buying power of $300 billion. They leverage this buying power, on behalf of their clients, to negotiate national vendor contracts with discounted pricing. The typical savings ranges from 10% to 20% over the pricing that most independent businesses can obtain on their own.

Some of the vendors and product categories are:

  • WEX – Fuel cards
  • ADP – Payroll Processing
  • Ignite Payments | First Data – credit card processing
  • UniFirst – Uniforms and Facility Services
  • Office Depot & Staples – Office Supplies

ABPA members have access to a team of Savings Consultants, who care about arming you with the tools to drive down business costs and increase profitability. They will help determine which offerings best-fit your business needs and assist in enrollment. To make sure you receive the ABPA discounts, you must work through this team of Savings Consultants. To get started, sign up through the ABPA savings4members Portal page, or by email (info@savings4members.com) or phone (844-346-3746).

Ed Salamy, Executive Director, ABPA