Small businesses often don’t have the same buying power as large firms. But Legacy Purchasing Group aims to change that.
The company’s founder took a concept that she learned in her earlier career in the medical field and applied it to even more businesses. Learn about the journey in this week’s Small Business Spotlight.
What the Business Does
Offers group purchasing opportunities for businesses.
Founder Ashley Stuhr told Small Business Trends, “Legacy Purchasing Group is a fast-growing group purchasing organization (GPO) that helps businesses realize savings and efficiencies related to office essentials, technology, shredding services, credit card processing, HR solutions, and more by leveraging the collective buying power of our members to negotiate significant discounts. Our company now brings these savings to thousands of businesses from coast to coast. And unlike other business discount programs that may assess several hundred dollars annually, we NEVER charge fees or membership dues. Our business members work directly with our supplier partners. So it is usually a product/service already being used but just not at the discount and service levels that we can get for them.”
Offering both savings and service.
Stuhr says, “Most businesses also pay a “membership fee” which can range from $50 – $500 to get access to deep discount solutions and business perks while we do not charge a fee at all. We carefully vet out and choose our supplier partners based on their values and customer service. Every member has our direct contact information so that they not only communicate with our supplier partners, they have us to contact when necessary.”
How the Business Got Started
To bring the GPO model to new industries.
Stuhr explains, “As the founder, I spent nearly a decade as a sales leader within Office Depot’s business division, much of which involved working with GPOs across the US, focused in the healthcare industry. I enjoyed my job, but with three kids and plenty of weekly travel demands, it was my