Procurement vs. Purchasing

There are 16 pieces on a chess board. To get across the board in victory, you must utilize all the pieces in one cohesive strategy. You wouldn’t approach a match with only one chess piece and no plan, so why would you approach your corporate purchasing with one piece of the procurement process? Procurement and […]

Managing Procurement Risk with a GPO

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a procurement expert on your team, dedicated to creating and implementing a preemptive strategy that could reduce risk and save money? Of course it would, and that is exactly what you get (and for free) when you partner with a group purchasing organization (GPO) such as UNA Purchasing Solutions. […]

Case Study: Fresh Ideas and UNA Purchasing Solutions

Fresh Ideas partners with UNA Purchasing Solutions to save over $4K in corporate travel expenses in 2016, enabling them to allocate their budget in other areas of the business.Fresh Ideas is a food service management company dedicated to engaging students on every level. From creating a wonderful dining experience, to fixing food how students want […]

Guide to getting the most out of a GPO partnership

In January 2015, fitness centers saw a 55% increase in membership. According to Statista, it’s estimated based on previous years that over 80% of those who joined a gym in January will stop going by May. That is seven months of unused, paid membership they are leaving on the table, only rendering them half of […]

UNA Purchasing Solutions Partners with Chosen Payments

You know that UNA Purchasing can save your company money on every day purchasing needs such as shipping, office supplies, and travel, but as of today, we are now offering discounted credit card processing and other merchant services to our members. Enjoy gift card and loyalty programs, merchant loans, marketing support, and data breach protection plans, […]

Cooperatives vs. Group Purchasing Organizations

If saving your business time and money was on your resolution list this year, then perhaps you’ve already been looking for ways to set savings into motion. To help you narrow in on a cost efficient procurement strategy, we are answering some of the most frequently asked questions that we’ve encountered in regards to Cooperatives […]

New Year, New Savings Opportunities

Between gifts, parties, and travel, your wallet has probably taken a holiday hit. Don’t worry, when it comes to your business purchasing needs, we’ve got you covered. As a gift to ring in the new year, we have packaged up three ways to keep more money in your pockets. Gear up for 2017 with savings […]

What’s the Catch?

We’re on the tail-end of that time of year when phrases like “Zero down,” “Big holiday savings,” and other promotions promising low prices are floating around. Along with visions of discounts, there is suspicion in the air. Who can you trust? What are the hidden fees? What’s the catch? At UNA Purchasing Solutions, we value transparency. […]

Your Part In Group Purchasing

There is a reason puzzles are typically printed with pictures on them. Humans want to connect a larger vision. It’s easier to partake or put together 10,000 tiny pieces when you can see the overall design coming together.  When you partner with a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO), you are actually one piece in a cohesive purchasing […]

UNA Purchasing Solutions Partners With Hotel Engine

At UNA Purchasing Solutions, we partner with only the best suppliers to offer our members discounts on top-quality products and services. Even with our extensive list of suppliers, there was still something missing. We lacked a reliable partner in the travel space. As we began the search, we were looking for a company that could offer an […]