Telfair Museums & Staples Business Advantage
In winter 2015, Staples Business Advantage received an inquiry from the Telfair Museums through the Alliance Purchasing Cooperative. Telfair was an existing Staples Business Advantage customer, but was interested in comparing current pricing to the pricing available through the cooperative.
The Staples Business Advantage team provided the museum with an apples-to-apples comparison of their current pricing versus the cooperative pricing. The savings were significant - the museum saved 17% on its office products simply by linking their account to the cooperative pricing. They could use the same ordering system and work with the same account manager; they only thing that changed was their better pricing.
Helping the Telfair Museums Consolidate Vendors to Save Time and Money
Telfair Museums was an existing Staples Business Advantage customer, but was interested in comparing pricing to the cooperative.
The museum was able to save an additional 17% by continuing to buy from Staples but simply leverage the cooperative contract.
Telfair Museums also consolidated their janitorial supplies with Staples Business Advantage. It will save them more money, but they really liked how much it simplified ordering and gave them more visibility into their spending.
Facility and janitorial supplies
Kitchen and breakroom supplies
Furniture and design services
Custom Print and digital copy
Promotional products apparel
Technology and computer solutions
e-Waste recycling program
Eco-concious options in all categories
Access to retail store network
Mobile app for ordering on the go
Staples Business Advantage's Product and Service Offerings
Some Alliance Members
Staples Business Advantage Has
Worked with Include:
Portland Museum of Art
Vero Beach Museum of Art
Sonoma Valley Historical Society
South Carolina State Museum
But seeing the benefits of the cooperative program, Telfair didn't stop there. They were surprised to learn that Staples was the largest distributor of janitorial supplies, and that their cooperative program provided additional discounts on everything for their facility including soap, paper towels and trash liners.
So the museum decided to also consolidate its janitorial supplies with Staples Business Advantage. Doing so not only saved them more money, it also helped them simplify ordering of all supplies and provided more visibility into their spend. Plus it consolidated everything to one invoice, one package and one delivery - which was good for the environment too!
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"We had already been supplying Telfair Museums with office products and helped them expand their program to include janitorial supplies, too. We were able to quickly and easily provide them with additional savings through the cooperative!"
Consortium Account Manager
Staples Business Advantage