There are many reasons to join TUG and become a member of one of the best managed group purchasing organizations (GPOs) in the industry. TUG provides its members with expert-level industry knowledge, the buying power of 1600 companies, and cloud access to state-of-the-art e-business tools to help your company increase your top-line sales and grow your bottom-line profits. Join today and quickly start earning rebates from our nationwide network of preferred suppliers.
TUG leverages the purchasing power of our 1600+ company network to negotiate group volume and growth incentive rebate programs; offering financial, marketing, and other valued supplier-provided incentives.
TUG facilitates industry networking by coordinating market segment committee meetings and scheduling board of director events to discuss overall business trends, develop new business strategies, identify member rebate growth opportunities, and address & respond to member concerns and recommendations. TUG also hosts an annual conference bringing together hundreds of TUG suppliers and members into an enriched setting to conduct 1:1 meetings and exchange ideas within the network.
Preferred suppliers offer TUG members a blend of flat, tiered, growth, and promotional type rebate incentives for the purchases of products for resale at highly competitive prices and attractive payment terms. Some suppliers also offer reward point programs in addition to rebate incentives, which may be redeemed for once-in-a-lifetime vacation travel.
TUG members are typically multi-generational, independent, family-owned businesses that exude pride of ownership and a common desire to develop profitable companies that continue to grow and can one day be passed on from generation to generation.
TUG Headquarters meet with 220+ top-tier industry suppliers on behalf of its members regularly to negotiate group-wide marketing and rebate incentive programs; enabling TUG members to price their products for resale more competitively, provide better customer service, and become more profitable.
TUG provides Internet-access to a suite of GPO e-commerce applications hosted by NEXTStep Commerce, Inc.; which help to automate manual legacy processes, reduce procure-to-pay cycle times, and implement a more cost effective and efficient supply chain between supplier, distributor, and end customer. The platform also supports: secure online access to critical business decision-making data, online report generation and data analysis, and the electronic b2b exchange of critical business data and transaction sets between participants.