Exclusive New Group Buying Program for Printing Industries of America members with revenue under $5 million.
Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce an exciting new group buying program for companies with revenues under $5 million a year. The program will capitalize on the combined purchasing power of printers all across North America to realize discounts and rebates on major purchases including paper, ink, prepress supplies, pressroom supplies, and shipping. A printer must be a member in good standing with Printing Industries of America to qualify for this exclusive program.
The program is offered through Independent Printers Alliance (IPA), a division of Independent Printers Worldwide, Inc. (IPW), a national procurement group specializing in superior vendor programs for independent printers. Printing Industries of America affiliates and its board unanimously selected IPW to build a supplier/product loyalty program for PIA members $5 million and below. This type of supplier and product loyalty program brings a win-win strategy with increased preferred supplier business and payback for a printer’s investment in PIA membership.
IPW member, Printing Industries of America Board Member, and Chairman Elect of PICA, Bryan Hall, President of Graphic Visual Solutions, summed it up this way: “We are excited about this new and unique benefit for our membership. This will greatly increase Printing Industries of America’s offering to its smaller printer members, and we see it as a great tool for recruiting new members into our organization.”
Michael Marcian, President of Corporate Press and former Printing Industries of America Chairman, stated: “Printing Industries of America has always strived to improve the health of our great industry by building world-class printers throughout North America. This new IPA program expands our capability to reach the smaller and start-up printer.”
Since its inception, IPW has grown to serve 170 members in 230 locations across North America, Barbados, and Western Europe, representing $3 billion in print and communication revenue.