“Group purchasing organizations [GPOs] are member-based organizations,” David Clevenger of Corporate United writes, “but with as many misconceptions as there are about them, you’d think they were something like the Illuminati or the Freemasons.”
If you haven’t already heard of the Illuminati conspiracy theory, it’s probably better to remain so, but there are a number of misunderstandings about GPOs. David looks at some of the common ones in a series of three blog posts titled 10 GPO Myths, Debunked.
“A GPO can’t accommodate my unique requirements.” Or, “a GPO will lock me in.” Or, “GPOs are geared to encourage more purchasing, not less, which is the best path to savings.” These are a few of the misconceptions that David addresses in his concise blog posts that are certainly worth reading. Part 1 also references research from a certain blog called Spend Matters (who I’m sure would be grateful for the name check).