Our new Direct Local Marketplace is now open to businesses and co-ops! Register and get your FREE online and mobile store on the Direct Local App.
Who Are We?
Direct Co-ops is a group-buying platform and marketplace for SMEs (small and medium-sized businesses) and co-ops, bringing together local independent businesses to leverage their group buying power, enabling them to achieve better prices on all their purchases. Our platform allows SMEs to enjoy the same buying power as the big chains and online retailers, stimulating the local communities and economies to level the playing field for our 'Mom and Pop' shops.
We are an open membership platform - it is free to register and we charge a small percentage from all transactions. Since 2014, we've helped thousands of local businesses save on their operating expenses, thanks to the better rates and prices we have negotiated with various service providers, manufacturers and suppliers.
Direct Co-ops is joined by the largest business associations, co-ops, nonprofit and government institutions, dedicated to supporting independent business and entrepreneurship and we are proud to be the voice of mom and pop businesses everywhere. Our new online marketplace is open to all SMEs and co-ops, as well as their employees and members, with access to significantly better wholesale prices. SMEs and co-ops can sign up for free and start selling within minutes, with the lowest transaction rates and the most technologically advanced eCommerce platform available on the market today!#SaveMomAndPops
Save on your everyday purchases from qualified vendors in USA & Canada. Save 8 cents/liter off Esso gas, more than 70% off UPS shipping, 70% off Staples office supplies, 25% off Sprint plans and much more!
Vote On Products
Vote on the products you need together with other businesses and once 1,000 businesses have voted, we will negotiate the lowest prices for your buying group. You can nominate your own products too!
Our online store offers products at bulk prices, based on the bulk deals we have negotiated with our suppliers to date. Products include fresh and organic foods, coffee, electronics, housewares, restaurant supplies and more!
Services & Utilities
Our members can save hundreds to thousands of dollars each month on their operating expenses, including utilities, phone/internet/TV, POS & payment processing, mortgages and much more!
We Are Strong When We Come Together!
How It Works?
Together WE CAN make a DIFFERENCE!
By combining our buying power with other small businesses like yours, we can negotiate lower purchasing prices for the products we need to run our businesses and what we sell to our customers.
The more members that join, the better prices we can get!
Our group voting platform allows our members to select or recommend items for group purchase. If you do not see the items you need, you can 'Nominate' your products to start a buying group and we will add them for other businesses to vote on.
Here's how it works:
Vote on products together with other businesses to join a buying group.
We source the products and negotiate better wholesale prices with qualified vendors.
We confirm and place your order at the new group volume price.
We deliver your order straight to your door or you pick it up from a nearby UPS store.
The buying power of big corporations in the hands of small businesses!
Here are some examples of the products and services we have negotiated great prices on for our members:
TORONTO/BOSTON—Small Business activists in Canada and the U.S. are joining forces to fight for a level playing field for local merchants under attack from huge retail companies like Amazon, Walmart, Facebook and Google. Direct Co-ops, Al Norman and Canada’s top broadcaster Steve Anthony announced today the creation of the Direct Local Business Network (DLBN), which[…]
Direct Global / Direct Co-ops Joins the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council as the Canadian Strategic Partner
Direct Global / Direct Co-ops is delighted to announce that it has joined the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) as a Strategic Partner. About CWEIC CWEIC a not for profit membership organization with a mandate from Commonwealth Heads of Government to promote intra-Commonwealth trade, investment and the role of the private sector across the[…]
Direct Co-ops’ holds first annual David Awards celebrating heroes that helped their local communities
Direct Global / Direct Co-ops chose Kensington Market for the launch party for their gamechanging new app – and for their brand new office to pay homage to the place where it all began. It was in the locals fight to save the unique spirit of Kensington Market from an invasion of big box stores that Direct Global /[…]
Serena Ryder, Tom Cochrane, Russell Peters, Barenaked Ladies and other celebrities stand behind Direct Co-ops!
(Published on Business Insider) TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2018 — What do Serena Ryder, Tom Cochrane, Barenaked Ladies, Russell Peters, Fito Blanko, Tom Wilson of Junkhouse, The Trews, Karl Wolf, Mark Holmes from Platinum Blonde, Alan Frew from Glass Tiger, Dr. Draw & Lynn Moffatt have in common? Aside from being some of the biggest names in Canadian entertainment – this week, they’ve gathered together with the team behind a Toronto based organization[…]
Canada’s top TV broadcaster Steve Anthony speaks to 680 News about joining Direct Co-ops and the fight to save small businesses, bringing the power back to the little guy.
(Published on Yahoo! Finance) Toronto based Direct Global / Direct Co-ops has a stunning surprise for small and medium sized businesses across North America and they say it’s something businesses around the world will soon be able to take advantage of. Today, Direct announced an exciting new partnership with Royal-backed Tatatu. Tatatu’s ICO has been[…]
(Published on Business Insider) TORONTO, Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Direct Global / Direct Co-ops is proud to announce that broadcast icon Steve Anthony has agreed to come on board as Head of Media Relations. Anthony will also sit on the Advisory Board. There aren’t many Canadians who are unfamiliar with Steve’s illustrious career. From the nine years he[…]
(Published on Business Insider) Direct Co-ops makes history by uniting over 1,000 American and Canadian businesses to save up to 50% on on their purchases TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Direct Co-ops has made history by concluding a group purchase with over 1,000 independent businesses in the USA and Canada combining their purchasing power[…]