WE ARE STRONGER WHEN TOGETHER!

Who Are We?

Direct Co-ops is a group-buying platform for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), bringing together local and global business communities to leverage their group buying power and maximize their bottom line. Our platform was created to help SMEs and mom and pop shops enjoy the same buying power as the big chains and online retailers, by voting on the products they need and saving as much as 50% (or more) on the prices they normally pay.

Membership on our platform is free and open to all registered businesses. We are joined by independent business associations, cooperatives, BIAs, nonprofit organizations, academic and government institutions in North America and around the world, dedicated to helping SMEs flourish.

We welcome all businesses to join our platform and start enjoying the buying power of thousands of businesses in your community!

Buy Together - Save Together!
Member Savings

Learn how much you can save on your everyday needs from qualified vendors in USA and Canada, from discounts on fuel and 70%+ off shipping, to 70% off Staples office supplies and 19% off cell phone plans.

Vote

Join or start a buying group for any product or service you need! Once we get the minimum number of votes, we will find what you need and negotiate a better wholesale price based on the size of your group!

Shop

Our B2B online store offers a rapidly growing selection of products, from organic food and fair trade coffee to electronics, housewares, restaurant supplies, art and much more – up to 90% cheaper than retail!

Business Services

Everyone is welcome to enjoy the best deals on the market on most commonly used services, including hydro/gas, phone & internet, payment processing and POS, mortgages, business loans and much more!

We Are Strong When We Come Together!

How It Works?

Together WE CAN make a DIFFERENCE!
It's Pretty Straight-forward

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:

  • Step 1

    Vote on products together with other businesses to join a buying group.

  • Step 2

    We source the products and negotiate better wholesale prices with qualified vendors.

  • Step 3

    We confirm and place your order at the new group volume price.

  • Step 4

    We deliver your order straight to your door or you pick it up from a nearby UPS store.

Let's use this simple LED light bulbs example. Today, at any of the hardware stores, energy efficient light bulbs cost approximately $9 per unit. By just 1000 of us coming together as a buying group, we will reduce the price by over 75%. Imagine all products are made cheaper by us coming together. Now, let's apply the same way of cooperation to all the products that you need to run your business down to products you retail to your customers.

VOTE NOW!


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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:
Hydro/Gas

Canadian businesses are eligible for 15-40% savings with our group rate!

Mortgages

Get the best rates for all your mortgage needs – business & residential!

Phone & Internet

No contracts, no hidden fees, best rates & top quality service!

Payment Processing

Compare rates and choose from among 5 different payment processing providers!

Business Loans

Loans & project financing from qualified financial institutions and lenders.

Pension Plan

Bringing SMEs the gold plated pensions of big corporations for a fraction of the cost!

Pharmacy

Up to 40% lower prices on brand name and generic drugs + group benefits!

Coffee

Quality, Fair-Trade, organic coffee at 50% off retail (single origins and blends)

TVs & Electronics

Brand name TVs & electronics at up to 50% cheaper than Walmart & Amazon!

Organic Food

All your favorite organic, non-GMO foods at significantly lower than market prices!

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Testimonials

Direct Co-ops has been privileged to work with outstanding individuals and institutions, dedicated to helping small business communities prosper. Here is what some of them have to say about us:

Please note that the minimum purchase amount is set to $100 CAD (~75 USD), before tax. Dismiss