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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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:
(Published on Yahoo! Finance) 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[…]
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Direct Co-ops Founder and CEO Ahmed Attia interviewed on Canada’s national Business News Network (BNN): Mom and pop shops unite to compete with Amazon Direct Co-ops has launched an initiative that will see 29 million small and medium enterprises come together to form the world’s largest buying group to help businesses stay competitive with big box[…]
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