Don’t see your question featured below? No problem—we can help. Reach out to us anytime at 502-208-4566 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is YPurchasing a vendor?
No, we are a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) specializing in helping YMCA organizations. We negotiate with vendors on members’ behalf in obtaining the best available prices, rates, and services YMCAs use every day.
What does it cost to join YPurchasing?
Nothing! That’s right, $0.00. There are no fees for your organization to join and take advantage of amazing cost savings.
Can our YMCA still use our current vendors?
Of course! We encourage our members to make purchasing decisions based on pricing, savings, and what’s best for your YMCA.
Do we risk losing donations from current vendors?
To date, none of our signed members have reported any loss of annual donations related to using YPurchasing vendors.
Do we have to use all the programs YPurchasing offers?
No, it’s strictly up to each individual YMCA to decide which programs work best for them. The path you take with YPurchasing is completely up to you.
Is there any software involved with joining YPurchasing?
No special software is required for using and interacting with programs offered to YMCAs. YPurchasing connects member YMCAs directly to the vendors of their choosing. We’re also excited about a new web-based ordering platform we’re creating for members called YPGMarketplace, with plans to go live in Q1 of 2023.
If we choose to leave YPurchasing, are there any penalties or termination fees?
No. There is no fee to join YPurchasing, nor any fee to cancel your membership with us.
Will YPurchasing membership impact our ability to continue managing and staying connected with our current vendors and negotiating on our own?
YPurchasing enhances your current procurement activities and provides additional insight into your purchasing decision making process. By having access to proprietary pricing and specific data, your YMCA can make more effective and informed decisions than ever before. Any resulting cost savings translates into increased opportunities to invest in your facilities, members, and communities!
Will there be any cost associated to using YPG Marketplace if we decide to use that service?
No, there is no cost for the basic ordering process and order tracking that a YMCA will have full use of every day.
Is there an onboarding process in place to work with our YMCA and help us with vendors and training once we join?
Yes, YPurchasing has a custom onboarding and training process for each YMCA that joins and is assigned a project manager to work each YMCA that joins YPurchasing.