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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Why use Network Discount Purchasing?
  • It is easy.
  • It is the most cost effective means of product distribution within a group or network.
  • It taps into the collective buying power of any group or network that typically goes unutilized.
  • Every Buyer receives a discount and the more Buyers, the greater the discount.
  • It can be shared with associates by referral to drive the product prices down even further.
  • It creates mutual benefits for both the buyers and the sellers.
  • Organizations seeking added revenues can receive sales commissions by request.

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Who can start a Buying Session using NDP?

Anyone who has a list of contacts of a group or network of people and knows the product(s) they want to offer can contact us to set up a Buying Session. It takes only a few minutes to set up.
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How long does a buying session need to be?

The Buying Session can be as long as the Coordinator chooses. This may be as little as 1 or 2 weeks, but usually 3-6 weeks. Public agencies using purchase orders may require some extra time. Coordinators are guided during set up of the appropriate time needed.
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Who determines the products offered through the system?

The Information Exchange produces its own educational products that are offered through the NDP system. However, representatives of any group can recommend products they would like to offer their network. The Information Exchange will work with the producer of that item to setup order fulfillment and determine a discount price matrix to be used for the Buying Session.
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How is the discount price matrix for an item determined?

Manufacturers and producers of most products offer quantity price breaks. The Information Exchange uses these price breaks to create a Discount Price Matrix that can be offered to any Buyer during a NDP Buying Session which reflects the needs of the organization or network of people being served.
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How is order-fullfillment handled for third-party products that are not part of the InfoExchange inventory?

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Please call or e-mail us with any questions. We can set up your buying session within minutes.