Pro-Cure, a company claiming to be Australia’s first free to join buying group created specifically for small and medium businesses, has officially launched this week.
The brainchild of Michael Reid, who has etched out a lengthy career in professional purchasing, Pro-Cure (short for ‘professional procurement’) aims to give SMEs the buying power that is normally only accessible by big businesses.
The company believes that such buying power can equal savings of between 30 and 50 per cent on essential supplies.
“There’s a lot of talk about needing to support small business and that need is certainly a very real one,” Reid explains. “ProCure supports small business in a practical way, saving owners both money and time, advantages any business owner will appreciate.
“I’ve been on both ends of professional purchasing, having run my own business and also managed one of the biggest buying groups in the country. So I can say with authority that Pro-Cure is a group that no small or medium business can afford to be left out of.”
Pro-Cure works by harnessing the collective buying power that many businesses purchasing their supplies as a group achieve. Businesses register on Pro-Cure’s website, order directly from suppliers, and start getting the discounts and preferential service that Pro-Cure has already negotiated for them.
Its suppliers currently include Officeworks, BP, ELGAS, Budget Car Rental, and powerbuy IT, and the company is working on adding merchant banking services, IT service providers, finance and banking products, telcos, utilities, and insurance and motor vehicle services to its supplier list.
Pro-cure says more than 300 SMEs – ranging from accounting and law firms to financial advisors, building companies and corporate consultants – have already come on board. To see what it’s all about, click here.
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