How it Works
At BevPRO, we try to keep things simple. We understand that you don’t want interruptions to your business, and you don’t want additional administrative tasks bogging down your staff. That is why we’ve streamlined our system to ensure that you feel little to no changes in your day-to-day business.
After joining, a Member selects the Supplier Partners they want to work with (many of which you may already work with), and from there every purchase made from those Partners allows you to earn rebates back to dollar one. Our technology platform then takes care of the rest and requires very little change to your current workflow!
No long-term contracts, no endless legalese, no obligations to change suppliers should you choose not to. You simply earn rebates from those suppliers you trust most.
BevPRO is a member-driven buying group that believes in listening to, and involving our Members every step of the way. After becoming a Member, you will immediately begin to see the benefits of Membership. You will be directly involved in the recommendation, assessment and selection of each Supplier Partner and each new supply category.
Why do we do this?
Because this is a partnership and not a dictatorship. We know that Members don’t shy away from making the decisions that make them successful and we know that collectively you will support only the best and most reputable Supplier Partners. BevPRO is the vehicle that helps craft beverage processors do what can only be achieved by working together.
Each Member, when accepted into BevPRO Group, is assigned a unique Member Number. Members continue to place orders directly with their suppliers in the same manner they have always ordered. This may include phone, email, the Supplier’s website or EDI purchase orders. The BevPRO head office will advise all Suppliers of every Member’s unique BevPRO Member Number for the Member’s ordering location (this will be included on every Supplier document). When Members place their first order with a BevPRO Supplier, they simply confirm the Supplier has correctly registered their BevPRO Member Number and continue normally from there on out.
Each BevPRO Member is set up with their own, secure, cloud-based Document Centre portal that allows for secure access to all documents from the BevPRO Group. Documents including any invoices, credit notes, statements of outstanding invoices and remittance advices listing the invoices paid by electronic bank transfers. Our EDI platform is a patented software platform from the world’s leading buying group technology partner, LBMX Inc., and is the number one platform used by buying groups worldwide.
Supplier Selection Process
BevPRO’s unique negotiation process is based on the firmly held ideal that Members, being well established independent Processors, know how to choose the “best” suppliers for their businesses.
Supplier Partners are recruited by the BevPRO staff after being recommended by the Group’s Members. Prospective Supplier Partners are then asked to present a supply program to a committee of Members during one of BevPRO’s Supplier Selection Meetings. Suppliers are selected by the committee on what they view as best fits for all BevPRO Members.
Every BevPRO Supplier Partner establishes a set of standard payment terms and a rebate program that they will offer to all BevPRO Members on their purchases. These terms are exclusive to Members and the details of the programs are never shared outside the Group.