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“We were set up within one week – it was totally easy. We immediately completed a purchasing project within days instead of weeks – and, all of our teachers used k-Purchase. We looked at each other and said: We’re done. That’s it? It’s awesome! . . . And, on top of the time savings, we discovered more than 10% in dollar savings.
— Paula Beyer, Central Springs School District (IA)

k-Purchase One-Stop Shopping provides your staff with a practical, convenient alternative to the many hours they currently spend researching items online, in catalogs, and over the phone. One-stop shopping goes beyond mere online marketplaces and co-ops. It will provide the types of benefits that you would enjoy if you had your own purchasing department:

  • The k-Purchase merchandising team identifies the buying needs, preferences and recommendations of staff members in our participating districts. This is accomplished through staff interactions, surveys, and advanced analytics.
     
  • Partnerships are then created with recommended vendors. These include well-known brands as well as sellers of the highest quality private label products. k-Purchase negotiates attractive pricing and secures reliable service and delivery. We work continuously with our vendors to enhance their offerings and service, provide special offers, and negotiate better pricing and volume discounts.
     
  • One-stop shopping presents our vendors and their products in a single online store. Your staff enjoys a convenient online alternative to the many hours they currently spend researching what to buy. The user-friendly format allows your staff to quickly and easily find high-quality products, enjoy vendor reliability, benefit from special pricing and offers, and much more. Everyone will be freed up to focus on the primary task of educating our children.

k-LISTS

k-Lists allow everyone who buys products to do less, and therefore have more time to focus on their core responsibilities.

The reality is that most individual staff members, including teachers, purchase a very limited number of items.  And, they repeat these purchases time and time again. We wondered:  Why should anyone have to spend hours searching through thousands of items every time a purchase is required? And, why should anyone have to search for deals and special offers?

So, we developed k-Lists – convenient, personal shopping lists – right inside of the k-Purchase One-Stop Shopping store. Staff members can customize k-Lists with their own frequently purchased items and comparable prices. And, district administrators can create k-Lists of preferred products and prices. Changes to k-Lists can be made at any time. Each time staff members visit the one-stop shopping store, the individualized k-Lists will be conveniently waiting. They simply select items, and then click to add them to a requisition.

Plus, everyone can save even more time by calling upon their Personal Purchasing Assistant to take work off their shoulders. Assistants will create k-Lists tailored to each person’s needs and preferences.