Managing Special Pricing Agreements is linked to higher margins

Posted by Craig Flynn on 04-Dec-2018 09:55:00

 

SPAs (Special Pricing Agreements) are a common vendor program in many industry sectors. The program gives a special product discount for verified sales to an ultra-competitive event where in-stock discounts can’t secure the order.

SPAs trace their roots back to the 1970’s but have shown significant growth in the past decade. As B2B e-commerce now counts for an estimated 15% of all orders and grows at 8% per year, SPAs have grown significantly as price and availability are easily and quickly researched.

SPAs are now used by 77% of all distribution firms in North America; second only to volume rebates which are used by 90% of distributors.

US based research has found that software dedicated to tracking, remittance, and attribution of vendor monies is a significant factor in the sales success with SPAs.

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Topics: Special Price Agreements SPAs, Rebate Management System, Industry Sector: Buying Groups, Industry Sector: Wholesale Distribution, Industry Sector: Building Materials, Industry Sector: Retail, Rebate Accounting, Rebate Management