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Advantage Membership

Overview

With a SAGE Advantage Membership, SAGE will help increase your sales with our powerful marketing and advertising opportunities directed to both distributors and end users. Supplier Advantage Membership also gives you control of your product information by allowing you access through the SAGE Supplier Center where you can update and verify all of your supplier and product information, manage your advertising portfolio, search for distributor information, and much more.

Features

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All of your company and product information can be included in all of the SAGE research tools including:

  • List your products in all SAGE research tools
  • View your company and product information listed in our research tools, including SAGE Online
  • Verify the accuracy of the information listed
  • Add your new catalog to our research tools in real-time
  • Opportunity to advertise in all of the SAGE marketing vehicles, including exclusive category ads, banner ads, keyword ads, end user catalogs, and more
  • Communicate instantly with distributors using the industry's first instant messaging system, SAGEim™
  • Receive orders directly from distributors using SAGE Online.
  • Upload your order tracking information for distributor access
  • Add sales tools, including PowerPoint presentations, audio and video presentations, and more
  • Update your information, products and specials at your convenience at any time during the year
  • Get your own corporate website with SAGE WebExpress™
  • Get monthly search and advertisement statistical reports via email
  • Products are listed in the e-commerce enabled SAGE PromoSearch on subscribing distributors' websites
  • Access information on nearly 40,000 distributor companies
  • Receive discounts and custom pricing at Staples
  • One dedicated Account Executive
  • Display tradeshow exhibition information in SAGE Online and SAGE Mobile
  • Add Multi-Line Rep information in SAGE Online
  • Free training available

Details

SAGE Supplier Center

The SAGE Supplier Center provides industry suppliers with a number of tools that are already changing the way that the promotional products industry communicates. With your Supplier Advantage Membership you will receive the SAGE Supplier Center at no additional charge. In the SAGE Supplier Center you can take control of your information by viewing, adding, editing and verifying product information, pricing and special offers in real-time 24/7. Changes are immediately posted to all of our research tools, including SAGE Online, SAGE Mobile and SAGE PromoSearch.

The SAGE Supplier Center not only helps you manage your product information that is being seen by thousands of distributors on a daily basis, it helps you manage and grow your business. Using the Supplier Center, you can manage all of your SAGE electronic advertisements, view statistical reports and charts, and search for distributor information.

Product Database

As a SAGE supplier member, your products will be listed in SAGE Online, the industry's #1 product research tool, as well as all of our other product research tools. Unlike our competitors, your products will also be listed on SAGE PromoSearch, our e-commerce enabled solution with promotional product searching on subscribing distributors' websites.

Verified by Supplier

SAGE has the only Verified by Supplier database in the industry. Advantage Members have the ability to verify their company information, product information and pricing in the SAGE Supplier Center. Once you verify the accuracy of your information it will show up in all SAGE research tools in real-time so there is no delay in having your correct information in front of distributors. When a distributor views any of your products, they will see a "Verified by Supplier" icon to confirm that the information is current. Distributors also have the ability to search for products in SAGE Online that are only "Verified by Supplier". Over 85% of all current catalogs in SAGE Online are verified and many distributors choose to only search for verified products. Make sure yours are verified today!

Advertising Opportunities

As a SAGE Advantage Member you have the opportunity to advertise in all of the SAGE marketing vehicles including banner advertisements on SAGE Online, keyword advertising tied to specific distributor product searches, e-commerce product stores on distributors' websites, and print advertising. Speak to your SAGE Account Executive today to create a customized strategy to get your company the most exposure and return in SAGE that fits in your budget.

Statistical Reports

When you upgrade your supplier membership to the Supplier Advantage Membership, SAGE will send you monthly statistical reports via email to let you know how SAGE is working for you. Your statistical email will include the following information:

  • Number of times your supplier information was viewed
  • Number of times your product information was viewed
  • Number of catalog and sample requests submitted
  • Top 10 most viewed products in your line per month
  • Top 10 global categories per month
  • Impressions and response statistics for online advertising
View a sample monthly statistical email here.

SAGEim

The SAGEim instant messaging system, an industry first, instantly connects suppliers and distributors for real-time customer service and sales information. Distributors can easily request a chat session while searching for products using the SAGE Online distributor research tool. In addition, multi-session capabilities allow supplier representatives to multi-task and be more efficient in handling distributor inquiries and customer service questions. Suppliers can install SAGEim on as many computers as they want and have the option to set up unlimited number of groups. Install SAGEim in your Customer Service Department today to provide additional support to your SAGE customers.

Order Tracking

Suppliers are able to upload order tracking information for distributor access from within SAGE Online. Thousands of distributors already using SAGE Online can easily check the current status of their supplier orders and even schedule alerts when the status changes. Suppliers may upload order tracking information in real-time using SAGE's innovative XML application programming interface or via upload or manual entry directly into the SAGE Supplier Center. Upload your order tracking information into SAGE Online today to save time on answering distributors' questions about their order status!

Distributor Look-up

Through the SAGE Supplier Center you will have access to nearly 40,000 distributor companies' information. Search a number of different ways, including company name, contact name, phone or fax number, or SAGE number. The SAGE distributor look-up is a perfect supplement to your normal distributor qualification process as well as a great tool to find current distributor contact information when you need it.

Staples Advantage

Save big on office supplies from Staples, the world's largest office products company! As a SAGE member, you will receive great discounts on a variety of office supplies, furniture, and more. Receive an average discount of 65% from list price with the Unbelievable Book (3,000 custom priced items), custom pricing on most commonly ordered items, easy online ordering with shopping list for your common purchases, free next day service ($30 min order), reporting feature online to help with budgeting, dedicated Staples Account Manager, net 30 billing, print services online, and much more! There is no additional fee to receive these benefits from Staples. Once you are a Supplier Advantage member, you may login to www.SAGEmember.com and apply.

Free Website

Don't have a website yet? Don't know how to get started? Here is the perfect opportunity to start creating a web presence. When you become a SAGE Advantage Member, you will receive a customizable website for FREE! Click here for more information on SAGE WebExpress.

Pricing

The SAGE Supplier Center includes an unlimited number of users and licenses. This means you can have as many company employees as you need online at one time. You have the option of purchasing additional user licenses as needed based on your staff. Please note that the SAGE Supplier Center comes with the ability to create user accounts for an unlimited number of users regardless of how many licenses you have.

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We are glad that you've chosen to subscribe to SAGE! Remember, we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on your SAGE subscription, so you can rest assured that you will be satisfied or you'll get your money back. Please see the customer agreement for complete information.

Follow these three simple steps to subscribe:

  1. Download the SAGE Supplier Advantage Membership Application.
  2. Fill out and sign the application.
  3. Email or fax back the application with your credit card information or mail back the application with your first payment (instructions are on the application).

If you have any questions regarding SAGE or the subscription process, please feel free to contact us. We're always here to help!