SAGE Advantage Membership

Increase your sales and take Control of your Information

The SAGE Advantage Membership is a prime way for you to break into a new market with the potential to reach over 45,000 distributor users and expand your customer base. In 2014, your potential customers spent nearly 8 million hours in SAGE Online and performed over 42 million searches. With nearly 4,300 suppliers in the SAGE database, being an Advantage Member helps you stand out among the masses and gain more exposure.

SAGE Advantage Membership

The SAGE Advantage Membership gives you control of your product information by allowing you access through the SAGE Supplier Center, our back-end system for suppliers, where you can:

  • Update and verify all of your supplier and product information
  • Manage your advertising portfolio
  • Search for distributor information
  • And much more!

Benefits

Take Control Of Your Information

  • As an Advantage Member, there are four ways you can update your catalog. Click here to decide which method is best for you!
  • Add your products to SAGE Online, SAGE Mobile, SAGE Web, and SAGE PromoSearch (product search tool for distributor websites)
  • Update your company’s information, product detail and specials any time so your information is always current
  • Give customers more confidence to do business with you by verifying the accuracy of your information (product information, pricing, etc.)
  • Add your new catalog in real time so all of your new products can be found by distributors
  • Add sales tools, including PowerPoint presentations, audio and video presentations, and more
  • Receive monthly search and advertisement statistical reports to see how much attention you’re getting
  • Post inventory levels so distributors know what you have in stock and you can avoid having to contact them to inform them the order they just placed is on backorder
  • Add order tracking to keep distributors informed on when they will receive an order; thus improving your customer service and decreasing the number of calls you typically receive asking when an order will ship

Gain Even More Exposure

  • Advertise in SAGE Online, SAGE Mobile and SAGE Web, which includes exclusive category ads, banner ads, keyword ads, end-user catalogs and more
  • Receive a free corporate website with SAGE WebExpress so customers can find you online
  • Get your products listed in the e-commerce enabled SAGE PromoSearch on distributors' websites for even more exposure

Get The Most Of SAGE

  • Communicate with your dedicated SAGE account executive
  • Numerous opportunities for free education to make the most of your SAGE membership
  • Access information on nearly 90,000 distributor companies and salespeople
  • Communicate instantly with distributors using the industry's first instant messaging system, SAGEim
  • Receive discounts and custom pricing at Staples

Details

SAGE Supplier Center

SAGE Supplier Center

The SAGE Supplier Center is a software tool which allows suppliers to manage their company and product information, including contact information, pricing, specials, and more. All updates are immediately posted to all of our research tools, including SAGE Online, SAGE Web, SAGE Mobile and SAGE PromoSearch. You also have access to all of your SAGE electronic advertisements, which means you can update the artwork as often as you’d like and view statistical reports and charts.


Verified By Supplier

Verified by Supplier

SAGE has the only Verified by Supplier database in the industry. SAGE Advantage Members have the ability to verify their product information and pricing in the SAGE Supplier Center in real time. 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 only for products in SAGE Online that are "Verified by Supplier". Over 85 percent of current catalogs in SAGE are verified and many distributors choose to only search for verified products. Make sure yours are verified today!


SAGEim

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. In addition, multi-session capabilities allow supplier representatives to multitask 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 an unlimited number of groups.


SAGE FastTrack

SAGE Fast Track

The new SAGE FastTrack service gives you the ability to update your product information in our database with ease by editing an Excel spreadsheet and submitting it into the system through the SAGE Supplier Center. Our systems will immediately review your submission and notify you in real time about common errors. If everything looks good, your updates will be processed with high priority through our special FastTrack process. This means your product updates will be live on all SAGE research services the same day you submit it or by the next business day!

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

Statistical Reports
SAGE will email you monthly statistical reports so you can measure the success of each of your marketing campaigns. The reports 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.

Supplier Integration Toolkit
This full-featured application programming interface (API) is designed to give you the ability to update your product information, post inventory levels, add order tracking information, and more. The API integrates seamlessly into your own system via a structured datastream. This toolkit can increase the timeliness of information, reduce errors involved with manual re-entry and provide distributors with more information to improve your customer service.

Distributor Look-Up
Through the SAGE Supplier Center, you will have access to nearly 90,000 distributor companies and salespeople. Search a number of different ways, including company name, contact name, phone or fax number, and 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.

Complimentary Website
A customizable SAGE WebExpress website is included with your SAGE Advantage Membership! A website helps people find you online, increases the credibility of your business and increases your exposure. If you add e-commerce capabilities to your website, you can even generate sales directly from your website. Click here for more information.

Post Inventory Levels
Distributors feel more confident placing an order with a supplier when they know the product they’re ordering is in stock. As an Advantage Member, you have the ability to integrate your inventory levels with the SAGE database. This will keep an accurate count of how much of each product you have available. It also helps improve your customer service because it lets distributors know that either the product is in stock, or it is on backorder and they should expect a delay.

Order Tracking
A significant part of any good customer service plan is keeping your customers informed about their orders. SAGE Advantage Members have the ability to integrate order tracking with SAGE Online, so distributors know where their orders are every step of the way. In addition to improving your customer service, this can also lighten the number of calls your customer service representatives receive daily from distributors inquiring about the status of their orders.

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Pricing


As a SAGE Advantage Member, you will receive an unlimited number of users and licenses to the SAGE Supplier Center. This way, all your employees can use the SAGE Supplier Center at the same time.


$495

yearly

Get Started

We want to help you get your brand in front of new distributors to increase your sales and skyrocket your profit margins! Complete the Advantage Member Application to get started today.

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CONTACT US


Local Phone:
214.631.6000
Toll Free Phone:
800.925.7243 (SAGE)
Office Hours:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm CT

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16301 Quorum Drive, Ste. 200A
Addison, TX 75001

ABOUT SAGE


SAGE is the leading provider of research and business management tools for the promotional products industry. SAGE provides product research tools, websites, e-commerce solutions, printed end-buyer catalogs, artwork services, payment processing, tradeshows and tradeshow services. With a database of 1 million promotional products from 4,300 promotional product suppliers, SAGE makes doing business easier.

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