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Advantage Membership

Overview

The SAGE Advantage Membership is a prime way for you to break into a new market with the potential to reach over 50,000 distributors and expand your customer base.

We want to help you get your brand in front of new distributors to purchase your products, increase your sales and skyrocket your profit margins!


The SAGE Advantage Membership 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!

As a SAGE Advantage Member you can:

  • Add your products to SAGE Online and SAGE Mobile
  • Update your company and product information and specials at your convenience at any time
  • Verify the accuracy of the information listed (contact information, pricing, specials, etc)
  • Add your new catalog in real-time
  • Advertise in SAGE Online and SAGE Mobile, which includes 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 and track the history using SAGE Online
  • Upload your order tracking information for distributor access
  • Add sales tools, including PowerPoint presentations, audio and video presentations, and more
  • Receive a free corporate website with SAGE WebExpress™
  • Acquire monthly search and advertisement statistical reports
  • 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
  • Communicate with your dedicated SAGE Account Executive
  • Display tradeshow exhibition information in SAGE Online and SAGE Mobile
  • Add Multi-Line Rep information
  • Receive free training

SAGE Supplier Center


The SAGE Supplier Center is a software tool which allows suppliers to manage their company and product information including contact information, update pricing, add specials, and more.. all in real time. The changes are immediately posted to all of our research tools, including SAGE Online, SAGE Mobile and SAGE PromoSearch.

Also, in the SAGE Supplier Center, you have access to all of your SAGE electronic advertisements, which means you can update the artwork as often as you’d like, view statistical reports and charts, and even search for distributor information.

 

Product Database


As a SAGE Advantage 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. SAGE 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 in SAGE Online, keyword advertising tied to specific distributor product searches, e-commerce product stores on distributors' websites, and print advertising. Our Account Executive’s are 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.

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 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 customers.

Order Tracking


Suppliers are able to upload order tracking information to save time on answering distributors’ questions about their order’s status. This way distributors can easily check the current status of their supplier orders and even schedule alerts for if the status changes. Suppliers may upload order tracking information in real-time using SAGE's innovative XML application programming interface or by manual entry directly into the SAGE Supplier Center.

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


As a SAGE Advantage Member, you will receive a customizable website for FREE! Click here for more information.

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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, you can have as many company employees as you need online at one time.

Join Today

Please follow these three simple steps:

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Fill out and sign the application.

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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.