Membership Benefits

Hospital Gift Shop Community

Connecting and supporting the Hospital Gift Shop Community since 1996; Purchasing Power Plus is a buying group uniquely tailored for this marketplace. With more than 750 locations across the nation; our mission is to empower each gift shop retailer and support these independent gift shops flourishing among big box locations. We partner with leading Vendors to ensure our Retail Member’s success in an evolving and dynamic industry.

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Savings

Purchasing Power Plus has built relationships with industry leading Vendors. Each of our Vendor Partners is committed to your success and offers our Retail Members significant saving opportunities. Discounts average 10% and include dating programs and no inflated minimum order requirements.

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Retail Education

Network News, our monthly publication, enhanced with our online Smart Retailing series and social media post keep you informed on the go. You will get coverage of topics such as retail trends, visual display and merchandising inspiration, educational features, interviews, vendor spotlights and more. We collaborate with our Retail Members and Vendor Partners to ensure engaging publications that speak directly to the challenges in our ever changing marketplace.

Trend Forecasts

Exploring trends is a passion. Our team visits markets from coast to coast scouring for the newest lines, exciting debuts and merchandise that will make your customers come back again and again. You won’t want to miss our regular Social Media features. Click through our Pinterest boards, visit Facebook, view Instagram or flip the pages of our newsletter – they will inspire, motivate and encourage.

Exclusive Events

Each January, we host our annual event during the Atlanta Gift Show, presenting Retail Members with an opportunity to network in a relaxed social setting, while making their way around our exclusive Vendor Floor. Enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch and look for extra savings opportunities. Las Vegas Market is a new destination for our Retail Members and we are excited to partner with them to bring you educational seminars and networking events at this up and coming mart.

Relationships

Relationships with your Sales Reps are important to us. A key distinction of the PPP program is there are no buying requirements. Our Retail Members continue to place their own orders with Sales Reps, at their favorite Markets and online. Yes, we encourage you to focus your buying dollars with our Vendor Partners, to maximize your savings and support these important partnerships, but you are free to explore any line of your choosing.

Our Goal

In this day and age of outsourcing, more and more hospital gift shops are being subcontracted to third party operators. Our goal is to empower our Retailers with programs that increase the hospital gift shop’s bottom line through our partnerships with key vendors, in all the categories that shape your gift shop. Retail education, industry trend reports and networking opportunities ensure true engagement in the hospital gift shop community that we believe is integral to success.