Membership Benefits

Hospital Gift Shop Community

Purchasing Power Plus is the nation’s premier buying group for Hospital Gift Shops serving more than 750 stores. Empowering our Retail Members with significant savings opportunities, PPP veterans offer seasonal product recommendations, market trend forecasts and education tailored for our niche. We share our Retail Members passion for retail and strive to increase the profitability of each store. We encourage you to JOIN this community of gift shops making a remarkable imprint on the retail industry….

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Savings

Our Retail Members enjoy year round savings, from companies such as Amanda Blu, Darice, SmashDiscount, Carson Home Accents, K&K Interiors Inc., Ganz Midwest-CBK, DEMDACO, burton + BURTON, Enesco…our complete Vendor Listing features more than 150 industry leading companies. The majority of our Vendor Partners offer you a 10% discount, with additional savings opportunities throughout the year.

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Retail Education for Hospital Gift Shops

Our newsletter, Network News, social media outlets, Smart Retailing posts and blogs are all brimming with education specifically geared for the hospital gift shop marketplace. We collaborate with our Retail Members and Vendor Partners to provide you with publications of integrity and value.

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

PPP Retail Members are graciously invited to join us at each event we host. The Event in Atlanta at the AmericasMart is a favorite. Enjoy complimentary breakfast, while networking and buying from our exclusive Vendor Floor.  Many of the exhibiting Vendors offer an extra 5% discount, during the January Market – savings that add up to 15% for many of our lines.

Relationships

Unlike other programs, your buying habits do not change when you join PPP. PPP Retail Members continue to place their own orders. We certainly encourage you to focus your buying dollars with our Vendor Partners, to maximize your savings, but you are free to explore any line of your choosing! We support your Sales Rep relationships and know how important they are.

Empowering Our Retail Members

In this day and age of outsourcing, more and more hospital gift shops are being subcontracted to third party operators. The PPP program serves to empower you as a Retailer. True engagement in the hospital gift shop retail community is integral to your success, as is increasing your hospital gift shop’s bottom line, staying current with trends and ongoing education. You can also speak to the value your shop holds for both hospital employees and patients – a truly unique boutique style gift shop rather than another cookie cutter big box offering.