Copy Paper 2017 is now posted to the Marketplace. To access index pages, click on the Red Banner that says Lamination Copy Paper and download the excel spreadsheets. To order, click on the Globe below the banner or click on the "Visit eCommerce site" in the window. Don't forget to add a Delivery week by clicking on the Delivery from the All Products drop down.
Fall Sports and Lamination are now available through our Regional Marketplace. Click on the GLOBE underneath either the COPY PAPER/LAMINATION red banner or the SPORTS green banner. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Russ WIlcox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Sports is now available through the Marketplace. Although this is also available in our traditional excel lists through our homepage, this will be the last year this is offered in this fashion. We encourage you to try out and familiarize yourself with how to order through the Marketplace as all price lists will be moving in this direction. As always we are here to answer any questions you have and encourage you to contact us at 620.724.6281 or email Russ Wilcox at email@example.com.
Having difficulty with the Marketplace? We now have a chat form. As new as it is to you, it's just as new to us, so we will attempt to keep hours between 8 and 4 CST, however if we're not on, you can still leave us a message! Your feedback is always welcome, so let us know how this works!
To avoid any issues with Pricing...Quill has been temporarily suspended from our search area until the pricing issue is resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we want to make sure that there are no discrepancies in pricing when you order from them. Their search function will resume shortly!
You may have noticed some new video links available on the Marketplace recently. In order to assist with guiding our customers to the areas they need help most with, we have created a few videos based on some of the questions we've gotten the most. Each of these links will take you out to the video on Youtube's site.
If there are other videos you'd like to see or if you'd like a one-on-one tutorial or webinar, please don't hesitate to contact Russ Wilcox at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling him at 620.724.6281
WHAT IS THE MARKETPLACE?
The Greenbush Marketplace is an all-in-one solution for schools, allowing searches on items to be compared to other like items from multiple suppliers on the Greenbush bid in one search. No more will you have to go to one vendor website to compare prices on one item with another vendor website on the same item. With the ability to search by various criteria, you can improve your searches.
WHO CAN ORDER FROM THE MARKETPLACE?
Any K-12 School District or nonprofit entity in Kansas, Northeast Oklahoma, or Southwest Missouri can purchase from the marketplace. If you have questions about eligibility, do not hesitate to contact our offices at 620.724.6281.
WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE?
Efficiency and Ease. Staff time is drastically reduced through search capabilities, information over other contracts, and the ability to enter PO's for your vendors at the checkout page. Eventually, integration with your own accounting system will make it that much easier to order through our Marketplace as well. Additionally, the ability to improve workflow from teacher to administrator to vendor can help streamline and eliminate the use of printed requisitions or PO's.
WILL THIS REPLACE MY CURRENT ACCOUNTS WITH OTHER VENDORS?
The short answer is no. You can continue to purchase in the way that you have been prior to. However, this "One Stop Shop" will allow you to still get the same discounts and special vendor pricing you receive currently, just through a different portal, allowing you to truly compare and save.
FACT: Schools are struggling. Whether it's starting the beginning of school later in the year, or closing school early at the end of the year. It could be challenges with overflowing classrooms, cutting programs and/or teachers, or finding ways to manage budgets til the end of the year.
FACT: Everyone in a district is impacted!
FACT: MOST Businesses DO NOT understand!
FACT: Greenbush Cooperative Purchasing/Procurement DOES, and here is why...
We are a school district! It's true, we are USD #609. Not only that, but we are a non-profit! We make money to pay for our staff and keep the lights on, while providing goods and services to schools and districts who couldn't otherwise afford them. Our department specializes in finding vendors who "get it," who understand schools, which is why we work to ensure that the money saved through our contracts goes back into your school. We may not be everyone's answer, but we should be yours. Here is why:
The long and short of it is, you have nothing to lose by taking advantage of Greenbush's Cooperative Purchasing. The only thing you'll lose is time as you discover how many things we have to offer. So check out our website at http://procurement.greenbush.org, and understand the FACTS of how and why we do business!