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About Buying Groups
A buying group is an account (consisting of multiple member accounts) created to buy products at high volume, typically for the purpose of receiving discounted prices. All stores in a buying group can benefit by receiving products at prices lower than they would receive if they were purchasing independently.
Specific products can be associated with a buying group to determine the products available for distribution to the group members. Buying groups can purchase products on behalf of their member accounts. End users can check to see if their buying group has already planned to purchase some of the products they require and, if it has, they can drop those from the plan and eliminate double ordering.