Order Process

Learn about cbdGPO's Order Process

Order Process Introduction

At cbdGPO we make ordering premium CBD products fast, simple, reliable, easy and safe! We alleviate the pain and guessing typically associated with sifting through CBD suppliers, brokers, and manufacturers. Work with a company that understands the CBD industry, your products, and your mission. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will handle all of your ordering needs.

Ordering with cbdGPO is:

Group Purchasing Power

When you order through cbdGPO you get the purchasing power of a large wholesale operation. cbdGPO’s business model is powered by the aligned purchasing power of hundreds of CBD companies enabling us to negotiate the best deals with suppliers. The purchasing power motivates suppliers to offer their best pricing and service levels to cbdGPO. Through key relationships within the industry, innovative strategies, and technology, cbdGPO is activating the power of Group Purchasing for the CBD industry. As more Members continue to join, cbdGPO can negotiate even deeper discounts and/or improved terms and conditions with Suppliers. By this point, cbdGPO can further mitigate risk and create a path toward continuous improvement by engaging with multiple people at multiple levels throughout supplier organizations.

Problems in the CBD Industry + Bad Actors

If you are new to the CBD industry, you’re bound to lose a lot of money learning from first-time mistakes. Even seasoned business professionals fail, mostly because the first wave of CBD entrepreneurs were not (in some cases still aren't) business professionals. CBD quality ranges drastically from supplier to supplier with no standards in place. Ultimately, you never really know what you are going to get! In addition, doing everything yourself, from sourcing, formulating, manufacturing, testing, registering, branding, marketing, etc. is a whole lot of work! We understand how challenging the CBD industry can be to work in because bad actors are everywhere! Some of the most common problems with these bad actors (companies/people) include, but certainly, are not limited to:

  • They misrepresent their products and their quality
  • They lie about how long the orders will take to complete
  • They take advantage of newcomers to the industry
  • They change the deal after they start working with you
  • They will lie and say anything to get orders in
If you've been taken for a ride by a bad actor, don't feel bad as you are not alone! Many of our Members have horror stories; including the Founders of cbdGPO! This was one of the main reasons we started cbdGPO. In addition to saving money through group purchasing, we also wanted to help companies from getting screwed.

  • Takeaway the PAIN + GUESSING from ordering

    Work with proven and professional CBD Suppliers
    to stop wasting TIME + MONEY!

Why Work with cbdGPO?

We take the pain out of sourcing CBD products. Stop wasting TIME and MONEY and work with proven Suppliers. cbdGPO brings solutions to new and existing businesses in the CBD industry. Working with cbdGPO is EASY and SAFE! Whether you’re new to CBD or just trying to find the best quality products at the best price, cbdGPO makes it easy for you! We assist companies to develop a professional line of CBD products without the normal complexities, costs and time associated with doing it yourself. We help our Members draft professional Requests For Proposals (RFP) and submit them to our vetted preferred Suppliers. You can have peace of mind knowing all the products you are selling to your customers are safe, compliant and proven! Ultimately, you get to focus on what you do best, growing your company!

Order Process

After our Members have gone through the RFP process and we select the Suppliers, the rest of the transaction works as follows:

1. Execute Contracts + Collect Deposit

The Supplier enters into a Contract with cbdGPO on behalf of its Member and the Member enters into a Contract with cbdGPO on behalf of the Supplier. The Contract(s) outlines the terms and conditions associated with the order. cbdGPO will collect the negotiated deposit from the Member and the Supplier will begin working on the Order.

2. Product Samples for Approval

The Supplier will provide samples of each final product to cbdGPO to present to its Member for approval. Members will inform cbdGPO of any modifications to ensure the correct product(s).

3. Collect Full Payment

Once final approvals have been made, products will be prepared for delivery and cbdGPO will accept full payment from the Member.

4. Delivery + Final Payment

When the full payment has been confirmed, the Supplier will ship the products to a designated address provided by cbdGPO. Once the Member has accepted delivery, and the order is satisfactory, cbdGPO will pay the outstanding balance owed to the Supplier.

Learn About the RFP Process

Confidential Good Faith Negotiations & Non-Circumvent

All negotiations will be in good faith between the Member and cbdGPO only. The Member agrees not to circumvent cbdGPO and at no time will communicate directly with Suppliers. All proposals and quotes will go through cbdGPO.

Notes:

Deposits are typically based on a percentage of the total value of the Contract.

cbdGPO will accept all payments less than $150,000 directly. Escrow Agents will be used to accept payments that exceed $150,000.

5 Star customer service

Companies have historically used GPOs to gain quick access to cost savings and cbdGPO will do the same. Although still true, this traditional view of GPOs doesn't fully recognize the sustainable value that a modern GPO provides. In the historical models savings diminish over time, but with a modern GPO like cbdGPO it will constantly look for ways to bring more value by enhancing their agreements and supplier performance sustaining and even boosting savings.

24/7 Member Support

Contact us day or night. There will always be someone available to answer the phone.