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  • BECOME A PPPC DISTRIBUTOR MEMBER Because there is strength in numbers and in good relationships

  • Definition
  • Definition

    A distributor develops ideas for the use of promotional products as an advertising medium, buys such items from suppliers and sells them to advertisers, as its principal business or through a wholly owned subsidiary. A distributor carries its own accounts receivable, sells and bills completely in its own name and operates its own place of business.

Membership Requirements

1.

Own or control a registered business enterprise, a division, department, affiliate or a wholly owned subsidiary, in which the majority of its revenue is derived from the buying of promotional products from suppliers and the selling of such merchandise to its arm’s length client base

(A copy of the registration must be submitted with the application)

2.

be sponsored by a representative of at least three (3) PPPC Members.

Sponsorship forms and/or copies of invoices, from 5 arm’s length clients, for orders (excluding sample orders), dated within twelve (12) months of the application date must be submitted with the application

3.

Provide a bank reference listing the name and address of the applicant's bank and business account number and the applicant must have an acceptable credit history during the past twelve (12) months with no record of bankruptcy in the last twenty-four (24) months

Branch Office Definitions

  • Distributor Branch Offices

    A branch office is a division of a parent company that does not do its own invoicing and receives services from the parent company including, but not limited to, office space, accounts receivables, accounts payables, advertising material and information technology. The branch office also operates using the parent company name.

    Parent Company Fee: Based on employee grid

    Branch Office Fee: $250/Branch

  • Distributor Buying Groups

    A distributor buying groups is a group of wholly owned or shareholder companies who develop ideas for the use of promotional products as an advertising medium, purchases such items from suppliers and sells them to advertisers, as its principal business. Members of a Distributor Buying Group are under contract to receive services from the Buying Group Head Office, including but not limited to, office space, accounts receivables, accounts payables, advertising material and information technology. The Buying Group members operate using their own name and/or the name of the Buying Group Head Office. If a buying group company does their own invoicing they are required to become a Distributor member and may not take advantage of membership benefits under the Buying Group Head Office membership.

    Parent Company Fee: Based on employee grid

    Branch Office Fee: $250/Branch

Membershipfees

PPPC offers different levels of membership. The cost of your PPPC distributor membership is dependent on the number of employees that you have working at your organization. As a distributor member, you also have the option to pay in 12 equal monthly payments!

D1

1-5employees


$735

D2

6-10employees


$787

D3

11-25employees


$840

D4

26-49employees


$892

D5

50+employees


$945

(Applicable taxes are extra and a one-time $99 processing fee applies upon application.)
*Please, note there is a 3% surcharge for monthly payments.

Application Process

Processing of a membership application cannot commence unless all required items are submitted. An application must include the completed application form, three (3) completed sponsorship forms from PPPC members and/or five (5) invoice copies issued to applicant’s end-user clients, a copy of the applicant’s business license and/or registration or incorporation document and full payment of the membership and registration.

Acceptance

Should all required items be provided, the applicant’s credit history be positive and the application be approved by the Membership Committee of the Board of Directors, the application is automatically accepted. Please note that if accepted as a member of the Association, the applicant is subject to a one (1) year probationary period.

Membership Fees

If an applicant is accepted in July, the payment sent with the application covers membership for twelve (12) months. Since PPPC’s fiscal year ends on October 31, the applicant will be invoiced for the following year, therefore being invoiced from July to October of the next year. Thereafter, the applicant will be invoiced annually as is all the membership.

Refusal/cancellation

Should an application be refused by the chair or by members of the Membership Committee, the applicant may appeal to the Association’s full board. When an application is either cancelled or refused, the applicant is reimbursed for the payment of the dues received with the application; however, the processing fee of $99 is non-refundable.

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