Purchasing Services

Case studies

Purchasing. It's what we do best.

In addition to negotiating and managing prices on behalf of customers, our Purchasing Services range from price comparisons, price guarantees and tender management to fully outsourced purchasing with a Purchasing Manager implanted into their business.



Beacon negotiate exclusive pricing on behalf of all customers. Our purchasing team then manage these prices to deliver generous discounts, coupled with manufacturer supported pricing.

Beacon also negotiate additional benefits such as;

  • 'Powerpoints' - Beacon's unique cashback service
  • Retrospective discounts - E.g through breweries
  • Flexibility - On high volume items

Strategy and price management

As part of the on-going management of your purchasing, we put purchasing plans in place to help you and your team manage your supply chain. Your dedicated Account Manager ensures you are getting the most from the services we offer, including:

  • Price change notifications
  • Online purchasing advice via 'My Beacon'
  • Purchasing reviews
  • Market reports via "My Beacon"
  • Staff training and communications


Outsourced purchasing

Beacon can also provide a complete outsourced purchasing service, an extension to your management team to help improve your profitability:

  • Annual purchasing plan with quarterly reviews
  • Full supply chain review and reporting
  • Practical purchasing strategy
  • Tender management
  • Supplier selection and rationalisation