Join Now What's In It For You
Joining forces, PPAI and SAGE have teamed up to provide our members with the combined benefits of a PPAI membership and SAGE products and services for one low price. Access all that PPAI and SAGE have to offer, including industry-leading research and business management solutions.
Are you a PPAI member but not a SAGE Subscriber?
Join or renew with PPAI and receive a SAGE Total Access subscription, which includes SAGE Online, SAGE Web and SAGE Mobile.
PLUS your PPAI membership now includes:
- One comprehensive solution at a cost much lower than other industry subscriptions
- The power of two—PPAI and SAGE
Are you a SAGE subscriber but not a PPAI Member?
As a SAGE subscriber, you automatically become a PPAI member.
Not a PPAI member or SAGE subscriber? Join PPAI today and:
- Avoid paying for one or more product research tools at up to two times the cost of PPAI membership
- Stop juggling multiple tools and resources
- Take advantage of great PPAI member-only savings
Is the PPAI-SAGE offer available one time only?
This is not a one-time offer, but an ongoing PPAI member benefit. Each year that a distributor renews membership with PPAI, their SAGE Total Access subscription ($495 value) will be renewed as well.
Does the Power of Two apply to all PPAI members?
This member benefit is available to all PPAI member Distributors located in North America.
Is the PPAI-SAGE Alliance member benefit available to International Members?
This member benefit is available to all member distributors located in North America. Distributors currently located in North America but holding an International Membership can upgrade their membership and receive a SAGE Total Access subscription. The offer is not available for distributors outside of North America.
Will I get a coupon?
PPAI does not issue coupons as this is not a one-time offer but a part of the membership process. For this reason, members automatically receive a SAGE Total Access subscription once their PPAI membership renewal is processed. SAGE has a record of your subscription, so PPAI members only need to call SAGE at 800.925.7243 to get started or visit trysage.com.
What is the PPAI-SAGE strategic alliance?
PPAI and SAGE have teamed up to provide the industry with the combined benefits of a PPAI membership and SAGE products and services. As part of the alliance, PPAI will provide a SAGE Total Access subscription all PPAI Distributor members. Therefore, SAGE will be able to provide SAGE Total Access to PPAI members as part of their membership.
Why is this important to the promotional products industry?
PPAI leads the promotional products industry with the most comprehensive offering of networking, education, and legislative and business savings benefits while SAGE provides the most popular product research service and other technology services. Distributors can now have membership support and powerful product research capabilities through one low membership price, supported by two of the strongest organizations in the promotional products industry.
What does this strategic alliance mean for me as a member of PPAI?
In addition to your current PPAI member benefits, you will now also receive:
- One comprehensive membership solution, rather than subscriptions to multiple services, at a cost much lower than ASI.
- Access to powerful product research capabilities that includes direct access to full product and supplier research and more.
What is a SAGE Total Access subscription?
Total Access is the subscription plan for distributors offering unlimited access to SAGE Online, SAGE Web, and SAGE Mobile for one low per-user price. With Total Access, each person within your company who wishes to access any of SAGE’s research and business management platforms will get a license. Each named user with a license can then install SAGE Online, SAGE Web, or SAGE Mobile on up to five of their own devices.
Do PPAI distributors receive the SAGE Total Access subscription for just one year?
No, every year that a distributor renews with PPAI, they will receive a renewal of the SAGE Total Access subscription. The subscription is good for one year from the PPAI-SAGE membership renewal date. The subscription will start once PPAI membership dues are received and processed through SAGE, which processes all Power of Two billing on one convenient, co-branded invoice.
Who do I pay, PPAI or SAGE?
As part of this new streamlined process, distributors will receive a single, co-branded invoice for your PPAI membership and SAGE Total Access subscription. This co-branded invoice will come via email from SAGE and will show both your SAGE subscriptions and your PPAI membership, along with your $495 (annual) or $49 (monthly) subscription.* You will pay SAGE by following the instructions on the invoice. * SAGE Preferred Partners may receive special pricing.
Do I have to call SAGE to redeem anything?
No. Distributors with PPAI annual dues of $495* (doing less than $250,000 per year in promotional products sales) no longer have to redeem a voucher in order to subscribe to SAGE services, making it easier for you to receive these combined benefits. * SAGE Preferred Partners may receive special pricing.
Can I pay on a monthly plan?
Absolutely! Distributors now have the option of being billed on a monthly or annual basis for their PPAI membership and SAGE Total Access subscription. If you choose to be billed monthly, we'll automatically and conveniently charge your credit card each month for the monthly price of $49.* * SAGE Preferred Partners may receive special pricing.
Are you a PPAI member but not a SAGE Total Access subscriber?
Distributors who are current PPAI members will receive one license of SAGE Total Access automatically! This will give your first user access to SAGE Online, SAGE Web, and SAGE Mobile, SAGE's premier suite of product research, presentation, CRM, order management, and virtual sampling tools. Then you just pay for your additional users ($95/year or $9 per month each)* and any other SAGE services that you need. * SAGE Preferred Partners may receive special pricing.
Are you a PPAI member AND a SAGE Total Access subscriber?
Distributors who are already subscribers of SAGE Total Access will receive a co-branded invoice which will include your PPAI membership dues on your SAGE renewal date.
Are you a SAGE Total Access subscriber but not a PPAI member?
No problem. Distributors who are current SAGE Total Access subscribers will receive a PPAI membership automatically! You do not need to do anything to begin utilizing PPAI membership benefits. PPAI will contact you with more information about your membership benefits.
I don't know my PPAI member renewal date. What should I do?
Your renewal date is printed on your co-branded invoice emailed from SAGE. You can also call PPAI at 888-I-Am-PPAI (426-7724).
How do I start using SAGE?
As a new member or a renewing member of PPAI, distributors will automatically receive a SAGE Total Access subscription, which includes SAGE Online, SAGE Web, and SAGE Mobile. Your PPAI membership dues fully cover the cost of a current SAGE Total Access subscription. The Total Access subscription will renew each year upon payment of PPAI annual distributor membership dues.
As a PPAI member, does a distributor have to use SAGE Total Access?
This does not prevent distributors from using other product search tools; however, SAGE Total Access is the leading product search tool in the promotional products industry. If you decide not to use SAGE Total Access, you can still take advantage of the many PPAI benefits.
How do I get Started?
If a distributor company takes advantage of PPAI’s Trusted Affinity Partners, including access to SAGE Total Access, it will save more than the cost of dues. To find out how much your company saved, call PPAI at 888-I-AM-PPAI (888-426-7724).
- I feel as though we have arrived at a place with our new membership in PPAI that will help us in so many areas. I think that PPAI is “looking out” for our industry and offering great things that we need the most, like SAGE Total Access. I am a very loyal client of SAGE and have witnessed firsthand their utilization of client feedback to make their services better for all users. Keep up the good work and I am one satisfied rookie-member, I do not miss the fluff other associations, promise!
- Working in an industry that specializes in hype, I was overwhelmed to find that PPAI and Sage actually out perform their claims! Dealing with your customer service, full line of products, complete training seminars and technical support… it has been an absolute pleasure at all levels. My partner-membership has been the best investment I have made into my own company. The best by far.
- I’ve been a subscriber to SAGE for 10 years, and joined PPAI when I learned about their partnership. I had always considered joining PPAI but had not really done so because I felt that SAGE was of more benefit to me at the time. I really like the vendor research and product research capabilities of SAGE Online and the way you can pull it all together in a proposal. As far as other PPAI benefits, I will be using the FedEx savings, savings on things like printer cartridges. I have been surprised to learn about all the educational opportunities through PPAI but have not had time to take advantage of this yet.
- We are completely happy with both SAGE and PPAI and would definitely recommend both.
- We are a screen print & embroidery shop that has been in business 16 years. We joined SAGE/PPAI in Feb. We had over 10,000.00 in sales of promotional products In March. Great addition of services to our existing customer base, as well as new clients
- Very exciting and encouraging for the future of the Association!
- This is fantastic news; Way to go!
- This will rightly keep PPAI and SAGE at the forefront of the industry.
- Just wanted to add my cheers to the storm of kudos that PPAI and SAGE are likely all receiving re. the news of the PPAI-SAGE partnership.
- GREAT work. Both SAGE and PPAI have excellent customer service, and have been impressive with continued improvement in services to their respective membership base. Now the two fabulous teams have united in a deal that will work wonders for both distributors and suppliers. With more distributors having access to SAGE Total Access, it will surely mean that more suppliers will sign on as well. I love that I will have more supplier products listed for my buying decisions. Thank you for making this happen.
- This is the ultimate member benefit!
- I am certain you and others put in many hours putting this together and as a small business owner this means a lot to me, probably more than even I know at this point. Thank you for this and for everything you do to make me better at what I do and at an affordable price. I am very proud to be a member of PPAI.
- This is a tremendous member benefit that adds additional value to every membership!
- PPAI + SAGE. Power of Two. Very important move by PPAI
- PPAI and SAGE just hit a home run!