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Be a better services buyer.

Retailers of all types are excellent at knowing how their product prices and quality stack up to their competitors. But knowing what business services like shipping, waste management, credit card processing, telecom, and energy should cost is another story. That’s why thousands of online, bricks and mortar, warehouse clubs, department, specialty, and grocery store chains, and other types of retailers partner with the cost reduction and vendor contract optimization experts at SIB.

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25% Average Savings Achieved

Reduce costs across multiple spend categories by enforcing vendor contract compliance, correcting billing errors, rightsizing services, and optimizing pricing structures.

All Gain – No Pain

Save money and reduce complexity without changing vendors, service levels, or operational processes. Our self-funded services means we only share in the savings we unlock.

Best-in-Class Contracts

Take advantage of our 500,000+ pricing benchmarks to promote more successful vendor negotiations and secure best-in-class rates, terms, and conditions.

On-Time Open + Close

Keep bricks and mortar stores running on schedule without delays or interruptions with dedicated attention to utility and telecom service turn on and shutoff.

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Our Process

  1. Review Vendor Spend
    We look at 12 months of expenses across all categories from your general ledger to give you the big picture view of your spend and identify high-potential savings areas.
  2. Define the Scope and Roadmap
    Decide which expenses you want to tackle first. We meet with internal stakeholders in each expense category to gather additional details and data and obtain authorization letters permitting us to work directly with your vendors.
  3. Analyze, Negotiate, and Present the Opportunity
    We thoroughly audit your spend, invoices, and contract terms and conditions, uncovering every area for savings and optimization with existing vendors and services. Upon request, we can also look at sourcing alternate vendors. You review the full scope of opportunities and decide which to approve and implement.
  4. Implement Savings Strategies
    We put new contracts and rates into effect and provide your internal teams with documentation of all new pricing agreements, terms, and conditions. When you save, we share a portion of the savings, so there are no upfront costs and no risks to you.
  5. Validate Savings and Ensure Compliance
    We partner with you throughout the scope of your new contracts and service agreements to keep vendors in compliance, validate savings, and ensure you are receiving all negotiated services. We proactively look for new or additional savings opportunities to ensure best-in-market rates for the long term.

Spend Areas We Help

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Waste + Recycling

Save an average of 31% on solid waste, medical waste, compost, and recycling costs while improving ESG compliance through better program design, pricing, and management.

Waste + Recycling
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Treasury Fees

Secure best-in-class pricing to reduce bank fees and merchant services by 27-34% while reducing risk and preserving existing banking relationships.

Treasury Fees + Merchant Services
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Telecom

Reduce telecom expenses by an average of 28% with a rightsized network, competitive market rates and terms, and a proactive approach to eliminating common billing errors.

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Utilities

Power up your business and bottom line with an average of 11% savings on electricity, natural gas, water, and propane, more reliable service, and reduced billing errors.

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Linen, Laundry, and Uniforms

Secure and validate the best prices and terms to improve your current service levels while reducing your linen, laundry, and uniform costs by an average of 26%.

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Payroll Processing

Optimize your payroll processing solution to simplify and better meet your company’s human capital management needs while saving an average of 24%.

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Resources and Case Studies

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Peak and Demand Surcharges Considerations for Your Holiday Shipping Matrix

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SIB’s Utilities Team, Cost Control Associates, Implements Open + Close Utility Account Service to Help Retailer Save Millions and Overcome Growing Pains

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SIB’s Shipping Experts, Shipware, Help Major Fashion Retailer Position for Growth While Maintaining Excellent Customer Experience Standards

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Take Control of Your Spend Today

Ready to reduce your costs across your top spend categories? Get started with a no risk, comprehensive evaluation of your vendor transaction history and put our market intelligence and industry expertise to work to spend smarter and improve your bottom line.

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