03/04/2019

Five ways CDA members benefit from purpose-driven supply shopping


The Dentists Supply Company continues to grow and offer CDA members unparalleled savings. In fact, shopper savings on dental supplies through tdsc.com have already surpassed $3 million dollars. And the site’s top 10 California shoppers have collectively saved $150,000 so far.* While this membership benefit is helping dentists to see a big difference in supply dollars, it’s not the only reason members are shopping tdsc.com.

 

  1. Empowerment. The California Dental Association founded The Dentists Supply Company to support member-dentists who wanted to be more competitive and efficient in a complex marketplace. With the collective buying power of CDA’s large membership, individual dentists benefit from a level of savings that means more freedom in making practice decisions.

  2. Savings. Shoppers on tdsc.com continue to see 20 percent savings on average compared to MSRP.** With supplies trending at more than 6.5 percent of collections, the difference often adds up to thousands of dollars a year. That’s money dentists can choose to invest in part-time staff or new technology or use to inform decisions about their working hours and retirement goals.

  3. Convenience. Online shopping allows 24/7 access, but it also streamlines the purchasing process. Side-by-side product comparisons make it easy to find the best prices and features. Saved shopping lists allow practice staff to reorder in minutes and to reduce gaps and duplications in central supply areas. Plus, shipping is always free.

  4. Service. A responsive team supports the easy-to-shop site. TDSC’s experts provide exceptional service by phone and email, as well as through monthly live webinars and custom, product-by-product price comparisons. Shoppers can get assistance finding favorite supplies or request new items.

  5. Transparency. Through price comparisons, shoppers are seeing the difference between what they’ve paid other suppliers and their tdsc.com savings potential. They trust tdsc.com for clear and consistent pricing, quality products only from authorized vendors and discounts negotiated on their behalf.

Join in the savings while helping to transform the way dentists shop for supplies at tdsc.com.

 

*Total amount of savings off list price for all 10 shoppers on purchases made since February 2017. **Price comparisons are made to the manufacturer’s list price. Actual savings on tdsc.com will vary on a product-by-product basis.



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