Frequently Asked Questions

Is the PPAI-SAGE offer available one time only?
Is the PPAI-SAGE Alliance member benefit available to International Members?
Will I get a coupon?
What is the PPAI-SAGE strategic alliance?
Why is this important to the promotional products industry?
What does this strategic alliance mean for me as a member of PPAI?
What is a SAGE Total Access subscription?
Do PPAI distributors receive the SAGE Total Access subscription for just one year?
Who do I pay, PPAI or SAGE?
Do I have to call SAGE to redeem anything?
Can I pay on a monthly plan?
Are you a PPAI member but not a SAGE Total Access subscriber?
Are you a PPAI member AND a SAGE Total Access subscriber?
Are you a SAGE Total Access subscriber but not a PPAI member?
I don't know my PPAI member renewal date. What should I do?
How do I start using SAGE?
As a PPAI member, does a distributor have to use SAGE Total Access?
How do I get started?

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.

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 more than 40 benefits and savings opportunities, including access to SAGE Total Access, it will save more than the cost of dues. To find out how much your company has saved to date, call PPAI at 888-I-Am-PPAI (426-7724).



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