Extending the benefits of the Power of Two to its members, Universal Unilink Purchasing Associations (UPIC: 2312), a member-driven organization dedicated to providing resources to independent owners in the business of uniforms, textiles, laundries, wearables and promotional products, has selected SAGE as a preferred provider of research, marketing and business management services.

As part of its relationship, SAGE will provide Universal Unilink members with a custom-designed package of SAGE products and services, which will include product research, marketing and operational tools for their promotional products business. Members will receive a Total Access subscription, providing them with access to the SAGE Online product research and business management tool; SAGE Web, the browser-based platform to access SAGE tools from any device with web access; and SAGE Mobile, the mobile application for iOS and Android devices.

Universal Unilink members will also have the opportunity to add products from SAGE’s suite of tools, including custom websites, e-commerce, email campaigns, professional art

services and client catalogs, for an all-in-one solution to their promotional product business needs.

“We’re very excited to provide the best tools in the industry to support Universal Unilink’s

members,” says Jarod Thorndike, director of strategic relations at SAGE. “We’re looking

forward to helping each member streamline and grow the promotional products side of their business.”

All Universal Unilink members subscribing to SAGE Total Access will receive a full

membership to PPAI. This is part of the Power of Two program, in which SAGE and PPAI have entered into a strategic alliance to provide the industry with the combined benefits of a PPAI membership and SAGE products and services.

Allan Fowler, CEO at Universal Unilink, says, “Our mission is to provide premier resources and benefits for all our members. This partnership with SAGE and PPAI will give our members a powerful market position with the most advanced technology and comprehensive business management tools in the promotional products industry.”

SAGE will provide free webinars and other learning opportunities to help Universal Unilink members learn more about SAGE’s product offerings.