The NAPCP is eager to help you link your clients and prospects to unmatched Purchasing Card education and networking opportunities!
Relationship Managers: Be the Link!
Welcome, relationship managers, from provider organizations around the country and the world! Here’s your very own webpage with ideas and resources to help you "be the link" between your organization, clients and prospects, and the NAPCP! We are here to support you in your effort to bring P-Card programs, best practices and cost savings to end-user organizations in the Corporate, Government and Education sectors.
When you link the NAPCP to your clients and prospects, you lead P-Card program managers and administrators to the resources and industry contacts they need to achieve the success you know is possible.
Let the NAPCP help you educate: spend more time consulting with clients, not educating them
Increase sales: when customers understand industry best practices, they’re more likely to implement technology and services to put those in place
- Realize higher transaction volume: educated clients optimize their programs
|As a reminder, you are the only person authorized to use your NAPCP user name and password, including any benefits that result from such usage. Please encourage your clients to become members or complimentary subscribers to receive the associated benefits, too.|
Be the Hero
P-Card program managers need help every day—and that’s a tall order for you. So be the hero. Link your clients and prospects to the NAPCP’s educational resources and member network of 1,000 P-Card professionals. With scores of papers, studies, and resources and a vibrant peer-to-peer eNetworking site, the help your clients need is just a click away. Encourage your clients to become NAPCP members, and while they’re waiting for approval, encourage them to subscribe to complimentary P-Card news and event notifications.
ACTION ITEM: Download the NAPCP member benefits summary and financial case and distribute to your clients
If your organization is a year-round Partner Sponsor of the NAPCP, there may be discounted NAPCP memberships available for you to offer your clients. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Customers connect their own program success to you. So when you introduce the NAPCP—and all its program-building resources—to your clients and prospects, you’re guaranteed to get a high score on service, support and genuine concern for their professional and organizational success. Happy customers are loyal customers.
ACTION ITEM: Download the P-Card Essentials flier (PDF) and distribute to your clients
Be a Leader
The Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) credential isn’t just for end-users. For many providers, the journey from application to certification brings a broader level of industry knowledge, cost-saving ideas to take back to client programs, and greater credibility among peers, clients and prospects. Take it from John:
"Since the CPCP designation is already becoming recognized throughout the purchasing card market as an indicator of one's knowledge and experience, I felt it was important - and very worthwhile - to become certified. In my role as an Account Manager for the leading Commercial Card Provider in the industry, my clients look to me on a daily basis to share best practices, recommend strategies for growth, and provide general information to help them run the most successful card programs. My CPCP certification is one more way of building my clients' confidence in my credentials to meet these needs. It also reflects positively on American Express as an issuer, in that we're offering to clients and prospects a truly professional support team. Although I'd say the process, qualifications and test are sufficiently robust to ensure real meaning behind the CPCP designation, they are not insurmountable and I would encourage all professionals in P-Card roles to make it their goal to become certified."
John Stockinger, CPCP
Director, Account Development
American Express Global Corporate Payments
Be a Partner (and a Partner Sponsor!)
Already a Partner Sponsor?
If your organization is already an NAPCP Partner Sponsor
, then you should know that Elite, Platinum, Gold and Silver Partner Sponsor contracts include free and half-priced NAPCP memberships. Who needs these memberships? Start with your under-performing clients. For more information on this Partner Sponsor benefit, contact us
or telephone (952) 546-1880 ext. 4 and we will connect you with the appropriate person at your organization.Considering Year-Round Partner Sponsorship?
The NAPCP has developed partnership agreements with leading P-Card product and technology providers nationwide. Why not you
? Benefits include year-round recognition and exposure on the NAPCP website, at P-Card events, in e-mail and printed marketing materials, and much more. For more information and a complete list of benefits at each Partner Sponsor level, please contact Laura_Flandrick@napcp.org
(952) 546-1880 ext. 2.Spread the word!
Encourage your colleagues in the Commercial Card industry to become NAPCP members or subscribers. The news and event notifications you pass on to your clients could result in greater spend (and cost-savings!) for the end-user organization and revenue-producing opportunities for you.
Be a Member or an NAPCP Subscriber
Associate membership is available to provider organizations!
Become a member or invite Associate members!
When P-Card professionals share responsibilities, they reach their goals in less time! That’s why the NAPCP established an Associate member program that allows end-user and provider members to invite up to five P-Card professionals to become members at the discounted rate of $149 per year. We offer even greater discounts to groups of six or more. Please encourage NAPCP members at your client sites to invite Associate members or to contact us about group membership. Champion the effort at your provider organization to build a team of NAPCP members, even easier now with the Associate member structure.
Become a Subscriber
Sometimes it takes a little time to bring a new NAPCP member on board (budget approvals, and so on). So at a minimum, you, your clients and your colleagues should become NAPCP subscribers to get all the latest news about NAPCP P-Card resources, events, industry updates and more. We will send e-mail messages highlighting the value of membership along the way.
Spread the Word About Unmatched Education and Networking Events!
Complete the order form below to request complimentary copies of NAPCP brochures, fliers and the Provider Directory (a directory of leading product, technology and service providers in the Commercial Card and payment industry).
Please contact us if you have ideas for additional tools that could help you "be the link" between your provider organization, the NAPCP and your clients.