Welcome to the Empowery eCommerce Cooperative.
Do you believe that people working together can accomplish more than one person can do on their own?
Imagine the limitless potential of your business if you joined with other businesses, taking advantage of the collective size and influence while retaining your independence!
Running a business on your own can be difficult.
What if you had a group of allies, all intent on the same goal?
Welcome to Empowery. The Empowery eCommerce Cooperative is about uniting the power of individual Internet Sellers so that each member can accomplish more. In the co-op culture, you are never on your own.
Empowery is the first co-op focused on eCommerce. A Cooperative is a partnership between business owners, in which each member’s success contributes to the power of the co-op.
Empowery members will have access to a network of successful business owners on whose expertise they can rely to help them over business-related speed bumps. In return, your knowledge and experience add valuable authority to the group.
You can belong to a select group of associates invested in your success and actively working together to help each other succeed. Empowery is the conduit through which your business will increase and flourish.
Join us. Together we are better. Together we are stronger. Together, we are Empowery.
WHY DO WE EXIST?
We are e-commerce focused entrepreneurs that have joined together to enhance our own businesses by working with others.
We truly believe we are BETTER TOGETHER.
Our mission is to empower entrepreneur’s lives by bringing resources, knowledge, and suppliers of all kinds together in the EMPOWERY marketplace.
Members achieve faster growth, with higher systemization and scale, combined with stability with a long-term sustainable business that builds equity for the entrepreneur.
WHO DO WE SERVE?
Our members are eCommerce focused companies, especially those who are strong on the Amazon Marketplace. We do have membership requirements which will be available for review later.
WHERE IS OUR MEMBERSHIP LOCATED?
Members can be located anywhere in the world, although the primary efforts of bringing the buying power to the cooperative is focused on North America and the EU to start with. This means to get the best benefit for your membership your business should be focused on doing business in North America or the EU. Our cooperative is founded in Minnesota and based on the 308B Cooperative Associations laws.
WHO IS THE OWNER?
You are. Empowery is a member-owned cooperative. Each member of the cooperative will purchase and own one share at a fixed price. If the member leaves the coop, the fixed share amount will be refunded to the member. All shareholders will receive a vote on major issues.
Our leadership team is dedicated to delivering value to the entrepreneurs and creating a long-term self-sustaining entity that can be lasting and integration for entrepreneurs around the world.
No profits are held at the cooperative. Once the obligations to manage and operate the cooperative are paid all of the remaining money is distributed to members based on patronage. The targeted minimum distributed to the coop members shall always be the MAJORITY of the rebates collected.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
When a member joins Empowery they become a fellow owner of the cooperative along with all other entrepreneur members. Members agree to focus their purchases of relevant products and services that they need for their business and are may already be buying anyway, to earn the cooperative benefits.
The Empowery marketplace will have a number of offerings that members can review and purchase. Suppliers may offer upfront discounts, possibly additional perks, and a rebate which is exclusively for members only. Non-members may have access to some of the upfront discounts or even added perks, but non-member customers will not earn rebates which are exclusively available to cooperative members.
Members will earn rebates based on their own patronage. The cooperative will collect these rebates from suppliers and maintain financial records on earned rebates throughout the year before sending the majority of the rebate back to the members.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
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