“We want our designers to focus on the decisions that will give their projects the                                    that only they can bring. Our job is to take care of the rest.”

-Candice Powers, Founder

depth and character

depth and character

depth and character

depth and character

depth and character

We get it done! Using a clear, simple and consistent method, we provide a transparent overview of your orders. From quote requests and proposals to deliveries and installations, we can help you get there with confidence. 

Imagine having the time and freedom to focus on your business.

Are you ready to…

Use Studio Designer the way it is designed to be used? 

Take a vacation without feeling like things will fall apart without you?

Partner with a team that has the skill set to manage intricate details of interior design orders?

Stop waking up at 3am wondering if ‘that sofa’ shipped?

With so many items and details to track, it can be overwhelming for any design team to handle on their own. Our experienced team of procurement gurus will guide you through the process and ensure your design team has everything they need to manage your client’s projects with confidence. 

You are in the right place!

Procurement Process Development

Customized procurement process to fit your business. In 6-8 weeks, we'll evaluate your current structure, suggest best practices, document the new process, streamline your system, and train your team.

01.

Process

Adjust. We will meet to discuss any questions or adjustments that need to be made. 

One Month Later…

Here is the timeline

Let’s talk details

6

Discovery. We talk about your goals and purpose. Then we meet to review your existing process.

Week 1

1

Documentation. Our team works on recommendations and documentation of the new process.

Week 2

2

Review. We review, adjust, and finalize the process.

Week 3 

3

Clean Up. Your team works to clean up your existing data based on our action plan.

Week 4

4

Review and Adjust

We will schedule a check-in one month out to talk through questions and make any adjustments.

We will schedule a virtual training session with you (and/or) your team to implement the new process

Identify and Document

We will identify and document key dates, steps, and information to track during the procurement process, as well as an action plan to clean up your current data.

Purpose and Goal Setting

We will discuss and document your purpose and goals for the procurement process.

Review Existing Process

We will take a deep dive into your current process and find out what is working and what is not. 

Custom Checklists

We will create custom checklists to use during the each phase of the procurement process: Proposal/Pricing, Order Placement, and Tracking/Installation.

Virtual Training

Implementation. We schedule a training session for you and your team to walk through the new process.

Week 5

5

Full-Service Procurement for Studio Designer users

We manage your procurement needs: from vendor pricing, proposal creation, order placement, purchase order creation, tracking, reporting, etc. We manage the details so you can focus on the rest.

02. 

Process

During the weekly calls we work together to prioritize our goals, discuss issues, questions, or red flags, and communicate project status on an ongoing basis. 

Weekly Procurement Calls

6. Custom Reporting

  • Open Proposal and Open Order Reports
  • Receiving Warehouse and Installation Reports
  • Client Status Updates
  • Hot Lists: potential issues to review

Here is how it works

Purchasing Roadmap

5

We’ll spend 30-minutes getting to know each other to see if our service and your needs are a good fit!

Discovery Call 

1

We will set expectations and agree on how to communicate. Then, we’ll review your existing process focusing on key dates, milestones, and accountability for each step.

90-minute Kickoff Call

2

We work to optimize and clean up your Studio Designer account. We will review and update (or confirm) that all items are marked as open, delivered, or inactive. 

Studio Designer Clean Up

3

We review all open proposals and orders and prioritize the existing projects to take over first. Any new projects will follow our standard procurement process.

Current Project Review

4

4. Order Placement 

  • Create Purchase Orders and send to vendors
  • Confirm vendor pricing, freight, surcharges, and deposit amounts
  • Track order confirmations, vendor order numbers, and estimated ship dates on all orders

5. Order Tracking

  • CFA and DFA approvals
  • Final freight costs
  • Shipping and tracking details
  • Workroom and receiving warehouse receipts

3. Proposals

  • Confirm item pricing and details: ship to location, freight estimates, finishes
  • Track approvals, rejections, and revisions
  • Highlight any missing or unclear details for the designer to review

1. Project Details

  • Gather client info: address, design fee, deposit amount, sales tax details
  • Set up project in Studio: custom room list, shopping list

2. Quote Requests

  • Create item in Studio based on specified details
  • Contact vendor for trade pricing
  • Manage trade logins and sales representative details

One-on-One Studio Designer Consulting

Need help with a report or finding information? Have questions about your procurement process? Schedule a one-on-one session for quick assistance.

03. Connect with us directly

A purchasing process that’s built on consistent milestones, not memory?

Are you ready for

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Full-Service Procurement

For Studio Designer users 

One-on-one Consulting

Have a quick question? Is your client asking for a report/information you don’t know how to find? Just want to talk to someone about your current procurement process? Schedule a one-on-one session with me

Full-Service Procurement for Studio Designer users includes vendor pricing, proposal creation, order placement, purchase order creation, tracking, reporting, etc.

Procurement Process Development

A procurement process based on your unique business needs. Over a 6-8 week period we will work together to review your existing structure and goals, recommend best practices, document the new process, clean up your system, and train (you)r team. 

Investment

$150 for a one hour call

Typically $5,000

Starting at $1,500/month

Will you be the next                            

success story? 

success story? 

success story? 

success story? 

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In partnership with CVW Accounting

Outside Interiors

Allison Morgan

What a time saver! I would have had to hire at least one other person in house, if not two. I can trust that Candice and her team always have our best interest at heart. If a vendor or sales rep needs a little “nudge” or firm word, they do not hesitate to do so. In addition, Candice’s organizational skills are impeccable! All of the above allows me to go out and do my job without having to worry about this very large and important aspect of my business.

In partnership with CVW Accounting

Heather Peterson Design

Heather Peterson

Studio Designer is a very robust product, and while they offer great resources to train designers, there is really no substitution for having someone with expertise in Studio who can align it with your business. It's like bringing on a team member who can train YOU instead of the other way around!

In partnership with CVW Accounting

Campbell Minister DesiGN

Campbell Minister

You are the reason I am able to use Studio Designer! Without you I would be lost. I am able to focus on design, and know someone else has their eye on the very intricate details of ordering, tracking, and receiving my client's furniture!

CVW Accounting

Caroline Van Wassenhove

Powers Purchasing has a strong knowledge of both Studio Designer and industry best practices and also exhibits strong communication skills. We are able to go to the source for questions, which allows us to be more efficient and effective in our services.

Allison Jaffe Interior Design

Allison Jaffe

Their replies are prompt, organized and thorough, sometimes even catching things I didn't even know I needed. I have also appreciated how knowledgeable everyone is in using Studio Designer, again making our lives easier to deal with other important things in the company. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Candice and her team.

Melissa Mahoney Design House

Melissa Mahoney

Outsourcing all procurement needs to Powers Purchasing is a massive weight lifted for any firm that could use extra bandwidth to thoroughly enter, manage, and track orders. Weekly reports and correspondence with the Powers Purchasing team has helped me stay on top of our procurement scope via a high level summary, in lieu of being stuck in the details and inevitable trenches of the ordering process.

Meet Candice

Get to know our founder

My mission as the founder of Powers Purchasing is to make the complex simple, the arduous effortless, and the sporadic consistent. I bring with me years of experience in various industries, including commercial real estate, digital marketing, and distribution. With this diverse background, I understand the importance of organization and efficiency in all aspects of business. While my design medium may be more often a spreadsheet than a home, I believe that inspiration and creativity can be found anywhere. At Powers Purchasing, we are dedicated to helping you turn your vision into reality by ensuring every part of the purchasing process is simple and transparent.

The Powers Purchasing Difference

Why Choose Powers Purchasing

If you're tired of getting bogged down by pricing, ordering, and logistics for your design projects, we can help. Our systemized approach to procurement ensures consistency, and by tracking key dates and details, we let Studio Designer's custom reports do the work for us. Our services provide clear, simple, and accurate insight into interior design projects, including timely pricing, lead times, and availability of design elements, accurate proposals, order placement, and tracking, and transparent and up-to-date information on all aspects of your project.

Results from past clients 

"It would have taken me months to accomplish what she did via Studio Designer."

"Candice understood the urgency of my situation and was pivotal in helping me set up all of the back end processes via Studio in addition to setting up all of my accounts with manufacturers and suppliers. Without her, I would not have been able to have the success that I have had as it would have taken me months to accomplish what she did via Studio Designer."

In partnership with CVW Accounting

Outside Interiors

Allison Morgan

Results from past clients 

"It's like bringing on a team member who can train YOU instead of the other way around!"

"Studio Designer is a very robust product, and while they offer great resources to train designers, there is really no substitution for having someone with expertise in Studio who can align it with you business. It's like bringing on a team member who can train YOU instead of the other way around!"

In partnership with CVW Accounting

Heather Peterson Design

Heather Peterson

Results from past clients 

"You are the reason I am able to use Studio Designer! Without you I would be lost."

In partnership with CVW Accounting

Campbell Minister Design

Campbell Minister

Results from past clients 

"helps the designer maximize their billable revenue and overall profit."

"Powers Purchasing helps us identify vendor charges and PO discrepancies which helps us be more efficient. We are able to capture the designers’ true costs, which in turn helps the designer maximize their billable revenue and overall profit."

CVW Accounting

Caroline VanWassenhove

Focus on Design. Let us handle the rest.

Schedule a discovery call to see if Powers Purchasing is right for you