Bulk buy deal

Funded and backed by the Government, the bulk buy deal gives you a discount on digital software so you can access lower monthly subscription prices or a longer complimentary trial period to try digital software.

Why the contribution is important

What businesses have told us: "I’ve thought about trying different digital tools to transform my business but I just can’t justify the cost and a one-month trial isn’t enough to see the benefit for my business. If I get multiple subscriptions the costs really add up."


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by smalldigbizteam on January 31, 2018 at 12:57PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 2.5
Based on: 6 votes


  • Posted by kenny February 03, 2018 at 10:49

    not sure how you are going to do this with all of the digital software companies in this space...
  • Posted by Jillllll February 05, 2018 at 11:49

    Government can't really be endorsing particular software. So many issues with this. Plus many companies already do this.
  • Posted by jayen February 08, 2018 at 18:13

    "Digital software" is quite vague and as per the other comments, a bulk buy deal isn't really very feasible. However, this idea could be improved if there was some accreditation scheme for the softwares. In that case, the government could run a marketplace of subsidised softwares.
  • Posted by DebraAnders0n February 09, 2018 at 21:42

    14-30 day trials are nowhere near long enough to see how a product can work for you. I always ask for extended trial periods and if not provided I'm happy to pay for 1-2 months to know if it's a good product. This is great i'm just not sure how...
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