After sending out Tuesday’s PurchTips article “Procurement Card Pros & Cons ,” I received a suprising number of emails asking what the heck a procurement card is!

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I forgot that procurement card use (and credit card use, in general) is not as common in other countries as it is in the USA. Some folks even asked me to send a picture of a procurement card.

I’ve referred these folks to MasterCard’s site, which has some nice, simple, bulleted information and, yes, a picture of a procurement card. If you’re one of the folks who was wondering what a procurement card is, here’s a link that will take you to MasterCard’s site:

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Charles Dominick, SPSM
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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