DirectBuy offers cheap prices in Canada by using the buying power of its thousands of members to receive bulk discounts and avoid retail markups as high as 45 percent. DirectBuy allows customers to purchase products directly from manufacturers without the additional mark-up costs that traditional retail stores charge.
DirectBuy works with more than 500 brands to offer consumers a more affordable rate than retail stores on items such as appliances, furniture and home accessories. Customers building or remodeling houses can also buy cabinets, electrical fixtures and other building supplies. DirectBuy customers pay a membership fee to join the program. A membership is necessary to gain access to the discounted prices.