WVA Buying Group FAQ
To join the WVA Buying Group you will need to fill out a membership application, as well as a Buying Group Agreement. Both of these forms may be found online at www.wisvis.com, under the Buying Group Tab. Once your application and agreement have been processed, we will contact you with your account number.
If you are already a member of WVA for contact lens distribution, you will need to fill out the Buying Group Agreement. We will then transfer your accounts and we will notify you when complete.
WVA provides unique account numbers for each office location, whether it is a primary office or a subsidiary office.
For your convenience, we will ask you to provide current account numbers for the vendors you would like to bill through WVA. We will then contact those vendors on your behalf and notify them that all billing will now be through WVA.
Please contact WVA and we will work to assist you.
You will continue to order directly through your vendors. When placing an order, you will simply provide them with your account number for that vendor. Important: You will not use your WVA account when ordering.
Shipping arrangements are made between you and the vendor that you are ordering from. Joining the WVA Buying Group will not enhance or change this.
Unlike traditional buying groups, WVA offers a fixed annual administration fee of $1,500 plus $290.00 for each additional location. This allows you to know your expenses upfront, and as you grow your practice and purchases, the inherent profits
remain in your pocket.
Your administration fee will always be assessed with 30/60/90/120 day billing.
WVA Buying Group will not be able to refund the annual administrative fee.
The returned product is sent back to the vendor from which it was purchased. Please retain a copy of your credit receipt. The credit you receive from the vendor will be applied to your WVA statement and can be used for any purchases through WVA.
WVA Buying Group sends out its statement on the second business day of the month. The statement will list the date when your payment is due.
WVA will not allow you to short pay the amount of your pending credits.
All prompt pay discounts are contained in the gross discount.
Yes. WVA accepts MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card. You will receive full discounts less 2.5% and will not be eligible for YourRewards.
Yes, WVA members are awarded one membership amendment per year. WVA will provide you with the proper forms upon request.
WVA reserves the right to charge a 2.5% late fee on funds that are not postmarked by the due date listed on your WVA statement. In addition, you may forfeit the discount WVA gives you.
Please call WVA customer service at 1-800-747-9000 and we will assist you.
Any other questions regarding the WVA Buying Group can be directed to 800.747.9000 x3