The member companies of Agorà Network negotiate jointly the purchase goods which are not of common interest. Annually for example they enter into agreements for the printing of promotional leaflets. This activity takes place in the second half of the year, in view of the supply for the next one; it envisages the collection of the needs of the brands in terms of volume, product features, service levels; then potential partners are searched and finally the agreement is signed. A single framework agreement is also signed for the supply of energy, separate for gas and electricity, for telephony products, etc., where a convergence of the partners is possible and profitable.