Z-Path Press is very proud of our volume discount program and welcomes you to participate. Our business model is inspired by Rudolf Steiner's ideas on Threefolding, specifically in using "fellowship" as the guiding principle in the economic sphere. In bringing to schools and teachers a set of tools for developing and supporting Executive Function Skills, we have created an economic partnership. This associative principle benefits Z-Path, our customers, and ultimately the parents, students and teachers in our school communities. By working together, we share the economic gains of increasing volume as more and more schools use Z-Path products. Over the last nine years the production cost for each of our books and whiteboards has risen between 2.5-3.5% per year. In that same period, our volume has grown at a rate that has allowed us to realize a matching discount in price, thereby effectively keeping our prices steady while improving product quality.
The per-book prices for the 2016-2017 school year reflect this volume discount, achieved by our existing customers, which is being extended to all of new customers - new and returning. Without this volume discount, our per-book price would be $33 this year. New and existing customers, large and small, benefit from this $6 per book volume discount.
This approach may be different from the way you are used to working with other suppliers. We hope you understand that Z-Path Press is committed to partnering with all of our customers, large and small, so that together we all share the benefits from the books we create, and from the economic relationship that allows these books to exist – in full color, reflecting the beauty of a Waldorf education, and made in the USA.