We’re focussed on product innovation and improvement, ensuring you have access to market-leading products and solutions

The industries Acopia work with are as diverse as the solutions themselves

Acopia provide a single source procurement solution with a broad range of Goods Not For Resale that deliver tangible cost savings

Our key focus is to help our customers to become more sustainable with innovative solutions for Goods Not For Resale

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Sustainable procurement for Charity Retail

Making mindful purchasing decisions

Purposeful packaging

In the charity sector it’s more important than ever that every penny is spent in a meaningful way.

We have extensive experience of providing bespoke and specialist solutions in Goods not for Resale (GNFR), helping over 250 charities make the most of their budgets.

We work with national charities including Cancer Research, Shelter, Crisis, YMCA, Oxfam, Age UK and the RSPCA as well as a lots of smaller local charities, to help drive down their costs.

We’re committed to supporting sustainable procurement solutions for Charity Retail in every aspect, whether it’s through product innovation or process improvement and waste reduction.

Barnados Cancer Research Marie Curie Oxfam British Heart Foundation Children’s Hospice South West CRISIS Devon Air Ambulance Mencap Shelter St Peters Hospice The Children’s Society Barnados Cancer Research Marie Curie Oxfam British Heart Foundation Children’s Hospice South West CRISIS Devon Air Ambulance Mencap Shelter St Peters Hospice The Children’s Society Barnados Cancer Research Marie Curie Oxfam British Heart Foundation Children’s Hospice South West CRISIS Devon Air Ambulance Mencap Shelter St Peters Hospice The Children’s Society Barnados Cancer Research Marie Curie Oxfam British Heart Foundation Children’s Hospice South West CRISIS Devon Air Ambulance Mencap Shelter St Peters Hospice The Children’s Society

A better tomorrow

We can help you understand your main areas of and have complete visibility of your entire GNFR spend, reducing unnecessary administration and streamlining ongoing spend.  And with our focus on sustainable procurement in everything from cleaning products to packaging, shop floor equipment to point of sale materials, we’re on track to help you reach your environmental goals as well as your charitable ones.

Award-winning Charity Retail Association Members

We have been members of the Charity Retail Association for over 8 years, which represents over 9,000 shops in the UK. We are proud to work with over 250 individual charities nationwide, supporting over 5,000 high street shops.

Our work in the sector has been recognised by winning the Charity Retail Association Supplier of The Year Award twice and  voted for by the charities we work with.

How we support your values

Charity Partnerships

We work with friends such as Jennifer Graham aka Charity Shop Girl who co-hosted our yearly Best Dressed Charity Window Competition in 2022, as well as helping to spread the word about our eco-friendly solutions.

Jennifer supported the launch of our instore Miniml  dispensers designed to encourage charity shop customers to use chemical free cleaning products.

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Miniml

We’ve partnered with Miniml to make it easy for all our charity shop customers (and us too!) to use natural cleaning products that don’t harm the environment and reduce plastic use.

These ethical cleaning products made from plant-based ingredients are supported by a closed loop system which means our customers can reduce their carbon footprint too.

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Working with DPD

Greener, cost effective shipping will be music to your ears. It’s how we deliver direct to every charity shop we work with nationwide. We do this through our partner DPD, as well as sharing logistics with local businesses to keep your (and our)carbon footprint down.

DPD align with our green goals, with an increasing number of electric vans being added to their fleet each year. Consolidation through DPD means vans that are already operating around the country, further reducing our CO2 footprint.

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Charity Shop Gift Card

We also provide the Charity Shop Gift Card through our MyAcopia portal enabling access to their complete Point Of Sale suite for every charity shop we work with. The Charity Gift card is then delivered directly to the charity shop as part of their weekly or monthly consumables purchase which means we can fulfil this with the minimum carbon footprint.

The card enables instore charity customers to give provide the gift for giving, encouraging recipients to shop for good.

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We work across a breadth of industries that make use of packaging and wrap materials,
bringing our specialist knowledge to various different use cases and needs.

Manufacturing

We help to streamline processes, minimise risk and maximise cost reduction with next generation packaging products and services.

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Retail

We work with household brands to help them drive more value and efficiencies in their operational processes, resulting in a smoother customer experience.

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Builders Merchants

As proud members of NMBS, we work closely with their members and suppliers to offer an exceptional service for their whole range of packaging needs.

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Garden Centres

We support garden centres and nurseries as they embark on a journey towards ecommerce and the practical process of fulfilling and shipping orders.

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What our customers say about our service

Valley CIDS
I work with Acopia because it’s a centralised source and it gives us control. When I follow you on social media, I get the feeling you’re very current, you focus on charity and it makes me want to be part of that Acopia movement.
PDSA
When we are looking for a new product, I find it really easy to bounce ideas off you and you’re always quick to come back with ideas. If there is ever a problem, you go above and beyond to make sure it’s sorted out.
The Air Ambulance Service
Although we are in the early stages of working with Acopia, the point of difference I have experience with the company is through the level of customer service we have received. Terry and the team are approachable and engage with their customers through a less ‘salesperson’ approach and more ‘how can we help you’ approach.
St Giles Hospice Shops
Responses to queries are quick, parcels are well packed and arrive in good time.
YMCA
I get consistency and constancy from the team.
Douglas MacMillan Hospice
Happy with the service and would recommend.
Shelter
Marcelle and Lauren go out of their way to be helpful.
Crisis
Day to day service is good. The MyAcopia portal is excellent.
Dove House Hospice
Really happy with the service.