The South Carolina Department of Commerce is committed to helping businesses grow and prosper, and the BuySC program is one of the many ways we achieve this. BuySC is a purchaser-oriented material and service locator program that connects South Carolina (SC) companies with in-state suppliers and vendors. The goal is to help companies control costs and delivery times in order to make them more competitive in today's economy.
Let BuySC work for you by helping your company lower freight costs and manage supply chain activities—critical elements to the success of any business.
Company Spotlight - Continental Tire the Americas
Continental Tire the Americas is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication.
As Continental Tire moves into Sumter County they will be looking for various vendors and suppliers to help support the program. Examples of vendors and suppliers may include, but are not limited to the following: packaging, maintenance & repair, office supplies and protective and safety equipment.
Various Facility Services interested product and service providers should fill out the BuySC form. The information submitted will be sent to Continental for review.
How can you benefit from BuySC?
Whether your business is large or small, new or existing, BuySC can connect you with in-state suppliers, products and vendors, and, in turn, help you:
- Improve efficiency
- Lower operation and freight costs
- Reduce supplier delivery times
- Improve business relations with suppliers
For Suppliers and Vendors
To help us connect your company with buyers in SC, ensure that your company listing is up-to-date.
Suppliers submit forms via fax or email:
Fax: (803) 737-3818
To connect with SC suppliers, submit the BuySC Request Form online or via fax to our Business Services team. We will evaluate your needs and contact you with solutions and opportunities.
BuySC Success Stories
"Purchasing products in-state helps us control inventory, cuts our lead time and makes us more competitive. We try to purchase from South Carolina vendors whenever possible, which ultimately makes us more successful. Using South Carolina vendors is a no-brainer!"
— Charlie Gavin, executive vice president, Freeman Millwork
"BuySC brings great resources to local businesses on a state level and increases the opportunity for in-state businesses to expand and grow, helping them increase the financial impact on South Carolina. The BuySC program shows that the state cares about the local business environment and is committed to making it prosper."
— Ted Coles, general manager, Integrity Tool, LLC
"Kellett Enterprises Inc. has been in business since 1960 in Greenville and ships products all over the world. We always look to South Carolina to find local suppliers. The BuySC program is very user-friendly and helps connect us to in-state suppliers, which in turn helps cut costs and spend more time pursuing new customers."
— Beverly David, vice president of marketing, Kellett Enterprises
Questions or comments?
Contact our Small Business Development Office at (803) 737-0222 or (803) 737-0440.
Disclaimer: Reference to specific companies and/or services that are or may be available in South Carolina does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of South Carolina or the South Carolina Department of Commerce.