During the past months, many of our users have asked for the opportunity to send out multiple requests to different suppliers at the same time, with only a couple of clicks. We have worked continuously on this wish during the recent weeks and are happy to provide you, our customers, with a new feature on our marketplace: the Multiple-Quote-Request (MQR).
Within this article, we’d like to give you a short overview of the new functionality and provide you a 6-step-quick-guide on how to send multiple quote requests.
Multiple Quote Request – what’s that?
If you’re a buyer of chemical products, as of now you have the chance to request multiple offers from different suppliers (or also all from the same supplier) in one single step!
We know that when you are looking for a new supplier, you want to be able to compare. Therefore, you are always going to request several offers. Instead of sending out individual requests to each supplier, re-stating what you are looking for in terms of price, volume, etc., you send out one request to multiple suppliers.
Our Multiple-Quote-Request-Feature automatically applies the same terms to all of your quote requests. For the follow-ups CheMondis offers you a clear and structured dashboard which allows you to see the current status of your requests at a glance.
You’re concerned about various restrictions on the supplied products? We solved this issue by implementing standard quote units (kg, l, t) and standard currencies (€ and $) that are set to all products.
When you request products on CheMondis you can request with these units and currencies consistently across the platform. No more dealing with supplier-specific requirements on request details. On negotiating an offer, you can still request a broad variety of different currencies and units in which you negotiate your deal.
Is this feature interesting for my company?
We have designed this Multiple-Quote-Request-Feature especially for all buyers who want to compare offers from different suppliers, but who do not want to double, triple or even tenfold the time, which they need to invest for this. If you feel the same, this feature will definitely help you out!
What does it look like? A 6-Step-Quick-Guide
To give you an idea of how the multiple quote request works, we prepared the following guide for you. As you will see, it works quick and easy and it will be a real time-saver for you! For a more detailed description, we also prepared a tutorial for you, which you’ll find in the help center of our marketplace.
Step 1: Go to www.chemondis.com/marketplace, login into your account, and enter the product you’re looking for in the search bar.
Step 2: Add the products by clicking on the ‘Add to requests’ button from the suppliers of your choice to the request by using the checkbox.
Step 3: Decide whether you’d like to send a quote or an agreement request. A short explanation: A quote request is a request for a single order. An agreement request leads to multiple orders over a defined period of time (e.g. 6 months) at a negotiated price.
Step 4: Fill in the form by entering the parameters you’d like to request for the selected products and suppliers.
Step 5: You’re receiving only one confirmation e-mail summing all of your requests. Furthermore, you can see an overview of your requests on your personal dashboard.
Step 6: As soon as the suppliers are sending you their offers, you can negotiate every quote or agreement individually as you are used to it already.
In a nutshell
Our new feature allows you, as a buyer, to request products from multiple suppliers at once. We are convinced that the Multiple-Quote- Request-Feature improves your experience when using CheMondis significantly.
Try it and convince yourself. In case of questions, you can always reach out to us via the chat function on the marketplace, your business development contact person or via our social media channels. Or check out the tutorial, we prepared for you here.
Now it is up to you
What are your first experiences with the Multiple Quote Request? Do you have any questions about the new functionality?
In case you’d like to check it out: Here’s the link to our marketplace.
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