Send Special Offers to selected Buyers on CheMondis

Send Special Offers to selected Buyers on CheMondis

There are two different ways of selling products on CheMondis. Suppliers can either choose to sell products directly as instant deals at fixed list prices or they can individually issue quotes based on quote requests from prospective customers. Next to instant deals and quote requests the CheMondis marketplace is introducing a third option for suppliers to sell products on the marketplace. Sell and buy products as special offers. The integrated special offer feature allows suppliers to make custom deals for selected buyers. As with any other product offer, suppliers can decide to provide special offers as instant deals, quote requests or both.

What makes special offers unique?

Special offers are not publicly accessible, they cannot be found in the search bar results. Instead, suppliers receive a unique URL for the special offer, which then can be exclusively shared with selected buyers – simply by sharing the link. The special offer can be granted to any buyer the supplier selects. However only selected buyers can see and accept the special offer.

Why bother?

Granting special offers to buyers can have different reasons. As a supplier you want to use this feature to offer special prices to specific long-time customers and/or buyers with high purchasing volumes. In other cases, it can be useful when suppliers are clearing storage capacities for future productions. This may include products which cannot be stored for a long time or products which are off-specification.

Send selected buyers a special offer for any reason you choose.

How does it work?

If you want to use the special offer function, please contact the CheMondis Team and let us know about it. Either you can contact your customer success manager directly or reach out to us via support@chemondis.com. Once our team has activated the feature for your supplier account you will be able to make special offers for selected buyers.

In order to make a special offer, upload your product via the regular product upload. Log in to CheMondis, head to “my products”, click “add product” and mark it as a “special offer”.  Save your product information and you’re done!

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1: Contact customer success manager

Step 2: Activate “special offer” feature

Step 3: Log in to CheMondis

Step 4: Head to “my products”

Step 5: Click “add product”

Step 6: Mark as “special offer”

Step 7: Click “save”

Step 8: Copy unique URL

Step 9: Send out URL to picked buyers

What are the costs?

During the testing period the special offer feature can be used by any supplier absolutely free of charge. In order to activate the feature on CheMondis please contact your customer success manager or the CheMondis team via support@chemondis.com.

Now it is up to you

What do you think of the CheMondis special offer feature? Is it helpful? What is most helpful to you? And which other features could be useful on the marketplace? Let us know and leave a comment in the section below!

Thanks for taking the time to read the CheMondis Blog. 

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Bulk Upload on CheMondis explained

Bulk Upload on CheMondis explained

The CheMondis Team is super excited to announce that we have launched a new feature a couple of weeks ago. One which makes the lives of both our customers and our team a lot easier. It is now possible to upload product listings in bulk!

Uploading Multiple Products

Before the launch of the new feature most products were uploaded individually. This process assured a very high quality of product data but was very time consuming for either the customer or our team. In most cases customers would send the product information to us, and we would perform the upload for them. This is getting a lot easier since we introduced the bulk upload. Suppliers on CheMondis can now upload hundreds of products at the same time for free. Thousands of products have already been bulk-uploaded successfully since launch. 

How does it work?

It is very simple. Log in to CheMondis, download, edit and fill in the template, get it verified by our team, and upload it back to the platform. That’s it!

CheMondis provides a practical template to add product listings to the marketplace. The template is a custom-made Microsoft Excel file and is easy to use. Of course, other spreadsheet software is compatible as well (e.g. Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice etc.). The template contains FAQs, common errors and detailed instructions on how to fill out the file. Since the quality of information on the marketplace is essential to the entire CheMondis team, we will then perform one final verification, particularly looking at completeness of the data.

Once the upload is done, you can of course still check and edit each product page afterwards in our product management tool. This might be relevant when product information or availabilities change.

Make an attractive Product Page

When selling products online, suppliers will naturally try to market their products in the best way possible. While doing so, a clear communication about product information towards potential buyers is the key to success. In order to communicate product information properly, try to make your product page as attractive as possible.

Your product page displays all relevant information of a specific product. Making it the first touchpoint with potential buyers. Don’t mess up the first impression. Keep your product page up to date and give customers a reason to buy.

Here at CheMondis we offer up to nineteen different product attributes for suppliers to describe their product in depth. Ranging from CAS and REACH numbers to free-text product descriptions. Excellent information quality and communication towards buyers can boost your sales.

Now it is up to you

What do you think of the CheMondis Bulk Upload? Is it helpful? What is most helpful to you? And which other features could be useful on the marketplace? Let us know and leave a comment in the section below!

Thanks for taking the time to read the CheMondis Blog. 

CheMondis at the 2019 K Trade Fair

Only a few more days to go and we are finalizing the last arrangements for the @K. Get insights of our marketplace while participating in our competition and win an amazing price. See you their next week meet us at booth C28 in hall 7.

Product Search on CheMondis Explained

Product Search on CheMondis Explained

As a marketplace we act as a mediator between buyers and suppliers. Our main goal is to match a specific buyer demand with a fitting supplier. When buyers turn to the CheMondis marketplace to buy chemicals online, the first stop for them is our search bar. It is located at the top center of the CheMondis marketplace. Buyers can make use of our search functions and find products conveniently. Suppliers can cast light on their own product portfolio by appearing in the CheMondis search. Our search bar includes a vast variety of functions. For example, it shows you query suggestions, helping you find products even faster. 

“Finding the right product for your specific need is our central goal!”

- Sebastian Brenner, Managing Director @CheMondis

Using Product Search Efficiently as a Buyer

In order to reduce the time you invest into searching for chemicals, we installed three different search trails into CheMondis. You can find new suppliers, new products, and new substances by using our search bar and filters.

Receive a vast array of products by using the search bar. While doing so, search by product name, substance, formula, CAS number and/or supplier name. In order for you to find products and substances even faster, query suggestions show up, while typing in a search term.

On the upper left sidebar, buyers can filter by industries, referring to the industry in which the product is applied in. Suppliers and Buyers can filter by the following industries:

On the lower left sidebar, buyers can find and select the product group (E.g.: Solids, Resins) and subgroups they are looking for, in order to further distinguish and search more efficiently.

Product Groups on CheMondis
  • Acids & Lyes
  •  Additives
  •  Agrochemicals
  •  Bio-based Materials
  •  Flavors & Fragrances
  •  High Performance Materials
  •  Intermediates
  •  Monomers
  •  Monomers & Polymers
  •  Oleochemicals
  •  Packaging
  •  Pigments & Dyes
  •  Purification Agents
  •  Ready-to-Use
  •  Reference Material
  •  Resins
  •  Solids
  •  Solvents
  •  Surfactants

Further product groups are categorized in specific subgroupsProduct groups and further subgroups can and should be combined with industry filters

You may also combine all search options: For example, use the search bar and then apply industry filters and product group information to limit the search results.

Can’t Find the Product you’re Looking for?

We started CheMondis back in 2018, so our marketplace is still relatively young. In case you can not find the product, you are looking for, we are happy to personally help you find what you need. Please enter the search term you are looking for and provide your e-mail address. Our customer support will reach out to you.

Further enjoy an abundance of services varying from personal onboardings to individual, on-demand product searches. Take advantage of our one-on-one customer service and contact us today.  We are here to help you find the right product for your specific needs – make CheMondis work for you.

Using Product Search Efficiently as a Seller

In order to make your products more accessible for buyers, suppliers must understand how the CheMondis product-search functions. There are three easy steps, which you can follow, in order to make your products more accessible on the CheMondis marketplace:

1.) Choose Product Groups and Subgroups

Link your product to relevant product groups and subgroups. By doing so, customers searching for a particular product group, will come across your product automatically (E.g.: Solids, Resins).

2.) Select Industry Filters

Users searching by industry-filters can select the industry within which they wish to find products. Link your product to proper industries, to make your product more accessible (E.g.: Agriculture, Construction).

3.) Formulate Product Descriptions

Our search bar extracts data directly from product descriptions. If you want to make your offer more accessible for buyers, make sure to formulate your product descriptions.

To avoid a high number of technical or product-related questions, make sure to have an appropriate product description and up-to-date safety and technical data sheets in place. This creates trust among buyers and suppliers.

Now it is up to you

What do you think of the CheMondis product search? Is it helpful? What is most helpful to you? And which other features could be useful on the marketplace? Let us know and leave a comment in the section below!

Thanks for taking the time to read the CheMondis Blog. 

CheMondis at the 2019 K Trade Fair

Only a few more days to go and we are finalizing the last arrangements for the @K. Get insights of our marketplace while participating in our competition and win an amazing price. See you their next week meet us at booth C28 in hall 7.

Credit Rating and Debt Collection on CheMondis

Credit Rating and Debt Collection on CheMondis

Here at CheMondis we strive to provide and sustain a trusted marketplace for buyers and suppliers. In order to put this into practice, we are proud to introduce two new features on our marketplace.

Suppliers can now profit from credit checks and debt collection services. We have recently started to test both features and would be happy to receive your feedback. The features were implemented to create more transparency on the marketplace and to increase convenience considering the overall cashing process.

Imagine you receive a purchasing request from a new buyer and want to verify if they are able to meet their payment target. The process of searching, finding and evaluating credit checks is time consuming and expensive. On CheMondis, you can now get credit checks before striking a deal, during our pilot phase even free of charge.

Even worse, imagine your customer is not able to fulfill the payment, which you previously agreed to. Typically, one would contact and hire an Incasso service. Again, the process of searching, finding and evaluating an appropriate debt collection service is time consuming and expensive. CheMondis has the solution. Now Suppliers can request access to our debt collection service, administered by our trusted partner.

Credit Rating Request

When selling products online suppliers do not always know who they are dealing with. It is hard to determine if a buyer is creditworthy and solvent – especially when they are first-time-buyers. As a supplier, it is therefore incredibly helpful to understand your buyer’s financial behavior – ideally without having to deal with external rating agencies.

The “Credit Rating Request” allows suppliers to request a credit report at the push of a button. Our credit-rating provides a basis for efficient decision making. While gaining buyer information, suppliers can now decide which payment option to offer. Either grant buyers invoicing or demand a payment in advance. Take the decision you consider as most secure for your business – before striking a deal.

After you hit the ”Payment Overdue Help Request” button we will provide you with a debt collection offer – within a few business days. The credit reports are provided in collaboration with our trusted partner and contain the following information:

Creditworthiness Index & Credit Limit

Get information about the creditworthiness of the business partner at one glance and thus identify risks at an early stage. This allows you to effectively prevent debt losses and sustainably secure your business results.

Financial Data

Get financial data of the past 3 years. This includes both the individual and consolidated financial statements in accordance with the German Commercial Code (HGB) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Payment Experience

Payment experiences include both invoices paid within the payment period and late payments. If a company repeatedly exceeds the payment deadline, it is statistically proven that the probability of insolvency increases many times over. For this reason, our trusted partner Creditsafe has built a pool of payment experiences. The pool is currently fed by 7,000 partners and enables you to view over 74 million payment experiences worldwide.

Information about the Managing Director

Get information about current and former managing directors, shareholders and authorized signatories, which includes the following details:

  • First & Surname
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Function in the company
  • Number of previous and current orders
  • Date of order and cancellation

Furthermore, you can find out whether Companies in which the managing director previously held a managing position are still active or insolvent. And if the managing director has already accompanied companies into insolvency.

Your benefits in a Nutshell

As a Supplier: Get a basis for efficient decision making, regarding potential new buyers. Also, profit from less administrative work, near to zero-time consumption and lower general costs while using our “credit rating request”. In case something should go wrong, we also offer support when a payment is overdue.

Debt Collection Service

Debt collection is an unpleasant topic – but it can happen. In case your buyer has difficulties paying your invoice, you can make use of our debt collection service. If you notice payment is overdue, you can now request debt collection directly via our marketplace. The CheMondis customer support will reach out to you and the buyer to clarify the situation. Request debt-collection directly on CheMondis and profit from less administrative work, near to zero-time consumption and low general costs. Use our new features and benefit from the simplicity and convenience of our marketplace.

Now it is up to you

What do you think of our new features? Are they helpful? What is most helpful to you? And which other features could be useful on the marketplace? Let us know and leave a comment in the section below!

Thank´s for taking the time to read the CheMondis Blog. 

CheMondis at the 2019 K Trade Fair

Only a few more days to go and we are finalizing the last arrangements for the @K. Get insights of our marketplace while participating in our competition and win an amazing price. See you their next week meet us at booth C28 in hall 7.

CheMondis is taking the next Steps

CheMondis is taking the next Steps

Official Go-Live, geographical expansion and a new advisory board 

Exactly 6 months ago on the 5th of November 2018,CheMondis launched its brand-new B2B marcetplacestarting off in a public beta version. Half a year later we are proud to look back – and excited to take the next step.

In the meantime, more than 500 companies have registered and are using CheMondis to digitize their sales, marketing and procurement. Already today we are proud to be the largest marcetplace network for the chemical industry in Europe. Our network continues to grow, product listings are increasing every day and the marketplace itself is evolving in terms of features. This is the perfect time to take the next step. We are very excited to announce three major adjustments. 

1. We are officially live.

As of today, we are leaving our beta phase and we are officially live. Every company with a valid VAT/GST number and a legitimate interest in buying or selling chemicals can register. We will continue to validate every Registration single handedly to assure that the high level of trust between market participants can grow further.

2.  We expand globally.

With the end of our public beta phase we are ready to take the next step in terms of growth. During the past couple of months, we had to decline a lot of requests from companies in Australia, South-East-Asia or South America to join CheMondis. Now we are happy to announce that we are opening the CheMondis platform to new markets, around the world.

 3. We have a new advisory board.

We want to continue to learn from the best and most experienced experts of both the chemical industry and the tech world. This is why we established a new advisory board with industry experts helping us to take the next steps successfully. Our advisory board will comprise three industry leaders with very diverse backgrounds:

Marc Stilke, Business Angel and Venture Partner 

Marc Stilke is an expert in Platform Economy. Marc led Immobilienscout24.de and their IPO. Previously Marc worked for Bertelsmann and AdLINK Internet Media AG. 

Pouya Azimi, Managing Director of Mobilab 

Pouya Azimi is the founder and managing director of Mobilab, offering mobile payment and master data management. Pouya founded Mobilab directly after graduating from the university and has successfully grown his company for more than 7 years.

Matthias Zachert, CEO at LANXESS 

Mr. Zachert is the CEO of LANXESS and brings a wealth of experience from the Chemical industry. 

Thank´s for taking the time to read the CheMondis Blog. #TEAMCHEMONDIS

CheMondis at the 2019 K Trade Fair

Only a few more days to go and we are finalizing the last arrangements for the @K. Get insights of our marketplace while participating in our competition and win an amazing price. See you their next week meet us at booth C28 in hall 7.

CheMondis – Driving Digitalization Further

CheMondis – Driving Digitalization Further

We connect suppliers and buyers.

As a b2b marketplace CheMondis is dedicated to connecting key players of the chemical supply chain. We offer a unique digital purchasing and distribution experience on a cloud-based platform. With a century-old chemical heritage powered by a start-up attitude, CheMondis puts its expertise at the use of its members. Our role is that of a matchmaker joining chemical product supply of certified suppliers with demand from validated Buyers

While driving digitalization in a still non-digital industry, the young start-up offers a one-stop-shop solution for both suppliers and buyers.

What can CheMondis offer Buyers?

Take advantage of our comprehensive know-how of the chemical industry by finding, purchasing and receiving chemical products from a pool of certified suppliers.  You can buy products with guaranteed availability and price. Or if you choose so,negotiate individual terms and prices directly with your suppliers and get instant order confirmation. All transactions with your suppliers are documented and are available to you. Plus, buyers have complete extensive commercial information on all the products and suppliers on the CheMondis marketplace 24/7.

What can CheMondis offer Suppliers?

Simple: high online visibility of your product portfolio to validated and certified buyers! Upload your products on the CheMondis marketplace, receive and process purchase orders directly and, by doing so, reduce your CO2 costs. Show up among the first few results of a query on search engines. CheMondis even allows you to negotiate directly with your customers through in-built chat features.

Don’t miss out on the online experience. Make CheMondis work for you. 

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CheMondis at the 2019 K Trade Fair

Only a few more days to go and we are finalizing the last arrangements for the @K. Get insights of our marketplace while participating in our competition and win an amazing price. See you their next week meet us at booth C28 in hall 7.