As a vendor, you can bid on requests through the Fairmarkit platform directly using the bid request link in your e-mail. You can also sign up for our Fairmarkit Vendor Portal to manage your bids and gain access to our Marketplace where you can bid on requests from all of our customers.
Now that your customers are using Fairmarkit, you will be receiving email requests to bid on items and services they require. The email will look something like this:
The email will give you to the time remaining to bid, a description of what your customer requires, and a link to bid on the request, either by clicking the View Details button, or following the bid link below it. Both of these options will bring you to the bid page, where you can enter your quote number, delivery days, and unit price for the items or services being requested.
For an individual item or service you are not able to provide, you can either No Bid, or Add Alternative if a similar product is available. When adding an alternative, you will be met with a pop-up which will prompt you to give the customer information on the alternative.
After entering the alternative, it will appear in the quote section under the original item or service requested. By clicking the Bid button to the right of the requested item, you can bid on both the original and the alternative to give your customers access to every available option.
You can also change the unit of measure for your quote if your item is sold in different packaging. Do this by clicking on the unit provided by the buyer to bring up the UOM conversion pop-up.
Fill in the new Amount and UOM and let the buyer know how it relates to the UOM they requested pricing on. The system will calculate your unit price in the original UOM requested by the buyer after you confirm by clicking Change.
You can add files, notes for the buyer, or directly ask questions of the buyer via the Questions for Buyer internal messaging service.
In the event that you are unable to provide the items or services, the No Bid button, accessible in the email or at the bottom of the bid page, will inform your customer and give you the option to let them know the reason why, whether you are out of stock, do not carry the particular item(s), or for any other reason. This will help our machine learning algorithms to better recommend you as a potential vendor for future requests.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at email@example.com.