askmeBazaar rolls out online procurement service for SMBs
askmeBazzar one of the largest managed market place online in India has rolled out askmeBazaar wholesale an online procurement service. This will help small businesses in handling their online procurement needs from suppliers across the country. This service will provide benefits like searching for suppliers, comparing products, ordering a sample, getting a quote and even ordering online. The small and local businesses can register for the service by paying for annual subscription of Rs 1,000.
This new service will allow the small businesses to get in touch with the correct supplier without wasting any time. This will also enable them to establish direct contact with the suppliers by the help of internet. askmeBazaar will facilitate collections for suppliers through their network of distributors across the country while shipping is managed by the supplier directly as bulk shipping might require specialized treatment; this reduces the number of layers in the supply chain and leads to greater efficiency in the system.
Talking about this new service, Kiran Murthi, CEO, askmeBazaar said, “We are quite excited about the addition of wholesale to our product suite and are heartened to see the initial response from small businesses and suppliers alike. We have been promoting this concept across industry exhibitions like AHAAR etc and many businesses and suppliers have signed up on the spot. The transaction cycles are longer plus the average invoice amount is larger and hence we are tracking the operations cycle very carefully and will scale up this platform and catalogue very soon.
On the other hand, sharing the experience of the service, Nirmal Trivedi, General Manager, Hotel Ambassador Ajanta Aurangabad and an early askmeBazaar Wholesale customer said, “We truly appreciate askmeBazaar which has come up with such innovative & customer friendly product for the wholesale requirement of hospitality industry goods under one roof. I am sure many more sellers & buyers would be benefitted through this wholesale product.