The Global Trade Marketplace is the place to be if you are trying to establish your B2B (Business-to-Business) presence on the web. If you have not found it yet, then you should take a look at it now. You can sign up as a free member, but there is so much more available to platinum members. It is almost an endless list of features that are available and all are necessary and integral in creating a successful online business.
If you haven’t decided yet on the platinum membership, here are some features you’re missing out on:
When you purchase the platinum membership with the Global Trade Marketplace you can have your own RMA management system. You can even set up your own letterhead with your company information. There is an RMA request for available for buyers who have RMA. You have the option of sending an RMA number automatically or manually when you receive a request. You can utilize the RMA summary panel to your advantage, too. You can keep track of your RMA status and you can manage an unlimited number of buyers RMA, too. A great feature is the ability to attach an invoice, airway bill, BL, or packing list with each RMA so that you can easily reference the information later. RMA information is updated in real time.Pro forma Invoice Management
Another great feature available to the platinum members is the Pro forma Invoice Management. You can have your own system that utilizes your own invoice on your company letterhead and signature. Not only can you issue this Pro forma invoice to your buyers who are members, but you can issue it to the buyers who are non-members as well. This invoice feature comes complete with a control panel where you can update your buyers with status information about their orders. You are unlimited as to the number of invoices and buyers you can manage with the control panel.
Purchase Order Management
The purchase order management system is much like the RMA and invoice systems. You can have your own letterhead, you can issue a purchase order to suppliers, and you have full control via your control panel. You can keep track of orders and shipments from your suppliers and you can attach copies of invoices, airway bills, packing lists and BL’s with each of the purchase order records. This feature also has real time status updating.
VIP Download Center and Showroom
You have 50 MB of available space to download to. You can store your important B2B things like catalogs, price lists, etc. There is a password and you are not limited to the number of downloads and uploads you can have. This feature is really useful if you have huge files to send and do not wish to do it via email. Your customers can simply use a password to log in and download the necessary files from the download center.
The showroom is where you can showcase your products for certain customers. You can go to the member area and create a password for this showroom. You can them share the password with whomever you wish to see your showcase. The purpose of this is for the Platinum members to be able to show new products and designs to regular or potential new customers.Part/BOM Management
For the Platinum member it is imperative that the parts and bill of material information be saved and searchable. This management tool is available in order to utilize a database and control panel to manage parts from their own inventory or from the suppliers. There is a forecast tool and the system can calculate the needed parts.
Buyer Database and other features.
What business solution would be complete without some way to keep track of buyers? As a platinum member you can control a database of buyers in order to more easily access and locate products. Some other features available to the platinum members include a sell post max of 750, a product catalog limit of 750 items, a PayPal “Add o Cart” button and “Buy Now” button, product video limit of 750, company video profile, instant chatting system utilizing Skype and MSN, your own company profile page and other valuable business features. Keep on the lookout for many more features to become available to Platinum members.