Facilitating User-User Engagements
Buyer and Seller Interaction
In addition, it's also possible to offer a similar scenario for buyers who might want to purchase the right to interact with or engage different sellers through a verified and confirmed process that the marketplace can offer. So, long story short, it's possible for there to be add-on transactions within the marketplace that can both monetize and bring great value to your vendor – buyer capabilities.
So, the marketplace would allow the purchaser to be able to send out a quote request and then select a group of vendors, but also check the option to select a single vendor or a group of vendors who they want to invite and then potentially check a box to invite others to participate if they want, and then when they check that box to allow others to participate. This would allow the market to then provide that lead to qualified sellers based on how much the sellers are willing to pay or if the sellers are part of a premier membership or possibly based on governance where the best performing service and support sellers get more leads.
The interaction process that would happen there can be fairly detailed where there has to be some concept of in the marketplace a quote and also some concept of criteria for a buyer to search and be able to find different vendors who could fulfill that quote who could provide them with details around that quote that's accurate. Then once that has happened, a confirmation email goes to the buyer and a notification email to the vendor or vendors who can then interact with the buyer around that quote request. So, treating that quote request as essentially the topic of discussion. Making the quote itself modifiable as the buyer and seller interact, as well as allowing the buyer and seller to then put together a freight and shipping portion if that's applicable. Even customs and duties are possibly negotiated based on quantity or other factors as to what the actual price per unit's going to be, or the overall price for a particular quoted order.