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As one of the most popular categories to run eTender events, many Hosts can underestimate the level of work required to make this category a success. The first point of call is to obtain your previous year’s annual volumes either from your purchasing systems or from your incumbent suppliers. Our recommendation is to examine breaking the category down into individual sections, although this does depend on your spend and desired outcome. Then to create a core list of items (use the pareto rule on your spend), an alternative core list and a basket. This structure will give you the opportunity to consolidate suppliers and your requirements. Next you will need to work on your SLA’s.
We can help to connect you with suppliers from a range of different retail supplies categories. In addition, our software also allows you to manually add suppliers via their email addresses. Retail supplies is a highly competitive category with the majority of suppliers familiar with eSourcing events, even if your spend is low, there are normally specific account managers for lower spends in these large distributors who will find your business sufficiently attractive. Therefore we highly suggest that you’re using a negotiation strategy that maximises your returns from the high level of competition with minimal effort.
Our sourcing software has been built to ensure that you can run events with maximum competition from suppliers. Helping you to save time and money while increasing supplier engagement. We offer a variety of Reverse eAuction types including Ranked, Open and Japanese. You can get started straight away with our ‘Pay as you Go’ plans that’s as little as £500. Whilst an auction is typically focused on lowering the price, you don’t necessarily need to go with the lowest bid. You may want to request samples or invite the top suppliers in after the auction to investigate the other areas where they can add value.
Market Dojo offers a wide range of capabilities that help procurement professionals get the most out of their sourcing activities with easy to use and intuitive solutions. You can get started on your retail supplies tender straight away with our ‘Pay as you Go’ plans that start at as little as £500. Designed by procurement specialists, our solutions aim to help you centralise your information and negotiate the best value for your goods and services. Whether you looking to run a simple eSourcing event or combine advanced weighted proposals with integrated procurement solutions we can help with our range of offerings and support.
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The company and people are intuitive, young and enthusiastic in nature. Specsavers will be looking to use Market Dojo as a ‘business as usual’ tool and regard it as an integral part of their negotiation toolkit.