Demand offer is created by Importer and sent to the Supplier(s) in different ways based on ‘delivery details’ selection and ‘visibility’ selection options.
- Delivery Details are depended on the selection of Incoterms and respective ‘Delivery Location’ details (Select Export Port, Select Import Port or Select location).
- There are 4 Visibility types are available for the Importers to select:
A) Visible only to my Suppliers: This visibility option will enable the demand offer to be visible to only Suppliers who are connected to Importer’s network.
B) Visible to only selected Suppliers of mine: This option will give provision to the Importers to choose one or multiple Suppliers from a dropdown list who are connected with Importer’s network.
C) Visible to all Suppliers on platform: With this visibility option all Suppliers in the platform will be able to view the Demand offer and can then counter offer as well.
D) Visible to all Suppliers in specific countries: Importer can choose one or multiple Origin countries and all Suppliers of those selected countries can view the Demand offer.
3. Payment Terms are available for selection during Add Demand offer. Term can be negotiable or nonnegotiable. Negotiable payment terms can be countered by the respective Supplier if any discrepancies happens with the agreed terms between Supplier and Importer. Payment term can be approved at the time of the Offer selection process.
Upon agreed volume and price of the offer, Importer can able to accept Supplier’s counter offer by selecting ‘Accept Last Counter Volume/Value of all products’ button. When an offer is ‘Approve and Proceed’ by the Importer, it moves to Negotiations Deal stage.
During the Negotiations stage most of the details can be changed as and if it is required.
Notes: If Importer approves a Supplier offer with offered volume and still wants to get counter from other Suppliers on the same offer, he needs to increase offer request volume from ‘Update Product Demand’ option from the Action button of the Demand offer at listing page.