The instructions below guide you through the Supplier registration process and how to set up your Store in Unimarket.
A "Store" in Unimarket is defined as your company's presence in the Unimarket Supplier Directory. Existing Customers will be able to view your Store's profile information, create Purchase Orders against the store, view your Store's catalogs and receive invoices from you via your Store.
There are a few different ways that the Supplier registration process can be initiated:
- When you are invited to participate in a Bid, you may first receive an email notification or the customer could post a public link/URL to the bid.
- A customer may invite you to join a customer's eMarketplace via an email link.
Whichever way you start the process, your first step will be entering your company's preliminary info, and setting up your Username and Password.
This information is very important, so please take note of what you enter, as you'll need this info to log in again in the future. Complete the initial registration details and click Sign Up.
|Note: Setting a password for your new account: The password that you set for your new account must contain 8 characters including one capital letter and one number.|
Company Profile Setup
The first time you Sign Up to Unimarket, you'll be taken to the Company Profile Setup page, where you can enter your company's most pertinent profile information.
Mandatory information is identified with a red asterisk and must be completed before being able to access your store and do things like submit a quote.
Some fields allow you to search for the appropriate classification, which you will need to click on to select.
The first option will be to choose between Individual or Company/Organization. The form will update based on your selection.
- Individual: you are a person registering yourself as a vendor, not representing an entity such as a business, government or institution.
- Company/Organization: you are registering your entity (business, government, institution etc.) as a vendor.
The following is the registration form for a Company/Organization.
The following is the registration form for an Individual.
You will also be prompted to enter information about your address. If your remittance address is the same as your physical address, you may tick the box for "Same as Physical Address". When you have completed this information, click 'OK'. Your remittance name should be the name you wish your payment to be made out to (In most cases this would be the company name).
Tax Profile (US Suppliers only)
If the customer you are connecting with requires the Tax Profile to be completed, you will be taken directly to the Tax Profile page.
Choose your appropriate tax profile form and complete all mandatory fields.
Mandatory information is identified with a red asterisk and must be completed before completing your tax profile.
If you do not have the information and need someone else in your organization to complete it, you can set them up as a User under the Profile drop-down menu.
|Note: For future reference, the Tax Profile page is located under the Profile drop-down menu.|
Upload Certificates & Documents
If you have Certificates of Insurance or documents requested by a customer, you may upload these on the Certificates and Documents page.
To do this select Certificates and Documents from the Profile section of your Tasks menu, select the correct tab (Business Classification (US only), Insurance or Documents) and choose the Upload option.
Additional Profile Info
Some customers may want to know your sustainability rating, you may want potential customers to know what regions you supply to, or how they can follow you on Twitter.
To add additional Profile information, select Company Profile from the Profile menu and go to the About tab.