Unimarket is a network procurement solution that simplifies trade between buyers and Suppliers through a common hosted eMarketplace environment.
Why should I consider having a catalog on Unimarket?
Catalogs are the best way to get your goods and services in front of your customers. Even if you do not provide traditional "products", there are ways you can use RFQs and Forms to configure your products and services into a catalog to increase your company's visibility and make transacting with your company easier for the customer.
How do customers access my catalog?
Customers access their suppliers' catalogs either via their marketplace, by finding the supplier and looking through their catalog, or by searching for a keyword across all their suppliers.
What types of catalogs are available?
A standard catalog (sometimes referred to as a "Hosted" catalog, as the catalog data is hosted on Unimarket's website) can be created by uploading a spreadsheet of products (products can be added/removed/edited once the initial catalog has been created).
The products in a Standard Catalog can be priced (e.g. $10.00 per item) with an Add to Cart option or they can be priced as per quote ("RFQ") with a Get Quote option.
|Note: For more detailed information on creating a hosted catalogs see Creating / Uploading a Standard (Hosted) Catalog.
Punchout (Roundtrip) Catalog
A Punchout catalog (sometimes referred to as a "Roundtrip" catalog) is an integration between Unimarket and the supplier's ecommerce website that allows the customer to start in Unimarket, click a button to be taken to the supplier's website to shop, and then return the shopping cart items back to Unimarket.
|Note: For more detailed information on creating roundtrip catalogs see Punchout (Roundtrip) Integration.
Punchout (Roundtrip - Level 2)
Punchout catalogs can also be associated with Index Catalogs to enable "Level 2 Search" functionality. Enabling the functionality allows customers to search for your products within Unimarket before they "punchout" to your ecommerce website.
Note: For more detailed information on creating index catalogs for roundtrip search see Level 2 Punchout (Roundtrip).