If this feature has been enabled for your community, users have the ability to request a new supplier or request access to an existing supplier from the Unimarket Directory.
Requesting a New Supplier
A user must have the Browser or Buyer role to be able to request a new supplier. Community Administrators do not have this feature as they can add suppliers directly without submitting a request.
Go to the Marketplace module and select Request Supplier under Purchasing.
Select Request Supplier under Search or Add a New Supplier, enter the required information and click Send Request.
A notification will be sent to the selected user and while the request is under review the status will be listed as Pending.
Note: When selecting the user that the request will be sent to, the only users who will be visible are those who have the Supplier Request or Community Administrator role assigned to them.
Pending – The request is under review by a Supplier Request or Community Administrator.
Accepted – The request has been approved and an invitation has been sent to either the supplier’s email address provided in the Supplier Request form or, the email address specified by the existing supplier.
Completed – Supplier has completed the registration and the registration is under review (Pending status on Supplier Administration page). Once the supplier is Connected, the requesting user will receive the email notification that the supplier is available.
Declined – The request has been declined. An email notification will also be sent to you if your request is declined with the reason provided.
Deleted – This request has been deleted by the requesting user (only the requesting user can Delete a request).
When the supplier is connected and available to trade with you will receive an email notification.