Integrate your regular suppliers and their catalogues on Mercateo as a BusinessShop Plus and benefit from a centralised e-procurement solution with a uniform order process.
Why do you go to regular suppliers for certain items? Because you can’t order them elsewhere, because the price is right, because the items are exactly what you need, or simply because you’ve built up a good relationship with the supplier over the years. A Unite BusinessShop Plus enables you to integrate your regular suppliers’ product ranges as electronic catalogues into Mercateo’s user interface. You can then order from them all in one place. Although the electronic catalogues are hosted by Unite, your contractual relations with your suppliers and the individual conditions you agreed with them remain unchanged.
All your suppliers are integrated into your Mercateo user interface and highlighted with the supplier logo.
Use cross-catalogue searching to compare your suppliers’ conditions with those on the open marketplace.
You’ll be notified of any changes in your BusinessShop Plus. You can review and approve them with the catalogue management tool.
We’ll help your suppliers to get connected so that you won’t have to.
A single interface for your regular suppliers with the advantages of an e-procurement solution
With millions of items in various categories, it can be easy to lose track. You can access all your regular suppliers’ catalogues quickly and easily from the top of the Mercateo homepage.
Mercateo’s shopping basket optimisation suggests the best combination of price, delivery time, and the number of partial deliveries. This feature takes into account the products of your suppliers and those on Mercateo’s marketplace. Items stocked by your regular suppliers are highlighted.
The catalogues displayed to you benefit from the immense amount of product data already available on the Mercateo marketplace. Just like the marketplace range, we present your suppliers’ items with informative texts and images.
You’ve already negotiated prices, conditions and catalogue content with your suppliers. Using our catalogue management tool, you always keep track and control by making sure that your suppliers haven’t deviated from the agreed terms. You’ll be informed by email of any changes to product ranges or prices, giving you an opportunity to review and either approve or reject them. All the changes made to a catalogue are clearly highlighted in delta reports.
Search results include both the Mercateo marketplace range and items from your framework contract catalogues. Items stocked by your regular suppliers are highlighted by the inclusion of their logo. It just takes one click to search for items and weigh up different suppliers’ conditions, giving you an automatic comparison of suitable offers.
We’ll help you get your regular suppliers connected.
You notify your suppliers with the help of information material provided by Mercateo and Unite.
Your suppliers upload their catalogues. You review them beforehand and simply click to activate them.
Your suppliers appear on the Mercateo user interface with their logo. You can now buy from their catalogues.
Unite enables businesses to introduce a standardised online purchasing process without having to give up supplier diversity. With a Unite BusinessShop Plus, buyers can integrate their existing suppliers into the Mercateo procurement platform, while Unite handles the provision of the electronic catalogues. What’s more, Mercateo users can also access a large number of pre-installed suppliers via Unite if they choose. By working together, Mercateo and Unite offer businesses a fully integrated purchasing solution.