With the online price inquiry feature, you can now request prices for one or more items in the quantity that you need from all distributors that are relevant to you in one shot.

 

This is how you start a price inquiry

Add all items for your demand to your cart and click “Request position(s)” in the context menu.

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Now, add your negotiation partner(s) to your inquiry by clicking on the “Add” button. You can do this by typing in their name, company name, or e-mail address. By this, all users from the distribution registered at ITscope are automatically searched. Meanwhile, the online status of a contact person informs you of who is currently active within ITscope. Should our contact person not be among the search results, you can add them by typing in their e-mail address.

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A predefined standard e-mail opens. It will be dispatched on click on the “Send” button.

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This way, you many now add as many partners to your inquiry as you would like.

 

This is how you accept a quote

Once a price has been offered by your supplier contact, you will see a notation on the position line.

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The context menu will open upon clicking on the price. You can use it for detailed optimisation of a respective position. Unter “requested”, you will now find all quoted prices including the source. Simply select the most suitable price by click. The automatic price calculation above the cart now also reflects the new price quote.

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Received a good offer? Great! You can now directly order your items. However, in case you would like to clarify questions upfront, or would like to negotiate the price further, you can do so conveniently any time via the chat in the context area on the right. Use this opportunity to exchange information with our distribution partner in real-time.

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This is how you withdraw a price inquiry

If the article that you have requested is no longer needed, or a price inquiry has been started erroneously, you can withdraw your inquiry at any time without any problems. Simply click on the context menu of the respective position again and select “undo price request”.

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 Further explanation of the terminology used can be found in our purchasing board glossary.

Note: This page has been translated with the Google Translation Service.

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