Pipingonline.com is an hybrid B2B platform, combining an e-procurement software and a B2B marketplace, to facilitate the collaboration among buyers (EPCs, end users, power generators, traders,...) and suppliers (manufacturers and stock holders) of piping and steel products.
- buyers can configure and float RFQs, receive bids from qualified suppliers, award and execute orders efficiently (without spreadsheets, emails, phone and paperwork)
- suppliers receive RFQs from qualified buyers, create and submit bids online, receive and expedite purchase orders. By using pipingonline.com, suppliers may expand sales internationally at a fraction of the cost of traditional marketing initiatives and optimize the entire sales and buyer collaboration process.
The core of our application is the BOQ configurator: by using this online tool, buyers create standardized items descriptions and item codes that enable the complete automation of the RFQ to bid to purchase order process both for buyers and suppliers. Indeed, the current lack of standardization in the industry is the major root cause of the cumbersome and manual process that buyers and suppliers have to go through to buy and sell, respectively, piping and steel products.
Buyers and suppliers pay a yearly subscription fee to access the service; we also charge suppliers a modest sale commission on the orders closed on the platform (average 1%).
Pipingonline.com can suit the needs of small and large buyers and suppliers, as it is highly customizable and has powerful features that can be switched on / off.
Does pipingonline.com sell own products online?
No, we do not sell own products online, i.e. users cannot buy online products out of a catalog / price list (as is instead possible on Amazon, Grainger, Zoro or other e-commerce websites that publish supplier's catalogs). Only a modest fraction of the piping and steel portfolio may be actually sold online based on catalogs, buyers generally source with the RFQ to bid to purchase order process.
Is pipingonline.com another online "yellow-page" (Buyers and Suppliers Directory)?
No, we do not provide a “yellow pages” type of service. We provide a truly transactional platform for buyers and suppliers, rather than informative services.
So, what does pipingonline.com do?
We help buyers and suppliers of piping and steel products finalize real-life contracts online:
- Buyers can configure and float RFQs, receive bids from qualified suppliers, award and execute orders efficiently (without using spreadsheets, emails, phone and paperwork)
- Suppliers receive RFQs from qualified buyers, create and submit bids online, receive and expedite purchase orders.
Pipingonline.com is at the same time a e-procurement platform for buyers, an e-commerce platform for suppliers and a B2B marketplace to foster "n:n" interactions among buyers and suppliers.