The event on Wednesday 17 February, at 10:30am, will enable suppliers to explore the new features of OnePlace, and see how they can benefit from becoming an approved OnePlace supplier.

NMBS is hosting a webinar to showcase the benefits of its OnePlace platform to industry suppliers.

The event is taking place on Wednesday 17 February, at 10:30am, where suppliers will be able to explore the new features of OnePlace, and see how they can benefit from becoming an approved OnePlace supplier.

Since its initial launch OnePlace has enabled NMBS members to order product from approved OnePlace suppliers via the built-in B2B ordering functions, as well as giving the member access to Order Acknowledgements and Delivery Notes.

Throughout 2020 the platform was developed further to allow members to download product and price data in a structured format and integrate it into their Back Office or E-Commerce platforms, opening up additional sales opportunities for both the member and supplier. 

Some of the key features that have recently been added to OnePlace include the ability to incorporate quantity breaks and discounts into pricing structures, stock links to clearly show product availability, and order tracking so that merchants can monitor their delivery status.

Suppliers are also able to manage their product data in one place using the NMBS PIM, while an improved order process has resulted in increased efficiencies for members and suppliers.

Andy Hextall, NMBS Commercial Director, said: “The OnePlace platform has been hugely successful since its launch, with new suppliers coming online all the time. Our vision is for NMBS OnePlace to become the primary trading platform for our members and suppliers, and we would encourage any supplier interested in getting involved to join our webinar, where they will be able to see the benefits for themselves, and ask any questions they may have as part of an interactive Q&A.”

NMBS Members who are interested in OnePlace, but who have not yet tried the system, can contact their Business Development Manager for more information.

NMBS is the most successful buying society in the UK for independent builders’, plumbers’, hardware and timber merchants. The Buying Society exists to help its members get the best possible deals from suppliers, through exclusive offers and terms to independents via centralised purchasing, marketing and event activities.

Established in 1963, NMBS now has more than 1,150 independent merchant members, who collectively comprise a 46% share of the merchant market, with combined sales in excess of £9 billion.

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