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Open Market for improved sourcing

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The SHIPSU Market is as mentioned in previous posts the beating heart in the service. Everything comes back to it. The Market is where sourcing starts and selling opportunities are reached.

Although it has been a working concept, we felt, that something was missing… The inquiries made in the field of marine industry can be very customized and this requires customized tools.

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Juha Pihkakoski

Marketing Manager at SHIPSU – Writes about the latest development of the service and how to create additional value in your marketing efforts through digital solutions.

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New payment methods

In the beginning of May, SHIPSU will enable payments via credit cards. In the beginning these payments are available for paying the subscriptions of Provider Premium and Buyer Regular. In the future additional services can also be paid with a credit card. Here’s few ways our users can benefit from using credit card instead of invoicing:

It’s faster. The chosen subscription type will be activated at the time that the payment for it has been made. Previously this has taken up to days or even weeks. With a credit card payments it will literally take only seconds.

It’s more secure. No more worrying about, if the bill has gotten paid or has it been lost in transportation. Now the user will be dealing directly with the credit card operator.

It’s more flexible. Paying for the subscription won’t be tied to being in the office to get the bill paid.

Credit card payment will be available to both old and new customers. The payment method change will not change the idea of Provider Premium being a fixed rate annually paid subscription with no extra charges.

For any questions about the change please contact info@shipsu.com

Juha Pihkakoski

Marketing Manager at SHIPSU – Writes about the latest development of the service and how to create additional value in your marketing efforts through digital solutions.

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Better user experience and beauty through simplicity

Easily noticeable, if one has previously visited SHIPSU.com. We have introduced new visuals to it, following the principles of flat design. As the basics of flat design aims to achieve functionality and beauty through simplicity, it was also, what we wanted to achieve with the transformation.

SHIPSU is meant to be used as a tool, a bit more sophisticated hammer for nailing your sales, marketing and sourcing. We wanted to bring out, what it can actually do. So we decided to skip the spinning rims and the bright yellow paint and put one of the most important things on top – the search.

Now, when a buyer user comes to SHIPSU.com they can immediately search for providers’ products and services. Simplicity doesn’t mean that we have left something out. The Market is still as it was before as well as all of the help functions, tutorials and as you can see the blog. The road to the actual core is just shorter.

Here you can see the old meet the new version. Which one would you go for?

Juha Pihkakoski

Marketing Manager at SHIPSU – Writes about the latest development of the service and how to create additional value in your marketing efforts through digital solutions.

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Updated Provider profiles

 

This time we are tackling the case of Provider profiles. So far we have offered the Provider Regular profile for our users, which has been very successful. Still, during the last months we have been developing a new level of membership to get new users started with the service easier.

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Juha Pihkakoski

Marketing Manager at SHIPSU – Writes about the latest development of the service and how to create additional value in your marketing efforts through digital solutions.

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Marine product and service trade system released

The last big piece of the puzzle is set to place.

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We have recently launched and internal trade system in SHIPSU.  The system allows buyers to source and providers to sell the products and services in the in the Market.

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Juha Pihkakoski

Marketing Manager at SHIPSU – Writes about the latest development of the service and how to create additional value in your marketing efforts through digital solutions.

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Simpler communications for marine trading

Usually, the best things come in the smallest packages. This time in a small envelope. This envelope icon on top of your SHIPSU page leads you to the Messaging Console. 
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Juha Pihkakoski

Marketing Manager at SHIPSU – Writes about the latest development of the service and how to create additional value in your marketing efforts through digital solutions.

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Help buyers find your ship supplies and services

Is sourcing today still a little like buying a pig in a poke?

Or that you would want to give more information, when quoting for something, but you are not allowed because you don’t want to mess up the quote?

Product and service information

As we found out in last week’s Development Blog post, you make your own fortune in SHIPSU. You will have the possibility to give as much information about your products, that will help buyers to make their sourcing decisions.

You will be able to give information about your products such as:

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Juha Pihkakoski

Marketing Manager at SHIPSU – Writes about the latest development of the service and how to create additional value in your marketing efforts through digital solutions.

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Straight to the core with SHIPSU Market

The marketplace is often the heart of even the smallest city or village. Not referring that SHIPSU has anything to do with cities and villages, the Market is also the heart of this service.

This core function is made for both user groups of the service (buyers and providers) and what’s good for providers is good for buyers and vice versa.

The main idea is to create a catalogue like -feeling, where, providers add their selection to the database and  buyer users are able to browse, search and in the future RFQ for them.

But there’s more…

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Juha Pihkakoski

Marketing Manager at SHIPSU – Writes about the latest development of the service and how to create additional value in your marketing efforts through digital solutions.

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Development Blog is here!

How would you feel if one day you’d walk  in to your office and found a strange case on your table?

No manual or explanation from where and why it is there.

We thought that the same might go for your SHIPSU-account. You log in and find out that there are features, but from where and what for?

The development blog is our way of telling you how and why to use some of the features of SHIPSU.

You will also find information about new upcoming features and what they hold inside.

To celebrate the new development blog, we will begin a series of blog posts, that weekly go through features already in SHIPSU.

Our first post next week will be diving into the core of the service – the Market. Stay tuned!

Can’t wait for the blog posts? Check out our tutorials to learn more about our features.

Juha Pihkakoski

Marketing Manager at SHIPSU – Writes about the latest development of the service and how to create additional value in your marketing efforts through digital solutions.

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