So, how does this work? It’s not the same as a normal online store?
Correct, that’s by design. ClearSource is an e-procurement platform. Here’s how it works:
- Find the products you need quotes for
- Place them in your cart
- Choose the distributors you want quotes from
- Indicate when you need the quote back by
- Indicate when you need the products delivered, or when you want to pick them up…and you’re done!
Wait. Where are the prices?
Come here, Sparky.
You and I both know that every business is quoted slightly different pricing by distributors. The prices you often see on distributor websites are “dummy” prices. We match the current process of “calling around” to get pricing, but we make it faster.
I don’t see the product I want/you don’t have the brand I want.
We’re working on that. More and more brands are being added to the platform every week. We would love to know which brands you’re after so please let us know at email@example.com
How much does it cost to use ClearSource?
ClearSource is free for contractors to use! We feel the last thing a contractor needs is another subscription.
What does it mean, you’re “launched in beta”?
Beta testing is the final round of testing before releasing a product to a wide audience. The objective is to uncover as many bugs or usability issues as possible in this controlled setting.
We’re looking for contractors like you to participate as a Beta tester. These are the folks who try out the early-stage software before it is ready for release. You get to break it, tell us we built it wrong, make us cry, and give us feedback on the workflow and functionality! In general, we want you to use it and abuse it so we can make it as great as possible before we release it to the world!
I don’t have time to fix your bugs, can I join a waitlist?
Yup. If you decide you just want to be on a waitlist, don’t worry, we still love you and we’ll check in with you before we release to make sure the software still fits your needs.
I like the distributors I work with now; do I have to change?
Not at all! We’re just trying to make the purchasing process more seamless for you when you do deal with your favourites. As a matter of fact, let us know who your favourite distributors are so we can work to get them on the platform.