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What do you mean by Outdoor? Who is included?
We term the Outdoor Industry as the following sectors: Wilderness
Travel, Snowsports, Climbing, Paddlesports, Bicycling, Fishing, Hunting &
Shooting, Fitness and Action Sports. It is a broad category with lots of
cross-over between categories, but yet a niche that sellers and buyers can do
trade and business.
What is a seller?
A seller is anyone who literally has something to sell to any other
company. It can be a product or a service. Example of a seller would be a
Website or Social Media company, PR Agency, Marketing Consultant, Lawyer, Trade
Show Booth company, Label or Packaging companies, Display companies, Raw
Materials and/or Supply companies, Distributors etc.
What is a buyer?
A buyer is an individual, organization or a company that needs to
purchase a product or service from another individual, organization or company.
Example of buyers would be Manufacturers, Suppliers, Retail Stores, Outfitters
or Adventure Travel Companies. Sellers are buyers too as they also need to
purchase products and services.
Why does it cost the seller to be listed? Why doesn't the buyer
OutdoorIndustryB2B.com brings potential customers to the seller. Wether
the buyer contacts you through OutdoorIndustryB2B.com or goes to the buyer
website to communicate, it really doesn't matter. The fact is, you are found
and can market your services to a large number of buyers in the Outdoor
Industry. If we charged the buyer to use our service, why would they pay if
they can contact you for free buy going directly to the seller website? We want
as many buyers to participate so sellers can gain more contacts and business.
The seller pays a one-time fee of $100 be part of the site.
How do I get started?
You can create an account as a buyer or seller if
you go here. You will be asked for your contact and company information and
to create a username and password. Your email address will be your username.
Depending if you selected yourself as a buyer or seller, you will be taken to a
buyer or seller profile page.
- Seller: Once logged in, you will be taken to a profile update
page where you will see areas you can update to create your profile. As you
update the profile you can view your work. It is very important that you
fill out the profile completely to get the best results from your listing.
Please note that your profile will not be displayed to buyers until you pay the
fee to be on the site. On the seller update profile page, you can view RFP's
that have sent by buyers. You will be notified by email that a proposal has
been sent. A link to your seller profile displaying the proposal will be
included in the email. Through the site you can respond to the buyer by
uploading your response to the proposal. Or, you can contact them directly to
ask further questions etc.
- Buyer: Once logged in, you will be taken to the buyer profile.
Here you can create and send a RFP to a category of sellers. Or, you can do
a seller search and send an RFP to one seller. When the seller receives
your RFP, they can respond by uploading their response, which you will see in
your buyer profile page or you can respond directly back to them by phone or
email. You will receive an email that you have a response from the seller that
includes an attachment and a link to your buyer profile that displays the
seller response. Please also note that you can endorse sellers, which I am sure
they would very much appreciate. As a buyer, you are not listed on the site and
your information is kept confidential unless you contact a seller.
Why does the seller and buyer use the same username and
At anytime, a seller can be a buyer and a buyer can be a seller. The
seller has access to the buyer profile to send RFP's to other sellers at no
charge. The buyer can create a profile, but cannot be a seller unless they pay
a fee to appear as a seller on the site. Therefore, you can use the same
username and password. Hope we haven't confused to much on this one!
Can I create a Seller profile before I pay?
Yes, you can take your time creating a profile that will show off your
services or products. Currently, your payment will allow you to be listed on
the site for one year. Your listing with us will start when you pay, not when
you create the profile. You will be notified when it is time to renew one month
before renewal. Secure payment can be made with Visa, MasterCard and American
How do you get Buyers and Sellers to OutdoorIndustryB2B.com?
We have a large database of contacts and can communicate with many
buyers and sellers via our job board
OutdoorIndustryjobs.com. The two sites will be linked
together for cross-promotion. In addition, we will be networking and spreading
the word at industry trade shows and conferences to contact both sellers and
buyers to participate.
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