Once you post your project and the next steps using Sourcing Playground

Step 1

You've posted your project, whoop 🙌 what happens next...?

Step 2

View quotes
You will receive quotes from all the suppliers who can supply your request.

You can access all the received quotes by clicking My Projects from the menu. The list will show all the projects you have posted, displaying how many quotes you have received and also the project end date.

To view the quotes click View Quotes button on the specific project request.

Here you can see all the suppliers who have submitted a quote for your project with a brief summary of who they are.

Click View Quote to see their individual proposal
Click Message Supplier to start the conversation
You can send a quick reply, choosing from the drop down box to send feedback regarding their quote

Invite suppliers
You can invite suppliers to quote on your project by clicking 'Invite suppliers' from your quote list. You will be able to search for different suppliers, by product, location, type etc and if you like the look of any, you can specifically ask them to send you a quote.

Please note: Your project will be automatically sent to all the suppliers within the product category you have chosen for your project.

Step 3
Chat with suppliers

Once you have reviewed a quote from a supplier you can start chatting with them to discuss your project in more depth.

We recommend as much as possible to talk with your suppliers. This helps to get a better understanding of what products and services they can offer you. More importantly it starts to build up a relationship with the contact within the company.

Click chat with supplier to discuss your project and requirements in more detail using our chat system.
Once a supplier has sent you a quote, they will be automatically added to your contact list. You can access all your contacts and inbox anytime by clicking the Inbox button on the top menu.
You can chat with suppliers by clicking the chat button within the individual quote

You can shortlist the best quotes by clicking 'shortlist quote' so it appears in a separate list to help prioritise and organise your favourites.

Check out our article to help more with Shortlisting supplier quotes

Step 4

Once you have spoken to the quoting suppliers and are happy to award your project to a chosen supplier, you can click Hire supplier.

Step 5

You can leave a review for your supplier to let other buyers know your experience dealing with the company. Don't worry you can choose to make your reviews anonymous so your name and company name will not appear next to your review.
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