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This week Ariba Discovery was full of eye-catching buyer postings. Children’s clothing was the popular items of the week with posts for boys and girls jackets, children’s swimwear, girl’s shoes, boy’s shoes, children’s suits, and kid’s athletic clothes. In addition to these typical posts, there were also some fascinating buyer requirements posted as well. Read on to see this week’s top 10 most interesting posts. Be sure to check out last week’s list for even more amusing posts.

 

 

10. Hangers – The owner of a boutique in Nevada is seeking a supplier of clothes hangers. The hangers should be made of quality plastic and can be any color but should be solid colors. The buyer needs hangers for pants, shirts, and skirts.

 

 

9. Hunting hats – The owner of a new clothing and outdoor store in Wisconsin is in search of a supplier of hunting hats. These hats should be US made, full brim, camouflage hunting hats. The buyer needs multiple options for camouflage styles. The hats should be made of synthetic materials so they are very warm.

 

 

8. Burlap cloth – The owner of a small garland and wreath company in Mississippi is in search of a supplier of burlap cloth. The burlap will be used to make garlands and wreaths for resale. All colors of burlap are needed.

 

 

7. Tractor tires – The owner of a John Deere salvage yard in Nebraska is looking for a supplier of tractor tires and rims. The buyer is looking for tractor tires and rims for JD models 2510, 2520, 3010, 3020, 4010 and 4020. These will be used for resale in the buyer’s store.

 

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6. Bones – The owner of a pet food supply company in Arkansas is seeking a supplier of bones. The buyer is interested in purchasing $10,000 to $50,000 of quality beef and pork bones. Huge quantities and competitive prices are needed.

 

 

5. Eyeglass Cases – A large US based retailer is searching for a supplier of eyeglass cases. These sunglass cases should be plain black and will be given complimentary to customers who purchase sunglasses in which the vendor did not provide cases. The buyer went through roughly 10,000 units in 2013. The current cases measure 2"H x 6"L X 2"D.

 

 

4. Knives – The owner of a small security company in Louisiana is looking for new suppliers of security related items. The buyer needs all types of law enforcement grade security related items for resale. One of the items needed is pocket and folding knives. These knives should be spring assisted and have carbon or stainless steel blades.

 

 

3. Historic flags – The owner of military related store in Massachusetts is looking for a supplier of historic military flags. The buyer is looking for period specific military flags from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, and Vietnam. These should be flags from the US and have military related designs on the flags. The flags can be either framed or unframed.

 

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2. Chandeliers – The owner of a retail showroom in Alabama is in need of a supplier of chandeliers for children's rooms. The buyer wants to only buy real chandeliers with lighting fixtures and needs all types of chandeliers for infants and children of all sizes. These can be made of glass and metal and other materials. All colors, styles and designs are needed.

 

 

1. Wood chips – The owner of a landscape company in Georgia is searching for a supplier of wood chips. The buyer needs a large amount of wood chips, up to 10,000 tons. Wood chips that have longer length are preferred (approximately 5" X 1" X 6"), fine wood chips are not preferred.

 

 

Are you interested in learning more about any of these buying needs? If so, simply click on the link embedded in each post description to review the public posting. If you are a supplier that can fulfill any of the requirements be sure to respond to the buyer right away. And remember, stay tuned next week for more of “Ariba Discovery’s Top 10 Interesting Posts of the Week” or visit Ariba Discovery now to find additional buyer postings.

tie dye shirts.jpgThis week Ariba Discovery was full of attention-grabbing buyer postings. Automobile parts seemed to be the most popular items requested this week with postings for car batteries, oil filters, steering and suspension auto parts, spark plugs, brake and brake accessory parts, and mufflers. In addition to these usual posts, there were also some intriguing buyer requirements posted as well. Read on to see this week’s top 10 most interesting posts. Be sure to check out last week’s list for even more amusing posts.

 

 

10. Tie-dye shirts – The owner of a smoke shop in Arkansas is in search of a supplier of tie-dye shirts. The buyer is looking for shirts in all sizes and colors.

 

 

9. Organic soup – The owner of an organic grocery store in Illinois is in search of a supplier of organic soups, stews, and broths. All flavors and brands of soup are acceptable, so long as they are organic.

 

 

8. Napkin holders – The owner of an online business based in California I searching for a supplier of napkin holders. The buyer specifically wants a large variety of napkin holders for domestic use. The buyer wants many types of materials: plastic, wood and metal. All sizes, colors and dimensions are needed.

 

 

7. X-ray machine – A well-known University in Ohio is looking for a supplier of x-ray equipment. The buyer is specifically in need of a panoramic dental x-ray machine. The selected provider will be required to provide the following product / service: provide ability to choose segment of interest on interface, different modes and take extraoral bitewing radiographs; provide minimal radiation dosage, be compatible with the College of Dentistry imaging software, and be compatible with other dental technology for future applications.

 

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6. Duffle bags – The owner of a health club in California is in search of a supplier of gym bags or duffle bags for resale. The bags should be made primarily of nylon or other long-lasting, fast drying fabrics and can have the gym logo embossed on them. All sizes and colors are needed.

 

 

5. Bunk beds – The owner of a furniture store in Texas is looking for a supplier of steel bunk beds. This buyer supplies oil field housing sites so they need military quality stacking bunk beds. The buyer typically orders around 8,000 units per month so this post is for $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 of product.

 

 

4. Yoga pants – The owner of an online boutique based in Florida is looking for a supplier of women’s yoga pants. The buyer is specifically looking for women's bamboo style fold over yoga pants in sizes S, M, L.

 

 

3. Store signage – The owner of a fashion retail store in Montana is searching for a supplier of retail store signage. The buyer is looking for a local supplier to make custom wood, metal, or plastic signage. The sign should be about 4’ by 10’ in size.

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2. Barrettes – The owner of a fashion business in New York is searching for a supplier of hair accessories for girls including barrettes and bows. All sizes, colors, and styles are needed. These should be made of synthetic material.

 

 

1. Building maintenance – A large gaming and hospitality company is looking for a supplier to provide $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 worth of building maintenance and repair services in a variety of their locations in the Midwest. Short-term maintenance includes: concrete repairs of pour strips to eliminate multi-level open spalls, pot holes; repair and replacement of tee-to-tee shear connectors; and restoration of the two exposed stairs. Long-term maintenance includes: reconstruction of concrete pour strips, repair and waterproofing of outside concrete pour strips on multiple levels, replacement of tee-to-tee shear connections, and strengthening of bowed perimeter load bearing spandrels.

 

 

Are you interested in learning more about any of these buying needs? If so, simply click on the link embedded in each post description to review the public posting. If you are a supplier that can fulfill any of the requirements be sure to respond to the buyer right away. And remember, stay tuned next week for more of “Ariba Discovery’s Top 10 Interesting Posts of the Week” or visit Ariba Discovery now to find additional buyer postings.

 

As an Ariba Discovery seller, you gain exposure to buying organizations in a variety of ways. The information in your Ariba cloud profile is key to this visibility, since prospective buyers rely on it to help them decide whether to do business with you. Now you can take advantage of two new ways to promote your business through your profile: by including Showcases and Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) credit information.

 


What are Showcases and D&B credit information?

Showcases are a new profile feature you can use to prominently display information that makes your company stand out, such as your most successful projects, best consultants, exceptional references, or similar items. You can include up to three Showcases, which will appear at the top of your public profile as the first information buyers see.

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Showcases appear at the top of your public profile

 


D&B credit information gives prospective customers a clear picture of your company’s financial health—a top concern of buyers seeking new sellers (80% of buyers access this information when it’s available). You can easily provide this by including your D&B D-U-N-S® number in your profile. If you don’t have a D-U-N-S number, you can get one by going to http://www.dnb.com.

 


What benefits do Showcases and D&B credit information provide?

Both features give you a valuable chance to differentiate your company from other sellers and gain competitive advantage. Showcases help you put your best foot forward by sharing details about what makes your business unique. And D&B credit information provides third-party validation that your business is financially sound, saving prospective customers from having to obtain this information themselves and reassuring them that you don’t represent a credit risk.

 


How do I add a Showcase or D&B information to my profile?

You can add either feature in just a few quick steps. First, log in to your Ariba account and click your company name in the upper right-hand corner, then click Company Profile from the dropdown menu. Then follow the steps below.

 

To add a Showcase:

  1. Click the Marketing tab.
  2. Click Create in the Showcases section.
  3. Enter a title for the Showcase in the Title field.
  4. Select the category of the Showcase from the Category dropdown menu.
  5. Enter a description of the Showcase in the Description field.
  6. (Optional) To add an attachment to the Showcase, perform the following steps:
    1. Click Attach File.
    2. Click Choose File, browse for the file you want to attach, and click Open.
    3. Enter a description for the attachment in the Description field.
    4. Click OK.
  7. (Optional) To add a link to the Showcase, perform the following steps:
    1. Click Add in the Links section.
    2. Enter the link URL in the URL field.
    3. Enter a description of the link in the Description field.
  8. Click Save.

 

To add D&B credit information:

  1.  Click the Marketing tab.

  2.  Click Add in the Credit and Risk Information from D&B section.

  3.  Supply your number in one of two ways:

    1. Search for your D-U-N-S number:
      1. Click the circle next to Company Information and fill in the required fields.
      2. Click Search.
      3. Click the circle next to the correct search results.
      4. Check the box verifying that the selected information is correct.
      5. Click Submit.
    2. Enter your D-U-N-S number:
      1. Click the circle next to D&B D-U-N-S® Information.
      2. Enter your number in the boxes.
      3. Click Search.
      4. Click the circle next to the correct search results.
      5. Check the box verifying that the selected information is correct.
      6. Click Submit.

 

 

Get started today

By taking a few minutes to implement these helpful features, you can make your business more attractive to prospective buyers and increase your chances of capturing new business. Do it today so you can start reaping the benefits!

 

 

 

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This week Ariba Discovery was full of eye-catching buyer postings. Women’s fashion were all this week with buyer postings for fine jewelry, women’s hats, contemporary dresses, high fashion blouses, women’s handbags, women’s jeans, women’s shoes, and more. In addition to these typical posts, there were also some fascinating buyer requirements posted as well. Read on to see this week’s top 10 most interesting posts. Be sure to check out last week’s list for even more amusing posts.

 

 

 

10. Bikinis – The owner of a new online fashion boutique based in Florida is seeking multiple suppliers of women’s swimwear. These items need to be contemporary styles for women. The buyer likes all types of swimwear but really wants bikini style swimwear. These to be made of 100% synthetic materials, and all brands, styles, and colors are needed.

 

 

9. Trash bags – An export company based in Ghana is looking for a US based supplier of trash bags. The buyer’s goal is to bring US products to West Africa and West African products to the US. The buyer is looking for a bulk amount of kitchen or heavy duty trash bags to be shipped in bulk to Ghana. Any brand, size, or style is fine.

 

 

8. Quinoa – A food packing supplier based in New Jersey is looking for a bulk supplier of quinoa. The buyer needs 10,000 pounds of quinoa to be shipped to New Jersey. Five 2,000 pound super sacks or 50 – 100 pound sacks are acceptable.

 

 

7. Fast food restaurant uniforms – A fast food company based in Pennsylvania is searching for a supplier of uniforms. The ideal candidate will be a full service provider of design and manufacturing (printing, embroidery, etc.) specializing in quick service restaurants. Potential items will withstand all environmental conditions inside and outdoors: shirts, hats, jackets, fleeces, aprons, etc.

 

 

6. Leather gloves – A global manufacturing company is looking for a supplier of leather protective gloves. The buyer requires a manufacturer capable to produce 300,000 pairs per year - $500,000 to $1,000,000 annually. Gloves must be made of bovine leather, high quality sewing with elastic wrist. Sizes medium, large, and extra-large are required. Additional details are attached within the post.lipsticks.jpg

 

 

5. Lipstick cases – The owner of a cosmetic company based in California is seeking a custom or private label lipstick tube manufacturer. The buyer is specifically looking for black rubber tubes, black matte aluminum or plastic tubes, black bamboo tubes, etc.

 

 

4. Mobile homes – The manager of a mobile home park in California is currently looking for a supplier of mobile homes. The buyer is specifically looking to purchase two single wide mobile homes. The mobile homes have to be about $14,000 to $20,000 price range. The buyer is also looking to see if a mobile home manufacturer would be willing to provide a model mobile home and pay rent on the buyer’s space until it is sold.

 

 

3. Ladders – A large national retailer based in the United States is looking for suppliers to participate in an upcoming RFP for ladders and step stools.  Suppliers are not required to provide both items.  Quantities, ship-to locations, and all information to construct a bid will be provided in the RFP. The ladders needed are 4' and 8' fiberglass ladders that have a maximum capacity of 300 pounds. The step stools should be folding, two-step, metal stools, about 2' in height, with a maximum capacity of 350 pounds.

 

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2. Panty hose – The owner of a store in Michigan is looking for a supplier of women’s hosiery for resale within their women’s boutique. The buyer is in need of a suppler who can supply Spanx or reasonable competitors offering similar body control undergarments, control top, hosiery, plus sizes, and different colors.

 

 

1. Chicken feet – A Chinese company is in search of a supplier of frozen grade A and grade B chicken feet. The chicken feet should be: without yellow skin and nails, washed and clean, without feathers and bad smell, no blood and no black pads, broken bones (2%), no ice or water on the legs, and should weigh between 18 and 40 grams depending on the chicken breed.

 

 

Are you interested in learning more about any of these buying requests? If so, simply click on the link embedded in each post description to review the public posting. If you are a supplier that can fulfill any of the requirements be sure to respond to the buyer right away. And remember, stay tuned next week for more of “Ariba Discovery’s Top 10 Interesting Posts of the Week” or visit Ariba Discovery now to find additional buyer postings.

jellyfish.jpgThis week Ariba Discovery was full of fascinating buyer postings. Clothing and accessories were the most popular items needed this week with posts for mesh hats, boys and girls shirts, golf shorts, women’s sweaters, trousers or slacks, dresses, vests, and jackets. In addition to these ordinary posts, there were also some extraordinary buyer requirements posted as well. Read on to see this week’s top 10 most interesting posts. Be sure to check out last week’s list for even more amusing posts.

 

 

10. Jelly fish protein – The owner of a nutraceutical company in Wisconsin is in search of a supplier of jelly fish protein called "apoaequorin." This dried jelly fish protein is used to make formulas for the nutritional pharmaceutical company. The buyer needs the dried jelly fish protein in kilogram sized containers.


9. LinkedIn marketing expert – A North American multinational company is in search of a LinkedIn marketing expert to provide LinkedIn page management services. This expert would: design the cover, profile and showcase pages, and groups; write unique content; increase brand awareness and generate B2B leads; and compile reports for management showing results such as ROI.

 

 

8. Televisions – A hotel in New Jersey is in search of a bulk television supplier so they can replace televisions in their hotel rooms. The hotel is looking for 215 television sets with 32” screens. Any brands are accepted.

 

 

7. Jars – A buyer in Colorado is in search of a supplier of glass jars. The jars should be 6 ounces and can be typically used for baby food. The buyer is looking to purchase $1,000 to $10,000 of jars.

 

 

suspenders.jpg6. Suspenders – The owner of an online boutique based in Virginia is looking for a supplier of suspenders and belts. They should be trendy, fashionable, and come in a variety of colors. All sizes, brands, and designs are needed.

 

 

5. Steel shelving and lockers – A national retailer is seeking a supplier of steel shelving and lockers. The supplier must also assemble and install the steel shelving and lockers. The supplier should have a National presence as the retailer has stores across the United States. Further specifications are provided within the post on Ariba Discovery.

 

 

4. Coated fabrics – An outdoor rain fly company based in Idaho is in search of a supplier of coated fabrics. Their product measures 18 feet by 25 feet and is made of polyurethane coated ripstop nylon fabric. The buyer is interested in purchasing fabric in two colors: royal blue and charcoal gray.

 

 

3. Powdered milk – The owner of an ice cream shop in Texas is in quest of a supplier of powdered milk and powdered cream. The shop owner uses the powdered dairy products to make his own ice cream which he then sells at his shop.

 

capes.jpg2. Alpaca capes – The owner of a fashion business based in Maryland is in search of a supplier of handmade alpaca capes. These capes are worn as outerwear just like a coat of a jacket. The buyer prefers handmade items so brands are not important; the only requirement is that they are made from alpaca. All styles, colors, and sizes are needed.

 

 

1. Jams – The owner of a store in a senior citizen center is looking for a supplier of jams and jellies for resale. The buyer would like at least 8 ounce jars of jam in various flavors including strawberry, grape, apricot, peach, and more.

 


Are you interested in learning more about any of these buying needs? If so, just click on the link embedded in each post description to view the public posting. If you are a supplier that can fulfill any of the requirements be sure to respond to the buyer right away. And remember, stay tuned next week for more of “Ariba Discovery’s Top 10 Interesting Posts of the Week” or visit Ariba Discovery now to find additional buyer postings.

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