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roses.jpgThis week Ariba Discovery was full of attention-grabbing buyer postings. Men’s clothing was the most popular items of the week with post for men’s ties, formal shirts for men, men’s suits, men’s shoes, men’s slacks, men’s leather belts, and men’s hats. 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. Roses – The owner of a nursery set to open in California in the spring is searching for a supplier of roses. The buyer is looking to purchase either rose seedlings or cuttings in hopes they will be in perfect bloom for the spring opening of their nursery.

 

 

9. Eco-friendly washer and dryer – The owner of a new laundry mat in New York is seeking a supplier of eco-friendly washing machines and dryers. This buyer would like stackable washer/ dryer combo units and would prefer them in silver color.

 

 

8. Vegetable juice – A company in Connecticut is searching for a supplier of vegetable juice. The buyer is looking to get monthly shipments of V8 Fusion, Vegetable, and Splash brands of vegetable juice.

 

 

7. Manchego cheese – The owner of a food company in Massachusetts is seeking a supplier of real Manchego cheese. The buyer is looking to purchase between $100,000 and $500,000 of this Spanish cheese, preferably in individual packages.

 

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6. Fire wood – The owner of an RV park in Mississippi is in search of a supplier of fire wood. The firewood should be split and seasoned. The buyer is looking to purchase between $10,000 and $50,000 of fire wood which includes the cost of delivery to the RV park.

 

 

5. Spa towels – The owner of a spa in Tennessee is seeking a supplier of a variety of spa supplies including small towels. These towels should measure about 10” by 10” and 100% cotton terry cloth material. The buyer prefers white towels or black “bleach proof” towels.

 

 

4. Chips – The owner of a deli at a bus stop in Montana is searching for suppliers of assorted chips. The buyer needs all brands of chips such as Doritos and Lays and needs all flavors like BBQ, salt and vinegar, and cheese. The chips should be individually packaged for retail consumption.

 

 

3. Commercial cake pans – The owner of a bakery in Ohio is seeking a supplier of commercial use cake pans. All shapes and sizes are needed, especially holiday themed shapes.

 

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2. Frozen berries – A company in California is looking for a supplier of frozen berries. The buyer is looking to purchase between $100,000 and $500,000 of frozen blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries in truckloads roughly twice a month.

 

 

1. Fortune cookies – The owner of a cookie shop in Florida is searching for a supplier of fortune cookies for resale in their shop. The buyer would like the fortune cookies to have blank fortune slips inside and be individually wrapped in clear bags with no logos or markings.

 

 

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.

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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.

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