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Dog Food.jpgThis week Ariba Discovery was packed with attention-grabbing buyer postings. Jewelry seemed to be the most popular items of the week with buyer postings for silver plated jewelry, fine body jewelry, imitation jewelry, costume jewelry, super hero comic jewelry, and contemporary jewelry. In addition to these 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. Dog food – The owner of a pet store in Puerto Rico is in need of a dog food supplier. The buyer is not particular about the flavors but needs a variety of brands. Both wet and dry food are needed. The dry food should come in 30 pound bags.

 

 

9. Bronze sculptures – The owner of an online boutique based in California is looking for a supplier of bronze statues for resale. The buyer is specifically seeking table sized bronze sculptures, mounted on marble or granite bases. Licensed or authorized replicas of famous works preferred.

 

 

8. Jewish calendars – A gift shop manager in a Jewish Community Center in Texas is in need of a supplier of Jewish calendars. The buyer is specifically looking for the Jewish Engagement Calendar for 2014-15.  It is published by Universe Publishing. At the bottom of the front cover it says The Jewish Museum New York.

 

 

7. Molasses and brown sugar – The owner of a North Carolina BBQ sauce manufacturing company is in search of bulk molasses and brown sugar suppliers. The ingredients will be used in the buyers own recipe of BBQ sauce. The molasses should be Grandma’s brand.

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6. Designer handbags – The owner of a small electronics and fashion online store based in Miami is pursuing a supplier of name brand wholesale handbags. Some of the preferred brands include Michael Kors, Guess, and Coach. All sizes, materials, and colors are needed. The buyer would like a variety of styles from small clutches to larger shoulder bags.

 

 

5. Lavender – A small business owner in Pennsylvania is searching for a supplier of dried flowers. The buyer is specifically looking for dried pressed lavender buds which will be used to fill pillows. This buyer is looking for smaller quantities at this time, about 10 pounds.

 

 

4. Dried tofu – A United Kingdom based company is looking for a supplier of freeze dried tofu. The tofu will be included in their prepackaged soup mixes. The tofu should be about ¼” cubed with 4% maximum moisture. Additional specifications are included in an attachment within the posting.

 

 

3. Nickel ore – A marketing company in Spain is researching Chinese and African supplier of nickel ore for one of their clients for a potential new business opportunity. These Chinese and African distributors must be able to ship to Europe. The buyer has very specific capabilities that must be met by the distributor.

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2. Christmas trees – The owner of a small Christmas store in South Dakota is in search of a Christmas tree supplier. The buyer needs multiple types of trees including Spruce, Fir, and Pine. Both flocked and unflocked trees are needed. Trees should range anywhere from 3 feet to 8 feet tall.

 

 

1. Radiation safety garments – A large University in Ohio is looking for a supplier of radiation safety garments. The radiation safety garments must come from identified manufacturers (not distributors or resellers) for the establishment of a standardization program. This is a public sector posting.

 

 

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.

hot dogs.jpgThis week Ariba Discovery was jam-packed with eye-catching buyer postings. Personal electronics were the popular items of the week, with buyer postings for video surveillance systems, scanners, Apple iPad minis, mobile phones, and personal computers. In addition to these typical 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. Hot dogs – A church in South Carolina is looking to purchase $1,000 to $10,000 of hot dogs for resale. The buyer is looking specifically for Carolina Slim hot dogs and will use 8 or 9 boxes each month.

 

 

9. Private security services – A company in Mexico is looking for a private security provider. The private security would patrol and respond to locations when alarms are activated. The service locations are in Mexico City and some municipalities in Mexico City including: Huixquilucan, Naucalpan, Tlalnepantla, Cuautitlan, Ecatepec, Toluca and Metepec.

 

 

8. Natural fabric dyes – A buyer for a large textile mill in India is looking to purchase $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 of natural fabric dyes. The buyer is specifically looking for VAT indigo dyes & Indigo 30% pre-reduced. The supplier will ship over an entire year.

 

 

7. Chunky salsa – A large retailer based in Pennsylvania is seeking a supplier of bulk chunky salsa. The salsa would be used for food preparation. The target unit size and packaging is 135 ounce plastic jug with a handle, screw on lid, and tamper seal. The buyer prefers medium flavor, and thick and chunky texture.sunglasses.jpg

 

 

6. Sunglasses – The owner of an online boutique based in Florida is looking to purchase $10,000 to $50,000 of sunglasses for resale. The sunglasses can be any design, style, and brand.

 

 

5. Pavement – A major university in Ohio is looking to purchase over $100,000 of parking lot paving services. The contracted supplier will furnish labor, material, equipment and supervision to Seal Coat, Crack Seal & Stripe various parking lots on the Newark, OH campus as described in the specifications of the RFP. All work shall be completed by August 22, 2014.

 

 

4. Security uniforms – A Florida-based company is looking for uniform items for private policing and tactical operations. The uniform items needed are: 15 TAC.U khaki combat shirts, 15 grey tactical long sleeve button-up dress shirts, 45 grey men’s short sleeved performance polo shirts, and 45 pairs of khaki “Genuine Gear” tactical pants.

 

 

3. Padlocks – A buyer in Pennsylvania is looking for a supplier of padlocks. The padlock needs to be flat faced and free of design. One example would be the Master Lock 4120. The padlocks should be delivered to Pittsburgh by August 11th.

 

 

2. Size ring dividers – A large retailer is looking for a supplier of size dividers that go on retail rounder fixtures. These are the round plastic pieces that are marked with XS, S, M, L, XL and so on to help separate sizes of clothes hung on hangers. Size rings would be ordered for the Initial Rollout Store Kits and for the Future Replenishment Kits, in the quantities specified below. The Initial Rollout Store Kits are expected to be delivered to store in August 2014.ramen.jpg

 

 

1. Ramen noodles – A large university in Oklahoma is looking for a bulk food supplier of ramen style Asian noodles. These shelf-stable dry noodle mixes comes in multiple varieties but the buyer is specifically looking for Nissan brand.

 

 

Are you interested in learning more about any of these buying requests? If so, just 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.

Skulls.jpgThe 4th of July is almost here and Ariba Discovery buyers are celebrating the holiday with camping trips over the long weekend. Buyer postings for pop-up tents, foldable camping chairs, propane and flashlight lanterns, primaloft sleeping bags, and butane or propane outdoor stoves prove that camping season has officially begun. In addition to the camping related buying needs there were also quite a few intriguing buying needs posted on Ariba Discovery. Read on to see this week’s top 10 most interesting posts. Be sure to read last week’s list for even more funny posts.

 

 

10. Skulls – The owner of a small home décor business in California is looking for a supplier of decorative skulls. These skulls, also called “calaveras”, Spanish for decorative skulls, will be resold at festivals and public events from a mobile kiosk. These ceramic skulls are typical décor for Day of the Dead or Día de Muertos in Spanish. The skulls should be small, about the size of a fist, and should be painted in vibrant colors.

 

 

9. Dental floss – The owner of a dental supply company in Colorado is seeking a dental floss supplier based locally in Colorado. All types of dental floss are needed including waxed, un-waxed, woven, and flavored. This buyer is specifically looking for name brand dental floss such as Colgate, Oral-B, and Reach.

 

 

8. Scooters – The owners of a bicycle store in Virginia are seeking scooter suppliers. These buyers are specifically looking for 50 CC scooters of all types for resale. The store provides financing and warranty work as well as parts. All brands of scooters are needed.

 

 

7. Lawnmowers – A lawn and power equipment company in Indiana is looking for a supplier of both ride-on and push lawnmowers. This buyer requires a variety of brand names of new zero turn mowers including: Scags, Toro, Husqvarna, etc. These lawnmowers will be resold in the buyer’s stores. Items must have a suggested retail price between $100.00 and $8000.00.Hawaiian shirt.jpg

 

 

6. Hawaiian shirts – A small fashion startup in New York is seeking a supplier of Hawaiian style shirts. The shirts should be short sleeved button ups. The buyer is open to material suggestions for cost effectiveness and quality. The buyers have several designs they would like printed on the shirts including floral, solid, and patterned designs.

 

 

5. Night vision goggles – A private security contractor in Florida is in need of a night vision equipment supplier. The buyer is specifically seeking tactical night vision equipment and sights for CONUS operations including: PVS-14 Generation 3 - Quantity 15 units including peripherals. RAPTAR Lite ES infrared laser sight - Quantity 15 units.

 

 

4. Soccer gear – The owner of an online business based in Georgia is looking for a supplier of a variety of soccer gear. This buyer specifically needs soccer balls, cleats and shin guards. Soccer ball sizes needed are 4 and 5. All sizes and styles of soccer cleats and shin guards are needed. Both boys and girls equipment is needed. Adidas is one brand this buyer is particularly interested in but they are open to other brands.

 

 

3. Styrofoam shapes – The owner of a crafting business in New York is looking for a supplier of Styrofoam shapes for crafting. This buyer is specifically looking for balls and cones. The Styrofoam shapes should be a variety of colors.Stripper shoes.jpg

 

 

2. Exotic dancer shoes – The owner of an adult boutique in Louisiana is looking for a supplier of exotic dancer shoes. These shoes should have very tall heels, usually 8” and up. They are often made of lucite for a see-though effect, but this buyer is interested in a variety of colors. The shoes are needed in sizes 8 to 10 ½.

 

 

1. Emergency food – The owner of a disaster or emergency preparedness company in Arizona is seeking a supplier of prepackaged food products and containers for emergency situations to resell at their retail store. The food must last longer than 3 months to a year. All sizes, styles and materials of food storage or preservation packaging are needed. Canned food is also needed.

 

 

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.

balloons.jpgThis week Ariba Discovery was chock-full of attention-grabbing buyer postings. From women’s shoes and summer dresses to men’s jeans and polo shirts, clothing was clearly the theme of the week. In addition to the usual posts, there were also some fascinating buyer needs 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. Balloons – An event center in Maryland is looking for a wholesale balloon supplier. The balloons should be mylar and latex, and the supplier needs to have the ability to print on the balloons. All sizes and colors are needed in both materials.

 

 

9. Vitamin C – the owner of an online store based in Arizona is looking for a supplier of vitamins. This buyer is specifically interested in Vitamin C in 1,000 mg size. The vitamins should come in 250 count bottles.

 

 

8. Cloth diapers – The owner of an online baby boutique based in California is seeking a supplier of cloth baby diapers. The diapers should be pocket style which has an inner cloth lining and waterproof outer layer. This buyer only needs newborn sized diapers.

 

 

7. Tutus – The owner of a baby clothing and accessories store in Colorado is looking for a supplier of infant and girls tutus. The buyer is specifically looking for bright colored tutus such as hot pink, light pink, purple, aqua, yellow, royal blue, white, lime green and more.tutus.jpg

 

 

6. Fitness DVDs - The owner of an online fitness business based in Tennessee is in search of a supplier of fitness DVDs. These need to be on the topic of muscle gain, fat loss and techniques such as Pilates & Yoga. The buyer needs brands such as Jillian Michaels but other brands are acceptable.

 

 

5. Teeth whitening – A startup online boutique owner based in Michigan is in need of a supplier of teeth whitening products. Some of the brands may include, Rembrant, Colegate, and Xtremewhiting. This buyer is looking to purchase $10,000 to $50,000 in product.

 

 

4. Backpacks – A large tax service provider in Maryland is running a children’s charity and is seeking a wholesale supplier of backpacks. Any color, design, or size is acceptable and all brands are welcome.

 

 

3. Diploma covers – A University in Ohio is looking for a supplier of diploma covers. This buyer needs both padded and unpadded diploma covers as well as accompanying envelopes. The university presents about 24,000 diplomas annually.

 

 

carnival.jpg2. Traveling carnivals – A large US-based company is looking for a traveling carnival for private events. These carnivals will entertain their employees and family members of their employees. Please note that this post is for multiple locations throughout the South and East Coast.

 

 

1. Letterman jackets – The owner of a new clothing line in Texas is seeking a supplier of custom letterman style jackets. The jackets should be wool with leather sleeves. Both the wool and leather need to be available in a variety of colors and color combinations and should have snap buttons.

 

 

Are you interested in learning more about any of these buying requests? If so, just 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.

colored_pencils0733.jpgSchool is out for summer and Ariba Discovery buyers have received the memo. Buyer postings for toys, leisure reading books, kids swimwear, and ice cream all indicate that people are preparing to keep their children cool and entertained all summer long. In addition to these expected seasonal posts, there were also many unique and attention-grabbing buying needs. Read on to see this week’s top 10 interesting posts of the week and be sure to read last week’s list for even more funny posts.

 

 

10. Calligraphy pens and colored pencils – The owner of an arts and crafts store in Wisconsin is looking for a wholesale art supply vendor. The store specifically needs colored drawing pens and calligraphy pencils. The store also needs charcoal and watercolor pencils.

 

 

9. Car show design – A buyer in India is searching for a service provider to design and execute the Customer Experience Zone inside a car show. The interior designer should be prepared to share designs for the 4,000 square foot space, the specifications are attached within the posting. Also note that there will be live displays for each product.

 

 

8. Packaging design services – A company in Oregon is seeking packaging design services for two of their product brands. Ideally, the chosen firm will also have the capabilities to create merchandising solutions to support the final packaging designs. Packaging and merchandising concepts must work in both traditional dealer locations and mass merchant retail environments. Consistency across geographies and markets is essential.

 

 

7. Fishing reels and nets – The owner of a fishing store in Mississippi is looking for a supplier of commercial fishing reels and commercial fishing nets. All brands of fishing equipment are acceptable.

 

 

6. Water treatment services – A buyer in India is looking for a provider of water treatment services. The water treatment plant specialist should have a service network across India. The services will be needed to help set up 30 water treatment plants across the country.

 

 

whipped cream.jpg5. Whipped cream – A buyer in Pennsylvania is looking for a supplier of whipped cream. They are specifically looking for 15 ounce aerosol cans of whipped cream and they are estimating a total purchase price of $500,000 to $1,000,000. The whipped cream will be used for a specialty beverage program.

 

 

4. Wool yarn – A buyer in Oregon is looking for a wholesale supplier of wool yarn in addition to a variety of other yarn including animal hair and synthetic. This yarn will be used to create apparel by a startup design house.

 

 

3. Wooden boxes – An artist in Oregon is looking to purchase a variety of wooden boxes that will be used for wood burning; creating designs in wood with a small hot tool. All size wooden boxes will do including but not limited to jewelry boxes, music boxes, and more.

 

 

2. Healthcare clothing – A company in Louisiana is seeking a supplier of healthcare clothing including hospital gowns and scrubs. The hospital gowns should be a cotton/ polyester blend, 41 by 51 inches, and all sizes are needed. The scrubs should be 160 thread count, also a cotton/ polyester blend, and all sizes are needed. The company requires 100,000 units monthly.

 

 

bees.jpg1. Bumble bees – An agricultural supplier in Algeria is looking for a supplier of insects. They would specifically like bumble bees and require a quantity of 5,000 to be shipped to Algeria.

 

 

Are you interested in learning more about any of these buying requests? If so, click on the link embedded in each post description to review the public posting. If you are a supplier that can satisfy 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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