Streamline your metal procurement


How to use SteelBuy’s Immediate Material Request feature. It’s all about time and doing things better!

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Time is a valuable resource and unless it’s managed, nothing can be managed. When it comes to buying the metal products your business needs, delays and missed opportunities can significantly impact project timelines and hinder business growth. 

As the leading online marketplace for businesses to easily buy and sell metals, SteelBuy is committed to revolutionising the way you source your materials.

In this blog, we delve deeper into our innovative new feature, we’ve called “Immediate Material Request”designed to simplify and expedite your procurement process.

Unlocking instant connections

The Immediate Material Request feature empowers you to take control of your urgent product needs. With just a few clicks, you can create urgent alerts that notify our extensive network of sellers about your immediate requirements. Whether it’s steel or aluminium, you can now connect with potential suppliers instantly and access critical materials without delay.

IMR or Normal Alert

Efficiency and time savings

Gone are the days of time-consuming searches and waiting for responses. Now you can bypass lengthy procurement processes and secure essential materials in record time. By streamlining the communication between buyers and sellers, this feature eliminates unnecessary delays and ensures efficient transactions. Say goodbye to missed opportunities and hello to streamlined metal procurement.

Seizing time-sensitive opportunities

When conducting business today, timing is everything. Immediate Material Requests enable you to seize time-sensitive opportunities and stay one step ahead of the competition. Whether you have a contract deadline to meet or a sudden surge in demand, this feature allows you to express your urgency and ensure potential sellers are aware of your time-sensitive demands. By connecting with sellers who can fulfil your immediate needs, you can prevent costly delays and keep your projects on track.

Simplifying the metal sourcing process

SteelBuy is committed to making the way you souce metals as simple as possible. With the Immediate Material Request feature, you can enjoy a user-friendly interface that allows you to create alerts effortlessly and in under 45 seconds. The platform takes care of the rest, connecting you with potential sellers who can fulfil your requirements. This streamlined approach saves you time and effort, allowing you to focus on what matters most – running your business effectively.

How do you connect with sellers

After submitting an Immediate Material Request. Every registered seller is notified of the exact specification of your needs.  Those sellers holding the stock (or potential alternatives) then list the material on the platform and you, as the buyer will be notified that material has been made available.  Of course, the price and delivery times all still need to be right, however at least you now have access to material!

Join the SteelBuy Community today

SteelBuy is not just an online marketplace; it’s a community of industry professionals dedicated to revolutionising the way businesses buy and sell metals. By joining SteelBuy, not only will you gain access to a vast network of sellers and buyers, expanding your opportunities and possibilities, you will also play a crucial role in growing the digital community. We are only successful together! 

In a rapidly evolving business landscape, it’s crucial to leverage the right tools and technologies to stay ahead. SteelBuy’s Immediate Material Request feature is a game-changer in the metal procurement industry, enabling you to secure critical materials quickly and efficiently. 

By simplifying the sourcing process and providing instant connections, SteelBuy empowers you to streamline your operations, meet deadlines, and seize time-sensitive opportunities. We look forward to welcoming you to the digital community.


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