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  • "ShipServ is a vital tool for us as a leading European ship chandler and we need to be highly visible in the ports we serve as it is used by all the leading shipping companies."

    George Saris, President
    Atlas Ship Chandlers

  • "We started to use TradeNet just to save time and stop manual typing of orders, but now we get other substantial benefits including vital benchmark data on suppliers’ response times that help us in all our negotiations."

    Knut Ove Thuland Hansen, Purchasing Manager

  • "Time is the biggest saving through ShipServ. We have detailed data that tells us that the amount of time we spend per vessel each week has dropped from 9.2 hours to 7.9 hours."

    Richard O'Malley, Purchasing Supervisor
    Crowley Maritime

  • "Encouraging our suppliers to adopt the e-commerce platform has been well worth the effort. We have reaped significant cost savings from streamlining our purchasing processes."

    Charles Ong, Purchasing Manager
    Keppel Shipyard

  • "Since joining ShipServ in 2012, we have gained 7 new clients in 18 months. It has helped our company be seen in the international shipping market as both ShipServ Pages and TradeNet are used by many different shipping companies and it also speeds up the process between buyer and supplier."

    Valeria Assandri,Machinery & Replacement Parts S.r.l

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28 October 2009

Online Marketing Tip #5: Be Easy to do Business with Online

We talk to shipping companies and ship managers every day about E-commerce and their single biggest complaint is that too many suppliers are too difficult to work with online.

More and more top shipping companies have laid down the law: get online or don’t expect to do business with us.

The good news: it’s incredibly easy to serve these important customers, win new business and dramatically cut your cost of sales. Just make sure you’re an approved supplier on ShipServ TradeNet, the industry’s trading platform for ship supplies.

Yes, this is blatantly promotional on our part but you can’t ignore the facts:

  • As of Septemer 2009, over 140 top ship owner/managers and yards use TradeNet every day for their operational purchases
  • These buyers manage over 4,700 ships spending over $1bn per annum – by far the largest buying community in the world!
  • They do it because it saves time, money and effort
  • If you’re TradeNet-ready, you’re more likely to be on the short list.

To sign up to TradeNet click here.

(Article taken from “The 10 Essentials of Online Marketing in Shipping” eBook)