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Frequently Asked Questions
Local24Seven provides a low-cost suite of business trading tools supported by contact management and comms functionality for secure procurement, communication, trading and business network building with contacts invited by the user. It provides the facility to get and give quotations or publish tender documents for response, promote products and services, establish collaborations, source and manage suppliers, exchange documents, send newsletters, host private online discussions, access support and much more. L247 users invite their existing and new contacts to join them in their private network using the invitation service provided as this will automatically add invitees that accept to their contact lists. All users can of course decline an invitation and block unwelcome contact from another user if they wish.
Q: In what sense is my network private?
A: Every account has a "shop window" (apart from members of the public who remain anonymous unless they choose to share their details) When members create their shop window (and manage via the "Update" menus) they determine who can "see" them on the system by selecting whether they serve the commercial, domestic or both markets and by choosing the sectors and subsectors they wish to interract with. Members also choose who to invite into their private network and control who can participate in discussions, be asked to quote etc. Multiple users within the same organisation can share access to an account providing the primary user grants them permission.
Q: If the network is for local businesses, what do I do with my national contacts?
A: All business users can "Join other networks in the family" to instantly extend their reach to other geographial areas where they have business interests but everything is managed from the users' home network.
Q: What are the benefits of joining?
A: Local24Seven has been carefully designed to provide a wide range of benefits for every “user group”. The benefits differ for each group and the list of benefits will grow as we are a not-for-profit organisation and so any “profit” we make will be re-invested to improve services. Every user can build their own business or social network and go beyond conventional social media networking by using the trading tools, controlling their own discussions and membership of their private network.
Q: Some network buyers expect businesses to have accreditations, policies etc. Doesn’t this exclude businesses that haven’t got them?
A: It’s quite understandable that commercial and public sector buyers expect appropriate standards. They need to know that local suppliers meet the required legal standards, have the ability to deliver what is asked of them and understand how to work with that particular buyer organisation. Buyers deal with lots of businesses - accreditations and standards are an indicator that local businesses are up to scratch. That’s why network members have access to the whole range of business support options to help them achieve success as a business and get the local and national accreditations they may need to grow. Every supplier has the option to complete online PQQs and upload the supporting documentation - which will only be visible to network buyers - not their competitors.
In order to make the most of Local24Seven's inbuilt cost and time-saving functionality, simply invite your contacts to join your private network using the online tools provided.