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B2B Ecommerce Platform

Utilising our highly evolved tradeit B2B ecommerce platform, Red works with market leading organisations to implement flexible, robust and scalable B2B ecommerce solutions. Red is uniquely placed to tailor a solution that complements your business processes and integrates with your systems infrastructure allowing your business customers to order online helping to reduce operational costs whilst freeing up staff to concentrate on generating new business. Capable of handling an unlimited number of product SKUs, product categories and price variations the tradeit B2B ecommerce platform is ideally suited to high volume manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors.

User's My Account

Reduce the load on your business and empower your customers with tradeit’s advanced set of B2B self-service tools, helping your customers manage their own account and orders online.

  • Online Management

    Access a dedicated 24/7/365 self-service portal containing all their information including billing and shipping addresses, order history, credit limits, payment terms and much more.

  • Invoicing

    Access full details of invoices online, including shipping & billing addresses, order date, payment due date, PO number, details of every item ordered, balance of each individual item and the total order. Outstanding invoices can be added to the basket and paid for with a credit note or a credit or debit card.

  • Individual Credit Limits

    Set individual credit limits for customer accounts and allow them to buy online through an ecommerce enabled website.

  • Master & Sub Accounts

    Control ordering and spending capabilities of all regional sites from a central location, including approvals system and credit limits.

  • Subscriptions

    Manage any subscriptions through account including changing frequency, delivery address, billing day, payment method or pausing whilst on holiday.

  • Back Orders

    Access full details of any back orders by searching through them in account. See outstanding items and get alerted to any increment/decrement of the items and any status changes via email..

  • Returns

    Raise any returns, refunds or replacement products with approval/rejection system.

  • Re-Ordering

    View or edit saved baskets, quick order pad and regularly ordered items meaning re-ordering is quick and easy.

  • Downloadable Content

    Access any downloadable content such as PDF documents, technical specifications, CAD drawings or software updates.

  • Quotation System

    Build and submit quote requests, and once returned by the merchant convert them to orders.

  • Full Reporting

    Reporting lets you check and control your account statuses and spending patterns.

Merchant Tools

Deliver class-leading ordering tools aimed at supporting merchants to close more business whilst providing customers with all of the options they need.

  • Quotation System

    Online quote request and convert to order operating either independently or in conjunction with an ecommerce basket. Merchants can drive quotes from call centre, set specific pricing and then push to customers via my account and email that they can convert to an order.

  • Back Orders

    Access full details of any back orders by searching through them based on customer, company, order or product. Enable various actions to be executed based on any changes to the status of that back order, including sending an email to the customer when the status changes or there's an increment/decrement of the items they are waiting for.

  • Vendor Managed Inventory

    Enables customers to maintain an agreed inventory of products at any and each of their locations and deliver simple replenishment when the stock holding falls below the agreed threshold. When the merchant undertakes a stock check any shortfall is then ordered online against that location and account, at an agreed timescale.

  • Pricing Manager

    Merchants can set the % value (₊/-) against parent price lists for products, product groups and customers. The engine auto calculates the child pricing and assigns. Can also apply delivery costs, discounts, offer bands, gift options and advert basket price conditions across price lists or on a currency level.

  • Minimum Order Quantities

    It's not always viable for businesses to sell some items in low volume. Set a minimum order quantity for any product as well as adding rules and workflows around alerting customers to this, and managing stock based on these restrictions.

  • Quantity Breaks

    Incentivise your trade customers to spend more by offering quantity based discounts per product. This enables you to lower the unit cost based on the amount they buy (e.g. 1-9 for £12 each, >10 for £10 each).

  • Re-ordering Tools

    Saved baskets, quick order pad and regularly ordered items meaning re-ordering is quick and easy.

  • Quantity Steps

    Each product can be sold in fixed quantities (e.g. 5, 10, 15) with workflows and rules to alert customers and manage stock.

  • VAT Checker

    Integration with services such as enable you to validate the authenticity of VAT numbers during checkout.

  • Multiple Payment Options

    Offer customers the choice of buying on credit or debit card, account, invoice, pre-paid credit, gift cards/vouchers, subscriptions or 'bill me later' services like Klarna.

  • Reporting

    Reports let you check and control customer’s account statuses and produce invoices.

  • Remote Order Capture

    Give your sales team remote access to the call centre tools (via tablet or laptop) so they can build quotes and create orders for customers on site.

  • Call Centre/MOTO

    Allow admin users to setup/view customer accounts and process orders on their behalf. Define an account manager for each customer meaning only they will have access through the MOTO tools. Even override prices in the basket whilst on the phone to customers in order to close the sale!

  • Collection Points/Trade Counters

    Expand your reach, improve your service and enhance your fulfilment capabilities using Click & Collect or Click & Reserve via collection points, trade counters, or warehouses.

  • Online Stock Checker

    Let customers check live stock levels of any product at any warehouse or collection point, online.

  • Multi-address delivery

    Place a single order for delivery to multiple locations, ideal for central purchasing offices with remote sites.

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Plus even more great functionality

  • Customised Design

    Stand out from your competitors and avoid a cookie cutter look and feel with a completely unique design in line with your business and brand.

  • Personalisation

    Personalise product offering and prices to individual customers as well as restricting access to specific products or product segments if required.

  • Customisable Products

    Allow customers to specify materials to be cut to order, offer non-standard options, or bespoke configurators (and calculate pricing accordingly) online.

  • Marketing & Merchandising

    All the great marketing & Merchandising tools normally associated with retail ecommerce.

B2B Ecommerce Case Studies

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Capital Hair & Beauty logo

"Red and the tradeit platform have suited us perfectly over the years, supporting our growth by ensuring our sites are reliable, fast and offer our customers all the functionality and user-friendliness they require."
Ecommerce Manager, Capital Hair & Beauty

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"We were able to trade on the first day with no issues and immediately received good feedback from customers. The build process is robust, we were very impressed with the team, and certainly felt safe in their hands."
Operations Director, Silmid

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Papergraphics logo

"The site will free up human resources to be able to be more proactive rather than being transactionally reactive. It will help us increase cross-selling, up-selling, customer lifetime value (LTV), and retention."
Managing Director, Papergraphics

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The Barcode Warehouse logo

"It has been a true partnership with Red offering expert advice on top of their robust platform. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone."
Business Development Director, The Barcode Warehouse

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