One of the upgraded features is the ability for ShipServ system suppliers to upload their catalogues onto ShipServ Pages, the company's online search and sourcing tool. This will allow them to provide more detailed, searchable information on products and services to prospective customers.
The Pages tool will also now include a ShipServ TradeNet matching functionality, TradeNet being the company's core trading network.
With the matching function, buyers will be shown those suppliers that have a history in TradeNet of providing the product they are searching for, which ShipServ hopes will offer users added reassurance in the supplier selection process.
ShipServ says that these two new developments should deliver benefits to both buyers and suppliers, with buyers able to access more potential suppliers through enhanced matching of their requirements to supplier offerings, and suppliers able to increase sales by more detailed representation of their business on Pages and the ability to leverage ShipServ's own marketing of Pages through search engines such as Google.
"Pages is rapidly becoming the 'who's who' of the Supplier world and TradeNet the 'who's done what'," said Paul Ostergaard, ShipServ CEO.
"Combining the two, and adding uploadable supplier catalogues, gives buyers the most comprehensive, searchable information source they could ever need to support their buying decisions and suppliers an unrivalled opportunity to broaden their sales reach."