Mfrbee.com , established in 2010, is a free b2b portal for manufacturers, importers, and suppliers. In January of 2015, we launched a free open inquiry data service allowing suppliers to verify the credibility of buyers. In the past couple months, Mfrbee has optimized its online services by making new changes such as adopting a new open data model, using Google PageSpeed to automatically optimize the website’s resources, and using Bootstrap 3 technology to make Mfrbee.com more responsive and mobile friendly.
Normally, a website gains users’ trust by publishing trustworthy information. Take for example a company that claims to provide quality goods for low prices. Like similar platforms on the market, Mfrbee will verify its claims, conduct optimized search algorithms, and so on. To combat credibility issues, Mfrbee’s new open data inquiry service and changes make the verification process more effective.
As a long time business, Mfrbee has found that suppliers have a right to publish their information and a right to be protected. Suppliers need to be able to verify the credibility of Internet inquiries: if the buyer is a legitimate buyer with a high quality need, is credible, and has a good transaction record. To make sure a company is trustworthy, Mfrbee’s open inquiry data service verifies what many companies often ignore.
Take for example one of Mfrbee’s Chinese suppliers who launched their Magic scarf product online. Three months later, the supplier received an inquiry from a customer located in Africa and was curious why someone from a country in such a warm climate would need a Magic Scarf. The Chinese supplier named Pingyang CVC Lace Trim Factory wanted to verify whether the customer Jumakist Ventures Ltd. was trustworthy. Checking one of the transactions of Jumakist ventures Ltd. about a Skru-Tyte anchor, the supplier could track the implementation of that deal to check if the company had a good transaction record. Thus, Pingyang CVC Lace Trim Factory used the open data inquiry to help make their final business decisions.
Internet technology is reducing business transaction costs substantially while also facing a lot of challenges. Much like a certain Chinese e-commerce giant, many companies are beleaguered by brushers i.e., people paid to write good reviews about companies. Consequently, to promote mutual trust, major Internet service providers have begun carrying out intensive innovations. Mfrbee.com hopes that by adding transparency with more open and credible data, the trust between buyers and suppliers will increase, ultimately improving trade efficiency.
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