Vasus Scientific announces the release of a beta version of its new online marketplace, an internet portal that helps researchers find and compare products from independent lab suppliers
Introducing the scientific products industry to true comparison-shopping, the marketplace now includes online tools for vendors to add and edit their own listings.
Suppliers control technical information and pictures as well as price, so researchers find all pertinent product information to make an informed purchasing decision.
The dynamic listing tools accommodate information for most types of research products such as basic lab supplies, bioscience kits, reagents and equipment.
"Vasus Scientific's new marketplace bridges the product information gap sometimes created by distributors," explains Ian Taylor, founder and president for Vasus Scientific.
"Researchers don't have to search through two or three different websites to find the information they need about products that will impact their projects or experiments.
"All the information is available directly from the manufacturer.
"Once they find exactly what their looking for, the researcher can purchase everything through our website".
More and more life scientists are using the internet to find savings or new technology for their projects and experiments.
Now researchers won't have to search for suppliers or request individual quotes from each to find the best deals.
The Marketplace provides one catalog to compare and purchase products accommodating orders for multiple products from different suppliers through one transaction.
Customers will also find significant savings at Vasus Scientific and a safe shopping experience, says the company.
Ian Taylor explains: "All products are listed with discounts included.
"Customer security is a top priority at Vasus Scientific so each transaction is protected with the latest 256-bit security encryption software".
Using suggestions provided by research customers, the marketplace is designed to become a premier resource for finding new affordable technology.
Several hundred independent distributors and manufacturers produce and market a variety of technology for molecular and cellular biology techniques.
Vasus Scientific's online listing tools and affordable commission based fee structure create an easy and affordable solution for suppliers that want to increase sales and connect with customers online.
Vasus Scientific's marketplace beta is now available to scientists and vendors.
Customers will find direct from supplier information, discount pricing and product reviews.
Hundreds of categories are available to browse or search and all products are available for purchase.
Suppliers can submit partnership applications to add their products to the Marketplace catalogue.
The company expects to launch the full comparison shopping portal in mid 2006.