Consider the time and financial costs that come with outreach to K-12 educators. How many calls go straight to voicemail? How many emails go unanswered? What is the cost of qualified leads through conferences? How do you maximize your margins?
It's hard to get (and keep) traction in K-12, because the marketplace is crowded and solicitation processes are drawn-out and complicated. ProcureK12 by Noodle Markets remains school purchasing by delivering free warm leads and sales to vendors, while taking the lowest referral commission in the industry.
It's always a joy to receive an email notification from a district inviting us to a solicitation on Noodle Markets. This is essentially a bonus lead finder that is totally free to us. It doesn't get any better than that.
When a K-12 company is breaking new ground, it can be challenging to get discovered by district leaders. The ability to build out our free profile in Noodle Markets and respond to quote requests, RFLs, and RFPs in the platform is a great help in our efforts.
With Noodle Markets, there's no dragging out of may time or the educator's attention. Our contact back and forth is more intentional. I'm seeing opportunities that are approachable and immediate.
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|Pricing for noodle markets||Free||Free.
Enterprise educator customer pays
Fees (on completed transactions)
(on quote requests won)
|Features for vendors|
|User accounts for multiple users in organization||Available||Available||Available||Available|
|Online and phone support for navigation and usage||Available||Available||Available||Available|
|Catalog of Vendors & Products|
|Vendor profile to market company, products, k12 Experience||Available||Available||Available||Available|
|NM eComm Marketplace|
|Product ingestion into ProcureK12 marketplace||Available||Available|
|Purchasing of vendor products on K12 marketplace with electronic orders via credit card or PO||Available||Available|
|Pre-qualified customers for PO ordering||Available||Available|
|Punch out capability for ordering on vendor website||Available||Available|
|Punch Out To Vendor|
|Setup of National Punch out (Contract w/Procure12)||Available||Available|
|Setup of negotiated contracts/ business accounts (Contract with school/district)||Available||Available|
|Solicitation Tools (Quote Request)|
|Access to search quote requests and solicitations in your category||Available|
|Q&A module to communicate directly to customers regarding solicitations||Available|
|Invitations from educators to respond to quote requests through platform||Available|
|Sales initiating from educator quote requests through ProcureK12 platform||Available|
|Electronic submission of RFIs/ RFPs through ProcureK12 platform||Available|
|Sales initiating from educator RFIs/RFPs through ProcureK12 tools||Available|
|Invitations from educators to respond to RFPs/RFIs through platform||Available|