Cloud platform cloudBuy and procurement consultants Apsiz Services have launched UK PLC, the first British B2B eMarketplace specifically developed for small and medium-sized businesses.
The marketplace is open to all buyers at no cost, with invited suppliers paying a transaction fee of between 2 per cent and 5 per cent.
UK PLC connects SMEs with quality British suppliers through a B2B marketplace which allows them to benefit from the same levels of efficiency and savings as much larger companies.
Apsiz is constantly benchmarking for best value and has negotiated preferential rates from its trusted suppliers.
Apsiz was set up by David Sheilds, former Managing Director of the UK Government Procurement Service, and he and his team bring their specialist knowledge and experience to the joint solution.
“It has been clear to us, looking at our eProcurement buyers contracted prices, that SMEs get a raw deal when they buy for their businesses despite their massive buying power. This partnership brings together cloudBuy’s easy to use technology and Apzis procurement expertise, to provide a ‘one stop shop’ for business purchases,” said Ronald Duncan, chairman of cloudBuy.