RS Components lead the way with a new ''open'' punchout from the @UK eMarketplace

Jul 30, 2007

RS Components in association with @UK PLC have pioneered a new, innovative way of allowing customers to access their punchout through the @UK eMarketplace. The open punchout allows all customers to view a generic set of products and prices. This allows any customer to view RS’s catalogue and purchase in the normal way. There is now no need for the usual setup process for each buying organisation.

Jarn Gill, RS Component’s eCommerce Specialist commented: “We are very pleased to have developed this technique with @UK to work in addition to what we already have with them. Since all the @UK buying organisations can now view our 137,000 products instantly we have fantastic visibility which we are confident will result in easier access to our products and an increase in public sector use of the eMarketplace.”

Andy Cross, @UK’s Professional Services Manager said: “Using this new more streamlined process allows our customers easy, straight forward access to a punchout supplier without the need for any initial set up. Within 10 minutes buyers can order from RS Components in this new way.”