Features, questions and answers for sellers
help_outline What can I use it for?
Any sales. Find customers and talk with them, make proposals, generate quotes, and receive orders. Sell new goods, used goods, rentals, construction, work, transport, jobs, etc.
Best for products that require a meeting or are expensive, which are difficult at conventional online shops.
Also good for sales proposals and problem solving.
Not very suitable to things that are inexpensive and can be bought anywhere. Individual to individual sales are not allowed.
- Dry batteries, cup noodles.
- Things involving personal safety such as baby sitting, child sitting, free or very cheap accommodations, ride sharing. These are risky because there is no evaluation of sellers.
- Dating and adult activities.
- Be aware that there are many prohibitions.
help_outline Where are my new customers? No one wants to shop on rainy days. Even worse, the pandemic is affecting walk-in sales.
Don't worry any more. Demandic is a machine that tells you where your new customers are.
The Demandic Ocean is filled with demands written by buyers about "I want X". Just search to know where customers who want your products are.
If you find a demand you want to fulfill on the Demandic Ocean, make an entry. After a while, one to three sellers are selected, and each of them has a consultation session (chat) to listen to the new customer and propose a product or service to meet their need.
help_outline Registration of products at online shops is troublesome.
description Use Demandic Ocean without registering products or entering inventory.
You, the seller, choose demands and consult with the buyer. It's not like the conventional method of selling that displays a number of products.
Even if you don't register products in advance, you can show photos, videos and descriptions of your products in the chat or video session. You can generate and show quotes during the chat session.
You can easily start Demandic and add it to your existing sales channels. Perhaps you don't need to explore sales channels any more.
Unlike conventional online shops, you can balance your workload by not accepting new demands when you're busy.
help_outline I'm busy. I have no time to search for demands one by one.
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Set up receivers that receive demands that match your sales terms.
A receiver has powerful filters including up to ten keywords (inclusive/exclusive), up to ten sales areas, a budget range, delivery type, and trade type such as new, used, transportation, rental, service and B2B.
help_outline How do we receive payment after the sale? What about warranties?
Payment methods and warranty rules depend on the seller.
- Choose your payment method. Displaying a QR code in the chat session is easiest for buyers. Other methods include payment at your website or store, and bank transfer.
- The warranty should be provided by the seller.
- Please specify your preferred payment method and warranty on your public profile page and ask for confirmation before receiving an order.
- We plan to make payments available on Demandic in a future release.
For the time being, we would like to ask you to actively float your demands and invite your acquaintances. Once demands are accumulated in the Demandic Ocean, the number of purchasers also increases, making it easier to find customers. You can easily invite anyone to Demandic from "Invite friends, customers" in the user menu.
help_outline The online shops and crowdsourcing are too competitive. I need to tag products at the cheapest price in the country. It is difficult to convey our uniqueness.
monetization_on Let's make added value income. Let's boost the local economy.
The consultation session is a comparison of prices among a small number (1 to 3) of sellers selected for a demand. If you make a proposal that suits the buyer's true needs and budget, they buy from you.
Buyers write demands that specify the area where they live or the area they want to support economically.
You can create added value by taking advantage of your specialized knowledge and experience.
If there are many entries wishing to fulfill a demand, one to three sellers are selected at random with probability determined by the entry fees decided by the sellers. It is not determined by lowest selling price or highest entry fee. There are chances even with low or no fees. It is not a “winner takes all” approach that widens the income gap.
help_outline It is difficult to increase repeaters.
people_alt Increase repeaters with D-address.
A buyer can send a demand by specifying the D-address of a particular seller. It is also possible to specify up to 3 sellers including a specific seller, for example. (In plan)
Demandic is designed so that if you listen to the customer's story (listening, not a sales pitch), both parties can understand each other, and the consultation sessions become more efficient. By helping customers solve their problems, you can gradually build a clientele. Be patient, keep helping your customers, and you will build great brand value.
help_outline Online advertisements are annoying and ineffective. Personal information should be respected.
Use your precious budget for the people that really want your offeres.
The Demandic Ocean is efficient in terms of time and cost in areas that need personal sales. You can spend time on your customers with high efficiency.
Traditionally the approach of businesses has been to put up a lot of ads, line up a lot of products, and sell as much as possible. On the Demandic Ocean, the main objective is to understand the real issue of each customer and help the customer to resolve it. It is a very rewarding process.
There is no problem of collecting personal information here, because users write what they want. No ad fraud is here.
help_outline It's hard to see the reviews of my shop on a ranking site. I feel depressed every morning.
favorite No shop ratings, no shop reviews here because they were full of cheating. Zero-sum games make half of people unhappy.
Buyers will send Happy! messages to you (thanks, photos, and testimonials). It is a word of appreciation, not an evaluation or a review. You can publish some as testimonials.
Happy!s are treasures (even if you change jobs) because they are not only for organizational accounts but also for personal accounts.
A seller can send Happy!s to buyers. The number of Happy!s received when you bought is displayed in the user's information.
help_outline Education of new employees and training of subordinates are major issues. We also want to do open innovation with other companies.
people_alt Collaborate with users on your project. You can handle multiple demands concurrently. Enjoy joint projects with other companies.
Create an organization, then create projects within the organization for sales opportunities. You can handle multiple demands in parallel and can collaborate with users within the organization to set up receivers, enter demands, create quotes, and do consultation sessions.
In large companies, utilize Kanban style task management and set up access rights for participants for each project, and even transfer projects to other companies for joint projects (In plan).
help_outline Social media is not very good to use at work. What about responsibility?
people_alt You can create organizations such as corporations, government agencies, groups like Sales Division 3 or branches like Vienna Branch.
A user can create organizations such as companies, families, schools, or government agencies and create user accounts for the organizations. You can join other organizations or invite other users to join yours. Each organization has a D-domain and each user account has a D-address. Example: hirai//toyotan-motor.
You can create groups such as Sales Division 3, 4th Street Branch, and Vienna Branch within your organization. Also, you can create public profiles in different languages for each group, user and account, and publish SDGs / ESG reports (In plan).
User authentication complies with OpenID Connect and OAuth. We plan to provide "Login as Demandic" and API support for the project members.
help_outline Where can I use the Demandic Ocean?.
language Available in 190 countries, 170 currencies, and 37 languages.
Demands and receivers support 190 countries, 170 currencies, and 37 languages.
Even if you fly around the world, you can continue to use the same login and the same data during your trip.
Demandic servers are operating in several locations around the world. As the number of users grows, we will add additional H-Market servers in EU, Asia, India, Africa, Oceania, North and South America, etc. All data is replicated and stored on multple servers in order to ensure data consistency and high availability, even in the presence of system or data center outages.