The Crown Marketplace (CMp) programme has taken a major step forward this week with the introduction of a new checkout system, allowing buyers to complete their purchases using electronic purchasing cards.
The purchasing platform, currently in its test phase, uses the latest technology to match buyers with sellers and gives customers from across the public sector the very best value for money.
Although still in its test phase, customers can now complete purchases within the platform. Until now, buyers using the platform’s 2 catalogues – Technology Products 2 and Office Supplies – would select items to buy, and then be contacted by suppliers to arrange payment direct. The latest development means that buyers can complete their purchase using their electronic purchasing card solution (e-PCS).
The platform’s catalogues offer more than 300,000 products. The ambition is to provide buyers with a seamless experience similar to using a major online retailer.
Matt Denham, Senior Responsible Officer for CMp, said:
“This latest step in the test phase of the CMp purchasing platform is truly exciting. We can now offer buyers an end-to-end buying experience, which I believe will revolutionise procurement for the public sector.”