When placing a New Order, Jellyfish provides you with three search options: Site Catalog, Regional Search and Global. Each search option separates out items by the Category selected by the Supplier.
All tabs are specific to the site the user is currently logged into.
Site Catalog: This tab shows you items that are frequently ordered, counted or items that a Supplier has added to the Order Guide within the Supplier Account. Order Guide translates to "Site Catalog" in Retail Accounts.
Regional Search: If the Suppliers connected to your site do not have the item you seek, Jellyfish will redirect your search to a regional search; finding Suppliers within your area that carry the desired item.
Global Search: This search functions similar to the way the regional search does. If the catalog and regional search do not find the item you seek, Jellyfish will redirect your search to be "Global"; meaning we searched our entire database and only found a Supplier outside of your region who offers this item.
If you decide to purchase the item from a Supplier found under either the "Regional" or "Global" search, click "Add to cart". Next, Jellyfish will ask if you have an account with this Supplier or not.
If you have an account ID with this particular Supplier, select "Yes" and enter your account ID. If the account ID is correct, your order will be submitted immediately.
If you do not have an account ID with this Supplier, select "No" and submit the request for a new customer account. The request is sent to the Supplier in the form of a "New Customer Lead". The Supplier has the option to convert you to a customer or deny the request.
Once the Supplier has addressed the request, an email will be sent to the user who sent the request telling them the request was either accepted and converted to a customer, or denied.
To see the full process demonstrated, please click this link.
To learn more about Categories, please click this link.