Requesting a quote


With Tradeshift, you can easily request quotes from sellers (price quotations) for items selected in the Shop app and/or for items requested via the Written Request app, and checked out via the Basket app. 


Just go to the Basket app and select the items to be checked out. Here you can also add Written Request items and combine them in a single request.


Tip: You can now request quotes from multiple sellers who provide the same item, making it easier for you to compare price quotations. 


When you’re ready to checkout, click the Request Quote button at the bottom of the page. 








You will be directed to another page, where you can send a message to the sellers, add additional details, and send your request. Here you can also add extra recipients (sellers) to send your request to.








Each seller will receive their own copy of the quote document.


Finally, click the Send Request for Quote button, at the bottom of the page. 


Once sent to the seller, the document is available for viewing and collaboration in the Document Management app. 


To view the document and collaborate with the connected sellers on it, open the Document Manager app, and search for the document.






Open your Request for Quote document, and then click Open collaboration at the bottom of the document. Details on the collaboration features are available here.







Managing a quote


Once the seller has reviewed your document, he can send it back to you with his price quotations for the desired goods and/or services. 


You’ll receive an email notification when there is an incoming quote document. Open the notification email, and then select the Open Document button. 


You’ll be redirected to the Tradeshift platform, where the quote document opens in the Quote app.










You can click the Use Quote button and choose between three options:



A. Existing Purchase Request


Select this option to add the quote to an existing purchase request. Note that quotes are added only to purchase requests in draft mode. When you click it, a list of purchase request drafts opens. 


Select a purchase request draft to edit, and then click the Confirm button at the bottom right of the page. The Create Purchase Request page opens


Fill in the purchase request data, and click Submit for Approval.



B. New Purchase Request


Select this option to add the quote to a new purchase request. When selecting it, a Create Purchase Request page opens. 


Fill in the purchase request data, and click Submit for Approval.




C. Add to Basket


Select this option to add the quote to the basket. The Basket app opens, displaying the quote as an item card. 


Select the quote (and other items) to be added to the purchase request, and then click Checkout for the selected item, at the bottom right of the page. The Create Purchase Request page opens. 


Fill in the purchase request data, and click Submit for Approval.