Marketplaces are awesome! From the earliest days of Kinnek, we've always been fascinated by marketplace dynamics...
On the demand side, we have tens of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) looking to buy equipment, machinery, and supplies.
On the supply side, we have suppliers who sell those items to the thousands of SMBs looking to buy. Kinnek provides the marketplace where those conversations and transactions can take place.
Innovation in Orientation
Just as any marketplace needs to, we've had to figure out how to help small businesses find the most appropriate suppliers in the most accurate and efficient manner possible.
Most marketplaces and supplier businesses haven't traditionally orientated themselves towards small business. That means their service, price-points and tools aren't designed from the perspective of someone who has little time, money or patience when there are a million other things to take care of.
Enter Kinnek. That's exactly what we do and what keeps us awake at night - so you can rest and take care of running your small business the way you want to - instead of the way you have to.
Providing Universal Access to Supplies and Equipment
We've built Kinnek into a formidable force in the purchasing landscape by democratizing access to liquidity for small business owners. That means for every customer request created on Kinnek, our goal is to provide accurate, timely, high-quality quotes to provide customers with a great experience.
You'll get quotes for your business regardless of business size, budget, location or industry. Kinnek is the universal service - or marketplace - to fit them all.
Expanding Our Vision
At its core, a marketplace is a means of supporting exchanges between two parties; we typically refer to these parties as buyers and suppliers. If you really think about that, you quickly realize there's an endless supply of goods that could be requested and sold amoung those two parties.
Now, an exchange between two parties is the foundation of any marketplace - however, what about the extras? For example, can a marketplace also feature product research and images, supplier reviews, and trade references? Absolutely! That's what we do here at Kinnek!
The Kinnek Network
As a result, we like to think of Kinnek as a network of businesses. Our goal is to facilitate as many types of connections between those businesses as possible.
In the same way that LinkedIn is a network of professionals, and Facebook allows individuals to interact with one another, Kinnek is the network for small businesses.
SMBs can connect with each other, send messages and invoices to one another, submit quotes, write reviews, and much more - all in one convenient place!
Support for Business Growth
Our digital community means businesses can interact with and support each other. We can help our local economies thrive and grow skills to strengthen manufacturing, innovation and beyond. That's an opportunity we'll always be thankful for.
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