NOTE: Effective January 1st, Xometry no longer actively supports Shop Profiles. Through Xometry's acquisition of Thomas our digital marketplace is now more enhanced than ever. We can't wait to unveil more in the coming weeks!
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To view all of your proposals click the "Proposals" button in the top right corner of your dashboard.
Creating & Receiving Proposals
Watch this walkthrough below on what the process looks like to create and receive proposals in the marketplace.
To create a proposal, navigate to the supplier's Shop Profile that you are interested in working with. Click the "Start a Quote" button to begin crafting your proposal.
For example, if you are finishing up a Xometry job but it still requires finishing work, you could view Shop Profiles that provide finishing work and send them a proposal.
Once you have clicked the "Start a Quote" button you will be brought to this page where you can include; subject, description, contact information, fulfillment date, ship date, line items enabling sellers to provide accurate quotes, and any other relevant files for reference.
Line items enable sellers to provide you with more accurate & comprehensive quotes. Options include; general line items, finishing for parts, surcharges, or manufacturing parts. Make sure to upload any CAD files and associate them with their respective line item as shown in the video below.
After filling out each section of the "Create a Request" form, click the "Save Changes" button and then the "Submit Request" button.
Upon submitting the request, the seller will be notified of your new request and you will be presented with these two options of creating a new proposal to the same or another supplier or returning to the Supplier Listing.
When creating a proposal, you have the option to add an additional comment. When you are finished writing your comment and ready to send your proposal, click send request.
On the right side of the proposal screen you will see a corresponding message icon with each proposal. When the message icon has a blue dot next to it, there is new activity within the proposal activity. From here, you have the ability to respond to the person that sent you a proposal with any questions or thoughts you may have. After writing your comment, press the mail button to send your response.
At the bottom of a proposal you will see Proposal Comments. From here, you have the ability to respond to the person that sent you a proposal with any questions or thoughts you may have. After writing your comment, press the mail button to send your response.
When a proposal is sent to you with a comment, you will be notified via email as shown below. To respond to the email either click the reply button, or simply respond to the email like you normally would. The response will be added as a new comment to the proposal without having to enter any additional information.