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Buyer Features

Simple Searches:Instantly find suppliers and material in real-time!

  • Exact Your Search: The Right Price, Location, & Immediate Delivery
  • Favorite and Save Your Searches: Stop Reinventing the Wheel
  • Mass Search

Extra Features:And There's More!

  • 15,000 Value Added Service Centers
  • Learning Center
  • Metal Calculator
  • Conversion Calculators
  • Metal News: Over 60 articles per day
  • The telephone takes 25 minutes on average, but with repeat internet users on GMEX it takes only minutes, which means more buying, less wasted time, and more money
  • Low Volume Efficiency -> More Volume, Lower SG&A: The GMEX way provides a 5-60% more efficiency than today's RFQ process
  • Limited View on the Market -> More Transparency, More Suppliers: Our Global Marketplace opens up the door to all industries at a few clicks of the mouse
  • Human Errors-> No More Fire Fighting: With GMEX doing all the work for you, human errors are next to eliminated
  • High Costs, Long Lead Times -> Best Deals on the Market: By exacting your search, you can find the best deals on competitively price materials
  • Instantly find suppliers as well as search & procure the material you need, from hundreds of distributors in seconds
  • Exact Your Search: You can find the exact materials you’re looking for, by size, on spec, at the right price & location with immediate availability.
  • Track Searches: Favorite your searches allowing you to have all your searches saved for future use.
  • Mass Searches: The embedded RFQ Builder allows for Multiple item searches.
  • Our Exchange is available 24hrs/day, 7 days/week, on one easy-to-use website.
  • Notifications: Our automated notification system informs the buyer when materials of interest appear on the exchange.
  • Built In Messaging System: The buyer is notified in the GMEX buyer post box as well as their dedicated e-mail when materials of interest are placed on the exchange.
  • You Ask, We Provide: We will pursue distributions that carry materials you are looking for to ensure that we will always be a good resource for finding the materials you need.
  • Metal Networking: The learning center we provide creates an online network for the metal industry by allowing subscribers to publish articles on site, followed by the ability to give feedback and comments.
  • Service Center Locator: The only online service center location on the web with over 14,000 service centers that you can search by city, state, and zip code. Multiple Categories of Search including: shipping, honing, skyving, plasma cutting, threading, boring, turning, drilling, grinding, and many more.
  • Metal Calculator and Conversion Center: provides an easy-to-use functionality for conversions, real time comparables, and other metrics
  • Metal Industry Newsfeed: Stay informed on the metal industry and even specify your search by category.

Buyer Benefits

Time Savings: Over 60% More Efficient!

  • One Search, One Vendor: No more waiting for Multiple Vendors to respond
  • Quicker Delivery Lead Time
  • Everything InstantlyIn One Convenient Place

Lower Costs & SG&A:

  • Best Prices
  • Find Suppliers: Suppliers near you means lower shipping costs
  • Skip a StepFind more materials on-spec, eliminating value added fabrications

Efficient & Effective:

  • Higher Capture Rate
  • Improve Quality of Material
  • Less Errors: No more playing the telephone game
  • One Search, One Vendor: No longer will you have to wait on multiple responses from multiple vendors to find the materials you are searching for.
  • Quicker Delivery Lead Time: Find more suppliers and service centers closer to the location where work is being performed or closer to the buyer’s facility.
  • Fast Online Requests: Much faster process than waiting for multiple RFQ’s. The online request process is 50 to 60 percent more effective and time efficient than the current RFQ system.
  • Best Prices: Get pricing instantly on all available inventory dictating the best price for the most exact required material
  • Skip a Step: Find exact materials without having to perform and pay for value-added services.
  • Lower Shipping Costs: By searching for suppliers by location, the buyer can limit shipping costs and save money.
  • Higher Capture Rate: Accuracy, detail and timely updates of inventory assure sellers a much higher capture rate.
  • Improve Quality: By using our exchange, we guarantee a good quality material from suppliers that are up to ASTM standards.
  • Less errors due to miscommunication: By allowing a specific search of metals by grade, type, shape, etc. it leaves less room for human error.

Seller Features

The Perfect Platform

  • Instantly list and Sell your metals!
  • Sell Directly: with no commissions
  • Stay Anonymous: identified only when a bid is requested from a bona fide customer
  • Use our exchange as a purchasing tool

Edit/ Upload Inventory on one easy-to-use website

  • Constant Availability: Upload inventory 24hrs/day, 7 days/week
  • Batch Upload for inventory
  • Modify Inventory: can be modified up to 5 times a day
  • Sellers list their metals anonymously on an easy-to-use website.
  • Sell Directly: Upload inventory and sell directly to buyers with no commissions. 
  • Stay Anonymous: The supplier is only identified when a bid is requested from a bona fide customer  protecting their market share in this competitive industry.
  • Purchase Metal on Our Exchange: Sellers can use the exchange as a purchasing tool as well if a buyer is searching for a metal that is not in your inventory.
  • Our Exchange is available 24hrs/day, 7 days/week so you can edit and upload your inventory from any location.
  • Constant Availability: Sellers are able to manage their metal inventory 24/7 by editing quantities, changing prices and updating their featured listings, etc.
  • Batch Upload: Sellers may use the Batch Upload feature to export an excel file of their company’s entire inventory or use an embedded form to upload inventory one lot at a time.
  • Modify Inventory: Inventory can be modified up to five times daily, so your inventory is always up-to-date.
  • Monthly Reports: Sellers are provided statistical screens for each metal listing and receive monthly reports on the statistical values associated with their listings.
  • Messaging System: Sellers are able to quickly reply to requests with pricing, Mill Test Reports, and negotiations.
  • Metal Networking: The learning center we provide creates an online network for the metal industry by allowing subscribers to publish articles on site, followed by the ability to give feedback and comments.
  • Service Center Locator: The only online service center location on the web with over 14,000 service centers that you can search by city, state, and zip code.  Multiple Categories of Search including: shipping, honing, skyving, plasma cutting, threading, boring, turning, drilling, grinding, and many more.
  • Metal Calculator and Conversion Center: provides an easy-to-use functionality for conversions, real time comparables, and other metrics.
  • Metal Industry Newsfeed: Keep in touch with the industry and even specify your search by industry.
Seller Benefits

Time Savings

  • Time is Precious: one stop shop
  • Fewer No Quotes
  • Fewer Lost Quotes

More Revenue

  • More Volume
  • More Sales
  • Higher Margins

Efficient and Effective

  • Expand Your Reach: Gain customers and build relationships
  • Less errors due to miscommunication
  • Time is Precious: This one-stop shop puts sales, inventory, requests, and quotes to be placed in one location, saving you time and manpower.
  • Fewer No Quotes: Sellers no longer have to no quote items that are not in their inventory.
  • Fewer Lost Quotes: Due to the specificity of our search engine and the inventory listed for your company, buyers know what is available and what is not, allowing for fewer lost quotes.
  • More Volume: Because of time saved, Sellers are able to handle more volume.
  • More Sales: Allows for a higher capture rate on time spent quoting
  • More Margins: Sellers have the ability to capture sales for materials adjusted to proper market pricing.
  • Expand Your Reach: Sellers will gain customers from other industries with overlapping material demands as well as develop relationships without having to market  to new customers.
  • Less errors due to miscommunication: By allowing a specific search of metals by grade, type, shape, etc. it leaves less room for human error, so that the product you sell is always what the buyer wants.
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