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You may connect to any distributor who agrees to provide you with electronic pricing through the NetPricer Service.
We will contact the distributor on your behalf and provide them with all the necessary information on how they can provide you with electronic pricing 24/7. As their customer, you will have the greatest influence over their willingness to participate.
An Esmarts' NetPak Subscription is $65 per month and includes a (3) Seat License. The base price connects you to pricing from (1) distributor. Additional distributors are $10/month each. NetPak also includes Smart eCat Access, Product Data with 3rd column pricing, Smart eCalc, and a Mobile App.
We accept all major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, AMEX & Discover). You may also prepay by check. If paying by check you must pay for a year in advance. Your account will be charged on a monthly basis if paying by credit card unless you request to prepay via credit card.
ConEst, Trimble (Accubid), Cert-In Software, ViewPoint (Estimation/Maxwell), McCormick, TurboBid, Vision Infosoft, Best Bid, Red Rhino, ProEst, Electrical Resources. You can also access NetPricer pricing from ElectricSmarts’ Smart eCat.
Yes, there is a flat monthly fee to the distributor. If the distributor branch you do business with is already connected to NetPricer there is no additional charge for the distributor to add you.
Any internet connect will do but the faster the speed the better response you will get back from NetPricer.
No. NetPricer is built into participating estimating software packages and is accessed through these packages with no additional software to load or access.
NetPricer can only provide you with pricing for products that your distributor feeds to us on your behalf. You will need to consult with your distributor if you would like them to provide additional pricing information in the future.
Yes, each additional distributor pricing connection costs $10.00 per month in addition to the base charge.
There are a number of factors that could affect your ability to price an item. One is if the distributor does not carry that specific item. If a particular distributor you're connecting to does not carry the specific catalog number from the manufacturer in your material list, NetPricer will attempt to cross-reference it to a like-item that is available from that distributor. In some instances your first pricing attempts may uncover inconsistencies between the data you are submitting and the distributor's data. By bringing this to the attention of your distributor we can usually clear up these inconsistencies following your initial pricing attempts.
Yes. NetPricer has a National NetPricer Market Pricing option that can be offered to you. Since this is a general national market price the pricing will likely be somewhat higher than you would receive from your local distributor. Most estimating software packages allow you to adjust or “factor” the pricing if you choose.
This depends mainly on you and your distributor. If you have a good relationship and do a significant amount of business with your distributor, chances are they will approve your NetPricer connection quickly. If you do not already have a relationship or buy very little from the distributor they may want to review your account. This could impact how quickly your NetPricer connection takes to set up.