Access to StockCQ is exclusively for OEM and EMS companies. Or to put it differently, companies that have inventory in their shelves and use inventory in their manufacturing process. Part of the reason for this exclusivity is to create a trusted space where people can feel comfortable sharing data and completing transactions.
Currently, participation is on an invite only basis. Invitations are sent out by the CalcuQuote team based on our network, referrals from existing community members and the IPC. Eventually, the hope is to decentralize control to the community so community members can self regulate who is admitted in based on a variety of factors including use case, reputation and reported abuse.
Firstly, StockCQ is a brand new concept and therefore we are continuously enhancing the functionality based on direct user input. If you have any feedback, feel free to send it in to stockCQ@calcuquote.com.
Today, StockCQ is a simple database and search engine. Your excess inventory data is loaded into a central database. And then we give you the ability to search the stock of every community member. Here's how the search process works:
Stay tuned as we'll continue to add functionality to further automate this and create additional layers to build trust within the community.
Referrals are very welcome! Like with all marketplaces, the success of StockCQ is based on active participation by a growing community. To refer someone to be included in the StockCQ community, please send an email to StockCQ@calcuquote.com.
Abuse in an online marketplace can come in many forms. Like any community (physical or online), the first and simplest way is to regulate who is allowed into the community.
Currently, the CQ team is taking on the responsibility of being the "referee" in this marketplace. But over time, we expect to deploy additional features within StockCQ to facilitate a fair exchange of parts. Some ideas on this include rating systems, abuse reporting, and economic incentives. It you have other ideas - please let us know!
Counterfeit parts are a serious issue in the electronics supply chain and can have significant consequences if not checked. In the case of StockCQ, the expectation is that the buyer should do the same level of due diligence as they would when buying other aftermarket parts. This can include things like asking for date code data, sending parts to a lab for testing, adding conditions to purchase and vetting the reputation of the seller.
On the plus side, due to the types of community members who would be in StockCQ, there's a certain degree of assurance that they intended to use the parts that they are selling and that they have a reputation to maintain.
The terms will be negotiated directly between the seller and the buyer after a trade-match has been made.
First of all you have to provide the seller with a shipping address, then agree on the terms.After you have bought stock from another member on StockCQ you will find your active and completed orders on “Bid History” from the dropdown menu top right on the main page. Your bids and purchase orders will appear as "Sent".
After you have matched with a buyer and sold your excess, your history of trades will be saved on “Bid History” from the dropdown menu top right on the main page. Your sales orders will appear as "Received".
Access is currently on an invite only basis. Invitations are prioritized for companies who list inventory in StockCQ and make referrals of other OEM and EMS companies who should participate.
Simply put, today the only money changing hands is between the buyer and the seller when they agree to trade parts. During this phase of introducing StockCQ, CalcuQuote is not charging any fees to either the buyer or seller.
Here are some considerations we've had about the fee model, but we are still open to feedback and new ideas to come up with what is most fair for everyone.
Here is an example of a fee model that could achieve this. (Note: this is not yet in place)
Please compile a list of excess materials into a CSV or XLSX file format. You can upload it HERE by filling out the form. Or email stockCQ@calcuquote.com to arrange alternative means.
HERE is a reference of what type of data would be useful to include. The more information you can include, the better the probability of a buyer actually choosing to buy your parts.