3 Dec 21

"Global Fleet Marketplace: the RFI tool and search engine that will improve your business"

Some days are bigger than others. Today is one of them, for today we launch Global Fleet Marketplace. It’s a unique RFI tool and search engine that will help customers in the fleet and mobility industry find their ideal supplier. "This will radically improve how they do business", says Caroline Thonnon, CEO at Nexus Communication, publisher of Global Fleet and Fleet Europe. 

Caroline, why did you launch Global Fleet Marketplace? Caroline Thonnon, CEO: “Any successful fleet and mobility initiative starts with a good RFI (Request for Information, Ed.) But as any fleet and mobility customer knows, finding the right supplier is a bit like looking for a book in a library with the lights off. A ‘manual’ RFI takes a lot of time and effort, and even if you do find a solution: who’s to say there isn’t a better fit for your needs just around the corner?”

“That is why we at Nexus Communication, as a trusted source of industry intelligence, get so many requests from fleet decision makers all around the world to help them identify the right vendors. Now we can offer them a tool that serves their needs: Global Fleet Marketplace.”
“It’s a very timely solution, because right now, the Fleet & Mobility ecosystem is changing rapidly, with new vendors offering new products and services all the time. Just think of the electrification trend, or Mobility-as-a-Service, new financial and business models… Global Fleet Marketplace will help fleet and mobility customers identify who’s doing what and where."

Fair, quick and transparent
Here is what Global Fleet Marketplace does:

  • for fleet and mobility customers:
    • Global Fleet Marketplace allows them to search for and explore products and services offered specifically to their industry, at local, regional and global level. And they can compare offers and contact suppliers.
    • They have all major suppliers at their fingertips, speed up their tendering process, and find the right partner via a fair, quick and transparent process.

  • for fleet and mobility suppliers:
    • Global Fleet Marketplace allows them to gain visibility for the quality and reach of their products and services, by reaching out to the exact segment industry customers they want to target.
    • They show their solutions to the biggest fleets, increase their chances of getting on the tender shortlist, and making it to the final round.

Customers can search by company name, type of activity and location. Importantly, the tool is free to use. At present, more than 270 suppliers have joined Global Fleet Marketplace – an impressive number, growing daily. Over time, Global Fleet Marketplace will mature into the go-to online platform for fleet and mobility customers looking for the right products and services for their business.

 Is Global Fleet Marketplace free to use and join? Caroline: “Yes, it is free to use for fleet and mobility customers. We encourage as many vendors as possible to join the platform. Being a member is also free for all vendors in our ecosystem!”

Can you tell us a bit about how you developed Global Fleet Marketplace? Caroline: “We developed Global Fleet Marketplace in collaborations with different focus groups, various customers and suppliers, to match their needs. The development was guided by their recommendations. So, without exaggerating, I can say: Global Fleet Marketplace was developed by the industry, for the industry. So, not just by customers, also by vendors. Which is why Global Fleet Marketplace is such a uniquely useful lead-generation tool for vendors.”

What does the future look like for Global Fleet Marketplace? Caroline: “There’s much more to come! Global Fleet Marketplace has the ambition to become the one-stop shop for the entire ecosystem of the fleet, automotive and mobility industries. In a few weeks’ time, we’ll also launch the Search By Goal function. This will allow users to find, compare and contact vendors who can help them reach a strategic goal, such as electrifying their fleet, or increasing their fleet’s safety.”

Thank you, Caroline! Of course, we at Nexus think Global Fleet Marketplace is great. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Here are some industry voices on the new tool:

“Innovative and easy to use! Marketplace is very useful to find out about all the services out there and being able to filter them. I plan to use it regularly!”, Rodrigo Monroy, Sourcing Manager – US Corporate Spend at Novartis 





“Once more, Nexus Communication is proving to be an organisation that understands the needs of our industry and drives solutions and spaces to collaborate for our joint business benefits", Sebastian Fuchs, Managing Director Manheim and RMS Automotive Continental Europe at Cox Automotive Europe





“Replacing some of the input from a standard RFI will not only allow for further efficiencies for our customers and prospects, but also for us, suppliers. In our world, where flexibility and mobility are keywords, Marketplace is a great tool to discover new vendors and new products and services. The marketplace can support our business development and allow customers to contact us directly. Well done!”, Vinzenz Pflanz, President Corporate Sales at Sixt



So, let’s get started – check out Global Fleet Marketplace… today!

Authored by: Steven Schoefs