SeafoodGrabber creates social networking for buyers and sellers

Jan. 16, 2014

The B2B networking site SeafoodGrabber has launched in Boston, offering a marketplace that accumulates and organizes prices from wholesale seafood suppliers and then displays unique pricing to each buyer, according to a company news release.

SeafoodGrabber streamlines how unique pricing information is sent to buyers, standardizes how products are listed, and displays suppliers pricing side-by-side so that buyers can review prices in a clean format, the release said. Once a buyer chooses a product, they have the option of sending a purchase order directly to their supplier through SeafoodGrabber. The platform also has matching software that suggests new buyers that suppliers should network with, based on the seafood products listed in their profile.

"Our blend of technology and functionality has enabled us to leapfrog over other basic sites that attempt to help suppliers sell wholesale seafood, or those other sites that are nothing more than an online directory," said Warren Browne, CEO and founder of SeafoodGrabber. "Our platform helps buyers, such as restaurants, hotels, and supermarkets get the best pricing by connecting them with multiple suppliers and displaying that pricing side-by-side. With the recent announcement of Sysco and US Food merging, the timing of our launch is perfect because this consolidation of industry giants will definitely drive up prices for buyers."

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