ASX-listed CBD Online last week introduced its eHub "B2B buying portal" concept to two "smart buildings" opening what it claims is a new distribution channel for resellers.
CBD Online - a group that back-door listed via a takeover of Asia Pacific Infrastructure Limited - brings an online "office supplies" procurement solution to entire buildings which are targeted for their high-tech infrastructure and tenant profile.
Everything from PCs to consumables and paper can be acquired online through a directory of suppliers that register with CBD Online.
Jessica Marks, CBD Online's marketing manager said there is no up-front cost for resellers to join in the supply chain initiative, though fundamental qualifications apply.
"The main thing we are interested in is that they are a viable business capable of servicing Australia's central business districts," Marks sad. "They must also be online and able to communicate electronically."
Marks also claimed CBD Online is vendor independent although she suggested it will be offering custom promotions with individual suppliers.
She said the chief business model behind CBD Online is "the delivery of Internet services to the property market" and the eHub is "a great thing to offer tier-one tenants."
"We don't exist to promote any particular vendor, product or market segment," Marks said.