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Chemical Supplier FAQ

April 22, 2021   |   6 min read time    Rebecca Geier Rebecca Geier

Since launching ChemVM, we've received lots of great questions from chemical suppliers, such as How much does ChemVM cost?, When can I start getting leads?, How do suppliers sign up?, and many others. We've compiled answers into an FAQ for chemical service providers' easy reading and reference. 

Q: How do service providers sign up for ChemVM?

A: You can join online here. Upon signing up, you will receive an email with a personal access link to create your company’s profile including its locations, services capabilities, permits and certifications and other relevant information. This is all that is required to begin receiving leads.

 

Q: What is the cost for service providers to join ChemVM?

A: There is no cost to join ChemVM.

 

Q: Can I receive leads from ChemVM without signing a contract?

A: Yes. However, identifying information we share between parties will be restricted until a contract with ChemVM is in place.

 

Q: What can I do to increase the number and quality of leads I receive from ChemVM?

A: To get the best results from ChemVM, you should schedule a profiling session with us. This ensures we have the most accurate and current profile of your services capabilities and the characteristics of your ideal project.

 

Q: What is a profiling session and why do I need it?

A: Think of it as a capabilities interview. It lasts about an hour and we ask questions about your services capabilities and the characteristics of your ideal project so we can send you the best-fit leads matched to your business and not bother you with ones you can’t do or don’t want.

 

Q: How do I schedule a profiling session?

A: You can schedule your profiling session online here. Once you register, we’ll email you to schedule a profiling session.

 

Q: How does ChemVM make money? 

A: When a customer signs a contract with a registered ChemVM service provider, we make a small commission. 

Q: What is the difference between “joining” and “registering” with ChemVM?

A: When you join, you can immediately start receiving leads – there is no cost. To secure a new project and speak directly with a customer, you will need to register by signing a contract.

 

Q: Once I receive a lead from ChemVM, can I discuss specifics of the project directly with the customer?

A: Yes. As soon as you register, we put you in direct contact with the customer.

 

Q: When does ChemVM get paid?

A: ChemVM invoices the service provider and receives payment after the service provider is paid by the customer. 

 

Q: What is the duration of the ChemVM commission fees?

A: ChemVM makes a commission on the duration of contracts generated through our system. 

 

Q: Do ChemVM fees vary by service? 

A: We recognize different projects have different margins and we set our fees accordingly. 

 

Q: Is there a cap on transaction fees?

A: Our standards terms do not include a cap on ChemVM fees. However, some projects may warrant further discussion. 

 

Q: Does the customer pay a fee as well?

A: No. Customers can access the site, submit their projects and benefit from the ChemVM matching system at no charge.

 

Q: What if ChemVM brings me a project that is from one of my existing customers?

A: We make a commission on all projects sourced from ChemVM. 

 

Q: How many suppliers does ChemVM work with?

A: Our database currently includes over 700 chemical service providers and is growing daily.

Q: I heard ChemVM has a leads referral program. Why would I want to join that?

A: The ChemVM Affiliate Program compensates you for referring leads you reject. This way, you build goodwill with the customer by being helpful, the customer finds a service provider, and we do our job of making the match. It’s a Win-Win-Win!

 

Q: How do I get compensated for leads I send to ChemVM?

A: Compensation comes in two forms. First, you receive a discount on future ChemVM fees based on how many leads you’ve referred (no matter their outcome). Second, we give you a percent of our commission fee on leads you refer that we match.

 

Q: How can I sign up for the Affiliate Program?

A: It’s easy – just sign up on this page and we’ll be in touch with more details. For more information, you can read this blog post about the program or you can download our program flyer.

 

We'll continue to add to this list as more questions arise. If you have a question we didn't answer here, or want to learn more about ChemVM, email us at info@chemvm.com or give us a call at (346) 333-0080. 



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