The National Merchant Buying Society (NMBS) has launched a brand-new website as part of a wider investment in digital services for its members.
The new website is part of a programme of work to improve and develop the technology used within NMBS to maintain and build on the valued service the society delivers to its members and suppliers.
The website offers a more user-focused online experience and brings together all the information and resources that members need in one easily accessible location with a much-improved structure and design. The website enables members to keep up to date with NMBS and supplier news and hot topics, find out about upcoming NMBS events and access secure areas where they can view their account and sales data.
One major benefit for NMBS members is the online publication of the society’s Buyers Guide, making access to this essential tool quicker and easier for members and eliminating the need to rely on a traditional printed version. This means members can find what they’re looking for more quickly and access the information they need wherever they may be.
Chris Hayward, chief executive officer at NMBS, said: “Our investment in the new NMBS website reflects our wider decision to take an increasingly digital-first approach to our business. We believe that by investing in our digital infrastructure we can make life easier for our members and suppliers. And in a world where a preference for digital engagement is fast becoming the norm in so many aspects of our lives, it makes sense for NMBS to look to the future and ensure we are prepared to meet the changing needs and expectations of our membership.
“Phasing out a paper-based approach to our marketing and member service activities also brings obvious benefit to the environment. As good environmental practice and a focus on sustainability become ever-greater priorities in the industry, we recognise that we have a responsibility at NMBS to take every opportunity to limit our own environmental impact.”