Buyers post their construction material needs. Construction material suppliers
bid to win orders. One-round blind auctions encourage
the most competitive pricing without collusion.
$5 Job Credits and $5 Bid Reserve fees are non-refundable. While the cost to post or bid is low, Buyers or Bidders that cancel jobs will have this reflected on their accounts. BidBird will reflect this so other Buyers or Bidders may see their ratings and decide whether to place a bid or accept a bid.
After the bidding period ends the buyer pays material fees—including sales tax (suppliers remit sales tax to their state if outside Arizona). (As BidBird grows this will be automatic in the popular states-remember BidBird is in Beta) BidBird will soon offer logistics for out of state sellers and buyers.
When the buyer's payment clears they are emailed supplier information along with a unique QR code. After approving the order in person for completeness and condition, the buyer allows the supplier to scan their QR code with a smart phone (use camera setting); the code pulls up a link of the supplier's profile on the BidBird website and verifies it is the real buyer.
Once the QR code has been scanned the transaction is complete and payment is issued to the supplier. BidBird material fees are propriety and split between Bidders & Buyers. These fees are separate from the $5 Job Credits and $5 Bid Reserves.
BidBird aims to create a drama-free marketplace with reasonable fees and great value.