Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals Ltd (GACL) has offered the dealers with online order booking of its caustic and other chemical products in order to bring transparency in pricing and efficiency in booking mechanism, said the media reports.
The online order booking mechanism, for which the company has introduced a new portal, would help the dealers get uniform prices across the country for GACL's product range the report stated.
"Dealers are given user ID and password to access the portal. Initially, only five products are put up for online booking. Dealers can book any quantity through the portal based on the average of the orders placed in the past four months. Going forward, we are also looking to extend this facility for direct consumers as well," GACL, MD, M S Dagur said.
"This is for the first time any state PSU has gone online for order booking. Traders and dealers have welcomed the initiative and we expect more and more dealers to join in a couple of months' time," Dagur added.
Launched around two months back, the portal is supposed to save time in executing orders. Furthermore, the online booking mechanism would enable GACLto avoid inconveniences associated with negotiations, the report added.