Prefab is a general term for prefabrication, or building a structure in a factory before assembling it at a construction site, while modular buildings, more accurately called prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction, are structures that are at least 70% prefabricated.
A) When financing or leasing your purchase, the financiers use a form of securitization that provides both the seller and buyer with certainty, transparency, and confidence B) If any commissions are payable to Podular, Podular take the commission upfront, meaning the seller has a vested interest in making sure what is promised is what is delivered. C) The star rating and comments consumers can see and contribute, provide tremendous certainty, transparency and confidence D) Consumers can still buy direct from suppliers using traditional methods
Podular Marketplace is a premium service for registered buyers with a Consumer Membership. Discover offerings from hundreds of suppliers from around the globe and thousands of products including Prefab and Modular as well as ancillary products.
A multitude of Prefab and Modular products including but not limited to Tiny Houses, Affordable Housing, Workers Accommodation, Luxury Housing, Medical Suites, Capsule Sleeping Pods, Military, highrise Pods, Bathroom Pods, Kitchen Pods and Commercial Products including Food, Retail, Sales Offices plus many more coming into the pipeline!
As part of our meticulous onboarding process, we check that our suppliers have a registered entity, and present them according to their prior sales volumes. Further, suppliers and professionals pay an annual membership fee meaning they’ve made a substantial commitment to be on the Podular marketplace
Whilst we agree doing business locally has its merits, there are external factors that can affect our buying decisions. For example, currency exchange rates, labour costs, shipping costs and a wider choice of design, materials and product options. Of course, most support professionals are best sourced locally
Whilst some of our suppliers offer free shipping, most sell Ex-Factory or FOB (Freight on Board) or CIF (Cost Insurance Freight), meaning products will be delivered to your chosen local port and you will need to take care of any local taxes, customs duties and custom broking fees. A Consumer Membership will reveal various brokers promoting their offerings on the Podular Marketplace, meaning for a competitive fee, you can receive a competitive price to have the products delivered to your door.
Yes. If you have selected shipping option, your order can be tracked in the portal
Each supplier has different shipping estimates noted on their offering
Various funders can be found promoting their finance offerings on the Podular Marketplace, lending from as low as $1000 up to $50,000,00. To see who is funding and in what regions, how much they‘ll lend, their interest rates and terms – Subscribe to a Consumer Membership
Essentially any project or product, provided it’s in modular or prefab. This can include professional services and ancillary products, even if they are not advertised or found on the Podular marketplace. To see who is funding and in what regions, how much they‘ll lend, their interest rates and terms – Subscribe to a Consumer Membership
Yes. Various funders can be found on the Podular Marketplace promoting their lease offerings. Essentially, any product can be leased even if its not listed on the Marketplace, provided it’s modular or prefab. To see who is funding and in what regions, how much they‘ll lend, their interest rates and terms – Subscribe to a Consumer Membership
A multitude of professionals can be found promoting their services on the Podular Marketplace. For example, To evaluate them or contact them directly, subscribe to a Consumer Membership
Transparency and confidence for our consumers is paramount. One of the benefits of using Podular Marketplace is the star rating and comments you’ll be able to see and contribute
Whether its product or a professional service that can be bought using our ecommerce functionality, commissions range from 0 – 30%, depending on the Seller Membership.
Yes. Once you subscribe to a Consumer Membership, the sellers details are revealed and you can buy direct using the traditional methods
Yes, some of our registered developers offer direct investment into their worker accommodation, housing estates and capsule hotels
Simply choose to be a Supplier or Consumer under the subscription options. In order to pre-qualify buyers and sellers, the registration is manually approved usually immediately, however may take up to 24 hours
Both Service and Product offers must be conducive with the niche markets we operate. Exporters are permitted on Podular XYZ, but must meet certain conditions:
- 1. Local GST/VAT/Tax issues
- 2. Shipping by either Door to Door or CIF (Cost, Insurance, Freight). (Podular XYZ do not list products that are sold Ex-Factory or FOB)
- 3. Product description and content must be checked and approved by Podular XYZ to ensure correct grammar and clear offer (After the first 7 free listings, a fee applies for this service)
Collaborating with a Local Reseller is one-way Exporters can Increase Sales.
- 1. Reseller Pays Monthly Seller Store Fee
- 1.1 Exporter sends Reseller a Free Sample which includes CIF
- 1.2 Reseller provides showroom for sample product
- 1.3 Exporter provides Reseller products on a Drop-Shipping Model, where the end user receives the goods from Exporter without invoice, bar code or reference to Seller
- 1.4 Reseller takes responsibility for product information uploading and content approval
- 2. Exporter Pays Monthly Seller Store Fee
- 2.1 No Free Sample Provided by Exporter
- 2.2 Exporter provides Reseller products on a Drop-Shipping Model, where the end user receives the goods from Exporter without invoice, bar code or reference to Seller
- 2.3 Collaborative responsibility for product information uploading and content approval
Find a Reseller from the many listed on the Global Directory or Contact Podular for assistance
Professional Services: 17.5%
Modular, Prefab and Tiny House Products: 12.5%
Other Products: 17.5% plus
Software/Online Tools: 40%
*Plus 2.7% bank fees