To familiarise yourself with how Second Warehouse works, we suggest you try sending a request for dummy items to yourself using “Self test”.
When Self test is activated, you and your Second Warehouse inventory will appear in search results. You can then select yourself as a supplier and get a real feel for how Second Warehouse works by acting as both renter and supplier in test negotiations.
When carrying out Self test negotiations, we suggest you use the dummy items described below.
The Second Warehouse equipment reference database contains 20 “dummy” test items. To avoid any confusion with real world equipment, test items have been given the names of coloured Jelly Beans.
Test items are named using the following format:
2W (colour) Jelly Bean test item (number).
Example: 2W Red Jelly Bean test item 1.
The full list of test item Jelly Beans can be found in the list below
Jelly Bean list
|2W Red Jelly Bean test item 1|
|2W Green Jelly Bean test item 2|
|2W Blue Jelly Bean test item 3|
|2W Yellow Jelly Bean test item 4|
|2W Orange Jelly Bean test item 5|
|2W Black Jelly Bean test item 6|
|2W White Jelly Bean test item 7|
|2W Grey Jelly Bean test item 8|
|2W Pink Jelly Bean test item 9|
|2W Indigo Jelly Bean test item 10|
|2W Violet Jelly Bean test item 11|
|2W Lemon Jelly Bean test item 12|
|2W Brown Jelly Bean test item 13|
|2W Mauve Jelly Bean test item 14|
|2W Lime Jelly Bean test item 15|
|2W Ginger Jelly Bean test item 16|
|2W Olive Jelly Bean test item 17|
|2W Lavender Jelly Bean test item 18|
|2W Amber Jelly Bean test item 19|
|2W Burgundy Jelly Bean test item 20|
Note that to launch Second Warehouse from Current RMS, an equipment shortage needs to be reported. Since it is not possible to supply equipment for which you have a shortage, you will not see yourself in search results if you launch Second Warehouse from Current RMS when Self testing the system as a renter. You should therefore launch Second Warehouse directly from the website when Self testing.
To get started
Log in to Second Warehouse and use the Menu to navigate to your Second Warehouse inventory.
In order to rent in or supply equipment, Current RMS users need to pair those items with the corresponding item names in Second Warehouse. Pairing an item only needs to be done once.
Pair your Jelly Beans by following the instructions in the video
Now go to the Second Warehouse search page (Home page)
Click the search bar and enter the name of one of the Jelly Beans you have added to your inventory.
Select it from the drop down list and enter a quantity to search for. Repeat this process if you want to add more of your Jelly Beans and build a search list.
When your list is complete, enter delivery and return dates and click “Search”.
After a couple of seconds, you will be taken to the search results page.
Since Self test is activated, you will see yourself and your own available Jelly Beans listed at the top of the page.
Click the Select boxes next to your Jelly Beans to add them to the slide-out Items basket.
When you have added one or more Jelly Beans to the basket, click “Send all requests”. You will receive a pop-up confirmation that your requests have been sent.
In the pop-up, click “Jobs List”
Your notification bubble will inform you that you have received a new message and your Jobs list will now contain two new jobs, one as a renter looking for Jelly Beans, and the other as a supplier receiving a request for Jelly Beans.
Click on the “supply” job to open it. Fill in the details in the Current RMS section and click “Create and Connect”.
A new Opportunity Draft will be created in Current RMS and the job price, calculated by Current RMS, will be displayed in the negotiation window. The Current RMS price will remain in the window throughout the negotiation for reference.
Now you can begin a dummy negotiation.
Send offers and quotes back and forth as many times as you like, by opening and closing the renter and supplier negotiation windows as necessary.
Try sending and receiving messages and documents.
Click “Handshake” to finalise the deal and to receive confirmation of your deal by email.
When you Handshake the deal, your Current RMS Opportunity draft will be changed to an Order and the Sub-rental will be created for you.
When you are comfortable with how the system works, the next step is to start pairing your equipment in Second Warehouse and using Second Warehouse to quickly and easily resolve your future equipment shortages.
Note that as a Current RMS renter, you will need to connect Second Warehouse suppliers to your Current RMS Opportunity. This is a simple process and can be done any time after sending a request.
Self test is enabled by default when you start Second Warehouse but can be toggled on or off at any time on your Preferences page in Settings.
You can still send real world requests and negotiate actual deals while Self test is activated.
No commission payments will be levied when using Self test to negotiate with yourself.