New Advertising Alternative
We have been developing a website that is about 6 weeks out from launching. The way this site is designed is so that businesses dont have to spend thousnads of dollars a month trying to reach customers. Instead, customers that are looking for a certain business or products would select a category and either pick the individual business or the entire category and send them a message via email. The businesses would then send the consumer back messages if they can accomodate the consumer. Searches can be fined either locally, within a certain radius, or nationwide. Here is an example: customer is looking for DJ services for their wedding. In our local phone book their is 29 DJ companies. Now we have all looked in the phone book and have usually left frustrated and empty handed and usually stop after calling a few companies so the other 20 somthing are left out. Now by going to our website the consumer can click on DJ service and send the DJ companies a message stating what she is looking for ie: date,time and,price.
At $30.00 a month businesses can put all their information on our website ie: hours of operation, mission statement, phone number, keywords, also a coupon or flyer this alone would save businesses over $200.00 versus putting an ad in the paper or direct mailer. Also consumers will have the option to be added to businesses mailing lists. Anytime that a business updates their information or coupon their mailing list will recieve it.
We are looking for ideas and comments about our site on how to make this better for everyone. If you have some insight or ideas please post them or pm us.
Also, we are looking for ideas on effective marketing.
Thank you in advance for your input