HOW ABOUT A “VENDOR BOARD”?
For those of you who want to maintain (or regain) the purity of this BB while still wanting immediate access to a plurity of valuable vendors in one place, I have decided to greenlight a new project called MeetVendors.com.
Think “NACHI MALL” on triple steroids. The new MeetVendors.com BB will function much like this BB but with some new features like embedded audio/video capabilities for posters, VoIP/online voice-chat, product libraries (catalog sheets, PDF brochures, etc.), and some other things that will knock your socks off. I’m sure we’ll tie NACHI MALL into it somehow, too.
The board will consist of vendors who serve the home inspection, appraisal, construction, and outdoors industries. It will include vendors who sell everything from waterproof notepads to rugged laptops to rover-cams to all of your basic equipment, gear and clothing. If you are a home inspector who also has a product or service to sell, then you, too, can join MeetVendors.com.
Note: MeetVendors.com is not an eStore, nor will we provide vendors with any merchant tools. Most vendors already have a way to process your payments. The service will be designed purely around allowing you and vendors who serve you to communicate more effectively online, and possibly in real-time, over the 'net about their products, OR you can just browse the site and read the experiences and opinions of other people who have used the products and services in which you may have an interest.
Lastly, I think a vendor board will also help to cut down on email spam. That alone is a good thing.
If you have any suggestions as to what you, as a professional consumer, would like to see on a site like MeetVendors.com, please let me know as this is a site/service designed for you. Or, if you just want to leave your opinion, please do so.