I received a marketing email from there earlier today. This is the only place I found with any discussion. Here is the email I sent to their sales rep (after he responded that he couldn't waive the setup fee):
So, here are the red flags that pop out at me:
1) There is no preview of your interface. I have no idea how complex it
would be to list or search for products or how effective that would be.
2) Your population stats are a static jpg.
3) You claim retail sales of approximately 1/4 of the US GNP for 2008.
4) Your discounted signup fee just so happens to be ending today. I
would bet dollars to donuts that tomorrow the website will say it ends
5) The website that is accessible for those not a member is about six
pages long. All are very pretty and slick. They are not, however, an
6) There is nothing that leads me to believe that my industry is
represented on your site.
So, most any one of those would make me raise my eyebrow. All of them
combined make for a big red flag. This begs the question, why am I
spending the time to write you an email? Well, the premise of the site
is sound. I want more assurance that it's more than a forum that you
pay $175 to get access to. So, give me some assurances, Kevin. Make
me a real sales pitch that's focused on me and my company, something
more than your boilerplate email sent to customer service for any
webstore you find. Then we may be able to do business.
I'll let you guys know if I get a response to that one. =)