As I posted yesterday, we will soon be launching a new B2B vendor recommendation site called VendorCity. When building any new company, there comes many moments where you make a quick decision on something and then put it behind you. Sometimes you make the right decisions but most of the time, you need to come back and re-examine those early assumptions to make sure you are indeed on the right path.
At the heart of our business are vendor recommendations. They consist of two parts:
- user ratings over 5 categories
- the story or textual recommendation
As mentioned in a blog posting I did today, it is critical that you the categories you select to be rated are easily understood. You don`t want users scratching their heads when doing the ratings and you want to cover different areas so that people can select vendors based upon those things that are most important to them.
So, my question or challenge to you is...what 5 categories would you use to rate any vendor across just about any industry? What useful but generic data points would be important to you?
Thanks and I look forward to any and all responses.
JC Cameron, President
VendorCity, Inc. - Your source for highly recommended Vendors
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