Is Your Stone & Tile Store Stuck In The Stone Age? Evolve with VendorPriceBook!

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In a new study released by Floor Trends Magazine, researchers found that only half of tile & stone companies use the Internet to promote their businesses. In this rapidly growing technological climate, that seems like a shockingly low number. Fully 48% of tile & stone retailers and vendors are missing out on the benefits of promoting their companies via websites, blogs, and social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn. What is holding them back?

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We here at VendorPriceBook understand the frustrations of doing business online. One of the biggest problems is that retailers have to go to multiple vendors’ websites and log in with different passwords to access their pricing and company information. On top of this, most companies also do business by phone, fax, email, and hard copy pricebooks. If a retailer has fifty vendors, this process can get quite complicated, not to mention time-consuming and frustrating. Until now, there hasn’t been a centralized database for all your pricing in one convenient location. That’s where VendorPriceBook.com comes in.

VendorPriceBook aggregates vendors’ pricing into a single website, allowing retailers to access pricing and company information with a single click of the mouse. But we’re more than just a directory for pricing–we’re a growing community of professionals, committed to connecting vendors and retailers in social sharing and communication. Think of us as a combination of LinkedIn and Facebook for the flooring industry.

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We believe communication is key to developing business relationships, strengthening trust and building partnerships between retailers and vendors. If that sounds like something you believe in too, check us out at VendorPriceBook.com to see how we can help grow your stone, tile, carpet or hardwood business and promote communication within the flooring industry.

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Retailers, what is your main frustration with your vendors’ price books?

It’s the thorn in the side of every flooring industry retailer: vendor price books. You may have dozens scattered around the office–in binders, stuffed into drawers, propped on shelves, or hiding under coffee cups. Each price book represents a different vendor, but in your showroom, you may feature product from hundreds of different vendors. Therein lies the problem.

Being at the mercy of multiple price books can be frustrating, but more importantly, it can be costing you time and money.

For decades, this complicated system has dominated the flooring industry, and because it directly affects retailers, many vendors may not even realize its drawbacks. Inadequate communication and indifference to the status quo has combined to create an endemic, industry-wide problem. No one has questioned this productivity vacuum–until now.

VendorPriceBook.com is a website that seeks to connect vendors and retailers in the flooring industry. By posting vendors’ price books online in a single, convenient database, retailers are able to access their pricing instantly. This allows retailer salespeople to spend more time talking to their customers and less time looking up product prices. But as many drawbacks as there are to the current price book system, we believe that there are just as many benefits to VendorPriceBook.com.

We here at VendorPriceBook.com want to hear from you. Our goal is to be the “voice of retailers.” Our company was founded by a tile retailer who was fed up with the waste and frustrations caused by multiple price books, and decided to do something about it. So, what’s bugging you? Vote in our poll below.

Feel free to leave us a comment here, or check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

And don’t forget to visit VendorPriceBook.com!