I’ve just finished discussions with our programmer and we’re custom building an EMAIL NOTIFICATION system for our members. How will this work? Members will be notified when there are new listings posted. As we grow the platform, there will be more and more notifications and we don’t want this to drive everyone crazy every time someone lists so we’re going to allow members to decide on the frequency of how often they receive these notifications.
I also asked the programmer to give members a choice of what kind of emails they’ll receive. For example, if the listing is for SOFTWOOD and you’re a HARDWOOD wholesaler, you’re probably not going to be excited about getting an alert about softwood. This is another reason why it’s so important that when you list, make sure you decide what CATEGORY your listing is about and select the appropriate category.
The other reason I wanted to create an alert system is because I know how easy it is to forget about websites (no matter how good they are) and this notification will hopefully remind our inactive members that it would be a good idea to start posting their listings as well! In other words, WAKE UP!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used services (both free and paid) and after taking a break for a couple of weeks, completely forgot about that particular website. I want WOODWHOLESALER to be the go-to site for North American Forest companies. We need to constantly be reminding our current members about our services while building more and more members so they can use this awesome service as well.
This is going to be the first custom add-on since we launched WOODWHOLESALER last month. I want everyone to know that this is the FIRST of many more ideas to come. As we gain more members and more income, we’ll be able to afford implementing the more expensive custom projects… trust me, this is going to be a very unique, incredible site in the future and right now, you’re in on the ground floor and have front row seats to see how this will grow and change in the near future. I know I keep harping on this but I need your input and feedback on how we’re doing. Give me suggestions of what you would like to see in future editions of WOODWHOLESALER.COM.