Excellent question. First, we are not a directory. Yes, we have a directory that you can search based on sign type and location, but we are much more than that. We are a marketing platform. We are focused on one industry: the sign industry. We encourage users to sign up for other platforms for two reasons: 1) everyone in the world isn’t going to use just one of these sites, but if some use both, even better to be on both to show your strength in the marketplace and 2) we are a champion for your business. We are actively marketing our platform to sign buyers of all types around the world, therefore working to market your company.
No, we do not. Our experience working with free subscriptions is people are not invested in it and forget about it. When you sign up, no matter what level, we will work to help you get your profile as complete as can be and even give you a list of resources to assist in getting professional photos taken affordably, have content written that meet SEO standards and even encourage you to have a video made about your company. Our focus is helping you tell your story and show your strengths so you can win new clients and business.
That is what sets us apart from others. We are actively selling for you. Users looking for your services do not have to sign up, remember another password or even pay to use our site - it's free to them. It’s that simple. Let’s say a new restaurant chain based in Seattle is seeking a sign painter in Orlando, FL. They could spend hours looking for someone and in the end, end up finding the wrong fit. If they use Signcrowd they will find a qualified vendor in that area.
Yes, we have sponsored placements on an extremely limited number by region for an additional monthly or discounted annual fee. We also have post advertising packages for our monthly newsletters and article posts. Please note: there is a private article section for sign companies and services as well as email newsletters for this group. If you are a company (wholesale, products, etc) that sells to sign companies, we have marketing and advertising solutions for you.