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Heard of Craig's list before but have you heard of -- live this online site hosts thousands of reports of reviews for local service companies like plumbers mechanics and of course doctors.
Joining us now from Indianapolis to tell us more is the gutsy founder of and -- list Andy heck can't you -- -- about fitness.
Thanks for having me on the shell was -- -- say to comply backing Cragg era pentagon Craigslist but -- -- haven't heard of and his list tell us how it works as a membership fee but what can you really offer people.
-- latest plus -- -- views on all types of local service anything you really go to the phone book for -- be home improvement contractors pet care providers.
Even health care providers and we -- an operating business now for fourteen years actress started.
In the offline world and it -- -- really focuses on the integrity of those reviews.
And really -- upon the experience as people look for when they're asking their friends and neighbors.
For recommendations for different service providers.
So since you do we have membership fees Angie you have to provide some -- the freebie -- don't offer what is it.
Full real difference it didn't listen they quality information is on the list for example we don't allow anonymous reporting which I'm a big advocate that the Internet should.
Shouldn't impose accountability to people we shouldn't be able to go out and say just what ever we want to say you have no accountability -- -- -- that factor companies don't pay to be on the list so it's all based on the consumer feedback and we monitor.
The reviews -- -- that you companies are reporting on themselves so what the consumers are getting is good reliable information and you -- find the people.
Have cut back on their memberships because of the economy you know people are looking to cut back on cable of their computer service a broad band anywhere they possibly can help your business holding up.
It's doing really well actually people are are sticking around an organization nice revenue growth this year and I think part of it is because the -- -- folks does not only on.
Improvements that you might want to do but also the rate payers a lot of people are turning to really stretch their dollars.
Do we care -- repair the refrigerator repair their car things like that.
First of buying news so that really just reinforces that the service is needed even in a downturn in the economy.
Now since people are paying out there are ponying up -- money for this thing I guess it advertiser it.
Advertisers -- interest in getting yen because they realize that these people really watch intently is to what's going on the list to tell us about your ad sales.
Well it's it's an out of the way we -- advertising -- companies who are -- or B rated.
And and it ended in order to do so they have to offer a discount to the members as well so those are really good way for consumers to when I get a discount and -- usually get their money back on their membership.
How do you plan to really expand -- what's next what can you possibly offer people that you don't already.
Well that's what adding new categories every day -- -- the medical expansion that we did about a year ago is really a big vertical expansion -- -- continually adding.
New services and plan to do so and adding new markets recover.
-- the top 200 US markets at this point and will continue to expand there as well so.
You know so this this -- for finding quality service still seems a very strong and consumers are looking for a so we're trying to meet that demand going public.
'cause I'm -- let go they let their guns on the line.
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