You can increase your results within Sourcing City using a number of additional online services which are explained below. To make life easier for you, we can create your own personalised ‘advertising bundle’, which is designed exclusively to suit your own business & you also benefit from substantial discounts.
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Your Product Entries
When you add your products to Sourcing City they appear in all of our following services to distributors: Sourcing City | Sourcing Planet | Distributor Skin Sites | ECO-Skin Sites & Top Client Skin Sites.
If you already have products listed in Sourcing City and would like to either update or add new items please visit the Supplier Area.
Enhanced Item Types
- Your selected Enhanced Item Types are forced to the top section in all related search results pages.
- Enhanced Entries statistically achieve: ‘Five times more CT Enquires than Standard Entries’.
- Your Enhanced Item Types are online for 12 months.
How enhanced entries work:
- Your Supplier Area in Sourcing City can show you how each of your products are performing against your competitors.
- You can then decide which products you would like to ‘enhance’.
- The price for each enhanced entry is based on the statistical popularity of each item type.
- All item types are limited to only 9 enhanced products per item type. This is to ensure maximum exposure for your enhanced entries.
- A supplier may have a maximum of 3 enhanced products within any individual item type. NB: Enhanced Entries occasionally appear after ‘special offers’ if applicable.
Special Offer Ads
Special Offer Advertisement
- Advertise your latest Special Offers. They automatically go to the top of all related search result pages.
- They also appear in a ‘Special Offer’ section on the home page. Limited time offers.
- Simply tell us about your special offer & we upload it same day.
Banner Ads on Sourcing City or Sourcing Planet (Sourcing Planet Ads only for ‘exclusively trade’ suppliers)
- Get our users & online visitors to visit your own website.
- Excellent value for money compared to alternatives.
- Banner Ad Performance (SC Analysis December 2011)
- Average Click Through's Per Month: 250
- Average Cost Per Click through: £1.58
- Average Page Impressions Per Month: 117,144
Banner Ad Sizes: Sourcing City & Sourcing Planet: Top or Bottom of Page. Format: Animated Gif. Width: 461 Pixels x Height: 71 Pixels. File Size: No Larger than 30kb.
To get the best results from Sourcing City, we can create your own personalised ‘Advertising Bundle’, which is designed exclusively to suit your business.
- To get the most from your marketing budget Sourcing City offer Advertising Bundles, where you can mix & match your annual advertising to a fixed budget.
- Your bundle can consist of your own mixed choice from Enhanced Entries, Banners, Special Offer/New Product Ads or Dynamic Mailing.
- Alternatively, we can recommend a bundle to fit your budget & to give you the best results.
- We then agree an annual programme with you, which we then manage on your behalf. This ensures that your products are in front of customers at the right time of the year.
- Most importantly, significant discounts apply to make your money go further.
Dynamic Mailing is the UK’s market leader in trade e–shot services. Dynamic mailing offers access to the UK’s highest quality, " fully qualified, ‘Trade Promotional Merchandise Buyer’ database. The Dynamic Mailing E–Shot service enables suppliers to inform key industry trade buyers about their latest products & offers.
Dynamic Mailing Service - E-Shots
- You can use our database to e–mail over 3500+ quality & qualified trade promotional merchandise buyer e-mail contacts, in around 2000 distributor companies.
- We are certain we can introduce you to trade distributors & contacts you do not know.
- Simply create an html e-mailer as you would like to send yourself, then send to us & we do the rest.
- Our service saves major costs associated with paper communication & postage.
Dynamic Mailing Service - Land Post
- You can use our database to contact by post over 2000 UK Distributor companies with over 4000 individual buying contacts. (This includes contacts that do not wish to receive e–mailers)
- We can send from a one page flyer to a full catalogue. Full packing, collation, insertion & flow wrapping service available.
- Simply send your mailing piece to our mailing house & we do the rest.
Sourcing City Database Questions
- Question: How do we know that it is quality information?
- Answer: Because databases are our business. We have 3 members of team dedicated to our databases & this involves constant research of distributors & their individual team members.
- Question: Can we buy the database?
- Answer: Afraid not. We are registered data controllers & the data protection act does not allow the sale of the data. Also, we want you to come back & use our services again & again!
Sourcing City Marketplace
Launched in 2011 Sourcing City Marketplace offers a unique opportunity for "professional conversations by invitation".
- A unique networking event for key Suppliers to meet with principals of Distributor companies with a turnover of £500k and above.
- 20 minute appointments between Suppliers and Distributors offer the opportunity to have effective,focused conversations.
- Offers the opportunity for Suppliers to talk about their value added services and why Distributors should be doing business with them.
Sourcing City Live
A trade product exhibition held in January for recognised promotional merchandise Distributors.
- An invitation only event for Distributor companies that demonstrate a dedicated and professional approach to the sale of promotional merchandise
- Appointment options allow the opportunity to present new products to business principals and sales teams.