The WAND business to business directory platform is built upon the WAND Product and Service Taxonomy providing a sophisticated underlying structure for categorizing and searching company data by the specific product or service which a company is able to provide. Custom branded Powered by WAND directories have been in use on the Internet by major yellow pages publishers, trade associations, and government agencies since 1996.
Powered by WAND directories have the following features:
- Categorize and search companies by precision product and service categories
The specificity of the WAND product and service categories allows more accurate search and classification than any other business directory platform on the Internet. The categories can be split off into industry segments to create vertical directories. Over 70,000 categories are available.
- Geographical search
Search the entire world for suppliers or drill down to a specific geography. WAND directories have suppliers from 172 countries.
- Available eleven language search and navigation interface
Powered by WAND directories are truly built upon a global platform. The WAND categories are available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Vietnamese. The business directory interface can be translated as well. Users can search in their native language.
- Buyer Registration
Buyers can categorize themselves to the product and service categories which they are involved in purchasing and get their own “Buyer Home Page”. This is a tool that will automatically notify the buyer of the relevant suppliers in the selected product and service categories and any new suppliers that register in those categories.
- Seller Profile Self-Maintenance
Sellers listed in the directory can come back anytime using their login user name and password to update contact information or to edit their product and service categories.
- Request for Quote
Listed companies may receive direct requests for quote from buyers on the directory. Buyers can send RFQs to multiple suppliers at once using an easy online form submission process.
- Interactive Product and Service Catalog
Registered suppliers can list their products and services in sophisticated online catalogs. Products and services can be listed at the feature level utilizing WAND’s set of 1.3 million attributes and attribute values. Buyers can drill down through a WAND online catalog by choosing the features that are most important to their purchase.
- Global network distribution
Powered by WAND directories are linked together in a global distribution network to allow a company that publishes into a local directory to appear in all the other directories on the network.
- Revenue Generating Business Model
All companies get a free basic listing on the directory which includes Company name, address, phone, fax, and contact name. Sellable listing upgrades available include web links, email links, full color logos and pictures, priority placement within each WAND category, additional information pages, and interactive catalog pages.
- Custom branded and fully hosted solution
Designed to match the look and feel and seamlessly drop in to an existing website, Powered by WAND directories require minimal integration and can be up and running in less than thirty days.
About WAND, Inc.
Since 1995, WAND has developed structured multi-lingual vocabularies with related tools and services to power precision search and classification applications on the Internet. From our custom travel, jobs and skills, and medical taxonomies to our cornerstone and product and service taxonomies, WAND's taxonomies are well-structured, deep, precise, and best in class.
In addition to licensing its taxonomies for integration into third party applications, WAND leverages its taxonomies internally to build, precision online horizontal and vertical business directory applications. Powered by WAND directory applications have been matching buyers and seller on the Internet since 1996. WAND serves customers on five continents.
Learn more about WAND's products and services at www.WANDinc.com