Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) September 20, 2006
Leading home improvement stores in the United States have the unprecedented opportunity to increase capital by an estimated $3 million per month by providing a new service called 1-800-GET-BIDS.
The service links contractors with consumers, providing the major home improvement retailers with a cost-efficient way to increase business and improve customer relations. The contractor-consumer matchmaking service has the potential to draw in roughly 300,000 introductions per month, without the need for expensive branding investments.
“With only the basic cross-selling involved for the major home improvement retailers, 1-800-GET-BIDS will be a major boon for any major home improvement store,” said Scott Wolmuth, owner and inventor of the service. “This would be a fast and profitable venture for any company that would want to make this service part of their business.”
Wolmuth is a seasoned veteran in making vanity numbers successful, and is turning his sole focus over to 1-800-GET-BIDS by selling his other profitable listing services, 1-800 and 1-888 LISTING. The Santa Rosa businessman’s idea for 1-800-LISTING was realized after brainstorming for a memorable phone number to link with his real estate brokerage. The result was a concept that allows other Realtors to buy licenses to use Wolmuth’s trademark idea for their own business.
Wolmuth has also had major success with 1-800-FREE-411, putting together an exclusive license agreement of his patented system with Jingle Networks. The concept behind 1-800-FREE-411 is, instead of calling 411 and paying up to $3 per call for a phone number listing, users can get that listing free if they listen to a 12-second advertisement. 1-800-FREE-411 has been receiving millions of calls per month, but hasn’t spent a penny in advertisement. The same degree of overwhelming success is expected with 1-800-GET-BIDS.
“Vanity numbers I’ve created in the past are low in expenses and high in expectations,” said Wolmuth. “The new 1-800-GET-BIDS is just so easy to remember, it basically sells itself.”
Activity surrounding the financing of 1-800-GET-BIDS is going full-steam, with venture capital firms Benchmark Capital and Shasta Ventures closely analyzing the potential of Wolmuth’s service.
“We’re advertising in Forbes Magazine, seeking partners in this next venture because the sky really is the limit on this one,” said Wolmuth. “We’ve been asked if we’ll sell it outright, and the answer is a definite no. We want to ride this big wave for as far as it’ll go, and right now, that wave is only just starting to swell. These are exciting times.”
About the Company
1-800-LISTING is a real estate referral agency that allows regional and local Realtors to take part in national advertising campaigns. It can be found at http://www.1800listing.com
1-800-FREE-411 is a national 411 service provider, offering free access to users in return for exposure to a short advertisement. It can be found at http://www.free411.com
1-800-GET-BIDS is a start-up, currently engaged in the search for joint venture partners. It can be found at http://www.getbids.com.
Scott Wolmuth is available for interviews about his ventures and the 1-800 industry. He can be reached at [1-800-438-2437 or via email.