Montreal, QC (PRWEB) July 22, 2009
Merchantopolis announced today its worldwide availability for businesses. The online service, found at http://www.merchantopolis.com/ helps businesses by allowing them to get listed and gain exposure by being able to add a business profile and contact information. The listing allows businesses to provide full details of their business, products and services. Features of the listing include: business profile, contact information, a map of their location, pictures, products and offers. Members can update their account at any time, changing their offers and products.
The Internet is a vital part of successful businesses today. It helps build brand recognition and a technique for businesses to reach both local and international customers. The Internet today is not only an information highway but also a global marketplace where consumers and businesses can shop globally. Merchantopolis helps businesses gain exposure and potentially acquire new customers. Businesses that are already online gain added exposure to their website, but for small businesses that don't have a website; this is an opportunity for them to have an online presence, bringing awareness to their products and services - internationally.
Businesses spend thousands of dollars a year in print advertising which allows only local advertising and very little measurement for success, with minimal return on investment. Consumers today tend to search the Web first for information on products and services. With businesses turning to the Web for advertising this will create a greater opportunity for continued growth. The advantage with a site like Merchantopolis is that local search is available. Simply type in a zip code and the type of business you're looking for and you get results.
Merchantopolis owner Fabio Cuffaro said, "Over the years we've encountered a large number of small businesses who spend large sums of money marketing their business through yellow pages type websites. Yellow pages sites are also online but they are rarely effective in bringing awareness of the business, its products and services, to an international level." (Cuffaro is an Internet Entrepreneur who has been developing websites since 2003.)
According to Cuffaro, that was in large part the motivation for developing Merchantopolis but added, "Businesses need as much exposure as possible while keeping their marketing budgets in line. Merchantopolis offers this opportunity by allowing businesses to provide lots of information about their business, products and services and keeping the cost of advertising to a very reasonable cost."
Currently the cost of obtaining a listing in Merchantopolis is a one time fee of $89.99 US. There are no recurring fees for the listing and members can make changes any time.
Merchantopolis is owned by Inwurx Media, a privately held company that focuses on providing information services on the Internet.
For more information on Merchantopolis please visit: http://www.merchantopolis.com/