Drupal Service Providers: Get your Drupal Marketplace on

I recently received an email regarding the launch of the Drupal Marketplace (thanks Megan!), where you get yourself listed if you're a Drupal service provider. Here's the email:

We're excited to announce that the much anticipated Marketplace is now in preview mode at drupal.org/marketplace-preview. As one of the community's long time supporters, we invite you to be among the first to sign up!

The Marketplace is a greatly improved business listing that will replace the Service Provider page, which currently lists companies alphabetically and is difficult for prospective clients to find Drupal businesses that meet their needs.

With the Marketplace's improved browse capabilities, visitors can easily find ideally suited Drupal business. Visitors can browse by:

- Type of services provided
- Industry/sector specialties
- Company headquarter location

The Service Provider page has 23,500 average monthly visitors and now that traffic will go to the Marketplace. We raised the visibility of the Marketplace by creating its own tab on the d.o home page as part of the original re-design efforts.

As the first to join the Marketplace, you will be able to define your industry sector and service type tags. Your input will help us create a defined list for when we role the Marketplace out to the greater Drupal business community. We appreciate you taking the time to partner with us on this effort, so we can create the most effective business listing possible. We encourage you to send us feedback by using the comments section here: http://association.drupal.org/node/749

Your support of the Drupal project and the community is greatly appreciated. We are excited to find ways to return that support by delivering new programs that foster our very important Drupal business community.

Thanks again for all that you do,
The Drupal Association Team

--
Megan Sanicki
Sponsor Wrangler
Drupal Association
480.818.9825
skype: megan.sanicki
twitter: @megansanicki

Here's a screenshot of our listing:

metal toad Drupal Marketplace Listing

All it takes is subscription (or in our case a renewal) of membership in the Drupal Association and posting of information about your company or yourself as an individual provider.

I happen to think this is a great move and I'd encourage any service provider to get listed. It provides a single place for prospective clients to peruse and company different potential vendors. These days Drupal is taking off at a tear that's making it difficult for people to find qualified vendors. Let's help them out and all get listed in a single spot.

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Joaquin is a 20+ year technology veteran helping to lead businesses in the move to the Cloud. He frequently speaks on panels about the future of tech ranging from IoT and Machine Learning to the latest innovation in the entertainment industry.  He has helped to modernize software for industry leaders like Sony, Daimler, Intel, the Golden Globes, Siemens Wind Power, ABC, NBC, DC Comics, Warner Brothers & the Linux Foundation.

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