Connect To Buy is a single resource for searching for vendors of business products and services. Rather than using huge search engines to find local vendors, buyers can go to Connecttobuy.com to find pre-qualified and referred local vendors in a variety of categories. The goal is to have five to ten recommended vendors in each category. Buyers can select a vendor and make purchase decisions faster, more easily, and with greater confidence because Connect To Buy has pulled together a collection of pre-qualified vendors in each category. Categories include, but are not limited to office furniture, office equipment, web development, graphic design, IT providers, and phone systems. A buyer reviews vendor profiles, selects a vendor and requests contact via a brief form. A rep from the selected vendor contacts them directly within two business hours.
In addition to making the purchasing process easier for businesses, Connect To Buy also provides local vendors with a relatively low-cost, low maintenance marketing medium. Providing an affordable marketing medium was another area Muchulas grew sympathetic to with his clients while in sales. With Connect To Buy, the vendor knows that buyers are driven to the site with the intent to buy. Vendors represented on the site have been recommended by business people and pre-qualified by Connect To Buy. Market research conducted on behalf of Connect To Buy suggested that a limited number of vendors be present within a given category to make the selection process easier for buers; therefore a limited number of vendors will be present in each category.