Tamebay launch the Tamebay Guide Website
Today we’re proud to launch the Tamebay Guide Website which has just gone live on the Internet.
For the past two years, Tamebay have put together a guide which brought together all the various tools and services out there that will help any ecommerce SME streamline and grow their businesses.
This year, we’ve drawn together even more invaluable tools and services that will help anyone who wants to make more from online sales and as well as the PDF version created the Tamebay Guide Website as a permanent online resource.
We’re pleased to say that this year yet again there are a host of new innovative companies added to the guide, many of which Dan and I hadn’t heard of this time last year. With the website we’re now in the position that we can add new companies throughout the year, rather than once a year on the PDF Guide, of which the 2013 edition is coming soon. If you do know a great utility that helps you run your business or a service which other online retailers should be aware of please do let us know.
There’s a ton of people to thank, you our readers for continuing to support Tamebay and of course all of the companies who have helped us fill the Tamebay Website Guide with brand new content. A special shout out to Andre of eSeller Solutions who stepped in literally at the last minute (yesterday!) to design the superb new Tamebay Guide logo. We should really have thought a logo months ago but it’s been a busy time.
We’d love to hear your feedback on the Tamebay Guide website – we’ve got some more ideas on how to improve it for the future and if your company should be featured please do let us know.
Looks fantastic Chris – well done
Good logo. Andre’s team are designing my new website and logo – I heartily recommend them.
It is great to be in it this year as an independent! Looking forward to new business and working with ever more diverse clients!
Great looking guide Chris, thanks again for all the hard work you’ve done to put this together. Everyone at Seller Dynamics is delighted with our entry.
Thanks for write up on DaytodayeBay.
Great stuff guys, this should be the default guide for anyone interested in ecommerce.
Especially pleased to see @eBayAnorak featuring, this girl is a eBay GENIUS.
we dont agree ,its basically just a flyer for advertisers and cronies of tamebay. its not balanced and independent ,we want a guide to the best not those that just sponsor
Tell us who we’ve missed and we’ll get them added. With the website (unlike the annual PDF Guide) we can easily add new companies throughout the year.
We’ve already got two suppliers in the diary to talk to on Monday (that I’ve never heard of before) and will happily add everyone’s recommendations as doubtless there are some more great tools and services that we personally are not aware of.
On the “balanced and independent” part we want our readers to tell us which companies are the best. By summer we’ll be adding the ability for you to review and rate the companies you deal with.
if its going to be the default guide to e commerce, how about a paypal? being added in finance and ebay? in market places ????
We talk about eBay and PayPal so much and we missed them out? Talk about the obvious! *red faces all round*
Will be asking both for approved content Monday morning!
I’m hazarding a guess here, if you need a guide to tell you that you can sell on eBay and take money with Paypal then ecommerce is probably not the right industry for you, I take your point though.
if you need any guide at all e commerce is probably not the right industry for you.
and why mention royal mail in shipping if the obvious is being omitted?
It will be great to be able to rate and review, however in this competitive industry, how are you planning to regulate it?
I see many false reviews on the web, positive and negative…companies often take legal action against forums and review sites for members reviews to keep their slate clean as well as posting false positive reviews. The flip side is competitors damaging the reputation of others.
To be honest, having all we can think of listed in the guide then word of mouth reviews between people might be less messy.
But that’s just my opinion :)
Your points are exactly the reason we haven’t just hurriedly slapped a review widget on the site.
We’re going to insist that people leaving reviews link to their webstore/eBay shop etc. We think that’s fair enough as it should only be businesses leaving reviews in the main. If you don’t use/didn’t use the service or aren’t happy to have your name against it then we feel that you shouldn’t be leaving a review.
There’ll also be a right to reply for the supplier and a few other things we’re looking at. Whilst it’s inevitable that not all reviews will be 100% positive (and in fact it would be unrealistic if they were), we want to make sure reviews are fair, balanced, genuine and useful.
How do you plan to verify that the one leaving the review is actually who they claim to be? For instance someone could just pick an eBay seller at random, claim to be them, and leave a review positive or negative. And if you’ll PM me I’ll show you some very blatant abuses to see what you are up against. I’ve witnessed at least one of those businesses that is in the guide (not going to name names here) leave themselves positive reviews in public.
you only need to take note some of the self promoting comments on this thread to know what to expect concerning reviews
Many Thanks for the great write up it is a great resource.
Hi TameBay team,
Great to see the release of such a comprehensive online eCommerce Guide – fantastic work guys!
See it becoming the centralised hub for eCommerce players and the number one choice for eCommerce community out there.
Good to see Andre and guys from eSeller Solutions being involved in designing this great logo.
Keep up the good work and the very best wishes from the whole Linn Systems team :)
Congratulations Chris, directory looks great, easy to use and navigate! Of course we’re delighted to be part of it and share the spotlight with some of our partners and industry peers :)
Site looks incredible Chris. Wishing you much success in this new venture. ReplyManager is very excited to be a part of it.
I know you are a fair person, and let people speak their mind, but you should seriously block this “puddleglums” – It really puts me off having to read comments from ‘people’ like this.
I run successful ecom business for 12 years+ , and there is always a few companies I had not heard of, and its always nice to see new innovative companies coming through to challenge the status quo. This guide provides a voice and a focused information, that one can go away and do some research on.
Keep up the excellent (and do doubt hard) work.