28 May 2009
The Oracle of Delphi (or Delphic oracle) was the most reknowned of all the oracles in ancient Greece. People consulted the Delphic oracle on everything from important matters of public policy to personal affairs.
Fast forward to the 21st century, and today’s oracles are more often than not based on the web, and of course led by the likes of the all-conquering Google. But with over 12,000 maritime purchasers consulting it every week, ShipServ Pages has rapidly become the oracle for the maritime supply world; answering virtually any type of request for a supplier or product
But here’s the smarts. Not only does Pages help answer those previously difficult-to-answer questions, it also gives us here at ShipServ insight into what are the most popular questions. For example, everything to do with GMDSS equipment (including servicing) seems to be popular at the moment, as does the need for Lifeboat services and Lifeboat Davit Repairs.
Which means we get a steer on the types of suppliers searchers want, and so can go out and recruit the right types of suppliers. In return we can assure suppliers that there is demand for their services. Which in our books is a win-win for everyone – “the questioners” (i.e. buyers) get their questions satisfactorily answered (i.e. they find a supplier). And “the answerers” (i.e. suppliers) get valuable enquiries for their business.
And all without the need to resort to special potions, laurel leaves or ritualistic dances.
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