suggestions for "best in class" B2B websites?

2 Sep 2009 - 11:21am
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Meredith Noble
2010

Hi all,

Does anyone have any B2B websites that they'd hold up as good examples?
I'm doing a competitive review and none of my client's direct
competitors have remarkable websites.

I'm looking for:

- A well-done B2B site

- The company preferably sells a service rather than a physical product

- Bonus if the company provides some selling tools right on the website
rather than asking the customer just to call in for a quote

- Bonus if the company has a self-service website for customers (DOUBLE
bonus if I can become a customer so as to check it out!)

We're going to do a logistics company (FedEx or UPS), a water delivery
company (Poland Springs), and a software company (Bentley) but I'm
reaaally struggling with others for some reason.

Would be so grateful for other ideas.

Thanks gang,

Meredith

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2 Sep 2009 - 11:45am
Ethan Worrel
2009

Hi Meredith,

I would check out these guys. They definitely fit your description
on all accounts:

http://www.fogcreek.com/FogBugz/

We've started using them for our project management and bug tracking
on our projects. As a user experience designer and business owner
I've been very impressed with their approach to market and the
execution of their product so far. Also, you can get a free 45 day
trial, so you can check it out without taking any money out of
pocket!

I hope this helps!

thanks,

Ethan Worrel
ENTERMEDIA LLC
www.entermedianow.com

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2 Sep 2009 - 3:21pm
Tiffany Guidice
2009

Hey Meredith,

Some good examples of B2B sites that I have found have been the
following:

http://nutritionbusinessjournal.com/
This one is a subscription site, so you can join to get the premium
content

http://basecamphq.com/
This is a project management system, but could work for you as well.

Hope that helps.

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3 Sep 2009 - 8:00am
Meredith Noble
2010

Thanks Tiffany, thanks Ethan. I really, really appreciate the help.

Tiffany, Basecamp is a great idea -- definitely B2B, and definitely
more "current" than other sites. I'll check out the journal too.

And Ethan, Fogbugz is great too. Hope you like the product itself. It
fell short on a few things my team and I needed, but overall, it was
quite awesome :)

Meredith

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