As popularity for the Procurement Insights Blog continues to grow I spent a great deal of time and thought on how to make my expanding library of white papers, reports and studies available to my readership.
Specifically, how do I provide you with optimal access to assess the veracity and applicability of my work on a cost basis that makes sense?
Along these lines, and based on the responses I received to a recent survey, I will be building a Free Access Library (http://procureinsights.wordpress.com/procurement-insights-free-access-library/) in which there will be a nominal download fee for each paper and service of between $5 and $25. Sort of a “knowledge-based” shopping mall that provides everyone with the ability to pick and choose papers dealing with the subject matter that is of interest.
Once you have had an opportunity to review the quality of the content, and determine that the Procurement Insights Free Access Library is a resource that you will want to repeatedly use in the future, an annual subscription program will also be made available at $50 per year (someone suggested $49.95, but $50 is a nice round number) providing unlimited access to all papers and services including SpeedQuest. If you already know that this is the kind of resource you have been looking for, and want to subscribe send me an e-mail at; email@example.com with “SUBSCRIBE” in the subject line.
As I go through the actual mechanics of providing (nee building) an automated pay/download function (ease of use is always an important factor, and I want to streamline the process for you as much as possible), I have set up a temporary page (http://procureinsights.wordpress.com/procurement-insights-free-access-library/) that lists all of the papers and services that are currently available including the corresponding fee.
During this interim period, you simply have to send me an e-mail indicating the item you wish to purchase. I will then contact you directly to coordinate payment (all major credit cards are accepted) and forward the requested paper to you electronically.
Once again, this is only until the automated pay/download site has been activated. In the meantime, this interim process will actually give us a chance to talk.
I will also be setting up chat groups centered on the theme of specific papers. Access is Free with your purchase, and for those of you who have attended my seminars, you know that this will provide another opportunity to enthusiastically share our mutual passion for all things procurement.
Watch for this added feature in the very near future.
Procurement Insights Corporate Account Program
The Corporate Account Program provides a master download code that enables company employees to access white papers etc. through their corporation’s main Procurement Insights account.
Contact me for further details at firstname.lastname@example.org (be sure to include “CORP” in the subject line), or by telephone at 819-986-8953.