Establishing your existing vendor connections in your PRO instance is a key element to maximizing your results from using PRO because your users can easily identify your company's pre-approved sign vendors in a search result.
The process is simple (from your perspective anyway). You provide us with the necessary information via spreadsheet and we will provide the services necessary to establish the connections. Here's a KB article on what's needed.
We will provide you with a detailed report of the results of the PRO Network connection exercise. Please note, however, that we provide this service once, and all future management of your PRO Network is done by you through your PRO instance. We will provide training to ensure that you have a clear understanding of how easy this is handled from within PRO.
We recognize the likelihood that we will not be able to match all of your records with records from our master database. Unmatched records will not be added to our master database without first verification of the data by the sign vendor. We do this to preserve the integrity of our master database. Verification of these unmatched records is done by email (if you've provided an email address). If no email address has been provided, VCG may, at its discretion, attempt to contact the sign vendor by US postal service.
We will send an email notification to your sign vendors to notify them that they are part of your PRO Network. As an added option, we can also direct them to a custom-to-you branded web page to request that they provide any additional information required in their profile. The custom branded web page is a subdomain of Sign Vendor Network (www.signvendornetwork.com), with your personal URL as [yourcompany.signvendornetwork.com]. The custom-to-you branded web page will require an SSL certificate (provided by you). All that the sign vendor has to do is enter their email address and a secure link is sent to that email address (for verification purposes). The authorized user of the email address clicks a link in the email to provide them access to verification of their company information. Here's a KB article on the notification process.
Prospective sign vendors that are interested in working with you can also utilize your custom branded sign vendor network site as a great way to easily network with you, thereby allowing you to effortlessly grow your own PRO Network.