Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Marketplace.City?
- How much does it cost my city?
- OK, it’s free to create an account, but are you going to sell the data back to me and to vendors?
- Am I good candidate as a user?
- I work for a company. Am I a good candidate for Marketplace.city?
- What cities are using it?
- Who is using it within those cities?
- What is the value to my company?
- I sell services. Should I be on Marketplace.city?
- Ok, but what does it cost?
- What if I don’t want to use the service after the trial period?
- How do I know this is secure?
- That sounds pretty good, how do I sign up?
What is Marketplace.City?
Marketplace.city connects city government innovators to the new technology products, enabling them to find, research, validate and implement solutions faster. This is done by maintaining a directory of technology products that are validated based on past performance, case studies and a user community of government employees that can review the use of those products.
How much does it cost my city?
Nothing. It is free for all government users.
OK, it’s free to create an account, but are you going to sell the data back to me and to vendors?
No. Your data is yours and you can stop using the platform at any time. We will never sell city and government user information to vendors.
Am I good candidate as a user?
Are you searching for new technology either as a buyer or influencer? Are you looking for ways to improve the life of your citizens through technology? Do you want to make your job easier and reduce the cost of your operations? Do you just want to know what is out there? If you answered yes to any of those, then Yes!
I work for a company. Am I a good candidate for Marketplace.city?
Do you sell or want to sell technology to cities and the public sector…then yes you are good fit! Marketplace.city will be accessed by government users to find and validate new technology. If you are interested in working with them, you should join the platform.
What cities are using it?
Marketplace.city has four City Launch Partners: New York City, Barcelona, Atlanta and Dublin. The list of current cities is here. Additionally, we are working with cities across North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia to onboard them as well. Eventually the platform will scale to support thousands of cities and tens of thousands of users. If there are cities you have worked with in the past or want to see, tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is using it within those cities?
Many types of people. The first users in cities are typically technology decision makers, buyers and influencers. That means CTOs, CIO, Innovation Teams, Smart City teams, their staff and their procurement partners. We also users from various departments and agencies - transportation, public works, administration, economic development, education, libraries, parks and more. Everyone is looking for technology and any validated public sector users can create an account.
What is the value to my company?
It’s simple: better business development, a 24/7 exhibit booth, and a home for your customer references. Over 60% of research and validation during the sales process is completed online prior initial contact with a vendor. Marketplace.city is an easy way to get your information in front of cities, when they want and need it. Have your current product and solution available and organized by how cities consume. Get validation and reviews from the city for your past work. Find relevant information about city priorities and opportunities. Get contacted by cities that want to evaluate your products with simple 1 click connections.
I sell services. Should I be on Marketplace.city?
Yes, if you sell into the public sector you should be there. Our partners are using the platform to search for many types of products, services and solutions. Service offerings are structured just like products where you can describe the outcomes you deliver and your results.
Ok, but what does it cost?
For the remainder of 2017 it’s free to list up to 3 products/services. After that you, will receive introductory pricing of only $12 dollars per month per product.
What if I don’t want to use the service after the trial period?
No problem. You can opt out any time before the trial period ends and you will not be charged. If you’d like, your Company Profile can remain in the directory for free.
How do I know this is secure?
We validate all users and companies to ensure they are who they say they are. Additionally, our engineers are using leading practices and standards to ensure the platform is secure.
That sounds pretty good, how do I sign up?