KIRKLAND, WA – May 15, 2018 – eTelligent Inc. (https://www.etelligent-inc.com/) announced today that it has launched its first regulated funding campaign on the Start Engine Fundraising portal in compliance with Regulation Crowdfunding under Title III of the JOBS Act effective as of May 2016. eTelligent Inc.’s offering is for $1.070M USD and is available until July 31, 2018.
ETELLIGENT Inc. is the producer and publisher of YourLocalWeddingDirectory.com the most comprehensive online media marketplace specifically dedicated to the wedding industry and focused on directing shopping brides to the wedding businesses in their local area. Organized by specific retail category and divided by location, the geographically focused wedding directories combine the highly successful features of the iconic yellow pages with the latest technologies to connect brides with the wedding businesses they are searching for.
The YourLocalWeddingDirectory.com platform design vastly improves the ability to find wedding vendors by location and provides an all-inclusive list of available vendors for all budgets for brides looking to compare and book services for their wedding. With over 2.2 million new brides each year, spending a national average of over $25,000 per wedding, weddings are an unique, highly competitive landscape and today’s brides expect to research their wedding choices online.
This OPO announcement is a continuation of eTelligent Inc.’s expansion into the national arena with their unique local wedding directory concept connecting brides planning weddings to the wedding vendors in their immediate area. With over 65,000 individual business listings in 56 separate directories in 21 states and four geographic regions of the US, eTelligent is ready to become a game changer in the wedding industry by being the only directive wedding website dedicated exclusively to connecting bridal customers with their local wedding merchants.
“We are excited to launch our initial Regulation Crowdfunding campaign on the Start Engine.com platform,” said Founder and CEO, Barbara Weller. “The wedding industry is a highly lucrative, fast growing $59 billion plus industry with an easy entry route due to little regulation and a low initial capital investment. It is a very competitive marketplace, with a steady influx of new bridal customers so vendors have to proactively promote their goods and services to a constantly changing audience. By providing an affordable, results orientated localized advertising opportunity we position ourselves as a more cost-effective option for small and large vendors alike to reach more new brides planning their weddings.”
Ms. Weller has expertise in the direct target marketing industry including several years’ experience with one of the major national yellow page publishers. In 2015, together with her talented web development team, she set out to design a more effective way to connect bridal shoppers with their local wedding vendors and improve the ROI for vendors in the process. Barbara passionately believes that driving better results to satisfy her advertising customers is the road to success for her company. With that goal in mind, her strategy is to become the first choice for brides shopping for wedding services in the marketplace by creating the easiest solution to help engaged couples find, compare and connect with all the wedding vendors they want to do business with. By providing a simple, directive connection to the resources engaged couples need, eTelligent’s localized wedding directory concept will become their preferred resource for finding businesses to book for their wedding, providing those wedding business advertisers with the success they hope for and these achievements will propel the company upwards for years to come.
ABOUT ETELLIGENT Inc. & YOUR LOCAL WEDDING DIRECTORY.COM
Founded in 2015 in a Kirkland, WA, ETELLIGENT Inc. started with the idea that there was a better way to find vendors for brides planning weddings – that brides needed a way to search locally for their planning needs and the wedding merchant choices they needed to create the special day of their dreams. Our locally-targeted directory concept focuses on helping engaged couples find the best vendors for their wedding day when and where they are getting married. We offer unique geographically targeted wedding directories that make us a valuable resource for brides planning their weddings and for vendors looking to book more weddings.
ETELLIGENT Inc. plans to expand their current reach in the wedding industry to cover more regions and local areas. To date, Your Local Wedding Directory.com features over 65,000 individual business listings in 56 locally focused wedding directories covering 21 states in four regions of the US. National expansion plans include adding 8 new regions and their respective local directories to meet the needs of brides and merchants across the nation.
Kirkland, WA – February 5, 2018 Your Local Wedding Directory, an online wedding directory, is committed to providing the most comprehensive list of local wedding service professionals who assist brides planning their dream weddings.
According to statistics from The Wedding Report, couples marrying in the US travel between 44 and 54 miles from their home to marry. 63% of weddings take place within 25 miles, 18% within 50 miles and 10% between 50 and 200 miles.
With its 58 area specific directories covering 21 states, Your Local Wedding Directory is poised for continued growth and success. The Directories service brides in The Pacific Northwest, Mid-Atlantic, Rocky Mountain and Southeastern regions of the United States. Based on localized shopping patterns, brides can utilize the user-friendly, online directories to find local service providers in an array of categories dedicated to the wedding industry.
The focus of each Directory is to enhance the bridal experience and make it easier for brides at each stage of the planning process. Features include information on Wedding Shows & Expos, wedding checklists and "Advice from the Pros", the Directory blog. The blog focuses on providing inspiration and education for brides; including insider tips, etiquette guidelines and bridal industry trends. Industry professionals are encouraged to submit articles that provide unique and helpful information to brides for publication.
The wedding statistics above demonstrate the captive bridal audience within the local concentration areas for wedding service professionals. The CEO of the company said, “The wedding industry remains strong and while national industry numbers continue to skyrocket, we are capitalizing on a need to provide a localized platform for brides and vendors to connect in the local markets. Local vendors understand the importance of marketing to local brides. No one can possibly comprehend the needs of local brides better than local vendors. They can easily accommodate and cater to brides and their families throughout each stage of the wedding process. We provide a cost-effective, budget-friendly solution for vendors focused on increasing their visibility and capturing local market share. We feel a commitment to both brides and vendors and remain diligent in our effort to service local market areas.”
The ability for Brides to research and work with wedding service providers that are close to home saves both time and money in preparation for their wedding day. Vendors appreciate the advertising platform as they can promote their businesses for a lower cost because their concentration is solely on the local market of shopping brides.
KIRKLAND, Wash., December 20, 2017 – ETelligent Inc., publisher of Your Local Wedding Directory the leading local online wedding directory is poised for national expansion to more regions throughout the United States.
With over 71% of weddings taking place within 25 miles of a bride’s home, Your Local Wedding Directories’ comprehensive lists of local service providers and user-friendly search features has revolutionized the online wedding directory industry.
Currently operating in four geographic regions servicing 21 states, Your Local Wedding Directories have quickly become a favorite to brides and vendors alike. The ease of the website navigation allows brides to search based on their local venue rather than focusing on a nation-wide search. They are then able to search by category, covering every potential need: a venue, flowers, photographers, dresses and even for events leading up to the big day such as rehearsal dinners.
“Current wedding directory websites offer millions of vendor options for brides, unfortunately their national scale does not allow brides to easily search for vendors in their chosen location,” says Your Local Wedding Directory CEO, Barbara Weller. “Often times brides will find a vendor they love, only to find out they will not service their chosen wedding venue. By offering geographically specific directories, we are minimizing this disappointing situation for brides, and creating a more functional planning experience.”
The local focus of the directories allows for vendors to realize a higher return on their investment as they are not forced to compete against national brands. On the old guard national wedding websites, local vendors are not only lost in endless lists, but they cannot compete against the advertising spend of the big budget names. Vendors are able to be noticed for their service rather than their advertising. Brides benefit from a more authentic interaction and are able to connect directly with each vendor.