Monday, October 02, 2006

Source for Manufacturers' Reps

We used to have password access to an online database of manufacturers' reps. However, the rules of information access are constantly changing, and the site's owners pulled the plug on our access.

I've only recently discovered that you can obtain lists of manufacturers' reps from the Thomas Register site. Some of you may have already discovered this, but for those that haven't, it's pretty cool.

On the home page, type a word or phrase in the "Product/Service" tab for what you're seeking. When you get results, notice the column titled "Modify Results" on the left hand side. Looking down that column, you'll see a box titled "Company Type". Notice "Manufacturers' Reps" is one of the options. The number of reps appears in parentheses (and, if there are none, expect to see a zero).

Click on the link, and boom, there you have it. I'm pretty sure that the TR's geography is limited to the U.S. and Canada, but that ought to be enough for the vast majority of our clients.

1 comment:

Roger Owen Green said...

Interesting. But I can't find a similar feature on the TR DVD that we actually pay for.