New York (PRESS RELEASE – April 6, 2009) – LimeExchange today announced that the online services marketplace site has registered more than 25,000 users since it’s global launch on July 30, 2008, just eight months ago – making it one of the fastest growing services marketplaces in the world. To acknowledge the milestone and show their appreciation to the service providers who helped fuel their growth, the service started waiving all project-related fees and commission for a period of 90 days starting April 1st.
LimeExchange features freelance professionals & small businesses specializing in areas such as graphic design, programming, copywriting, and business services–more than 20,000 talented service providers in over 160 countries worldwide. Businesses and individuals who are looking for resources on demand and an extended outsourced workforce can register and post a project free of charge, and receive proposals from talented professionals and small businesses that meet their criteria. Buyers can then choose the best proposal, negotiate terms of service, track and manage milestones and flexible payment schedules via a secure escrow account – all within the LimeExchange interface.
Registration, posting projects, and bidding on projects is always free for both buyers and providers on LimeExchange – which is one element of its success. LimeExchange traditionally charges a payment-processing fee and a transaction fee to cover the cost of fund transfers and operating costs. For the 90-day period, the company will waive both the transaction fee and the payment-processing fee for any project awarded during this period.
“Our service providers have helped us reach this goal much earlier than anticipated and it was only fitting to celebrate this achievement by giving back to them,” said John Enright, VP Marketing & Business Development for LimeExchange. “In this current economic climate, we thought that waiving fees would be one way for LimeExchange to show our appreciation. We now represent providers in over 160 countries around the world and their feedback and support have enabled us to enhance the experience for both providers and buyers.”
LimeExchange, the marketplace for global talent on demand, is one of the fastest growing online services marketplace in the world. With a large network of highly rated talent, LimeExchange provides a supplemental work base to individuals, small businesses and corporations around the globe. By using LimeExchange, service buyers can find the talent they need on demand by posting project requirements. Service providers can find and bid on projects and start building profitable business relationships with clients around the globe. To learn more and to set up a free profile, visit LimeExchange.com.
About LimeLabs, LLC.
LimeLabs is an innovative web services company focused on facilitating the exchange of ideas and information through technology. Its portfolio of services includes LimeExchange, a global services marketplace; LimeDomains, a web hosting and domain registration service; and LimeBits, an open source code sharing community. LimeLabs is also member of the LimeGroup, an umbrella organization that encompasses several brands and services, including LimeWire and Tower Research Capital.