Hello, fellow Designers! Thanks for stopping by to check us out.
The Designing Link is a trade-only online vendor database for specification and selection management. With answers to over 80 comprehensive questions from each of our registered vendors The Designing Link is absolutely the tool you need to add to your daily way of doing business. A subscription to our website grants you access to information about their products, policies, and procedures and beyond, while you are specifying for your client at any time of day or night, any time of year, no matter your location.
Being that I am an Interior Designer myself, I fully understand first-hand the frustration with the inability to have all of the information at your fingertips when you want it. After wasting plenty of time contacting vendors to get pricing and information for products I thought would be perfect for clients, and then realizing after finally hearing back from the rep or office that either the price is way too high, the lead time is too long, the freight/shipping charges are more than what was budgeted, or there are no customization options, etc. and I then need to restart my search. So, at that point, not only have I wasted a ton of time on a product that won't work, but I lost time on the project timeline. The questions we ask every vendor are geared to answer all of the questions we want to ask vendors before specifying products.
This database is accessible 24/7 and updated by the vendors themselves so the information you view is most accurate. We have an ever-growing list of registered vendors that sell all types of product and services. If we don’t have a vendor you are seeking, let us know and we'll contact them on your behalf to include them.
The idea sparked after the April 2010 High Point Market so we are still building up our database of published vendors in order to reach a respectable amount before we launch the full subscription. In the interim, trial memberships are now available and can be obtained for a non-refundable $25, which is the pre-payment of your first month of the full subscription. This trial membership grants the subscriber access to our fully functioning Vendor Database filled with comprehensive information for each of our published vendors profiles.* Once we launch the full subcription, which we expect to happen on January 1, 2011, subscriptions will be $25 per user, per month. For your convenience, you will be automatically charged at the beginning of each month of membership for as long as you remain a member.
When you are ready to make a change in the way you do business, click the link below and get started by filling out the application. Once your credentials are validated and you are approved as a valid Design Professional, you w