TilersForums.co.uk provides all of its many services to the wall and floor tiling industry free of charge. The Tile Association is using a comparison to one of the most expensive schemes going, CheckaTrade, but haven’t used a comparison against something like our forum. So we’ve done it to show the differences.
You might say it’s the difference between oldskool board rooms and new web-based communities. Whilst they’re trying to get with the times with their social presence and marketing, they’re still using oldskool tactics to sell membership. And tilers aren’t thick. They see through things like this on a daily basis in tile showrooms that use the same tactics.
TilersForums.co.uk was setup a few years after TTA. And while on their homepage they boast having the most tilers and tile showrooms, they don’t. TilersForums.co.uk has. We also have more benefits. And we’re free of charge for all. And we’ll show you, in TTA fashion, why.
|BENEFITS||CHECKATRADE||THE TILE ASSOCIATION||TILERSFORUMS|
|Description of Services||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Image Gallery||Yes||Yes||Yes & You Manage it|
|Link to Your Website||Yes||Yes||Yes & Deep-links|
|Link to Your Social Media Profiles||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Your Contact Details Shown Publicaly||No||No||FREE|
|Access Technical & Advice||No||Yes||FREE|
|Funding for Training||No||Yes||Advice|
|Free Industry Publications||Yes – Free anyway||Yes – Free anyway||Yes – Free anyway|
|Cashback with Liability Insurance||No||£50||It’s discounted more than £50|
|Free Website and Marketing Advice||No||No||Yes|
|Discounted Technical Inspections||No||Yes||No|
|Share Advice Amongst Members||No||No||Yes|
|Discounted Underfloor Heating||No||No||Yes|
|Discounted New Vans||No||No||Yes|
|Discounted Business Cards||No||No||Yes|
|National Tilers Events Calendar||No||No||Yes|
|Free Downloads and Resources||No||No||Yes|
|Tiling Jobs Posted by Customers||Yes||No||Yes|
|Tiling Jobs Posted by Contractors||No||No||Yes|
|Tiling Jobs Posted by Agencies||No||No||Yes|
|Scheme Mostly Has||All Trades||Tile Showrooms & Manufactuers||Tilers|
|Annual Cost as of Jan 2016||£619 + VAT||£150 + VAT||FREE!|
Another thing that’s different with TilersForums.co.uk and an association or industry scheme, is like with Twitter or Facebook, you can comment live, right there and then, on every single thing we do. And we do get a lot of commentators. Along with everybody else, you’re welcome to comment on this tongue-in-cheek table we’ve done here. I’m sure if you read the comments, you’ll see why our members stick with us.
Please leave a comment and tell us why you use TilersForums.co.uk!