The online retail space has redefined consumerism across the world and now, this niche has come-up with a unique offering—discounted legal vendor deals for lawyers! The site providing this first-of-its-kind online service is MyLegal.com. This unique offering is being presented in the form of ‘Legal Vendor Deals Program’. This is perhaps the first ever attempt at providing discounted online deals for lawyers and law firms, giving them the opportunity to choose cheaper legal products/services.
At the moment, service providers from nearly 100 different verticals are listed on the site. MyLegal.com goes beyond providing discounted deals only. It seeks to improve user’s experience by providing bits of handy information to assist the decision-making process. Thus, the site provides Ratings & Reviews of legal vendors. The idea is to present a single website where lawyers can vet their appetite for finding service-providers in their vicinity (locally) or globally.
First impressions about the site indicate that it provides a mutually-beneficial platform for its participants. While legal vendors can highlight their client satisfaction qualities for acquiring more business, lawyers benefits from getting discounts without wasting time in searching for cost-effective services. These savings can be then passed on to the prospective clients by the lawyers, helping them boost their practice. Secondly, this offering caters to a rather selective audience and could be a trend-starter in the legal community. The innovativeness of this idea is very palpable and law firms are bound to benefit from smarter buying decisions.
MyLegal.com provides a free, Basic Membership to its Legal Vendors. Here, members are enrolled as a part of the listing, i.e. the Legal Vendor Directory. The listing too is rather comprehensive. It allows the vendors to create a short, business summary along with providing links to their website. Members do have a choice of upgrading to Premier Membership. This provides additional features like Ratings & Reviews and the freedom to create a packaged Legal Vendor Deal that is visible to the international legal industry.
Ensuring that a connection with legal professionals is established, legal professionals of all kinds, including paralegals, lawyers, legal secretaries and legal decision-makers can view the active deals on the portal. They can also subscribe to free facilities such as receiving daily notifications about the latest Legal Vendor Deals. The hyperlinks of a deal open-up into providing additional data about the proposed deal, apart from the business summary and the vendor’s Ratings & Reviews.
The site doesn’t come across as just another online deals program as coupons have been avoided. Similarly, there are no referral fees or revenue share incentives. The discount is scheduled for a defined period and it is applicable at the time of the services being invoiced. This rather simple but effective method eliminates added costs incurred due to middle-men/brokers and allows legal vendors to offer maximum discounts to their clientele.