Madgex, the UK provider in job board software and B2B web publishing systems, has been hired by logisticsmanager.com, the UK’s online resource for supply chain professionals, to provide a classified property solution that will enable the logistics industry to search for warehouses (known as sheds) via the Internet.
Called LM Sheds, the classified property site is the first online resource of its kind. To date, the logistics industry has relied on an annual print directory to source and locate shed storage. The classified solution, which has been incorporated into the logisticsmanager.com website, provides a database of sheds across the UK that are available to buy or rent. Providing an online resource means that the logistics industry can access constantly updated information, rich search facilities and multimedia content.
LM Sheds is based on Madgex’s award-winning Origin Classified Solution, and has been built in such a way that it can be extended across the European warehouse market at a later date. Alongside the searchable database, LM Sheds provides advertisers with ‘self-service’ ad placement and rich media capability, as well as reports on how their advertisements are performing.
The application incorporates flexible search criteria, both in metric and imperial units of measure, including rental or sale prices, available size and location. It also provides email alerts to notify registered users about new sheds that meet their search requirements, and online access to advertisers’ brochures.
Simon Conroy, CEO of Madgex comments: “It is great news for our business whenever we get the chance to tackle a new industry sector. LM Sheds was an interesting project because it introduced us to property databases, and the way property needs to be dealt with in an online environment.”
Dan King, Publisher of Logistics Manager, adds: “Madgex has a strong heritage in developing the type of application we wanted to offer the logistics industry. It has become a preferred supplier of both Logistics Manager and its publisher, Centaur Media. Having worked across a number of our publications already, we knew Madgex’s solutions were well built and would be incredibly useful to our audience.”