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Brides and Wedding Vendors Get an Open Source Market

We just attended UNVEILED in Dallas, Tx where we were exposed to brides and wedding vendors that are creating the most beautiful and entertaining wedding events this year.

The trade show corresponded with the launch of BidChapel.com a unique wedding website with the goal of creating open access to brides and vendors in the industry.

Have a look at the new site…

Of course this early release has some bugs, but we have already begun adding professional wedding photographers, venues, and other wedding related specialities to the system.

How does BidChapel.com work?

Buyers (brides, grooms and wedding planners) and sellers (bridal vendors) go to BidChapel.com and sign up completely free of charge.
Buyers post a description of their wedding job, organized by category, then set any budgetary and timeline constraints for the seller.
Sellers, divided by category, set up profile pages and upload any desired portfolio images and video components that illustrate their company’s services. They are notified of the buyers’ posted jobs and then are able to post competitive bids.
Buyers review the bids, while having the ability to view the sellers’ profile pages and interact directly with them through message boards. Upon selection of a vendor, buyers place the funds for the job in a safe escrow account until the job is completed.
Buyers and sellers have the opportunity to rate each other through feedback and performance review posts, motivating both parties to meet and exceed expectations.

Why Brides, Grooms and Wedding Planners Are Saying “I Do” To BidChapel.com:

Bid Chapel is the fastest and easiest way to find quality vendors in a defined area who want to meet and exceed a bride’s dream wedding expectations in accordance with a specific budget and timeline.

The website is user-friendly and completely free.

The affiliate marketing system is an easy way to earn additional cash!

Why Bridal Vendors Are Saying “I Do” To BidChapel.com:

The site provides instant access to thousands of jobs posted by brides, grooms and wedding planners. There are no limits to how many bids a vendor can place, thereby maximizing reach and revenue potential.

BidChapel.com’s sophisticated and modern profile pages include portfolio and video sections, providing a unique opportunity to create exposure for a vendor’s company—absolutely free!

The affiliate marketing system is an easy way for vendors to earn additional income for their companies.


Open Source Markets, Inc. (OSM, Inc.) is an online platform by which buyers and sellers share and exchange ideas and commerce without barrier. Founded by entrepreneur Matthew Rogers, OSM, Inc. is a visionary enterprise with the power to revolutionize the digital marketplace of products and services, efficiently connecting vendors with customers and stimulating growth in local economies through competitive edge. Open source markets can be used worldwide, in any industry, to facilitate conversation, competition and commerce.


Is it possible to name your price for home improvement?

The launch of DFWforhire.com gives home owners in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas the ability to name a maximum price for jobs like exterior painting, cleaning, and home repair work.

Last week we had the opportunity to attend the Dallas NARPM chapter meeting and participate in a Q&A with association members of the benefits of crowdsouring jobs using DFWforhire.com

Most of the members questions were about crowdsourcing and how to ensure quality work is performed. The concept of reduced cost due to active open membership and competition was the main takeaway… We will update with a few notes on that meeting asap.

Open Source Jobs Now Easier To Create

Giving users instant access to job information in Dallas, TX

We have just finished a redesign of the home page at DFWforhire.com

To create a job and hire Dallas contractors just enter your project info on the home page.

If you already have an account just fill in the details and your project will be seen by our growing list of contractors.

Open source jobs are instantly published to the home page and up to 50 contractors are notified instantly to bid on your project.

Open Source Markets Press Release on PR.com

Press Release The Open Source Markets press release was published on pr.com

The news about the launch of DFWforhire.com was published first here on the blog, where you can always visit to find the latest stories and events.

We will be announcing a few new advertising opportunities that are the result of the news release in the Dallas, Tx area.

The Public Launch of DFWforhire.com is Changing The Way Dallas Buys and Sells Services

Web startup is crowdsourcing transactions for Dallas, TX contractors and property owners.

Dallas, Texas – Oct 26 2009 – Today Open Source Markets, Inc. announces the broad availability of DFWforhire.com, the first of 50 websites designed to stimulate community commerce in US cities nationwide. Dallas natives Matthew Rogers and Brian Radford, founders of Open Source Markets, Inc. wanted the Dallas community, their back yard, to lead the charge.

DFWforhire.com allows the Dallas community to post service jobs, such as home improvement or repair, and receive unlimited bids from contractors in an open source environment. The community-driven portal fosters broad-based competition through equal access and ultimately drives lower prices as new members join.

Commonly referred to as crowdsourcing, the website provides Dallas residents access to a larger crowd of contractors to solve their problems in the most cost-effective manner.

“Crowdsourcing is the new way people evaluate, buy and sell products and services on the web today,” stated Matthew Rogers. “Gone are the days where you choose one of the few contractors that advertise in the yellow pages. Instead, we allow input from multiple parties (the crowd) to help determine the cost, procedures, and best practices for completing a job in a sustainable way. People drive better commerce and competition in an open source environment.

There are no barriers to participating in the marketplace. Dallas contractors pay nothing to access job information, and homeowners pay nothing to use the system. The website launch means that now both parties in the transaction are on equal footing in the labor procurement process from both an awareness and opportunity standpoint. The content on the website is essentially driven by the community similar to Craigslist.org, but is perhaps best described as an Ebay for services created just for Dallas contractors and residents.

A quick look at the site shows projects that are open for bid by Dallas contractors. Some of these projects have received over a dozen bids and represent potential savings of thousands of dollars to consumers.

For more information on how Open Source Markets Inc. is changing the way Dallas buys and sells services, visit http://www.opensourcemarkets.com or contact Matthew Rogers at Matt@OpenSourceMarkets.com.

Media Contact:

Matthew Rogers