May / June, 2011

PondTradeMag-May-Jun-11Publishers’ Perspective

New Industry Directory – PondSources.com

How many companies are making pond pumps these days? Can you name them? What about filter systems, or air pumps? Well, if you want to make the best decisions about what products you sell and recommend to your customers, you need to know these things.

Now you can research pond products all in one place online at the brand new pondsources.com. There you will find a comprehensive directory of pond product manufacturers, organized in a way that finding just what you want is easy and fast. And, if you have a retail outlet or are a pond contractor, you can be listed too. Now people searching for pond supplies can find you easier than ever. You can note the items you sell, so you will get calls from people looking for just what you carry. Perfect.

Log on now at pondsources.com and sign up for a free account today. If you are getting POND Trade Magazine, we probably already have a basic free listing set-up for you.

Just check the info, and add additional information to your individual listing and your online presence will be enhanced immediately. Now that’s progress.

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