Currently, most requests for expertise give a list of nouns that the client envisions describes their requirements. But this is insufficient for experts to understand their needs. Zintro should compel clients to describe their projects (subject to confidentiality) and give a more complete RFP, including such things as level of expertise (i.e., is this a junior position, a senior role, or an expert role that commands an expert's pay scale).
I feel that I am responding to most RFPs completely blind and I am losing patience with the Zintro process.79 votes
Clients are now asked to provide more information depending on the type of inquiry they submit. We will continue to work on improving it to make sure you have all the information you need to qualify the project.
Our new easy to use Conversations lets you start a conversation more informally, without masking and without any limitation. Ask away!
It would be great if experts could browse through the list of available consulting projects (inquiries)54 votes
The Inquiry Browser is now online, check it out in www.zintro.com/browse
We now allow attachments to be sent through all conversations!
Currently zintro charges a fee for commutations between interested parties. I think it should be free until any collaboration actually takes place. Of course this would be an honor system where members have to be honest about their progress.31 votes
We are no longer charging a minimum for connecting and you will only pay if you successfully engage with a Client or Expert.
See the new terms in: http://helpdesk.zintro.com/knowledgebase/articles/389735-zintro-terms-conditions
I would like to be able to edit my Inquiry after posting it.31 votes
A client can now edit the inquiry until it is released. If you wish to edit it once it has been released you must contact customer support.
Zintro should allow experts to hold webinars and/or conference calls and should help them promote them23 votes
We held the first expert hosted webinar on March 20th and plan to make it an ongoing service for all Zintro users.
If you have an idea for a webinar or would like to host one go to:
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Show experts how many others have been invited to submit a proposal. I'm more likely to respond if the client has shortlisted me.
When someone calls or emails me (outside of Zintro), I make a point of always responding. I think it is courteous and professional to do so. When I receive a proposal invitation in Zintro, I don't know if the invitation has been blasted out to dozens or hundreds of others, or to a shortlist of experts. It would be very helpful to know.21 votes
Now you can see if you were shortlisted in any conversation. We will include more visibility to the status of an inquiry and it’s responders in the near future.
Check out the all new Conversations. No masking, no limitations, only easy to use conversations.
You may find it in: https://www.zintro.com/pricing
your matching algorithm leaves a lot to be desired. i am continuously matched with projects that do not match my skill set or other things in my profile. Zintro has proven to be of no value to me.
also, there are several communication in my stream for which I have never received an email.9 votes
We are constantly working on improving the matching algorithm to become more and more precise with time. Currently 90% of our inquiries have up to 12 answers within 24 hours, which tells us that the core of the matching algorithm is working correctly.
Our e-mail notifications are having sporadic deliverability issues with some e-mail providers. The first thing you should do is “whitelist” our domain Zintro.com as safe in your e-mail account. We have planned a switch in e-mail delivery system in the coming months that will improve deliverability further.
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I have sent several Znotes with questions to potential clients and have not received answers. I am not sure the notes are going through.9 votes
This feature has been completed. Thanks for the suggestion.
Zintro takes a lot of time to load on my system even though I have good internet speed (8 MBPS). Kindly make the site lighter.
Also an app/mobile version of the site for all platforms (Operating Systems) would be appreciable.8 votes
The site is now fully responsive, lighter, fater and will work on any device.
As an Expert you can define your rate when you send a proposal. Experts offer a free call if they see a potential long-term engagement with the Client. We are improving the User Interface of Zintro and will take your concern into account.
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I continually get inquiries from clients who are not only not looking for my expertise but have businesses that are diametrically opposed to mine. I'm a quit smoking coach and get repeated inquiries from tobacco farmers and marketers. I have not had one legitimate inquiry in more than a year on Zintro and ready to give up.7 votes
We released MATCHES as a way to let all experts create a custom matching algorithm that fits each expert’s needs. We have also released a brand new matching algorithm that has shown to deliver much better matches. We will continue to work on improving it as we learn more about your usage.
The website is a bit difficult to navigate, and I wish the Zintro inbox had similar functionality to gmail, where each inquiry response is organized by subject and it's clear which are read vs. unread. Once read, I wish there was a way to click on the messages I want to "archive" into a different folder. It would also be great if proposals were organized as "attachments" or perhaps all had the same subject or tag (i.e., Official Proposal, with a yellow tag that indicates this visually). Lastly, it would be great if you could "like" or "star" experts as "favorites" when searching through the expert profiles, and these expert profiles could then be saved to a "favorites" list that you can come back to and review later on. This way, the experts that I really like but don't have a current opportunity for would be easy to find in the future should an opportunity arise. Thanks for the great work Zintro staff, and I look forward to future improvements!
The website is a bit difficult to navigate, and I wish the Zintro inbox had similar functionality to gmail, where each inquiry response is organized by subject and it's clear which are read vs. unread. Once read, I wish there was a way to click on the messages I want to "archive" into a different folder. It would also be great if proposals were organized as "attachments" or perhaps all had the same subject or tag (i.e., Official Proposal, with a yellow tag that indicates this visually). Lastly, it would be great if you could "like" or "star" experts as…6 votes
We have just released the all new Conversations section that has simplified drastically the way you can engage with a client or expert, making it easier than ever to interact and connect.
Develop a method to inform those who propose solutions to be notified of the result of their proposal. A simple "You did not make the cut" would be a professional approach.6 votes
We have implemented new functionality to allow Clients to politely decline non-selected experts in a simple way.
We are working to create a good business culture within Zintro and your input is highly valued.
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Even though you get an auto response, saying most mails receive response in a couple of hours, i had to wait for 9 days to receive an answer.6 votes
I am very sorry for the inconvenience. Our average response time is under 48 hours and we are aiming at reducing that to under 24 hours. We are working to improve our customer service practices and truly appreciate your feedback.
Let me create and then find my Zintro home page5 votes
We already release MATCHES a few months ago as your own custom Zintro listing and a way to fine tune your matching algorithm.
In the upcoming months we will roll-out Conversations, which will let you manage your active conversations much more effectively.
I'm constantly being presented with opportunities that are, by no stretch of the imagination, relevant to my background. I've reduced by areas of expertise considerably over the last month in an attempt to reduce the unrelated messaging. I'm a database administrator, but today received a project for someone with experience with "Progressive Cavity Displacement Pumps/Mud Motors/Downhole Motors". I reviewed the posting and there isn't a single word in it that overlaps my background or my posted skills.5 votes
We have been working for the last year in completely revamping our matching algorithm.
We will continually improve our algorithm to help you achieve your goals more effectively.
Thanks for the feedback
As Zintro is a worldwide platform, it is essential for contact purposes that time zones relating to both experts and clients are visible.5 votes
Thanks for the feedback,
You can now see timezones in all profiles and in all conversations.
I found no way to contact you or a place to enter feedback about problems with your site (errors, yep! there are some - like for ex. not being able to login!). Made me have real doubts about how serious this site could be at all , if there is nobody you can contact when you have a problem.5 votes
Carly, there is a Contact Support link on the Support/Knowledgebase Page. http://helpdesk.zintro.com/knowledgebase
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