SOURCE: Zpryme Research & Consulting

March 21, 2008 05:20 ET

Top 10 Web Services to Look for in 2008

Consumers Wanted Functional and Well-Designed Online Services; the Following Are the Companies That Listened

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - March 21, 2008) - Zpryme Research & Consulting is pleased to announce its first annual list of "Web Services that will shape our lifestyles" in 2008. This is the year an exclusive collection of diverse organizations, from start-ups to large corporations -- from going green to consumer products and retail -- have injected functional and more importantly, practical online services into peoples' lives. The spectrum of service offerings ranged from starting a new business to a redesigning your home to the import and export of goods. To a large extent, much of these innovations in convenient online services can be attributed to these select organizations proactively listening to their users. Finalists included in the list were the result of a comprehensive study based exclusively on industry and consumer survey assessments as well as Internet market drivers and trends. In addition, observations were based on formal interviews, informal interviews and the perusal of thousands of websites.

Follow this link -- TOP TEN WEB SERVICES 2008 -- to learn more about these online pioneers.

1.  www.Alibaba.com
2.  www.Healthline.com
3.  www.RonPaul2008.com  *Political Blogging: Ron Paul Campaign
4.  www.Bobvila.com
5.  www.TheCPL.com
6.  www.Request365.com
7.  www.Discovery.com|www.Treehugger.com
8.  www.Netfame.com
9.  www.LegalZoom.com
10. www.IGN.com

Below are honorable mentions just missing the list, however creating quite a stir in each of their respective industries for their tremendous customer service and range of fresh online features:

www.NameYourLoan.com
www.Zappos.com

The online services have been listed in order of 'lifestyle impact' according to findings from the study. Though, more emphasis should be placed on these web-based services simply for making this novel group. Lastly, the definitive focus of the list is to communicate the emerging online service offerings that will essentially make the consumer's voice heard; services which will motivate their entrepreneurial spirit, removing them from their daily robotic routines while streamlining vital components of their lives.

As we have already begun preliminary research for 2009, several contributing factors to online success will still remain going to into next year. That is -- users will persistently expect web services to be sleek, faster, practical, robust, and most notably dependable.

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