“Noodle Markets today launched the first part of its ambitious plan to become a one-stop, Amazon-like source for K-12 schools and districts searching for educational tools.
The New York-based company officially announced NoodleMarkets.com, a free online marketplace to address what it calls a vexing problem for vendors in a crowded market: making their products known to educators.
Starting today, vendors can begin registering on the site, which is the first step in opening the buyer-and-seller platform. Eventually, it will also be a place where schools can post requests for proposals, and where vendors can respond to them.”
Noodle Markets CEO Nicole Neal was quoted as saying, “Our primary client is the educator. We want their lives to be easier by simplifying this process. It means vendors win as well.”
The piece by Michele Molnar featured comments on Noodle Markets by Bart Epstein, CEO of theJefferson Education Accelerator, who said: “If you talk to school leaders behind closed doors, many will tell you they feel completely overwhelmed by all of the choices, and the lack of credible third-party information about them. Bringing together information in a way that helps education leaders be better consumers is a fantastic idea.”
The full piece can be read on Education Week.