Shortlister is the #1 marketplace for finding and selecting vendors in the wellness, HR technology and benefits space.
Hundreds of vendors have completed profiles in Shortlister, so you can learn about any vendor in minutes. There is no cost for vendors to be listed, so there is no barrier to onboard.
Our proprietary matching algorithm will consider your important search criteria, like budget, program goals and demographics, to provide the best vendor options for your needs. There is no way for vendors to “buy rank” in the algorithm.
You are able to customize the options to include vendors that you have worked with in the past or a colleague has recommended.
Vendor profiles allow you to do research, accessing marketing collateral, whitepapers, ratings and reviews for the vendor.
Summary & Comparison
Once you’re happy with the grouping, you can generate an executive summary to share with your team and when you’ve got consensus, request proposals from the group of vendors.
If you feel like you need expert support in designing your search process, selecting finalists or just want a resource with a lot of experience in overseeing vendor selection processes, the pros at Shortlister have the experience to help.
Once your request is sent, we provide you with a full bid management dashboard to review progress, answer vendor questions and automate many of the previously manual aspects of comparing vendor proposals.
Best of all, we have over 2,000 RFP questions that are already written, answered by the vendors (and kept up to date in real-time) and available at the click of a button. No more writing RFP questions and struggling to review the answers!
Thorough, Thoughtful, and Efficient
Shortlister provided valuable guidance as Rush was choosing a vendor. The Shortlister team was thorough, thoughtful, and efficient. The information provided by the platform was instrumental in completing the proposal process in a timely and effective manner.
Improving the RFP Process
I LOVE Shortlister. It’s a great tool backed by some of the best minds in the business. Thanks for making my life easier and more importantly improving the Wellness RFP process.
Saved Time & Eliminated Confusion
Shortlister was very instrumental in helping us to identify a wellness platform that fit our unique company culture. Their experience in the industry and resources saved us alot of time, and eliminated any confusion during the selection process.
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Public vs. Private: How Shortlister Gets Paid
|Shortlister Public Site
|Who can Access Shortlister?||Versions of the Shortlister app are available for employers (to share reviews, get more in-depth provider information and go out to market) and consultants (to manage their teams and client bids, have information on all providers and manage their bid processes).||Anyone can access the data on the Shortlister public site, free of charge.|
|Do users pay to access?||Yes – There is a monthly subscription fee||No – Our public site is visited by tens of thousands of users per month looking for vendors and they do not pay for this information|
|Do service providers pay to be listed?||No – Being listed and receiving business opportunities is free for service providers||No – Service Providers do not pay to be listed on the Shortlister public site|
|Can service providers buy higher position on the list?||No – The Shortlister selection algorithm ONLY matches buyers to sellers based on the “fit” of the vendors, including what products they offer, size, demographics and cultural fit.||Yes – ONLY on our public site, service providers can bid to show up higher in the order they are listed. This is how Shortlister is compensated for the thousands of leads we send to providers that do not come through our app.|
|What if a service provider doesn’t pay Shortlister?||Nothing – Providers are matched in our algorithm based on how they fit with a particular buyer’s needs. Providers are shown first, receive bids and win business every day even if they’ve chosen to not take part in our paid marketing programs.||They will still be listed on the pages for the services they provide. They will just be listed below those that have chosen to pay to rank higher. They ARE also still eligible to be included on our top 20 (or less if there aren’t 20 great options) lists.|
|What about the top 20 (or less if there aren’t 20 great options) lists on your vendor listing pages? Are those pay to play?||Not Applicable – The “Top” lists on our public site have no impact on||Service Providers pay a small fee quarterly if they are chosen for these lists. Shortlister uses many qualitative and quantitative evaluation criteria to curate these lists quarterly. We use this small fee to cover the cost of the work it takes to curate these lists.|
|Who provides reviews of service providers?||Reviews on our App are collected from employers and consultants. Service providers are also able to collect reviews from their customers, once they are validated by Shortlister. Logged in users can see the source of the review they are reading.||Public site reviews are an aggregation of employer, consultant and provider-collected reviews. There is no way for public site visitors to differentiate the source of the review.|
|Do service providers see information and reviews put in the site by your users?||Service providers cannot see the information put in by our subscribers.||Service providers can see information that was provided about them from our non-subscribers.|