Founded in 2011, Ventract started as a call center for property managers and authorities to help collect bids for jobs of all types — from large construction projects to small maintenance projects.
Ventract Case Study
To launch a two-sided marketplace, it was crucial for us to establish robust engagement from both contractors and property managers.
NoGood’s squad helped us unlock active participation on both sides — in just 6 months, we saw a 70% growth in contractor profiles and an 150% increase in property manager profiles.
Ronell OwensCEO and Founder
Who is Ventract?
In 2020, Ventract leveraged everything they’ve learned over the past decade to build and launch the next iteration of how their company operates today. Ventract has replaced the limited call center model with a scalable online marketplace that enables property managers to connect directly with contractors. For property managers, the service delivers streamlined to access contractors willing to bid and provides a central tool for organization. For contractors, Ventract opens a new channel for them to build their business and reputation.
ObjectivesDrive and maintain <$50 CAC on both sides of the marketplace (project owners and contractors)
Establish a MoM growth rate of 30%
Grow MoM account profile numbers
Grow MoM paid users
Pivot from a relationship-driven operation to a scalable digital enterprise.
Build a two-sided marketing place in which growth on one side (listed bids) fuels growth on the other side (contractors to bid).
Quickly establish a supply and demand balance in their marketplace by creating predictable growth on both sides (contractors and listed bids).
Growth Marketing Manager
Growth Marketing Manager
Growth Marketing Analyst
- Rapid full-funnel experimentation
- Conversion rate optimization
- Marketplace acquisition strategy
- Content strategy
- Design, UX, and copywriting
- Campaign strategy
- Creative copy and messaging
- Media analytics and executive performance dashboard
- Facebook and LinkedIn ads
- Google Search, Bing ads
Identified the most critical audience — contractor participation — for launch to increase the numbers very quickly.
Ran optimization tests on product pages and homepage and provided redesign, UX, and copywriting support to increase their efficacy.
Ran full-funnel experimentations across brand messaging, acquisition channels, and audience, and location targeting to understand the right message, positioning, and demand.
Successfully rolled out an agreed-upon media plan for targeted audiences across Facebook, Google, and Bing with adapted creative.
Developed and deployed a highly effective content strategy based on contractor search intent search strategies and SEO-driven content.
The unique challenges presented with launching a dual-sided marketplace required a customized approach in discovery and strategy development.
For Ventract, it was critical to ensure healthy participation on both sides of the marketplace to achieve rapid growth. Through rapid experimentation and unique growth hacks, we saw a great MoM increase in participation on both sides of the marketplace, marking a 70% growth in contractor profiles and a 150% growth in property manager profiles.
The growth extended beyond the top of the funnel. Since September 2020, when our partnership officially began, we saw a 90% MoM increase in signup conversions, as well as another 66% MoM increase in the signup conversion rate.
An essential element of compounding growth for Ventract was the contractors’ and project managers’ experience on the website. After the end-to-end audit, redesign and optimization of Ventract’s website, we achieved significant improvements in website behavior: the average session duration increased by 37% along with an
property manager profiles
signup conversion rate