If you're thinking of becoming a cyber buyer, picking the best site is a tricky process. For starters, says R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M., former executive vice president of the National Association of Purchasing Management, These sites are in their infancy, and that makes it difficult to set up a rigorous set of selection criteria.
Then there's the sheer number of them: Some 600 new marketplaces were introduced last year, perhaps three or four in just one market. The upshot: Evaluating your choicesor whether to pick one at allcan be a downright confusing experience. Here are nine essential questions to ask before you
make your choice.