Post by Cafe Host on Feb 7, 2014 4:28:17 GMT -6
Your individual listing is your very own advertisement where you can include a great deal of information about your business and what you offer. Of course, we don't want listings to be too excessively long, but to give you an idea of just how much you can include and what your listing will look like, please refer to this Sample Listing.
How It Works
Your individual listing may be included in up to three different sub-categories under either the Products or Services board. If you have more than one business, each offering different products or services, you will still be allotted only three slots. If your businesses fall under both the Products and Services categories, then you will need to post separate requests below for each type of business, but the same listing will be used for each type if posted under multiple sub-categories.
For example, let's say you have two businesses, one offering a type of service and another offering products in various categories. You'll have one listing under the appropriate sub-category on the Services board and the other business listing can be included in two different sub-categories under Products. So, you will basically have two separate listings, one posted in one sub-category and the other in two sub-categories.
Once your listing has been completed, your request in this thread will be deleted and you'll be notified via private message (PM) with links to your new listing(s). If you need to make any changes, let us know by replying to the PM we sent you. However, please make sure to keep your edits to a minimum as we are doing this on a volunteer basis while also running our own businesses, as I'm sure you'll understand.
Information To Include In Your Request
As you can see by the listing sample above, you are free to include whatever contact information you choose from the following list of options, but must at least include your business name, first name, general location, and website address. Any social media links that you'd like to include will also appear as buttons at the bottom of the listing just as they appear in the sample listing.
If you would like to include a banner, logo (if different than your avatar), or product image at the top of your listing, simply include a copy in your post. Just please make sure banner dimensions are no larger than 728 x 192 pixels and logos and product images are no larger than 225 x 225 pixels.
Specific information you may include (* required):
- Business Name*
- Owner's Name (First Name Required)*
- Location (at least the state/province and country are required)*
- Website Address(es)*
- Business Description* (must detail at least what you offer, but providing more will help build trust)
- Requested Listing Category or Categories*
- Any social media links
- Phone/Fax Number
- Email Address
Regarding the description, make the most of the space you have available to you. Provide a description of your store, including the types of products and/or services you sell, any special notes you'd like to include (ie, free shipping, gift wrapping available, special offers for first time and/or repeat customers, etc.), and even your tag line, if you have one. If you're not good at writing descriptions, provide as much detailed information as you can and we'll help compile one for you.
If you have any questions regarding the above, please feel free to contact me via the Contact Us link at the top right of the screen under Contact Admin.