It is of the utmost importance that all Vedors respect the fact that they are guests in our home here. We offer limited advertising here on ViA for no charge. However we DO expect each and every Vendor who applies to provide a discount to the forum members It is envisioned that posting privileges will be dependant on the type of discount you choose to give the forum members ( this is yet to be finalised however )
WE DO NOT WANT THE FORUM SPAMMED WITH MULTIPLE POSTS AND LINKS TO GIVEAWAYS ON OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA!
If you wish to run a comp for ViA members only, that would be great and we would love it
Here you will have your own subforum to make use of, but keep in mind spamming the forum is the QUICKEST way to be shown the door !
All Vendors will recieve the following letter outlining their limits and responsibilities while maintaining a presence on ViA
Greetings ( insert vendor here)
All Vendors will be given a subforum free of charge ( subject to change in future)
It is important to remember that Vaping in Australia is a PRIVATELY FUNDED presence on the web, as such this gives vendors NO posting "rights" except for those posted below. All forum discounts must be permanent for as long as your sub-forum exists, you may request to close your sub-forum and cancel the discount at anytime.
The AMOUNT of advertising posting you will be allowed will be strictly dependent on the benefits that you bring to our community.
ALL FIGURES BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO REVIEW AT ANY TIME.
If you offer a forum specific discount of 15% for our members you will be able to make 2 advertising posts per day.
If you offer a forum specific discount of 10% for our members you will be able to make 1 advertising post per day.
If you offer a forum specific discount of 5% for our members you will be able to make 1 advertising post per week.
If you offer a forum specific discount of less than 5% for our members you will be able to make ONE post per Fortnight (2 weeks) only to advertise your product.
If you are not offering a Forum Specific and Permanent discount at all to our members, you will be placed in a single thread in a General Vendor Area where you must NOT post more than once a week advertising your product.
If a discount is found to have been altered in the negative or cancelled in the future then so may your presence on the forum be affected.
As this exposure cost you nothing we expect some return for your advertising presence... if you are not prepared to do this, you will not be welcome.
You are encouraged to answer every Question asked of you in your area ... if you consistently do not , then your account will be subject to review
Posts answering queries will NOT apply to your post limit but if they contain advertisement not directly related to the answering of the query posted then they will apply
We encourage all vendors to interact with their client base but we are asking that direct advertising be kept to a minimum in post feeds , if you have 20 new things arrive that you want to advertise then make ONE post with those 20 things on it, not 20 individual posts !
We understand this might seem a bit constricting at the moment and as always are open to evolution.
If you have a forum specific competition ongoing you will be elevated to the highest post limit if you are in a lower category for the duration of the competition , and if you are already in the 15% category you will be allowed 1 extra ad post per day .
As part of that we want positive Vendor Participation here and not just blanket advertising (which happens with a lot of International Vendors if you open the floodgates)