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Hi, this thread details how to become a trader supporter and when this is required.

When to become a Trader

To sell on the forum you need to support the site in one way or another. If you are a commercial entity, then you need to be a trader. If you're an individual who wants to sell a load of clutter they've got in their garage, you can become a normal supporter and sell with that, or you can just sign up for a month's seller pass. Both of these are described in detail here:

Trader supporters come to three flavours. Trader Lite, Trader and Trader+. The lite option only allows you to add your details into the Trader Directory but not actually advertise yourself on the forums directly. The Trader and Trader+ are both the same when it comes to selling to members, they both give you the ability to sell your products / services to the membership on the site. You can promote yourself to members in posts, i.e. answering a thread offering products or services you offer to help with whatever the problem was they had. You can do a bit of promotion by starting threads advertising yourself (although we do ask you don't spam the forum by starting similar threads throughout the site!), you can also of course, list any services / items in the for sale section.

The Trader+ is as the Trader above, but you also get a banner advert added into rotation on the site. You can upload a banner with the Lite and normal Trader offerings too, but it only get shown in the trader directory, Trader+ supporters get their banner added into the site-wide banner which sits under the forum header.

All Trader options you get an entry in our new Trader Directory. How to do this is listed in the Trader Support forum, which trader supporters automatically get access to in order that we can help you maximise the benefit from your partnership with the site.

Trader and Trader+ members also get the ability to setup a list of keywords that you want to be flagged up whenever they are used on the site. The site scans these keywords every night and fires you off an email whenever a new post or thread is made which contains these passwords. It can be a great way to either keep an eye on what is being said about your company, but also a superb way to promote yourself to potiential customers.

For example, if you were a reseller for EBC brakes, you could add EBC in as a keyword. Then if a member started a thread asking where they could get some EBC Red Stuff pads from, you would get an email through with a link to that thread, enabling you to post a reply along the lines of 'we can supply you those for x, here's a link to them on our website...'.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to post them below or PM me. Any non trader related questions will be removed from this thread to keep it on topic.

How to become a Trader

This is simple! We offer quick and easy payment via PayPal using the Paid Subscriptions section of the site. If you require a VAT invoice, then please let me know and I'll send you one out. We can also take payment via BACS or standing order if you prefer to. Please contact me for further info.

To pay via a Paid Subscription, go to your User CP (link on the left of the page, under the forum header). Down the left menu, towards the bottom will be a 'Paid Subscriptions' option. Click that and follow the on-screen instructions for the Trader or Trader+ Subscription).

Once that's paid up, you'll be turned blue (or at least your username will!) and then you can submit your company entry into the Trader Directory.

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Hi Steve, the Trader monthly option, do you have a minimum term or notice periods?
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For Trader subs no, there's no minimum and no notice periods. For Trader+ it depends if we create the banner or not, if we do its 6 months min, otherwise none.

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Advertising our business help.

Hi Steve we would like to advertise our business on your forum. I would like to go with the 6 month trade + package, does it cost anymore to design a banner for me, Anyway we are based in the northeast Seaham Co Durham and do a fair bit work on Rovers and are advertised in the auto trader. We have a website which is being updated at the minute and will be finished this week.
I look forward to your email.
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I have PM'd this to Steve in case he doesn't see it.


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