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Requirements for Becoming a Merchant in the Pack Rat Swap Meet
« on: November 10, 2009, 11:50:09 AM »
If you would like to sell items in the Pack Rat Swap Meet as a side business, we require that you are a member of the forum for at least three (3) months, and have accumulated 100 posts, to establish yourself as a contributing member of our community.

Primarily, this is for the protection of the Goosemoose Pet Portal community as a whole, and is not intended to be punitive. We just like to do what we can to ensure that our community can trust the merchants that they do business with on our site. Despite the fact that ALL business done on the forum is "at your own risk," sellers that do not live up to their end of the bargain reflect on the forum negatively, and we like to prevent that in any way we can.

Posts should be as meaningful as possible, and not just "cute pet" comments on photos, or "me too" posts in other discussions. The more meaningfully you contribute, the more likely you will be trusted by our members, which can actually increase your business potential. Win-win. :)

It is our hope that people will not find ways to cheat or abuse this system. If this does become an issue, our next logical step would be to establish an application process, requiring staff approval for selling. We would like to avoid this at all costs, as it is a lot of extra work for our volunteer staff. We all have lives outside the forum. ;)

Anyone currently selling is grandfathered in at this point.

Thanks for your understanding! If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a PM.