Sponsorship Rates and How to:
Point of Contact: Longshot_34/Jake Hebdon via PM or email (email@example.com
For current sponsors: We are changing the way we do business. We have added a position; Sponsor Coordinator who will keeps track of payments and sends out receipts upon verification of funds from the treasurer. So for some of you this is good thing, for those who are not always up to date he will send out reminders as well.
We lost almost half of our monthly revenue when we severed our relationship with Tennessee Gun Parts, we (the Moderators) felt that a minor increase in fees was due, since they have been constant for years. These rate increases for new sponsors are effective immediately. For existing sponsors they are affective for only those whose commitment ends or is due on or after 15 July 2011..Do not send in money until you are approved and are happy with the type of sponsorship package you are going to get. 99% of the time there is no problem, then there are the 1-2 percent who think they can run our forum their way. Work together with your coordinator
First familiarize yourself with our For Sale guidelines: viewtopic.php?f=256&t=112859 This is important, because our guidelines are different than other forums.
Firearms/equipment/accessories/parts/reloading equipment and components etc. related sales are the only ones allowed, while some others somewhat associated can be allowed on a case by case basis. Please contact one of us first, before posting, if unsure.
For you to sell your items here you will be required to become a sponsor at some level. There will not be a minimum post rule to view any sponsor link, so your "stickies" or Sections will be viewable to all including Guests. The 10 post rule still applies to the Member For Sale section. Posting beneficial posts to be able to view the "Members For Sale section" is only to your benefit. We say this because if post an ad in the member For Sale section, they have in a way been vetted and it creates a credibility factor for your potential sales. Posting nonsense to achieve a 10 post count will lose credibility real quick, especially if you are newer company. By nature of design, we will be asking questions about your sales. Larger vendors (high volume) will be directed towards higher cost advertising, small business/vendors/hobbyists (low volume) will be handled differently, we aren’t here to take away your earnings which are shown below.
All sales problems between buyers and sellers will be dealt with by the moderators. If you encounter a problem with a buyer and cannot resolve it amicably, your next step is to contact a moderator! We have a zero tolerance policy toward lack of ethics, dishonesty, and misrepresentation etc. for either the seller or the buyer. There will also be a zero tolerance policy for those who want to take advantage of the forum without paying their way. The only vendors we can’t help are those who use banner ads or web sites to conduct business, although we do make exceptions.
The members donate to keep the forum alive, and we feel that sellers should as well. Members who sell on this forum and who fall into one of the categories above will be contacted by a moderator. These sellers will have 5 days to respond with their choice to either continue as a paying seller (vendor) or to cease selling. Once a post has been identified as a "vendor" the thread will be locked until they respond. If the seller chooses to not respond, or declines to be a sponsor their post and all subsequent sales posts will be deleted. We do have a 30 day trial period, please read the For Sale rules and/or contact one of us.
How to Contact/Set up as a Sponsor:
For the below options, contact: Longshot_34 (Jake) either through email or PM to make arrangements. Because of the convenience we prefer Pay Pal payments (+4%), but understand that might not be feasible in many cases, so other methods are acceptable. Rates are payable monthly, quarterly or yearly. We prefer yearly or quarterly. If you use Pay Pal, please put SRF Sponsor in the memo field
Banner Ads (At the Top of the Forum)
We have two types, those associated with Forum Sections, and those that stand on their own.
Stand Alone Banner Ads: What this gets you is a banner, a link to your web site, and the privilege of the use of our For Sale Vender Ad section for special sales and deals. This does not include moderator intervention between members. Your ads can be seen by Members and Guests alike. If you have 10 posts, you can put an ad in the member For Sale area as well, and also get moderator support for those sales. Pricing is $25.00 per month or $250 year , paying annually negates the setup fee of $15 and you must also provide your own logo..
Devoted Sponsor Section: If you sell a diversity of firearms parts, you might want to consider having a devoted section in the forum, to do this rates are: $35.00 to set it up and $30.00 per month to keep it or $360 per year. You can have a click-able (link) in your signature line, and for problems moderators can help resolve conflicts with buyers. You are also the moderator for your respective section. Paying for the year in advance negates the set up fee. You can add a banner ad for $50 per year if you so choose, since you are a low volume business.
Forum Showcase Sellers Sticky: This is for those who have a web sites dedicated for the sale of their good/services. The rate is $55 per year, $10 Setup Fee, there is no quarterly or montly option for this unless you choose to add a Banner Ad then then it would be $40 per quarter. Paying early negatesthe setup fee. You can have a click-able link in your signature line as well. Your sticky can be as in depth as you desire. Because of the nature of this, moderator involvement for sales problems is limited. It's also tailored to the small business owner. Space allowing a banner ad might be available for $100 per year extra.
Forum Vendor Sales Sticky: If you are a general or a specialized vendor, then perhaps a sticky (as in depth as you need) in the Vendor Sales area would be sufficient. We have two levels for these.
-- If your product/service is limited to less than 5 items and the price is less than $25.00 (per item) then $10.00 to set it up and $15.00 per month to keep it ($120 per year). Paying for the year in advance negates the set up fee. (Note: This is not for high volume sales)
-- If you have a variety of products/services and a larger selection of items then $10.00 to set it up and $18.00 per month to keep it ($180 per year). Paying for the year in advance negates the set up fee. (Note: This is not for high volume sales)
This policy doesn't affect member sales. Member sales are just that, a simple way for a member to sell the items they have up for grabs and does not involve rotating stock/inventory.
Please remember our forum is not a business, it is just self supporting.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this endeavor to make SurplusRifleForum an even better place on the web.
Please send payments (check/money order) to:
3510 Fieldcrest Court
Rocklin, CA 95765
Pay Pal (+4%): http://surplusrifleforum.com/donate.htm
Please send a follow up email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Type of Account you signed up for:
Amount you paid:
How you Paid:
When you Paid:
Monthly/Quarterly/Yearly Payment Schedule:
The above is needed for our checks and balances system, and to keep track of who what when where.
Thank you for considering sponsoring this great Forum and the great members who make it what it is.
If you have any questions, or feel you have special considerations feel free to ask one of us by email or phone.
Jake Hebdon: 509-750-4921