How does this work?
Your listings, your profits. Once your store front is set up, we promote your products and services to our large and growing audience of moms and families. This is done in our blogs posts, social media posts and weekly ELetter. We have gotten several VentureMoms their first customers through these channels.
What benefits do I get by joining the VentureMom Marketplace?
Exposure to the VentureMom audience of affluent women
Your product or service showcased in your own storefront
Platform benefits like trunk shows, flash sales and coupon codes
Participation in VentureMom raffles and contests
Invitations to mom business conferences and their goodie bags
Marketing and Promotion through VentureMom blog posts
Your product or service may be pinned, posted on Facebook, and Tweeted about
Who can sell on VentureMom?
We support mom created businesses. So if you have created a business either around a product or service and you are a mom you can apply to be in the Marketplace. We want to make sure your business is a good fit for the VentureMom audience. Becoming a VentureMom has become a coveted honor and we hope you’ll be able to join the ranks of successful VentureMoms all across the country. (If you sell a product that is a part of a multi-level market, we applaud you, but can’t put you in the Marketplace. If you are a real estate broker, kudos, but not a good fit unless you created the firm.)
How will VentureMom feature my products?
The VentureMom Platform has so many ways to feature your brand, your products and your services. One way is that each week, products will be chosen from the marketplace, featured in our columns and sent to VentureMom followers through our e-letter and in blog posts. Items will appear in the VentureMom columns What Would VentureMom Wear, VentureMom@Home, and VentureMom Baby and Child. It will be easy for followers to see the item in the blog collage, click on it and buy your product in the VentureMom Marketplace.
What if I have a service and not a product?
We want you to be a VentureMom Brand too. Use the Marketplace to list your service company. If you can sell a package of time or an item you deliver or complete, choose the “selling” option. If you want to use the Marketplace as a directory, choose the “announcement” option when posting a listing. Examples of items for sale would be “Two hours of personal shopping,” “One photo book completed,” “A package of five dog walks,” “One logo designed.” Reach out if you need help advice and assistance with this.
How do I get paid?
You are paid once a sale is made. You will get 81% of the sale price. VentureMom receives a referral commission of 19% on any product or service sold in the VentureMom Marketplace. Your VentureMom Shop will have a control panel with a running list of sales and a monthly summary so you can track your VentureMom Brand sales and commissions easily.
What about pricing?
As per the Vendor Agreement, you must use the same prices that you offer everywhere else or in your own on-line store. This is a requirement to be a VentureMom Brand. We do offer featured deals and discounts at times to incentivize our shoppers. Email us with any questions or to discuss.
How much does my own store front, this exposure and all of this marketing cost?
You pay a one-time fee of $99 to set up your store front complete with a shopping cart. A lot less than setting one up yourself. And all in about 15 minutes. To maintain your presence, it costs only $19 a month. For this small amount you get all the exposure that we offer our brands and are able to participate in all of the exciting things that the platform offers to support the curated VentureMom Brands.
Can I have my own online shop and be in the VentureMom Marketplace too?
Absolutely. Consider this an added bonus to your shop and an additional distribution channel. More promotion and exposure for you leads to more sales and profits.
VentureMom would love help you develop a coupon code that offers our followers some kind of discount or bonus if they make a purchase on your website. That will allow you to track our transactions and send us our commission fee monthly. We have no way of knowing what sells on your site, but we trust that you will give us credit. We hope the discount will drive our followers to your site and our goal is to help you grow.
What if I need help setting up my store front?
VentureMom has an ambassador program where you get your own consultant to help with you set up and manage your business on the platform. Your ambassador is there to help you promote your business and to utilize the platform to the best advantage to grow your business. This additional service is only $19 a month but with one or two additional sales you can cover this cost.
What if something sells out or I change my inventory?
You can easily change the inventory in your VentureMom Marketplace by using your log in and password. You will be able to manage this process yourself. Again, we are here if you need help. We strongly suggest you work with an ambassador to manage your inventory. Remember you’ll get an email to approve a sale before it goes through so if you can’t deliver, you can decline the sale.
What about the shipping?
There is a place to enter the shipping amount. Please include taxes here as well. VentureMom does not add taxes, it is on you to manage the taxes.
What else can I do to help VentureMom help me and help my venture grow?
Tell everyone about VentureMom. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest and tell your followers and everyone on your email lists. If you offer a special or bonus or discount, or introduce a new product, send us the info and we may feature your news to our audience, driving more shoppers your way.
Venture on VentureMom!!!!!