Membership

 

  1. Who can be a member?

 

Any Forest and forest-related entity can be a member. These include: Organizations, Government Agencies, Timber companies and their associations, Institutions and Research and Development Centers.

 

  1. Membership types

 

There are two categories of membership: Company members and Non-Company members. The company members include timber companies and related service companies. The non-company members includes government agencies, civil society organizations, institutions, industry and trade associations, individual forest and forest related consultants or business service providers. Each category has 4 member levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold and GoldPlus.

 

  1. Subscription plan

 

Features/Benefits

Company

Non-Company

Individual

Bronze

Silver

Gold

GoldPlus

Bronze

Silver

Gold

GoldPlus

 

Member  level

Storage Quota

1  GB

2  GB

5 GB

10 GB

500 MB

1 GB

2 GB

5 GB

500 MB

Allow Status Messages

X

X

X

X

Allow Messaging (Everyone)

X

X

X

X

X

Allow Messaging ( Friends Only)

 

 

 

 

Business Directory

Creation of business

Sub Business creation

X

X

X

X

X

X

Editing of business

X

X

X

X

Business Prospects  group

X

X

X

  Allowed businesses

1

2

5

10

1

1

1

1

1

Apps for Directory

Discussion/forum

X

X

X

X

Document

X

X

X

X

Event

X

X

Note

Offer

X

X

X

X

X

Photo

X

X

X

X

X

Poll

X

X

X

Video

X

X

X

X

X

Insights (Business Stats)

X

Listings (e.g. Products)

Creation of  listings

X

X

X

X

Uploading of Photos

X

X

Uploading of Videos

X

X

Viewing of Wishlists

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Maximum Allowed Listings

10

20

35

50

 

 

 

 

1

Auction and Procurement

Auctions

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Procurement

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Site Wide Events

Creation of events

X

X

X

X

X

Photo Uploads(Just me)

X

X

X

X

X

Site Wide Document

Creation of Documents

X

X

X

X

X

Max allowed documents

X

X

10

20

X

X

2

5

X

Group

Creation of Group

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Sub-Group Creation

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Max.  Allowed Groups

X

X

3

10

1

1

1

3

X

Group Apps

Documents

X

X

X

X

X

X

Events

X

X

X

X

X

X

Discussion

X

X

X

X

X

X

Poll

X

X

X

X

X

X

Advertising

Business listing

Others (products, service, classified ads, etc.)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Sponsored Ads

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Cost /year ($US)

Free

100

150

250

Free

25

100

300

Free

  

  1. Rules of marketplace

 

  1. Registrations:  Contact Person (CP) should provide accurate info about him/herself and the company.
  2.  
  3. Designation of other CPs:  CPs can only designate someone working in their company or organization or government agency to assist in the management of their business listings.
  4.  
  5. Editing of business info: Once approved a CPs cannot edit business info without prior notice to  African Timber  Team.
  6.  
  7. Making offers: Offers should have a sufficient and accurate description. Insufficient or inaccurate offers will be deleted from the marketplace.
  8.  
  9. Get offers:  Don’t click on “Get Offer” if you are not really interested in the product or service. Misuse of this functionality will result in suspension or deletion of your account.
  10.  
  11.   Business relationship/friendship:  This will be based on the networks you have chosen so that only business in your network can seek a partnership with you.
  12.  
  13. Making advertisement: Do not use these apps or resources: Announcement, Note, Document, Photo,  and Album to advertise. Please use the advertising tool provided.
  14.  
  15.   Honest Review and rating:  You can review  and rate only a business from which  you have bought timber products or services from the  time you became member of Africantimber.net. False reviews unrefuted by the business reviewed can lead to suspension or deletion of account of both reviewer and reviewee.
  16.  
  17.   Business  Branding: All business should have these: private email address, logo and  cover picture or header on their  business listed. If you don’t have  a logo or header , you can get  it from www.localsmallbusinesshelper.com at very affordable prices.