MARKETPLACE (Public and Private)
We are pleased to let you know that we have updated the HU Community marketplace. When we originally launched the HU Community, the Marketplace was only accessible by members. As a ‘closed community’, new members are either invited by existing members or by HU Community Managers – this ensures the integrity of the Holistic community and its members.
We will be relaunching a new Public Marketplace, allowing members to sell goods and services to non-members. We hope that the new Public Marketplace will enable members to generate incremental sales to members and non-members alike.
When you purchase goods or services, they will be added to your ‘shopping cart’. When you are ready to pay for the items, access your profile by clicking on your name, located in the top right corner of your screen. Select the Shopping Carts feature, and complete your purchase by paying for the items.
When you want to list items in the Members Only or Public Marketplace, remember that you can list merchandise, as well as ‘online services’. In order to integrate the Public Marketplace within our closed community, we had to work with Shopify*, a third party ‘shopping cart’ provider.
Listing merchandise or online services will raise awareness of your business and the goods or services you provide. In addition to incremental sales opportunities, your listing may also help you expand your business by connecting with other members who may offer complimentary goods and services.
Note that HU does not charge fees or commissions for any listings (public or private) - you only pay your standard transaction fees charged by your online payment provider.
*Members who wish to list items in the Public Marketplace will be required to establish an account with Shopify (plans start as low as $9/month, plus credit card and transaction fees). A Shopify account is NOT required to list items in the Members Only marketplace.