Note that you are required to pay commission on ALL
orders that originate through Earthling, whether the final version comes
through our automated shopping cart system, by phone, email, regular mail
or by any other means. At the end of each month, your online
reporting will be updated to show the sales as recorded by our shopping
cart system. This report has instructions for adding and deleting items if
you are recognizing any sales that started from the website, but that were
completed by other means.
Please note that random test purchases and other
monitoring techniques are used to check dealer compliance. Sites that do
not properly report all sales are removed from our system.
If you are selling your merchandise through auctions,
there is no minimum inventory stocking requirement. If you wish to
maintain a fixed price store, you must maintain a minimum of 25 items for
sale on our service with pictures and those items must have a retail value
of at least $1,200. Our staff must review and approve the type of
inventory you carry. Although phone support is not included with MakeAShop,
email support is available.
If you don't already have a merchant account to accept
credit cards, you can apply for one online. It takes just a
few minutes to register and get started. Thank you for choosing Earthling.
We look forward to serving you. If you have any questions before starting,
please click here.
Do you prefer the certainty of a fixed monthly
If you prefer to have a fixed monthly charge and your
merchandise meets the mall guidelines, you may be eligible for the Antique
Arts Mall our premiere on-line source for fine Art and Antiques. Click here to find out
more about this high-end virtual mall!
If you need more customer support, we offer plans to
meet your needs
For a one-time payment, you can have a custom site
designed for you. The modest setup fee covers 10 hours of design
work and phone support for training and the unlimited use of the Earthling
automated database system. You use the database system to update and
maintain your inventory on our Internet server. For a modest extra fee,
you also get a spam-filtered email alias on Earthling, i.e. "YourCompany@Earthling.com".
Having a Earthling email address means that you can change your service
provider while still receiving email from your customers.
Unlike other systems, at Earthling you may have as much
inventory as you wish and you may update your store as often as you want.
In fact, we recommend that you update your site as frequently as possible
and we give you the tools to do so. Updates keep the list of your
items online accurate and encourage frequent visits from your customers.
We have found that the more traffic a site has, the greater the chances
are of a sale.
Billing rates are identical to the MakeAShop plan --
all sales are subject to a 10% commission. You can select either the
$34.95 minimum payment per month on an annual contract basis or $39.95
minimum payment per month for a month-to-month contract; in both cases, if
the commission amount exceeds the minimum, you pay only the commission
Earthling can register a domain name for you, or we can
transfer an existing domain name and host it on our server. Your domain
name will point directly to your Earthling shop. The Network Solutions (Internic)
fee to register your domain name is $70 for the first 2 years, and $35 for
each year after that. In addition to the Internic fee, Earthling charges a
fee of $75 per year to host the domain name on our servers. You
"own" your domain name, Earthling only hosts it.
Earthling also offers artistic and technical Web
consulting. Our artistic consultants are experienced in designing web
pages, and our technical consultants can help with conversion problems.
For example, we wrote a program for one dealer to take the output of his
PC database and generate web pages from it. Each time he updates his
database, he uploads a new copy, runs the custom program and his web pages
are updated. Because of the widely varying nature of the
requirements, design services are individually quoted. The TIAS
software product is extremely powerful and it is unlikely that you will
find there is functionality that you need that is not already present, but
if you need more information about custom requirements, please contact support@Earthling.com
10% of sales.1
|Antique Arts Site
$99/ month flat rate
Auction Sales Commission
2% of sale
$35/year after that
|Earthling hosting fees
|1If your total
sales for one month on Earthling result in a monthly commission
fee paid to Earthling that is less than $34.95, you will
be required to pay Earthling a minimum monthly fee of $34.95.
If your total sales for one month on Earthling result in a
monthly commission fee paid to Earthling that is greater than
$34.95, you pay just the commission that is due. If you
opt for a month-to-month contract, the monthly fee is $39.95/month
We understand that every business is different. If
there are services Earthling doesn't currently offer what you would like
to see, please email us (sales@Earthling.com)
with your suggestions or proposals.
Have you ever wanted to sell your merchandise on the Internet but worried
about the cost and complication? Our system is designed for people
like you! And when you succeed, we succeed. Together.
It's that simple.
Why wait? Register and start your store now!
Click HERE to Start Your Store Now
You won't find a better way to sell online.