Eclectics Marketplace Group, provided by Webclectics
Eclectics Marketplace Group is a new paradigm on specialty vendor, entertainer/performer, service providers and events. We provide a nexus for all of those specialties and provide profile pages for each of those, including bios, photos, links, and other content. The goal of this effort is to provide an easy, central point for potential customers to search out members that make the products or provide services, as well as leveraging specific techniques to improve SEO rankings on the various search engines.
Core Values and Guiding Principles
- We prefer that all products be manufactured, or at least substantially completed by the artisan or their US-based partners or employees, imports of raw materials are permitted. Oversees imports of finished products will be handled on a case-by-case basis. What we will NOT approve are cheap products coming in from China, India, or other cheap-labor markets. For example, an acceptable products might be bagpipe parts imported from Scotland for resale here in the US. Contact us if you have questions. Our goal is to support the artisans we all know and love and help them succeed in their businesses.
- Each member of the Group will conduct all business with the greatest care for ethics and legality.
- Each member will treat other members with the highest courtesy, fairness, and respect. All conflicts will be worked out by each member, should a conflict arise that needs arbitration, Eclectics Marketplace will in its sole discretion resolve the issues.
- Competition is a good thing and it is expected that members of the group may compete with each other from time to time and with different products. This is NOT a license to steal ideas from other members of the group and present them as your own.
How are we different from sites like Etsy and Ebay?
On our directory, members don’t sell products or services, they sell themselves. They provide us with the words, photos, and links which best exemplify their business, and we build the profile and updates are always free for your profile. We don’t throw in ‘hidden costs’. Our goal is to make this as simple as possible, and to provide you with the services THEY need to be successful, because if THEY are successful, we will be successful as well.
A word about advertising
We are different from other sites. First and foremost, we pledge to never offer ‘promoted search listings’, where one member is placed above another member in search features. We want to insure a level playing field for all of our members. We do reserve the right to feature certain members as a ‘featured member’ in the listings for a nominal fee, but it will not affect search results at all. You will not be ‘buried at the bottom’ if you choose not to be a ‘featured’ member. We expect featured members to be rare, otherwise there is no point in having a featured member.
Who we are not
This is NOT a swap meet platform, and not all vendors, performers/entertainers or service-providers who apply may be accepted. Our vendors are expected to handle quality merchandise and stand behind their merchandise 100%. We ARE an exclusive group, and members who do not live up to our Core Values and Guiding Principles can be removed from the group. As a private entity and at it’s sole discretion, Eclectics Marketplace does reserve the right to reject members which sell goods which might be construed as hateful or harmful, or against generally-recognized community standards.
A rising tide lifts all boats.
We are making this group available because we’ve found a need to separate the wheat from the chaff. Other platforms have modified their policies in order to cash in and make more money from their artisans, and to the best of our knowledge, our three-pronged approach to promoting artisans, performers/entertainers, and service providers is unique. Forcing members to pay for advertising and not allowing them the choice to opt-out, allowing ‘handmade’ products made in a factory, these are things that we hate. Our goal is to give members an opportunity to showcase their products, instead of ‘manufacturers’.
Webclectics will not discriminate according to race, ethnicity, sex, age, sexual orientation and gender identity. As a private entity and at it’s sole judgement, Webclectics does reserve the right to reject members which sell goods which might be construed as hateful or harmful, or against generally-recognized community standards.