Why should vendors register a vendor account at djforums?
Bulletin Boards such as djforums.com provide vendors with a large audience for targeted advertizing. Vendors can specifically target specials, and sales based on the types of members who browse the board, as well as easily answer questions users may have regarding their product. Vendors can also use the BB to prevent misrepresentation of their product by disgruntled users. Vendors can post extensive details about their company or products in their posts, helping to increase sales potential. The djforums.com staff works hard to provide it's members and vendors with a reliable, friendly message board, and the back end cost often goes unnoticed by the users. The vendor accounts are a way for djforums.com to recoup much of what is put into running the site.
What if I don't sign up?
If a moderator or administrator sees a post from a vendor who is not signed up, their post will be temporarily removed, and they will be notified of the vendor account requirement. If the vendor refuses to sign up, and continues to "spam" the board, they will be banned indefinitely.
What benefits will I get, other than the right to post?
Vendors are granted access to a special vendor forum, where they can post sales, specials, and announcements. Standard and VIP users can browse and post replies, but cannot post new threads. They also are granted a larger avatar size, custom title, larger PM box, larger attachment size, and access to the Vendor and VIP forums.
How do I sign up as an authorized vendor?
To sign up as a vendor, please use the Subscriptions page.
Why can't VIP and standard users post new threads in the vendor forum?
This is done to prevent "junk" posts from driving vendor threads off the first page. By preventing non-vendors from starting threads, it will keep the forum clean, and give vendor posts good visibility. Please note that moderators and administrators have full access to the forums. So any attempts by a vendor to slander another company, intentional flaming, or sales sabotage will be dealt with.
What if I wish to start a group buy on a product?
Group buys should be placed in the vendor forums.
Am I allowed to sell my product in threads in the general forums?
We at djforums.com do not allow spam of any sort. If a user posts asking about a specific product, posts by vendors that simply say "buy from me" will be removed. Proper forum etiquette would be properly answering their question regarding the product, and then mentioning whether your company stocks it. If you wish to try and sell to the user, suggest they see thread in the vendor's area, or PM you for more details on the product.
What if I see another vendor post as in the example above, can I let the user know I carry the product as well?
Price wars are not allowed. If you wish to make it known that your company sells the product in response to another vendor in the general forums, that is fine. Under no circumstances are you to try and undercut another vendor. We expect the vendors to respect each other.
What if I only want to post a single thread?
Then we recommend you sign up for one month only.
I appreciate djforums.com helping to grow my business, are there other ways I can help the forums?
Certainly, product reviews are always welcome, or Private Message one of the Administrators, and we will be glad to answer your questions