Why Should My Business Use a Buying Group?
Businesses need ways to buy from manufacturers that have large minimum order requirements and don't drop ship.
Main Treats also helps members buy together, giving them better rates & more focused buying strategies.
Linked independents can even the pricing, exclusivity, pop & the informational playing fields that chains receive.
Organizing group buying from manufacturers who make exclusives with chains & big box stores is our big objective.
Members will soon be able to boost their indy store's look using MainTreats display window and manikin program.
Main Treats display window and manikin program helps retailers try or buy one piece (for display or sale) at a time.
How Does Restaurant/Retailer Hosts Earn Money?
Hosts split the product sales profits from their old customers as well as the new customers & profits we bring.
Restaurants keep 100% of their regular sales, only profits from products added by Main Treats are split.
Businesses always keep 100% of any sales from products already in the store (not supplied by Main Treats).
Profits are split from drop shipped products, sets & samplers as well as our added on or embedding services.
When profits are split, the host splits their profits from their hosted members in half with Main Treats.
When host sells to a hosted member of another Main Treats business, then the profits are split in thirds.
Hosts that co-op our direct mail can also use our closeouts to attract customers with our circular coupons.
How Are Profit Split When Hosted Member Is Different Than The Selling Host?
Main Treats would split the profits three ways with 33 1/3 % going to each of the three.
Three way splits occur when a customer shops for Main Treats goods beyond their hosted business.
When Main Treats items are sold, the profits are split between the hosted business & the shop that sold our goods.
Profits are never split when participating business sell customers non Main Treats supplied products.
Only products supplied by Main Treats are always split by the host, not products the host business had supplied.
How Would The In-Store Taxes Be Handled?
The host business would collect taxes & be responsible for paying taxes on any in store sales.
Who Pays The Taxes For Dropped Shipped Product That Members Split Profits On?
Main Treats deducts the shipped product taxes & expenses before figuring the total profit on each product.
Your customers can’t order anything directly from Main Treats without crediting you, its our #1 policy.
Split profits from customer sales are always credited to your account through your affiliate program.
Customers can opt out feeding your affiliate program, but must use another member to buy through Main Treats.
We can not help customers that call directly without being referred by a retail, wholesale or content member.
This is unheard of from most capitalists, but Embed Local's retail, wholesale & content members always come first.
Main Treats takes each new customers name, town, state, phone number & email to help set up a local retailer.
What financial criteria is needed for a business to start?
Whether starting or linking to our content, Main Treats initial financial criteria are the same.
No minimum net worth, no minimum liquid assets, and no financing needed.
Average cash required in the range of .01 cent / house if you wish to be part of our mailings.
If we hit 10,000 Local homes an average share in each co-op direct mailing would be $100.
Business members can:
use social media
hand out fliers
send out emails
hang up in-store signs
attend community events
add messages on receipts
talk it up to your in-store customers
contact local press (print, radio and online).
use social media
put links on their sites
talk it up by your customer service reps.
Content members can:
write articles and provide coverage about Main Treats
Publish images, descriptions & links to our drop shippers and any of their products.
Our Local Press Wants More Information About Main Treats, Who Can They Talk To?
Main Treats would love to be contacted for any editorial questions by your local press.
Connect them to Norman Scherer - Main Treats - firstname.lastname@example.org- 917 822-1870
Spending Money On Products Using Our Valets
How does the Concierge Service work?
Embed Local's Main Treats offers a free product concierge service for your customers.
Customers can order in one place from over 4,000 manufacturers.
Our personal shopper service introduces your customers to many amazing companies.
Customers enter their age, sex and the products or categories desired (and size if apparel).
Customers look over online products from supplied websites and email us what they like.
Main Treats fine tunes the sites sent to customers as emails are exchanged.
Our email confirms the details and we phone all customers direct for billing purposes.
A follow up email is sent to your customer with tracking information.
Scarves, Tunics, Kimonos, Ruanas, Ponchos, Sarongs, Pareos & Other Cover-Ups From Elizabeth Gillett.
These Elizabeth Gillett products will be featured at some of the hosts that help co-op our direct mail.
Art, cards, comics, props, promos, rare music, rare videos, shirts, TV guides & more.
Extreme incentives may include one of Jean Michel Basquiat's first artworks or Jimi Hendrix's briefcase.
Other top rewards include rare videos (like Clockwork Orange Uncut); old TV guides;
Revenge of the Jedi Variety insert; golden age Superman comics; psychedelic rock cards and comix;
Natural people; old playbills; promos and hundreds of other odd, amazing, rare & collectible prizes.
Sole access to collectibles.
Access to closeouts.
Access to glut.
(Collectibles are solely for consumers, no bloggers, online businesses, or any buying or selling group members).
Tipping credits are available to consumers quarterly based on the % amount of their current Main Treats holdings.
The customer service valet will use your acquired Reward Points to help you save.
Rewarding/Tipping consumers who attend attractions,Providing reward points for consumer testimonials.
Doubling attraction consumers reward/tip for posting their product testimonials on social media.
Discounting or tipping hosts after participating in attractions with your product in their locations.
Splitting co-op ads in coupon circulars, local participating blogs, or helping to co-op direct mail.
Advertising opportunities at book, soap, sock & new product locations& other attractions.
Discounting or tipping content providers for coverage before and after sponsored attractions.
What Do Businesses Spend Money On?
Discounted wholesale product, based on chosen manufacturers buying group % discounts.
Splitting co-op ads in local blogs with manufacturers& other local businesses involved.
Tipping content providers for business coverage and reviews.
Wholesale buying group discounted shipping.
First access to closeouts to attract customers with our circular coupons.
Access to wholesale priced glut.
What Do Content Providers Spend Money On?
Manufacturers wholesale discounts.
Discounted shipping on DirectVendors purchases.
Discounts on wholesale buying group shipping, even for personal shopping.
Wholesale priced glut.
Why Do You Have Such Cool Weird Collectibles?
I spent over 10 years working for Variety Newspaper & hitting video & cable conventions.
To promote my virtual shopping center, cross sellers, embedders & small labels I will purge my collection.
How Does My Package Get Shipped?
Each manufacturer, distributor and wholesaler has their own shipping preferences, mostly UPS, Fed Ex and USPS.
Main Treats does provide all suppliers our USPS, Fed Exand UPS account numbers to simplify tracking packages.
Consumers can track theirMain Treats packages by clicking here.
How Does The Discounted Shipping Work?
Every Product Consumers Purchase That Is Shipped, Generates a 10% Shipping Credit For That Shipped Item.
Spend $40, get $4 off the shipping cost, spend $60 get $6 off shipping, spend $15, get $1.50 off shipping.
Shipping Credits Can Only Be Used For The Product Currently Being Shipped That Created The 10% Discount.
How does my shipping get discounted when ordering from Direct Vendors?
This 10% reusable rebate from drop shipped online purchases is first used to credit the shipping of items bought.
If consumers cost was $50, $5 is applied to shipping, if the cost was $95, $9.50 will be used to credit the shipping.
If I Order Items from Two Different Manufacturers Do I Pay Shipping Fees Twice?
Yes, customers pay shipping and any drop ship fees from all companies shipping directly to them.
When you buy on Amazon or eBay from different vendors you also pay shipping charges for each vendor.
Customers can use accumulated Reward Points to discount shipping from both manufacturers.
Besides the Shipping Fee, Why is their an Extra Fee for Drop Shipping?
How do we figure what drop ship fee to charge?
Each manufacture is allowed to determine their own drop ship fee, most range from $2 - $5 per order.
Manufacturers can set it per piece, per order or % of order (you can set the % up to 20% but no further).
The lower the drop ship fee the better chance of selling product to our members customers.
Different companies always have different fees so Main Treats must convey each drop ship fee to our customers.
But by using our Reward Points buyers shipping fees can be discounted.
How Do Drop Shipping Companies Figure What Drop Ship Fee to Charge?
Each company is allowed to determine their own drop ship fee, usually from $2 - $5 per order.
Manufacturers can set it per piece, per order or % of order (manufacturers can set the % up to 20% but no further).
Manufacturers know the lower the drop ship fee the better chance of selling product to our members customers.
How Does Main Treats Safely Record my Credit Card Number and Street Address?
Credit cards and street numbers can not be entered online on any of our sites.
Even with security, all sites can be hacked. Main Treats takes extra steps to prevent being a hackers target.
Main Treats does not put credit card information or street addresses on any computer to avoid future problems.
Main Treats logs all credit card data and street address information by phone, to a live person.
All financial data, credit card numbers and street address are also coded by Norman Scherer, owner of Main Treats.
Is All Drop Shipping Confined to the United States?
When U.S. customers sample any of our products and want refills of anybook, soap or socks Main Treats will abide.
Is This A Typical Tracking Site That Simply Links To The Shipping Companies Like Postal, UPS & Fed Ex?
shipping discounts & the newest products.
I'm Impatient, Can Local Cross Sellers Deliver Instead of Shipping?
Cross sellers will start soap, socks & book deliveries to locals in NJ in the Spring of 2018.
Which Shipping Company Is Delivering My Order (Postal, UPS or FedEX)?
Our drop shippers choose any shipping method they wish, customers will be sent tracking numbers and carrier info.
Customers put their tracking numbers into our tracking site that perpetually give special limited offers.
Consumers can track the progress of their packages while waiting at home or taking time at work.
Our shipping page motivates active customers to keep on shopping to bypass the exit ramp of tracking functions.
Our express lane is ignited by deals, discounts, closeouts, collectibles & products to keep customers on track.
Customers are approached with special offers using Main Treats rewards, when reserved the motivation starts.
What Triggers These Offers & Bonuses, and When Does the Express Lane Close?
Triggered by shipping confirmations, random special offers are revealed after checking tracking activity.
Offers from our shipping site express lane become void when customers are alerted that their package has arrived.
Internet content relevant to each industry is essential to the players in each markets ecosystem. All retail businesses should identify rising products fueling new trends.
Knowledge of the changing market is vitally important to any business that wants to stay on top.
Content helps identify rising products new trends, and shows the paths that other businesses are blazing.
Main Treats links to thousands of sources of content using several themed editorial menus.
Most content points to different online magazines, blogs, forums and articles from other online sources.
Participating businesses can link their websites to these free theme guides to become an online information and content source.
Our themed editorial menus can attract new local customers and expand relationships with old customers.
Tipping content providers is one of the ways that Main Treats will help to monetize bloggers.
Why Can't I Just Use Google to Search for Content Providers I Want to Browse?
Having all the media options organized by theme makes researching markets a cinch.
Themed editorial sources are organized alphabetical making them easier to find again.
What other content sites are coming?
In late 2018, other content menus will be organized around Bags, Jewelry, Scarves and other Accessories.
How can blogs, forums or other sources of editorial be added to the content list?
Consumers can email the url to EmbedLocally@gmail.com, we will add reward points to your account as a bonus if relevant.We will look it over, find cool stories to recommend and add it to the mix. Thanks!
Why are all of the editorial not up to date?
They will be at launch, other tasks needed more attention for our Feb 2018 launch.
As Embed Local's Main Treats grows, new content sites will be built and updated more often.
What Criteria May Be Used In Our Testings?
appearance, aroma, flavor, touch, feel in mouth, sound, after taste,
overall pleasure, overall appreciation
color intensity, compactness, elasticity, geometrical shape, limpidity, moist look, paleness, shade, shape, shininess, skin surface, tanning, thickness
aromatic, fishy, floral fresh, pungent, smokey, sour, spicy, sweet
acidic, bitter, bland, cool, creamy, earthy, fatty, fizzy, fresh, fruity, hot, milky, moist, nutty, pasty, pungent, salty, sharp, sourish, smokey, spicy, sweet, woody, zesty
elasticity, firmness, mealiness, oily, skin consistency, skin thickness, temperature, tenderness, texture (rough or smooth), thickness
feel in mouth
chewy, creaminess, crispiness, crumbly, denseness, elasticity, fattiness, fibrousness, firmness, fresh, graininess, juiciness, mealiness, moistness, sour, spicy, sponginess, stickiness, texture, tenderness, thickness
bubbly, crackly, crispy, crunchy, fresh, snappy, popping
persistence of mouth sensation
What Criteria Will Be Used In Our Product Testings?
Product attributes will include appearance, characteristics, clarity, detail, expenses of use, feel, function, lifetime, maintenance, price, safety, service facilities, value, variables of usage & weightings against similar products.
Other criteria categories are overall appreciation, overall essential characteristics, overall functionality, overall performance and overall pleasure.
Why Do People Go to Restaurants?
spend time w family
see and be seen
seeking good times and pleasure
mix to achieve status boosting
subject for future conversations
feel welcome at local gathering place
like vibe and music
a memorable place to share an emotional experience
a hideaway for emotional nurturing
expect a certain level of service
offer a sense of normalcy
to tired to cook
bored of cooking
don't want to clean up
addicted to a certain dish
craving a certain food you enjoy
food hard to replicate at home
eating within creation dietary needs or food allergies
can't mix drinks like they do
relationship with the bartender
versatility of interaction with locals
flexibility of seating based on prey
trying different cuisines
curious to taste
eat food thats hard to replicate
figure out different recipes and ingredients used
eat food that you usually have no access to
breaking out of monotony of daily routines
new restaurant openings
conquer the fear of the unknown places that aren't chains
heard good things
hungry at moment
thirsty at moment
close to destination when traveling
open at right time of day
get out of house
change of scenery and environment
branded name usually has consistent quality
celebrations - birthday, anniversary
balloons, crayons, coloring place-mats, games, puzzles, happy meal prizes
get to know clients on a personal level
helps lighten up business meetings
helps w early stages of business relationship
smooths old business relationships
can seat a large party quickly
can provide special seating
won contest voucher
bought a discounted voucher
on discount plan
marketing opportunities to make customers loyal
How Can I Add Questions?
How can I ask questions that are not in this FAQ?
Your question should be added to the FAQ pages after emailing you the answer as well.