Note that you are required to pay commission on ALL
orders that originate through Collector Online, 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 Collector Online.
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 Collector Online
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 Collector Online, i.e. "YourCompany@tias.com".
Having a Collector Online email address means that you can change your
service provider while still receiving email from your customers.
Unlike other systems, at Collector Online 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
Collector Online 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 Collector Online 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, Collector Online charges a fee of $75 per year to host the domain
name on our servers. You "own" your domain name, Collector Online
only hosts it.
Collector Online 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
10% of sales.
|Antique Arts Site
$99/ month flat rate
Auction Sales Commission
2% of sale
$35/year after that
|Collector Online hosting fees
We understand that every business is different. If
there are services Collector Online doesn't currently offer what you would
like to see, please email us (email@example.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? Click here to
sign up now! You won't find a better way to sell online.