Since the time we started the site we were very clear that we will never allow self promotion on the site ! as that would lead to lot of unwanted thread and manipulation
But still many sellers / merchants tried to game the system and found ways to do self promotion and it was getting a little out of control.
Also there were some genuine new sellers / merchants who had great deals and wanted to share with the community but could not because of this rule.
So too possibly solve some of these problems we decided to launch a Merchant Hub, which Merchants / Individual Sellers (Amazon, ebay, shopclues, flipkart, snapdeal etc) can come and share their deal in one forum (http://www.desidime.com/forums/mercha...ub)
They will be restricted to only create deals in that forum only and cant do it in any other part of the forums
Will you charge these sellers ??
Yes we will charge these selllers to add a deal, there are two reasons for this
1. If they are charged they will not put any random deals which the community will not accept and hence always try to put quality deals
2. This will also help DD in covering the cost of managing these merchants
What about FPD
1. If the merchants deal is extremely good and dimers really love it, the deal can become an FPD
What if a dimer has posted that same awesome deal before the merchant
1. Then Ideally merchant should have checked before spending his / her money. And in this case the FPD will go to the dimer
Are these all the rules
No we are currently not been able to envisage all the complications which will arise, and hence will add rules as the feature moves along
This is an experiment for allowing merchants and dimers to get the best of discovery and pricing
What all can Merchant create from Merchant Hub
Merchant can Create the following
- Merchant Store
- Featured Deal
- Popular Deal
- Thread in Merchant Hub
Can Merchant create an FPD
NO, they can never do that – It is user driven and it always be user driven