Use these instructions to create or modify your Gold / Sponsor advertisement on WoodenCRATES.org. The creation of and changes to your ad are done by you or someone you designate.
Listing your business in WoodenCRATES.org is easy and profitable! It provides you with the best exposure possible to other companies desiring your services within and around the crating industry.
Customers who have Crate Pro 6 with active maintenance receive a free Ad Spot for the duration of their maintenance plan. Crate Pro maintenance is renewable each year. A Gold-Sponsor ad gives you the option to advertise in more than one Ad Spot (Geographic Zone and/or Category of Service) at minimal cost.
Notify Support@CratePro.com You will Be Creating a Gold-Sponsor Advertisement
Your free Ad Spot must be activated to appear on the website. Please send an email to Joseph at Support@CratePro.com so we can activate your account and provide more information to you.
Log-In to Your Member Control Panel - Are you already listed on the site?
Sign in if you already have a member account or if an account has been created for you. If you do not have a log-in or are not sure:
1> Check if your company already has a basic listing on the website by clicking on the Companies/Services tab located on the left side of the home page and selecting your primary service category then your geographic location.
2> If your company has a listing , click on the listing and check if you have the option to 'create your account to manage the account ' . If so you will be able to create your first administrator account log in and password.
3> If your company is not listed, select to Sign Up to enter your company information
No Account or Listing? Sign Up & Add Your Company
As shown previously, if you don't have a Basic Listing you will Sign-up on the Home page.
Enter your complete contact information and enter your company information. Click on Submit
Your Member Control Panel
Once you have an account, you'll see your Member Control Panel when you log-in. The options in your Member Control Panel allow you to create and modify your listing and/or Gold-Sponsor advertisement
Go to the Company Settings tab
Company Settings > General Settings > General Information
Your company information should appear. Make any corrections as needed.
1> Select your primary Service Category. Your maintenance plan gives you one Service Category but you may select more in a later step
Company Settings > General Settings > Sponsor Ad Information
1> Enter a sales contact person, their email, your own company website URL and contact phone numbers
2> Appear in All Range Searches - Prospects may enter a ZIP or Postal code to limit their search results from the main page. When the prospect searches by zip / postal code, your company will appear in results if your address is in the same geographic zone. Example: Your location is in Los Angelas but you can service many locations in the state. By checking this box, when a prospect searches by zip/postal code, your ad will appear. When a prospect searches by State, Province or Country, Gold ads always appear at the top of the individual lists.
3> Service Area: If you will select multiple geographic zones ( USA states, Canada and Australia provinces or countries - all others) you will want to replace your physical address with a 'service area' description. An example would be "Serving the Tri-State Area' or 'Serving California and Oregon'. Otherwise your physical address will be shown which can cause confusion for prospects.
4> Advertising tag line: If you have a tag line for your business enter it here. An example would be ' Family owned and operated for 50 years' or 'Proud Veteran Owned Business"
5> URL: Copy paste the URL from any on line MAP application if desired. If you don't support local traffic to your location or you select multiple geographic locations, you will want to leave this blank
6> Company Logo: Upload a png or jpg. Best images are no more than 150 w x 75 h pixels
Click on SUBMIT
Company Settings > Sponsor Ad Categories
One category should already be selected based on your General Settings. please select as many additional categories you want to appear in on line.
For every category you select, check ALL options that reflect any products or services that you offer.
1> On each Service Category tab you will be listed in, check the main box. There are additional costs for additional Service Categories.
2> For each Service Category you selected, check ALL the options that apply
3> Check if you accept credit cards
Click on SUBMIT
Company Settings > Sponsor Ad Geographic Zones
Flash player will allow you to see the map and check the zones you want your ad to be in. Click on the map and Allow flash to show. By default, based on your physical address, one geographic zone is automatically selected. At additional cost you may select multiple geographic zones.
If you are unable to turn on flash and want additional zones, contact us a Support@CratePro.com
1> To add more geographic zones select the tab that contains the additional zones.
2> You can click on each zone on the map or for an entire country you can select the 'TOGGLE [country] ' option. You can remove individual zones as desired from the list.
Note- Until payment is made and your ad activated - your company will appear in only one zone which is the first one in the list.
Click on SUBMIT
Company Settings > Sponsor Ad Creation
This site uses the WYSIWYG editor. (What You See Is What You Get)
If you're familiar with using Word or a word processing application, you'll find this to be the same.
You can add hyperlinks, images and even videos to your page.
Based on the Service Category and the options you selected icons will appear down the left side of your ad. Each Service Category has its own icon list. Crate Pro 6 customers will receive the added icon for Crate Design Software
Need help? Scroll below for information if you already have a website
DON'T FORGET TO SAVE!
Balance Due? If you selected additional Service Categories and/or Geographic Zones
Have a Gold-Sponsor ad allows you to add additional Service Categories and/or Geographic Zones. The 1st Ad Spot is free with your maintenance plan.
1> To see how inexpensive it is to add more Categories and/or Zones select View the Sponsor Ad Pricing Table
2> Shows the selected number of Categories and Geographic Zones you selected
3> Check out link. Current payment method is via Pay Pal. If you do not have a verified Pay Pal account, payment can be delayed as they have a verification process with several steps. Payment is made to Deploy Tech Services
If you prefer to pay via credit card, send a request to Support@CratePro.com
We accept major credit cards or business checks, should Pay Pal not allow for your payment method (Some countries are restricted). Contact Support@CratePro.com.
THIS COMPLETES CREATING YOUR GOLD / SPONSOR ADVERTISEMENT = Continue below for more ways to manage your ad, and get free exposure
Get More Business
Your advertising investment will not only increase your companies exposure to qualified buyers, it also helps us provide you and the rest of the community with these service.
Do you have a web site? If so, we ask that you consider adding our logo to your site along with a link to the WoodenCRATES.org home page or to your Sponsor Ad page. By doing so, you let your visitors know that you care about, and are a part of the wood box and crate community.
Select the logo below that best fits your site. Simply click on the appropriate button underneath the desired logo. This will copy the required code to your clipboard then you can paste it into the html code for your website.
Or you can right click on any graphic to cut-and-paste it to your web server.
Thank you for your support of WoodenCRATES.org! Your wood box and crating community.