Sorry for the delay.
The vendor program will have two broad options. One option will emulate the
Advantage program offered by Amazon.com. It's basically a consignment program
whereby a publisher of plans is paid on sales. We carry an inventory of your plans,
and we do the fulfillment from here. In this case, you would set the selling price
and determine the quantity of plans that we carry in inventory. With the second
option, we prepare plans to your project, publish the plans, then pay you a royalties on
sales. This is similar to the way in which an author of a book receives royalties
from a publisher, except we write the "book." Regardless of the option,
you will be able to log into your password-protected area on our website and check the
status of your account in real time. You will be able to see the current level of
your inventory (if we're selling plans that you publish), the total number of sales, the
amount you've been paid to date, and how much you are owed at the time you log in.
If you become an affiliate, you will receive a percentage of sales made to visitors who
arrive here via the link on your site. Our program will emulate existing
Integrated Data Base
These various programs will be managed by a single data base that will track
inventory, sales, percentages, and royalties/payments for each participant. The data
base will automatically notify participants when a pre-determined minimum inventory of
plans has been reached (if we are selling your plans), and automatically notify both us
and you of payments due.