Instructions to Create Your Gold Advertisment

To use this guide your company should already have a basic listing and you have a log-in and password to access your company information. If you need to add your company to the website or create a log in, please review this additional document

The information here is to assist you in upgrading your information to a Gold advertisment.

1> In Your Member Control Panel Click on Company Settings tab then the 1st fly-out General Information

1> From the home page of WoodenCRATES.org log-in with your emails and password. Click on Company Settings and you'll see a fly-out menu. Click on General Settings.

  • The General Information tab contains the information that appears online. If you select multiple Zones you'll have an opportunity to change how your company address appears. Enter your main address in these fields.

enter your company information plus select the primary service category your company will appear in such as ‘Packing & Crating’ or ‘Crating Supplies’.

  • 'Summary of Services' - Enter a 2-3 sentence concise description of the services you offer. This information will appear on any saltellite site that your ad appears on
  • 'Category of Service' - Enter the primary service category you provide product/services for. You will have an opportunity to add additional categories later

2> Click on Sponsor Ad Information tab and enter your additional sales contact information. The information on this tab is only for Gold ads and will not appear on any basic listings.

  • 'Appear in All Range Searches' - This checkbox will allow your company to appear in all ZIP/Postal code searches in your geographic zone instead of only within a specific range of the zip code selected. Select this if you can service all zip codes within your selected zone.
  • 'Service Area' - If you advertise in multiple geographic zones you should enter a description of the geographic areas you service. Such as “Serving the South East”. This will ensure that if you have a physical location in California and you want to advertise in Florida, prospects won’t think you have your company listed in the incorrect state. Leave this box blank if you want your physical address to appear.
  • 'Advertising Tag Line' -This is your unique company phrase or motto that appears above the detail of your ads when it’s selected. Such as “Providing Crates for the World”. Keep it short! It will appear above your company name when your ad is selected.
  • 'URL for Google' - If you appear in multiple geographic zones you may want to do a search via map quest of your entire company. When this link is selected an area map appears with all your locations. You may leave it blank.
  • 'Upload your logo' - 100x100 pixels appear best

 

2> Go back to Company Settings tab and click on 2nd fly-out -Sponsor Ad Categories

Each tab is a seperate Category that site vistors may select from the home page of WoodenCRATES.org to locate companies for their products and services. Always click on Submit before changing to another window to save your changes.

1> Click on each tab as desired and check the main checkbox for the Categories you want your company to appear in

  • Within each tab are checkbox options which allow you to indicate what services and/or products you offer within your Category. Each checkbox will correspond to an icon that appears on your ad.

2> On the left side of the window you will now see a Balance Due yellow box which after each refresh will display the number of Categories and Geographic ZOnes you have selected as well as a total cost for your selections. ADDITIONAL AD SPOTS ARE 40% OR MORE LESS THAN YOUR FIRST ZONE. THE MORE AD SPOTS YOU SELECT THE LOWER PER AD SPOT

3> Go back to Company Settings tab and click on 3rd fly-out -Sponsor Ad Geographic Zones

1> These are the physical locations your ad will appear in. Your primary gepgraphic zone will be in a light blue and also appear in the list below the map. If you want to appear in more, click on the areas on the maps. Note that each time you select an additional is can take a few seconds to update the server. Most browsers will show it updating on the tab. Thanks for your patience.

  • To remove any geographic locations select 'Remove' from the list below the map

2> The number of selected geographic zones will appear in the pricing box on the left. ADDITIONAL AD SPOTS ARE 40% OR MORE LESS THAN YOUR FIRST ZONE. THE MORE AD SPOTS YOU SELECT THE LOWER PER AD SPOT

3> For a large number of zones you can toggle. You can then click on any selected zone to remove it.

3> Go back to Company Settings tab and click on 4TH fly-out -Sponsor Ad Creation

1> Please utilize the tips and help tabs here to help create a high quality ad. The ad space is similar to using Word or other text document. Add graphics and hyperlinks to other pages on your own website. Be creative and have fun!

  • Click on Save often. You’ll want to use Preview to see how it looks online, don’t rely on how it appears in the text box as this is inaccurate. The preview opens in a new window so just close it when you’re done looking and you’ll be back at the text box.

2> When ready please click on Check Out. You will be taken to a Pay Pal checkout. If you have any problems as Pay Pal please use the Authorization Form link which can be printed and faxed or emailed. Make note of your Balance Due in the yellow box. All funds are calculated in USD$.

At any time feel free to log-in thorugh your Member Control panel and update or make changes to your ads. Also, most Categories of Service include ads on sateliite sites. To access all of the satellite sites please go to http://www.packing-and-crating.com and check your ad.

Check-out and activation of Your Gold Ad

When ready please click on Check Out. You will be taken to a Pay Pal checkout. If you have any problems as Pay Pal please use the Authorization Form link which can be printed and faxed or emailed. Make note of your Balance Due in the yellow box. All funds are calculated in USD$.