We have found that sponsors who get the most out of their sponsorship are the ones who are actively participating on our forum, not just via the classifieds but by sharing their knowledge with everyone or just by having a chat. Some sponsors advertise special promotions for PCS Club Members. We do expect each sponsor to respect other sponsors by not spamming our classifieds with ads on a daily basis and by not publicly undercutting advertised special prices. Mass stock listings with attached pricing should also be avoided, we encourage that members contact the sponsor regarding pricing instead.
In order to have a level playing field amongst our sponsors, we generally require the sponsor to have a shop front and ABN. The exception is if the prospective sponsor offers services or products not currently offered by existing sponsors. Then online or home based businesses are acceptable.
The PCS reserves the right to make decisions about prospective sponsors on a case by case basis.
Sponsorship donations are non-refundable.
Levels of sponsorship:
- $500 of donations (RRP product or store vouchers) per annum
- Graphical ad in Newsletter, Sponsors page and throughout the forum
- Sticky ad or sub-forum
- No restrictions in the Classifieds (common sense applies, for example daily updates would be considered excessive and unfair to other sponsors)
- 'Text only' ad in Newsletter and Sponsors page
- Can advertise in the Classifieds as per a normal user (4 day bumping rule etc)
Your obligations as a sponsor
- First and foremost, sponsorship is about supporting our club and our goals as a Cichlid Society
- Premium sponsors are expected to donate at least $500 worth of products or vouchers (voucher option not applicable to sponsors outside the Perth metro area, unless you have online ordering facilities) over the course of 12 months
- You are expected to provide a 10% discount to PCS Club Members on your retail prices
Your benefits as a sponsor
- Premium sponsors will receive a "sticky" post or sub-forum in our classifieds, which you can use to advertise your products
- Your graphic ad or text will be added to our list of sponsors on our website and in our newsletter
- You get instant access to over 3000 registered users and hundreds of daily visitors
Contact the Committee for further enquiries.
See the "Why Does The Pcs Need Its Sponsors & Members? Explained" thread for more information.