Are there different types of merchant memberships?
Yes. You can have a free listing, or you can become a profit sharing merchant. Profit sharing merchants pay a one time deposit of $1.00 USD for verification purposes.
Can I advertise on ALC?
Yes, you can. For more information please contact us.
Can I have my own web page at ALC?
Merchants get a basic page with pertinent information about their business on the ALC website. You can also link you own website (if you have one) to your ALC web page.
Can I refer my friends?
Of course, you can. If your friends become participating merchants you will be treated as a referring agent and earn additional money.
Can people buy merchandise online at ALC?
That will depend on the merchants that join us. At present, the answer is "No".
Do I have to pay a fee to become a profit sharing merchant?
There are no fees to become a profit sharing merchant, but there is a one-time fee of $1.00 USD to verify your address.
Do I have to sign a lease?
No, but you do have to sign a contract that you will honor this discount
Do I need an Internet connection?
Yes. You need a broadband, high-speed or DSL or cable connection. We do not support dial-up connections.
Do I need any equipment?
You need an Internet connection and either a desktop computer, laptop, tablet (recommended) or Internet capable phone. Having a credit card reader is strongly recommended.
How do I cancel my membership?
We don't know why you would want to do that, but if you must, just contact us with 30 days notice and your membership will be cancelled. We need the 30 days to settle any monies which could be coming to you.
How do I get paid?
When you sign up as a profit sharing merchant, you furnish us with your bank information. We use ACH to make deposits directly to your bank account.
How much can I earn by being a profit sharing merchant?
Well, that's up to you. When you sign up your customers, and they shop with other participating merchants, you receive 5% of the gross sale. The more your customers shop, the more money you make!
How will people find my store?
Several different ways. Those who patronize your store already know you. App users from other stores can go to the Internet and find you. They will see the Green Tree logo and know that you are a part of ALC.
What does it mean "become a member merchant"(MM)?
A business owner enters into a contractual agreement with ALC which commits the business to honor the ALC app when presented to the business and honors the app by awarding the person presenting their validated email address with a 10% discount.