So you’re interested in becoming part of the WSD family; that’s great!! We currently offer three types of site:
- Supply Officer – stores for artisan suppliers to the wargaming hobby (details below)
- Army Surplus – online flea market tables to sell your excess stuff (details below)
- Mess Tent – gathering places for wargaming groups/clubs (details below)
Each is described in a little more detail below. All active sites will be listed in the WSD Directory. If none of our current offerings fit your needs, share your requirements with us.
WSD takes care of overall site hosting, SEO and maintenance. WSD will advertise the mall and will utilize store and product offerings in its advertising. WSD will display (a limited set) of newly listed products on its front page and will provide global (i.e., mall-wide) search and category listings. WSD reserves the right to place advertising on any site.
IF YOU WANT YOUR OWN SITE, YOU CAN CLICK THE LINK IN THE APPROPRIATE SECTION BELOW
OR CONTACT US AND LET US KNOW.
For a Supply Officer site, we set-up your site with a basic template, which includes the e-commerce engine, so your site will have its own shopping cart. A choice of two themes (look and feel) are offered. The basic one provides limited customization options, while the upgrade theme is very flexible, allowing you to highly customize the site to the way you want it to look and feel.
You are responsible for customizing your site, adding and maintaining the content, handling any orders received, and supporting your customers and users. You’re responsible for the SEO-related information on your specific pages. You’ll need a PayPal Business account to accept payments (Standard is fine to start with). Additional services are available to help you setup, maintain and run your store.
There is NO INITIAL COST associated with WSD setting up a Supply Officer site for you, and NO FIXED MONTHLY PAYMENT. You only pay WSD when you sell something (10% of revenue) – in other words, you only pay for the site if you sell something through the site. We’re trying to make it cost effective for the small, artisan suppliers to the hobby to have an e-commerce presence. As you grow we will offer other business arrangements that are appropriate to the scale of your business.
Fed up with eBay? Want something more than a ‘flea market’ table at a convention? Tired of having to re-list things on TMP? If you’ve ever felt you’d like to have a online place to sell your surplus stuff then our Army Surplus site may be right for you.
We set-up your site with a basic template, which includes the e-commerce engine, so your site will have its own shopping cart. You are responsible for customizing your site, adding and maintaining the content, handling any orders received, and supporting your customers and other users. You’re responsible for the SEO-related information on your specific pages. You will have the option of using manual payments, i.e., outside of WSD, or one of our supported payment gateways.
You may ask, “how is this different from the Supply Officer offering”? Well, we expect Army Surplus sites to be somewhat transitory, i.e., just active while you have a few things to sell, like a flea market table. Also, if we feel that someone is operating a true store on an Army Surplus site we will ask them to upgrade to a Supply Officer site.
While the site is free, we do ask that you make a donation/buy us a cup of coffee, if you are successful at off-loading your unwanted items.
The Mess Tent is a free offering designed for clubs and organizations who wish to have a presence on the web. As it is a free site it is limited in function and capacity, but we believe it provides a good set of capabilities for the target audience – including a “membership” function which allows you to restrict certain content to members-only. If you exceed the limits of the Mess Tent function and capacity, we may request that you move up from the free offering.
We set-up your site with a basic template. You are responsible for customizing your site, adding and maintaining the content, and supporting your users. You’re responsible for the SEO-related information on your specific pages.
USE OUR CONTACT US FORM TO REQUEST YOUR MESS TENT SITE.
Of course, while the Mess Tent offering is free we don’t object to any support you may want to provide.
Maybe the current offerings don’t fit what you would like to try and do. CONTACT US and let us know what your ideas are. Maybe we can develop a solution together.