LISTING YOUR BUSINESS

Step-by-Step Guide to Listing Your Business, Service or Organisation

STEP 1 – BECOME A MEMBER

Before listing your plastic-free business, environmental service or anti-single-use plastic organisation, you must first become a Business Member.

Full details on membership options can be found on our Membership Levels page.

STEP 2 – CREATE A MEMBER PROFILE

Firstly, create your personal profile.

Select ‘Change Profile Photo’. Your Profile Photo will be used on your profile and throughout the site. If there is a Gravatar associated with your account email we will use that, or you can upload an image from your computer.

Select ‘Change Cover Image’. Your Cover Image will be used to customise the header of your profile. For better results, make sure to upload an image that is larger than 1400px wide, and 440px tall.

STEP 3 – VISIT THE DIRECTORY PAGE

Navigate to the Directory page by selecting ‘Directory’ in the Main Menu.

Before creating your Listing, search the Directory to see if it already exists. Sometimes we add listings to populate the Global Directory and benefit our Community Members. When this happens, we will email you to let you know that we have temporarily listed your business or organisation.

If your business is already listed, select ‘Claim Listing’ in the Directory sidebar. Once you have claimed your listing, you may update your listing whenever you wish and also create a group or list events.

Please note, all ‘Claim Listing’ submissions are carefully reviewed before being approved.

STEP 4 – SELECT DIRECTORY SECTION

You can either list your business as a ‘Place’ or ‘Service’. Please choose the most appropriate section for your needs. If your business is a Zero Waste Store, for example, then you should select ‘Add Place’ under the Add Listing menu on the Directory sidebar.

Environmental consultants, anti-single-use plastic organisations, recycling services and the like should select ‘Add Service’ under the Add Listing menu on the Directory sidebar.

Please note, if you are not already registered as a Business Member, then you will not be able to access the ‘Add Place’ or ‘Add Service’ pages.

STEP 5 – ENTER LISTING DETAILS

You can now enter the details for your new listing. Please only check the ‘Mark listing as claimed’ box if you are the business owner.

‘Place/Service Title’ – please use the following format that includes the name of your area after your business name: ‘Nature’s Intention | Bromsgrove’. This will prevent confusion and allow potential customers to instantly identify their closest store/service.

‘Place/Service Description’ – please enter a summary of your business place and/or services, followed by your address and opening times (where relevant) and website address.

‘Tags’ – please include your business name, area, country and listing category in your ‘Tags’ section.

‘Category’ – please select the relevant ‘Category’ for your business. This is where your business will be listed in the Directory.

STEP 6 – SET ADDRESS ON MAP

Please enter your ‘Country’, ‘Region’ and ‘City’ before adding your Street ‘Address’ and ‘Zip/Postcode’.

Once you have entered your full business address, click on ‘Set Address On Map’. This will automatically complete the ‘Latitude’ and ‘Longitude’ boxes (shown beneath the map).

Please double-check your Street ‘Address’ after clicking ‘Set Address On Map’ as this sometimes changes your entry.

You may select from the Default, Satellite, Hybrid or Terrain Map; please select the most approriate for your customers to find you.

STEP 7 – ADD PHOTOS TO LISTING

You can now add up to five photos that best represent your business. Please don’t upload photos that are larger than 4MB each, as this may slow down the website.

Once uploaded, photos can be rearranged by dragging and dropping into your preferred sequence. The first (top left) photo in your album is the one that will appear in the Directory search pages.

STEP 8 – PREVIEW YOUR LISTING

You can preview your listing by selecting ‘Preview Listing’ at the bottom of the page. The preview page will open up in a new tab.

We will also check listing submissions for errors and irregularities before publishing. Obvious errors will be fixed but we will contact you for clarification if we need further information on something that doesn’t seem right.

STEP 9 – SUBMIT YOUR LISTING

Please click on the ‘Submit Listing’ button when you are ready to submit your listing.

We will notify you by email when your listing has been published.

You are free to edit or update your listing as soon as it has been published, and for as long as you remain a Business Member.

STEP 10 – SHARE YOUR LISTING

Don’t forget to let your friends, family, customers and business acquaintances know when your Directory listing is published. All members of the Anti-Plastic People community are able to leave a review, and this will help potential customers decide on whether to visit your store or use your services.

As a Business Member, you’re also free to create a group to engage your local community, and encourage them to take action against single-use plastic. You can also submit a news story for consideration, which would feature in our News & Features section.

Thank you for becoming a Business Member of the Anti-Plastic People community.

We wish you all the best!

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