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Frequently asked Questions & Answers – FAQ’s

Frequently asked Questions & Answers – FAQ’s

Question – I already have a website , use Instagram and write about myself and products in blogs , how will joining the Souk increase my sales?

Answer – In short the higher up the listings order (ideally page 1/2) your products or services appear on google or Instagram type service providers, the more products or services your likely to sell.

Trying to obtain high listing for the the most commonly used search words and hashtags , like Arts & Crafts, Health & Wellbeing, Sustainable or Designer Fashion orInteriors, Cushions, Soft Toys, natural Soaps, creams, etc, are virtually impossible for small standalone independent creative people or wellbeing practitioners to achieve on their own.

It’s easy to be listed as a PARTICIPATING PARTNER

Question – I sell locally but do not have a website , how do I start advertising and selling in the Souk.

Answer – Joining is easy, If you already have a Facebook or Instagram account we can normally use these pictures and product description to create your own unique PARTNER GALLERY, otherwise just drop us a line in CONTACT US and someone from the team will get straight back to you.

Question – What is the benefit of my products and services appearing within the Souk.uk SHOP ONLINE area, when I already sell in the Etsy multi-store?

Multi-stores like Etsy usually charge a commission on sales and a charge to include details about your products or services, others such as Ecwid, charge monthly, thesouk.uk doesn’t charge for including your product or service details within ONLINE SHOPPING and orders taken in the shop are automatically passed on to you for free.

This system of passing on orders placed in ONLINE SHOPPING rather than taking payment at time of ordering, avoids the need for thesouk.uk to charge a commission on sale and allows you to arrange payment and delivery with the buyer directly.

Question – Does the Souk charge artisans and wellbeing practitioners to participate anywhere in the Souk?

Answer – No the Souk does not charge for adding products, profile or service details in any of the sections or creating your own multimedia GALLERY

Question – Could you tell me more about SOUK BLOGGING

The Souk Blog enables creative artisan , wellbeing practitioners and mindful individuals share information using the power of written words , slideshows and videos without having to invest in costly and time consuming multimedia internet marketing.

Souk Blogging is free and self-authoring, simply click SOUK BLOGGING and leave reply at the bottom of Roberts (better known as Bob) Blog or if you’d prefer contact him direct by sending us an email within CONTACT US and we’ll set you up as an author.

Question – Could you tell me more about the SOUK LOCAL?.

Souk Local is a free directory and easy to join , simply select SHOP LOCAL from the title bar and select the category that best suits your product or service and fill in the form , then click apply , once a member of the admin team checks your application your good to go.