Web on Mission Marketplace is a group of businesses that are hosted by Web on Mission with the extra purpose of supporting ministries. Each vendor or business has its own website. A small percentage of their sales goes toward a collective fund which supports a different ministry each month. The chosen ministry of the month sends out information to their supporters about the Marketplace members’ sites. The vendors are rewarded with potential new customers and the ministry is rewarded with monetary support as customers support small businesses. It is a win-win for both parties! If you would like to hear more, read the story behind Marketplace. Hosting pricing and cost comparison can be found here. Interested in being a ministry partner or participating store? Email Duffy for more information.
Shop from any or all of these stores to support our ministry partner. Just click on the images below to visit each store.
Craft Cuties is a business started by a family of young sisters. Their creations include sugar scrubs, lavender wraps and hair ties.
The RPT (Reactive Power Trainer) is designed to strengthen your core muscles and train your brain to react faster, resulting in more control and balance from the neck to the ankles.
Gill’s Bright Lights is a Christmas light wonderland. Located in Hendersonville TN, they work hard to put on an amazing display of lights. They accept donations for local non-profits in the form of food and financial donations. “It is about giving and the Christmas spirit. Why do all this work for just Christmas Lights. What better way to do give than give back to the community while doing something we love.”
Binski’s Studio offers custom sewn products such as wallets, lunch boxes and e-reader cases. PDF Patterns are also available for the DIY sewer.
Project Connect Nashville exists to help disconnected and vulnerable people build relationships with churches who will encourage and guide them, providing assistance when needed, educating and equipping them for the challenges each day brings, and celebrating every victory along the way.
Decisions, Choices & Options exists to provide education for teens and the adults who care about them, regarding the decisions that come along with teen pregnancy. Using current, factual data on each of the three options — abortion, adoption, and parenting — we help students gain a better understanding of the short and long term effects of each choice.
Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don’t happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.
Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries is a Christian ministry that functions as an independent non-profit ministry. Its purpose is to reveal the presence of God to those who live, work, and play in the resort settings of Sevier County, Tennessee.
What kind of businesses are in the marketplace?
The marketplace represents a variety of stores. Some are small businesses that offer their products online to expand their customer base. Some are families selling their crafts and products to raise funds for adoption or fellow missionaries. Some even represent some smart crafty young girls raising spending money for camp and special projects.
How does it work for a small business (stores)?
A simple website template is set up. There are a few options of templates to choose from based on desired colors and layout of the website. You will have complete admin access to change the look and feel of your website. Design help can be contracted for an additional fee. You will be responsible for product information and inventory. You will also be responsible for fulfillment including shipping or delivery of the products and responding to questions from customers.
Annual hosting is $144 per year or $12/month. This includes tested updates and daily backups. Additional design and setup help is available. A small description of the marketplace will be on each site. Feel free to take a look at some of the existing stores to see how your site will be cross promoted.
Questions Stores should ask (and answers)
Can I list other information about my services or store? Yes, Of course! This is your site. You can list all of your services in as much detail as you desire.
Can I charge shipping and tax?
Yes, All of this is available in the settings information for the store.
Can I have a blog?
Yes, your site can be blog oriented with products in addition or a site focused on products with a blog addition to compliment the products.
Can I have my own domain?
Yes, If you already have a domain name, your dns can be pointed to our servers. If you do not already have a domain name and wish to have one we can help you register it and set it up to point to your website and create an email address to match it. Domain names cost @ $14.99 per year and really give you a professional look.
A domain address example is webonmission.com or whateveryouwant.com
Do I have to have my own domain?
No, If you have another website or do not wish to register a domain name at this time that is ok. Your site will be www.webonmission.com/whateveryouwant
How does the ministry partner receive the funds?
The 3.5% of each sale is collected in a separate account when the order is completed online. At the end of each month, Web on Mission will give the collected percentage from all the stores to the partner of the month.
What is your turn around time?
Turn around time to set up a website will depend on many factors. The starting point for each business is different. Some already have a brand to design around and others are just getting started with designing or discovering their brand. An established business with just a few products will offer a quick turn around time while a new business just discovering their product and market will take a little more time.