No more fees for bronze


#1

New policy for reborns.com. Free to list but no advertising comes with this option. Not sure how I feel about this yet.


#2

Oh my! I don’t either. :frowning: I have the gold membership. I don’t have a way of advertising. I have FB but thinking about getting off and just staying with Instagram.


#3

I kinda like it.
Now people can still see my previous work or available babies without me having to pay.
I have a shop button attached to my facebook nursery so if they click from there they will go straight to my nursery on reborns .com even if I havent paid my membership.

When I have babies to sell I always use the gold membership anyways. And I assume that one hasnt changed?
(I have no available babies right now due to stocking up for my booth at ROSE, so havent been on the site lately)


#4

Yes. Just the bronze level has dropped the fee. Free to post them but there is no advertising them on the reborns front page according to Dave.


#5

I dont think they were there before.
People had to click through the pages of available babies… maybe they are not in the pages now either? Not sure.


#6

Probably just to have a nursery page only?


#7

I’m thinking they won’t be listed under the “available babies” section at all now. People would have to go directly to your nursery to see what you have available.

I think it’s awesome to have a free nursery. Lol People will still find you, don’t worry. I have had no available babies for a long time and still get random messages from people who clicked on purchased dolls to send a message. If for some reason babies started to pile up, I would pay the $10 or $20 option with no problem though. I paid more than this in Ebay fees to sell ONE doll.


#8

It appears to me that in order to find your babies, the buyer will have to have a link to your nursery page itself. I have nothing to sell, so let my membership go and now have what Dave calls the “free level” even though I did not sign up for bronze. Indeed when I checked to renew, bronze is no longer an option. Unlike the Bronze level before, my nursery name is not listed under members- so for this to work I think you will have to put your link directly to your page wherever you can… I tested to see if typing in the sculpt name and searching for that sculpt or my nursery would bring up my page- it does not. Am I missing something? Because this seems more like eliminating the Bronze level than making it free.


#9

Perhaps. His other sire (Bearpile) only has one membership level and has many more members than the reborn one.
I like a lot of the features the other site has. (I am not a member there, so the things I see are just what buyers would see, not sure all the differences as a seller.)


#10

I have babies I need to sell so I’m going to try it out. I think you will have to advertise your nursery page on fb or other social media accounts but I’m okay with that.


#11

I usually do the gold membership. But I only have layaway babies listed right now. I wanted those customers to still be able to see their babies. So 2 days ago I renewed with bronze. But I had to pay for it. So, I paid $5 for 2 days worth of use since it’s free now? :woman_shrugging:t2:


#12

Email him about it.


#13

I just clarified with Dave. You are correct. Your nursery will not be seen at all on the site. The only way for people to access it is from a link that you provide on your social media page or maybe as an email signature.

In a nutshell, it is of no use unless you are popular and have a large following somewhere besides on the reborns site.


#14

Just curious, what features do you see there that aren’t on reborns? I’ve only ever looked at the site, never bought anything.


#15

I havent used them but you can leave comments on the listings and such. (I did set up an account but not a seller account)

And you can scroll through the pictures in the listing on the adoption page under just listed (on a desktop)
https://www.bearpile.com


#16

So ours will not show up under available babies?


#18

Thank you for clarifying it for us. I have never used the Bronze level, but was considering it. I know I heard complaints about Bronze members’ babies not showing up on the front page or something like that, so I guess this is Dave’s solution. Perhaps the site is growing and has to move towards one membership fee like bearpile. I actually have sold more on eBay, but of course the cost is higher.


#19

No, nothing will be shown. The only way people will see anything is if you send them there via a link.

I actually have only been using the bronze level for quite some time now and was doing just fine. My babies all sold pretty quickly and I still get messages from people who are asking about customs. I preferred this level because I got way fewer messages from time wasters.


#20

I think it is unfortunate that those who did fine with Bronze will not have that option. It also seems that the description for Gold is a little different. I remember that babies would show in “Babies for Adoption” but I do not remember it specifying one at all times. Did it always say one?


#21

I’m not 100% sure because I only tried gold a couple of times, but I feel like this might be something new as well.

Oh well, silver is fine too. It’s only $5 more than I was already paying. If I ever have any ready made babies to list, I will pay it. Otherwise I am going to disappear from there in 5 days. :grin: