Category: Marketplace

Steem Communities Teaming Up – Promotional Video and Onboarding Steemians

A lot of positive ideas, activities and acts of generosity have been popping up around Homesteaders Co-op this last week. Among which we have been blessed with the love and generosity shown to us by our big sister community @naturalmedicine, led by @riverflows.

Those of us steemians that have been around for a while know that one of the reasons many of us stay in steem is because of our communities, aka tribes. Steem allows us to freely and naturally form and group together in tribes, satisfying one of our basic human needs.

Onboarding and Communities

One of our goals in Homesteaders Co-op, and also outlined in our Fundition project plan, is onboarding new steem members via Homesteaders Co-op. Now that we have a solid base in our online marketplace technology we are shifting gears to put more emphasis into marketing and onboarding via our community co-op.

In our last fundition update we spoke about our new logo design by @frejafri (vendor in our community marketplace and talented illustrator) who helped us create this design that will part of our first impression to steem and the rest of the world! This branding is crucial in crafting an image for our marketplace of steem humans.

Following the design of our new logo, @riverflows stepped in to create a video to promote our Homesteaders Co-op both within steem but also outside of steem. Being a contributing author of the Homesteaders Co-op blog and closely connected with many of our vendors, she is very aware of our co-op’s mission, qualities and ethics.

@crosheille describes the video:

Wow this video gave me an emotional high, like seriously! Seeing all of the beautiful, natural homegrown and homemade items almost got me teary eyed. THIS is what we need more of. Knowing I can go to a marketplace to buy wholesome things for my family just makes acquiring Steem and Sbd even more worthwhile! @homesteaderscoop is gonna change the game! I hope everyone gets with it and joins in to support their efforts!

This is the type of reaction that steemians are having when they see our new promotional video, this is the type of reaction folks have when they get to know Homesteaders Co-op’s vision, mission and ethics.

This video says it all

@naturalmedicine and @homesteaderscoop

@riverflows is a crucial member of Homesteaders Co-op community and she is the leader of @naturalmedicinecommunity. It is really perfect actually that both Homesteaders Co-op and Natural Medicine came together in the production of this video.

To have this video made as a result of two communities connecting, reciprocating, sharing, inspiring and gifting one another creates a positive intention which we can carry forward.

The intention of love is imbued in this video and will carry forward in our message to the world. And this is the message that we want to send to folks about our favorite communities on steem.

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An International Steem Marketplace for Sustainable Goods 🌍 💚

Our marketplace is inspired by blockchain, and like Steem, our marketplace has no borders.

Homesteaders Co-op is an International marketplace of vendors accepting STEEM, SBD (and USD) for handmade and sustainable goods.

Borderless Marketplace

Vendors in 8 Countries and counting.
Shop wherever you want.

Free Marketplace

Vendors are not charged fees or commissions.
STEEM Payments are peer-to-peer.
HSCO is not a financial middleman.

Ethical Marketplace

Customers and vendors care about environment, community and sustainability.
Humans first. Profit second.

Visit: https://homesteaderscoop.com

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An International Marketplace

Customers from any country can shop here

Customers can have the freedom to shop from vendors in their own country or around the world!

Vendors from any country can vend in Homesteaders Co-op

Vendors have the freedom to ship to any country they wish. Whether it is just domestically within their own country, to just a few select countries or anywhere internationally!

This means there are more options for customers and vendors

Shopping Internationally

This is what international shopping looks like on Homesteaders Co-op. We just finished building a new feature that allows shoppers to be able to browse products by country.

There are two options:

  • Browse by country that vendor ships from
    Because you may want to shop for products that ship from your country only.
  • Browse by countries that vendors ship to
    Because you may want to shop for products that ship to your country from anywhere else.
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8 Countries and Counting

Homesteaders Co-op has 20 vendors in 8 countries with nearly 150 products accepting STEEM and SBD. Many also accept USD. More vendors are interested to join or are in the process of setting up their stores.

Do you see your country represented below?

If you answer no, we hope you will let your favorite sustainable, handmade, homesteader vendors know that you want to see them in Homesteaders Co-op with their handmade/eco-conscious products for STEEM / SBD / USD!


Australia – #teamaustralia

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The Little Worm Farm by @quochuy

Taking you to your vermicomposting success
Visit my store

Browse products sold by vendors in Australia


Bulgaria

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b & g handmade by @bghandmade and @bobydimitrov

We are a family of four, fond of nature and all things handmade!
Visit my store

Browse products sold by vendors in Bulgaria


Canada

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Walkerland by @walkerland

Wildcrafted Herbs & Gifts
Visit my store

Browse products sold by vendors in Canada


Denmark

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FireFly Creations by @frejafri

Arts and Crafts from the Forest
Visit my store

Browse products sold by vendors in Denmark


Spain

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Celestial Creations by @celestialcow

Handmade Art & Jewelry
Visit my store

UndaNatural by @purplemoon

Natural Lovemade Cosmetics from an ecovillage
Visit my store

Weave To Empower by @trucklife-family

Womens Co Op creating natural and sustainable products off-grid
Visit my store

Browse products sold by vendors in Spain


Netherlands

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Viggi Handmade by @irenethemachine

Handmade zipper pouches. 20 trees are planted for every item purchased!
Visit my store

Browse products sold by vendors in Netherlands


Portugal

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drapis by @drapis

Traditional, sustainable beekeeping. Stubborn resistance to chemicals or pesticides. Success measured by number of healthy colonies, not by honey kg.
Visit my store

Browse products sold by vendors in Portugal


United States (US)

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Bees by Prof. Bromide by @professorbromide

Seasonal Honey, Wax, Propolis, Pollen, and other hive products
Visit my store

Eagle Medicine, LLC by @eaglespirit

Native American Natural Medicine
Visit my store

ELAmental Earth by @ELAmental

Sharing Conscious Creations and Wisdom for Worldwide Symbiosis. Harness Natural Energy, Reduce Waste, Heal, and be Happy.
Visit my store

Fleming Family Farm by @flemingfarm

We are a small family farm that primarily grows snap beans and summer squash for sale through LINC Foods Co-op in Spokane Washington.
Visit my store

Idyllwild by @sagescrub

Homegrown and Handmade Dried Flower Arrangements
Visit my store

Kelly Moody by @ofsedgeandsalt

a nomadic apothecary
Visit my store

Mountain Jewel by @mountainjewel

Permaculture Homestead Offering Organic Homegrown Tinctures
Visit my store

Pepper Family Homestead by @papa-pepper

Enjoying a simple, connected life together!
Visit my store

Seeds of Abundance by @sagescrub

Seeds for natural gardeners, urban homesteaders and permaculturalists.
Visit my store

The Gentle Soul by @sagescrub

Hand Dyed Textiles
Visit my store

TheTinkerTribe by @makinstuff

I wish to spread products that support individual resiliency.
Visit my store

Browse products sold by vendors in United States

Who is Homesteaders Co-op?

Homesteaders Co-op is a community marketplace where homesteaders around the world offer their handmade and sustainable goods in exchange for USD, STEEM and SBD (STEEM and SBD are tokens earned through the steem social media platform).

We encourage homesteaders, small family businesses, and eco-minded craftsmen to join our community. There is strength in numbers and with our collective creative abilities, networks, and dedication, we can help each other gain more independence and economic viability.

Anyone can shop at Homesteaders Co-op. However, unlike other marketplaces, we accept USD as well as STEEM and SBD.

We are bridging the gap between conventional money and an alternative economy. In our alternative economy we, as both the producer of goods and the consumer of goods, hold economic sway. When you purchase from our vendors using STEEM or SBD, there is no reliance on credit cards or banks for online transactions. Using these alternative currencies our vendors save processing fees and have more control over their pricing.

We are not a Financial Middleman

We actively choose not to be a middleman in the transactions between our vendors and their customers. Customer payments are made directly to the vendors.

In the case of USD transactions our vendors use PayPal. We setup the transaction via our shopping cart checkout process. When it is time for the transaction to be made, customers pay directly to our vendors’ paypal accounts. The money never routes through us. Its that simple.

In the case of STEEM or SBD transactions, the trusted SteemConnect service facilitates secure transactions between customers and vendors. We setup the transaction via our shopping cart checkout process. When it is time for the transaction to be made, customers pay directly to our vendors’ steem wallets. The tokens never route through us. Its that simple.

Our Mission

We built the Co-op with three aims:

  1. to empower homesteaders through a concerted marketing effort that would support each other’s livelihood
  2. to offer more diverse choices of quality and sustainable products made by small businesses
  3. to offer more market options for using STEEM and SBD tokens, as well as USD
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How it Began

Through steem, we had the opportunity to get to know very passionate and knowledgeable people who openly share their skills and experiences gained through a sustainable, homesteading lifestyle. The value we have received in knowledge, support and camaraderie from our fellow steem homesteaders is invaluable to say the least. As homesteaders ourselves, we are inspired by such a vibrant community and we are honored to be rewarded with STEEM tokens through sharing our content, ideas and support.

At the same time, we also noticed a missed opportunity: there weren’t a lot of options for transacting with the STEEM we were being rewarded, especially in support of each other’s work. Thus we envisioned a marketplace, like a farmer’s market, where we could trade our STEEM for the things we need and love while also supporting others just like us.

With many years of web design, ecommerce and marketing experience at our back, we couldn’t think of a better use of our skills than to bring this vision to reality. We are very proud of the quality of our website, its ease of use, and the ability to accept USD, STEEM and SBD in exchange for goods and services, and we are thrilled to share this resource with homesteaders and discerning buyers!

We are just getting started

The marketplace you see at Homesteaders Co-op is the beginning. Assuming the market rewards our vendors for their quality products, we will continue to make feature improvements to this marketplace to benefit both the vendors and the customers.

Shop with STEEM, SBD (and USD) at https://homesteaderscoop.com