Join Homesteaders Co-op and team up with a group of creative entrepreneurs in a new marketplace that offers handmade, sustainable, homegrown and ethically sourced products for STEEM & SBD (Steem Backed Dollar)!
We’ve combined all of the convenient tools of a well-designed e-commerce system with the ability to accept STEEM tokens, so that you can simply set up shop and receive STEEM for your goods and services. And, because STEEM does not need to go through credit cards/banks, there’s zero transaction fees, so you keep every STEEM you earn.
As a Co-op, we are committed to cooperation not corporation. We value rootsy, mom and pop businesses, micro-farms, artisans, and anyone who adopts a “homesteading” mindset. We’re open to the many ways homesteading is defined. What truly matters is that the products you make are sustainable, environmentally sound, locally sourced, and/or composed of biodegradable materials.
Ready to open shop? Join us and become one of the first stores to accept STEEM & SBD!
Our Members are Curated
We are looking for several qualities when we review applications:
- Commitment to the steem platform
- Quality over quantity
- “Homesteader Mindset”, whether or not your are rural, whether or not you are growing food.
- Sustainability and/or Ethical/Local Sourcing are factors in your product offerings
- Minimizing industrial supply chain wherever possible
- Handmade, hand crafted or some hand involved in creating your products or services
Our application process does have a subjective component to it. We realize this and yet we also strive to be fair as possible. That said we will not approve every application, and we may also not approve applications as fast as they come in.
Thank you for understanding that while there are limitations to our membership evaluation process, this is also what helps to keep our homesteaders co-op special.
- Payments accepted in STEEM & SBD
- Product listings
- Sell either physical or virtual (downloadable) products
- Multiple images per product
- Product reviews
- Order Management
- Shipping rates management
- Coupon codes
- Earnings Reports
All we ask in exchange for being a member of Homesteaders Co-op is that you give our @homesteaderscoop posts at least 1 full (100%) up-vote a day. You can do this manually or automatically with a service such as SteemAuto (Using their “Fan” feature).
Your up-votes will help us 1) have some income for our time spent building and marketing this marketplace, and 2) earn more SP that we can in turn use to vote for your posts.
We understand that many homesteaders are on a budget and cutting costs as many places as possible and so we are pleased to offer this service at no cost, except for your commitment of 1 full up-vote to our blog posts a day. This is a pledge that we ask all Homesteaders Co-op members to make.