FAQ – frequently asked questions
1. Is IOTAshops.com free to use?
Yes. IOTAshops listings are for free and there are no costs for you as a regular user, too.
2. Do I need an account?
No. An account is not needed. Not for listings nor for other things.
3. How can I support IOTAshops?
If you want to suppor this project there are different ways to help. For e.g. you can share our social media content and spread the word. But of course you can also help with “donations”, which will be used to built this project and to realize all the things we are working on (see point 4).
One of the best ways to support us is via Patreon. Becoming a Patron for IOTAshops means, that you will receive benefits for supporting us. Just click on the button below for more informations.
Become a Patron!
Another way to support us is via Paypal – just click on the “donate” button below:
And of course you can support us using IOTA.
4. How will my “donations” be used
Financial support aka “donations” keep this project alive. This website is only one of many projects that’s beeing worked on atm. We also host meetups, are constantly working on onboarding new businesses to use IOTA and offering advisory services for people that are new to this technology – and much more. All this cost a lot of time – and of course money. All this work is done in free time and with own money. There are no investors or similar involved. Money that gets “donated” will be used for maintaining the sites, organizing meetups and other things that are neccessary to spread the word.
5. What’s the advantage of being listed on IOTAshops?
If your shop / business is listed on this site, you’ll be presented to the relevant audience. The target group of IOTAshops is people interested in IOTA and IOTA relevant articles, products, projects and businesses.
6. What’s the fastest way to get listed?
If you want to be listed as soon as possible, it would be best if you send me your logo by mail. People simply prefer to click on graphics rather than simple text links.
You can also add a short description of your shop / business etc. Please don’t be too long and max 3-5 sentences (see examples on the page).
You can also write a longer article, which will be published as a blogpost.
The text should contain at least 300 words and be “unique”.
I.e. it should not yet be available online in this form, because search engines consider this as double content and the ranking deteriorates.
If you decide to send me a picture, description etc., please add a short declaration of consent, which allows me to use these things for this purpose.
One one-/two liner is enough.
Example: I hereby permit XYZ, IOTAshops.com to use the image/logo XYZ for the following purposes XYZ…..
7. Who is IOTAshops for?
This site is for merchants that want to present their business to the relevant target group. It’s also for people that are interested to find IOTA related articles/products and other informations about this technology – like projects, exchanges, news and more.
8. Is IOTAshops selling things themself?
Yes. IOTAshops is not only listing other shops. We also got our own online shop where we sell apparel, accessoires and other IOTA related merchandise.
9. Can everybody get listed?
As long as your shop/business is IOTA related and doesn’t harm any rights of others or violates the law in any way, there should be no problem to get listed. Sites that are for adults only, show violent content or other explicit content won’t get listed. IOTAshops reserves the right to delist participants at any given time if rules are broken.
10. Are there any fees on getting listed?
No. IOTAshops wants to help the community to make their projects more popular. The money should be invested in the projects and development – not into listings :)
11. On which other channels is IOTAshops present?
12. I got a shop/business and want to offer IOTA payments – what should I do?
There are many different payment solutions already. You’ll find them in the “IOTA payments for merchants” section.
13. My shop is not listed – what can I do?
Just get in contact with us and we’ll fix that asap and see point 6 ;)
14. What’s the purpose of IOTAshops?
The purpose is to spread the word. We’re striving for adoption and we want to show the world, that IOTA can already be used in day to day use. We want to offer a platform where merchants can show their IOTA related products and shops / businesses. We want to make it as easy as possible to find the places where you can already use IOTA for payments for e.g.. We also want to offer a platform for IOTA related projects, so they get noticed by a bigger audience.
15. How can I get in contact?
You can find the contact informations <here>.
16. Why don’t you have user accounts?
We don’t have accounts for shopowners / users because we want to ensure the highest quality in our posts and links.
Opening such a site to everybody holds the risk that bad actors disturb the mission.
Every shop listed on this site is checked for seriousness with the best of knowledge and conscience.
17. What is your advisory / consulting service about?
IOTAshops offers a consultation / advisory role when it comes to the topic of IOTA. Be it advice on payment integration, marketing, contact mediation or general questions about the technology.
Customers benefit from the many years of experience in DLT and a large network that can be accessed.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
18. What is your marketing / advertising service about?
We offer a marketing and advertising service to give companies / businesses and community projects the opportunity to be heard in the community and beyond.
Via social media and through our large network and reach, we make sure that your target group becomes aware of you.
19. Why do you use affiliate links on your website?
Affiliate links and advertisements keep this project alive. Maintaining a website and all the other things we work on cost a lot of time and money. Therefor we use affiliate links that give us sometimes a little kickback if someone purchases sth. after clicking on a link or advertisement banner for e.g.
For you as a user there are no disadvantages – your user experience will stay the same. Prices on the visited pages stay the same and everything else too. But we as a website get sometimes rewarded for forwarding customers.
Of course all affiliate links and advertisements are marked as such and it’s up to you if you want to click on them and support us in this way. As said – there is no disadvantage for you as a user.
20. My question is not mentioned here
No problem. Feel free to contact us anytime and we’ll help you.