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Documentation for TxtToAd.com
Category: txttoad News
Tags: txttoad marketing sales business plan

1. Press Release

Here is the TxtToAd.com Press Release from October

(Note links to videos etc)

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/10/prweb11094090.htm

2. Business Plan

Here is the Business Plan document

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cl1iAvM2yu-3td2i6uMx8kSZQE7WrbL8UxhiEOlrArE/edit?usp=sharing

3. Marketing Plan

Here is the Marketing Plan document

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6cDJKzfqVJUbEZlSEF6VGpYMzA/edit?usp=sharing

4. Benefits of TxtToAd.com

Benefits of TxtToAd over compeitors

(a little out of date - does not mention facebook enabled posting)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6cDJKzfqVJUNy1yOFpLcHhVZEk/edit?usp=sharing

5. Business Operating Agreement

This is the preliminary business agreement for TxtToAd LLC

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6cDJKzfqVJUUkViT3JaOHp5bnM/edit?usp=sharing

6. Test Plan

This is an example of TxtToAd Test Plan we have used during testing.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6cDJKzfqVJUZHNLN0RQVjg3WGs/edit?usp=sharing

7. TxtToAd Pamphlet

This is a folded pamphlet giving info about TxtToAd

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6cDJKzfqVJUdTVjX2JOMXlpXzQ/edit?usp=sharing

8. Non Disclosure Agreement

Please sign this and bring it with you to our meeting.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6cDJKzfqVJUQTVsVE1ONHRGNXc/edit?usp=sharing

9. Patents

Facebook-To-Ad(TM)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6cDJKzfqVJUdUVIbTVXMUNNdmM/edit?usp=sharing

Email-To-Ad(TM)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6cDJKzfqVJUbm56MUczUU9GOXM/edit?usp=sharing

Craigslist-To-Ad(TM)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6cDJKzfqVJUVFNnVmhvUjhYQms/edit?usp=sharing

eBars(TM)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6cDJKzfqVJUdUVIbTVXMUNNdmM/edit?usp=sharing

SensiTag(TM) patent still under development.

Now - Post ads direct to our Facebook group!
Category: txttoad News
Tags: facebook group txttoad ads

Now all you have to do is post to our facebook group to create an ad on TxtToAd.com and get lots of visibility and potential buyers! It's that easy!

This is the group you post to..

https://www.facebook.com/groups/txttoad/

If you have questions about posting ads go here:

https://www.facebook.com/txttoad/

Guide to buying and selling acronyms!

http://www.rctech.net/forum/chat-lounge/191133-acronym-list-selling-buying-trading.html

Some facts about TxtToAd.com that you may not know
Category: txttoad News
Tags: txttoad sign up membership

Did you know that you do not even have to sign up to become a member of TxtToAd.com to send us an ad? We AUTOMAGICALLY make you a member when you send us an ad, using the email address you sent us and an automagically generated password!!!

All you have to do is send us an ad with TxtoAd at the beginning of the subject line in front of your ad title! Or click on one of the links on the web page to send an ad!


Txttoad.com Go to this page to send us an ad quickly and easily http://txttoad.com/EmailUs.aspx


Did you know you probably NEVER have to sign in to our website to send ads / post ads, or to buy? TxtToAd.com - it's that simple!

What User Type am I?
Category: txttoad News
Tags: txttoad user type

Most people will start off as "Free" user types. However, if you know you will be posting more than 100 ads in the first year you might like to sign up as an "Advertiser" and get your own branded subdomain and unlimited ads!

If you represent a non-profit organization, contact us about setting up an account.

Why can't I actually send a TXT?
Category: txttoad News
Tags: txt toad

Actually mostcellphones CAN send txts as email and those txts work very well on TxtToAd.com. However, some cannot. We carried out many user trials and found that most people did not end up using Txt to create ads when they had the option of simply sending an email from their phone anyhow, so we discontinued work on that feature for other phones. Post here if you really want it and maybe we can add that feature soon!

What are the Benefits of TxtToAd over Craigslist, Ebay?
Category: txttoad News
Tags: txttoad ebay craigslist benefits compare

What are the benefits of using TxtToAd over eBay and Craigslist?

For Buyers:

  • Items are cheaper because the Sellers do not have to pay huge costs like they do on eBay.
  • You can find local items AS WELL AS nationally available items easily unlike on Craigslist.
  • You can see which items are available at eBay and Craigslist in the category you are searching, and we will take you through to the correct page on eBay or Craigslist if you click on the link.
  • But the most important reason to use TxtToAd is that it is FREE right now!! And even when we start charging it will still be free for most users unless you post a lot of ads - and will be a lot cheaper than eBay for "Power Sellers" because you pay one price for UNLIMITED selling!

For Sellers:

  • It is so quick and easy to create an ad - You can create an ad simply by sending an email - or by sending a text from your cellphone!
  • Bulk upload options available*
  • Automatic paypal button generated making it easier to make money quickly!
  • Use the same email template to send lots of items to TxtToAd - you have control over the html displayed.
  • You can include videos and photos in all your ads even those ads directly created from your cellphone!
  • Your ad is created instantly with no approval process necessary!
  • You can post an ad to a specific region (either city, or state, or zip) AND/OR you can post an ad to ALL AREAS
  • You can access your ads from your cellphone or your pc
  • Get your own domain name with your own online store instantly on joining. Optionally you can brand it with your own logo and information.
  • Pay only one cost per year and load up unlimited items each month! Did we mention you get your own subdomain and online store?
Post an ad using your cellphone
Category: txttoad News
Tags: cellphone ad posting txttoad

To post an ad to TxtToAd using your cellphone..


1. Take a photo (or photos) with your cellphone camera

2. Email the ad including photo(s) to ads@txttoad.com, putting the title of the ad in the subject, preceded by the word "TxtToAd" and the description of the ad in the body of the email. Try to include as much info as possible in the body of the email - price, shipping info, special info etc.* Remember that all photos and text sent in a single email will form part of a SINGLE AD.

3. If this is the first time you have used TxtToad from that cellphone, in response to your email you will receive an email from TxtToad containing:
your email address and a generated password

4. If required, you can use that email address and password to get access to the TxtToAd site from
any web browser (whether on a cellphone or a computer).

5. On the site, you can edit your ad, add more information, such as Price, Shipping Info, Tax info, Payment info (e.g. do you take checks/cash/credit cards), Location info. You can also modify the original ad and text/photos.

6. Note that any responses to your ad will be via either text message to your cellphone or email (we send emails to the email address from which the ad was posted). Thus, there is no need to post your cellphone number or other contact information in the body of the email. However, you are welcome to do so at your own risk.

7. If you ever wish to update the ad you sent us, simply send another email with the same subject (title) so we know you are updating that same ad, from the same cellphone or device . The new email will replace the old one.

8. If you ever wish to delete the ad you sent us, send another email from the same cellphone/device with the same subject except that it should be preceded by "TxtToAd Delete". This will delete your ad.

How do I post an ad?
Category: txttoad News
Tags: post ad txttoad web browser pc cellphone

To post an ad to TxtToAd using your web browser on a pc or other device..


1. Take a photo (or photos) and make them available to whichever email system you use on your pc or device

2. Email the ad including photo(s) to ads@txttoad.com, putting the title of the ad in the subject, preceded by the word "TxtToAd" and the description of the ad in the body of the email. Try to include as much info as possible in the body of the email - price, shipping info, special info etc.* Remember that all photos and text sent in a single email will form part of a SINGLE AD.


3. If this is the first time you have used TxtToAd from that cellphone, in response to your email you will receive an email from TxtToAd containing:

your email address and a generated password

4. If required, you can use that email address and password to get access to the TxtToAd site from
any web browser (whether on a cellphone or a computer).

5. On the site, you can add more information, such as Price, Shipping Info, Tax info, Payment info (e.g. do you take checks/cash/credit cards), Location info. You can also modify the original ad and text/photos.

6. Note that any responses to your ad will be via email (we send emails to the email address from which the ad was posted). Thus, there is no need to post your phone number or other contact information in the body of the email. However, you are welcome to do so at your own risk.

7. If you ever wish to update the ad you sent us, simply send another email with the same subject (title) so we know you are updating that same ad, from the same email address. The new email will replace the old one.

8. If you ever wish to delete the ad you sent us, send another email from the same cellphone/device with the same subject except that it should be preceded by "TxtToAd Delete". This will delete your ad.



*Power Users Tips


SensiTag technology allows you to easily enter identification information into your ad allowing for power searches by users later. For example the above is a great subject for your email containing your ad:


TxtToAd Faberware Coffee Maker - ($15) Kennesaw, GA


SensiTag will recognize this Subject in your email as the Title of an Ad for TxtToAd to publish because it starts with "TxtToAd" (without this tag at the front of your subject, your email will NOT be published as an ad, it will assumed to be an email, not an ad publication).


SensiTag will also assume that anything in the Subject (Title) of your email (ad) contained between parentheses is the PRICE information.


SensiTag will also assume that anything AFTER the parentheses is location information in the form City, State.


Note that only 2 char abbreviations of State names is recognized by SensiTag.


Note that there must be a space after the price and a comma and a space after the City. There must also be NOTHING after the State.


Within the Body of your email (which is used for your ad Description) the following tags are recognized by SensiTag:


pr:$10:pr - anything between pr: and :pr within the body/description is assumed to be the price. Note that if price was already Sensed within the Subject/Title, the former overrides the latter. With any SensiTag, the first one found is the one that overrides any found after. Note that SensiTags found in the Body/Description will be removed from the Description by SensiTag and added to the appropriate fields in the system to enable power searching.
sh:Buyer pays all shipping costs:sh - anything found between sh: and :sh is assumed to be shipping information
ct:Atlanta:ct - ct: :ct represents city information
st:GA:st- st: :st represents state information
z:30067:z - z: :z represents zip code info
t:6%:t - t: :t represents (sales) tax info
qt:2:qt - quantity
rp:No refunds or exchanges:rp - refund policy info
pt:Items must be paid for in full via Paypal:pt - payment terms info
tg:antique,dresser - tag info, note that if any tag is a category, the ad will also be added to that category on the website


Note in order to maintain compatibility with craigslist ads, the system also recognizes that Location: is followed by location info (in the format City, State or simply a US ZipCode).


e.g Location: Marietta, GA

or Location: 30067

Note that again, if the State and City information has already been gleaned earlier in the processing of an ad (in the subject / title or earlier in the description, then the Location information will be ignored).

How do I report a bug?
Category: txttoad News

How do I report a bug?


Go to our support community website and post it in the forums under Bug Reports.
We try to respond asap to bug reports.

Searching on TxtToAd

How can I search for an ad?

Power searching is available on TxtToAd..

Most pages have a light blue search bar in the middle of the page. You can type keywords into the text box that says "Search for:".

If you want to search only items within a particular Category, you can select a Category from the listbox.

If you want to search only items associated with a particular Company, you can select a Company from the lisbox.

If you want to search only items listed by a particular person, you can type that person's name into the "Search for" textbox.

If you want to search within a specific area, you can click on "Change Ads Area" to change the area you wish to search within - you can specify that you wish to search the whole of the USA or a particular state.

Search for a particular keyword..
Search by the company that is selling the item
Search by the person who is selling the item
Search within only your local city

Troubleshooting
Category: txttoad News
Tags: troubleshooting email txt cellphones txttoad

Troubleshooting sending ads via email or txt from cellphones..


- did you prefix your subject in the email with TxtToAd?

- were your attachments valid jpgs, gifs or png files?

- did you send it to the correct email address ads@txttoad.com?

- have you checked the ad is not appearing by searching for it using a keyword?

- have you checked all possible categories it may have been placed in? "Other" is a good one to check if in doubt (it is the default category)

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