How to Post a Product

In case you are thinking “Yes, I love it! How do I post my products?” we created this short guide to walk you through the process.

Become a Community Member:

Select the “+ List New Ad” button found on the main tool bar (far right corner) and scroll down to Register. This will bring up the Register page. You can also find a link to the Register page on the top bar left side, or click the “Join Now” button on the home page.

Create a free account using a user name and an active e-mail address. Include your business or display name, if you have one. This name will be displayed when posting a product. Create a strong password and write it down for later use.

You must click on the “I Agree to the 100 Mile Terms of Use” before proceeding to create an account. We recommend reading it as we tried to make it short and sweet. Ok – maybe not sweet. But sensible at least.

A welcome e-mail will be automatically sent to the e-mail address provided. If you did not receive an e-mail from us within a couple of minutes, please check your spam folder.

Click on the link provided in the e-mail. This will direct you to the Login In page.

Create a Listing:

Before you post a product, ensure you have at least one good quality digital photo of your product.  Up to six photos can be uploaded per product including your business logo. Search engines will find your products faster if you name the image file with words that describe your product (e.g. cedar bench) rather than simply “img1234.jpg”.

Product photography is one of the most important aspects of marketing, as this is what catches the attention of potential customers. We really encourage members to post photos that really showcase their products.

Check this website for tips on how to photograph products:

Select the category and sub-categories that best describes the product. After, you will be directed to the “Listing” page where you can enter the details of your product such as price, description, and images. Only the fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required; however, the more information provided the better for potential customers. Please take some time to write a compelling Business Story. This is your opportunity to let visitors connect with you and your product. Don’t be afraid to put it all out there and let them know why you are passionate about the product(s) you have made or grown.

If you have more than one product you would like to list, ensure the Autofill feature is enabled on your browser settings. This will speed up the listing process. If you have the same product in various colours, please indicate the variations in one listing rather than making multiple listings. This ensures fairness to other members and creates a better shopping experience for customers.

Once all fields are completed, and you have reviewed your information, you will be directed to submit your listing. You will then prompted to update your member profile. This is an important step, so shoppers can see your Business Story and other information relevant to your business. Including this information in your profile eliminates the need to add it into each product listing.

Please note, listings that represent services or products not locally made, and thus not in line with the 100 Mile Living philosophy will be immediately removed from the website without notice.

Please contact us should you have any questions about the website or encounter technical problems.

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