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  • Owner Group is the world's first corporate barter social network.Owner Group helps you to connect with company owners, decision makers an...
    Owner Group is the world's first corporate barter social network.

    Owner Group helps you to connect with company owners, decision makers and self-employed professionals worldwide to leverage your excess inventory, idle time and knowledge as a means of payment for other goods and services you or your company needs.

    Some of our major benefits are:

    • Avoid wastage and loss
    • Increase purchasing power
    • Get new customers
    • Conserve cash flow
    • Grow the business
    • Increase profit

    Some of our major advantages are:

    • Stop paying annual, monthly and transaction fees
    • Avoid middlemen/brokering
    • Get global exposure

    By registering to Owner Group, you can publish all your goods or services and start negotiating immediately.

    To know more about what account type works best for you, you can follow the links below:

    Corporate account
    Personal account
  • A "Business Request" is an exchange request, where a member request to another member to barter items (goods or services).You can send a ...
    A "Business Request" is an exchange request, where a member request to another member to barter items (goods or services).

    You can send a "Business Request" on any item by clicking on the "Business Request" button of the item. When you do so, you will be required to select the Item(s), or either entering the OGV amount, that you want to give in exchange. Please note, that if you have not published any item yet, neither nor you have purchased OGV virtual currency, you will not be able to complete the request.

    Once the request is succefully sent to the other member, he/she will receive a notification of this request in the "Notifications" icon along with another notification in his/her Profile page on the "Business Request" button of the corresponding item.

    At this point, the other member will be able to choose whether to accept this request or not, as this request does not constitute any obligation to the other member on accepting it. The "Business Request" can be accepted or rejected by the other member without any commitment.

    You can read more here.
  • Corporate accounts are especially aimed at company owners or decision makers who wish to trade their unsold goods and services in order t...
    Corporate accounts are especially aimed at company owners or decision makers who wish to trade their unsold goods and services in order to use their excess inventory and idle time as a means of payment for other goods and services, and consequently avoid wastage and loss, increase purchasing power, get new customers and conserve cash flow, among others.

    Some examples of items to trade are:

    Goods

    • Merchandise
    • Machinery
    • Office furniture
    • Computer equipment
    • Vehicles
    • Estate

    Services

    • Advertising space
    • Hotel rooms
    • Airline tickets
    • Restaurant tables
    • Consultancy
    • Lawyers & CPA
    • Events & expos tickets
    • Medical
    • Shipping

    Corporate members are identified with the "Corporate Member Badge" in their Profile page.

    NOTE: During the sign up process, corporate members are required to submit an ID so that we can verify that they really work for the company that are signing up for.

    Also learn about our Personal account
  • Personal accounts are aimed at self-employed professionals who wish to trade their services and certain goods in order to use their knowl...
    Personal accounts are aimed at self-employed professionals who wish to trade their services and certain goods in order to use their knowledge and stuff they don't use as a means of payment for other goods and services, and consequently grow their business and conserve money, among others.

    Some examples of items to trade are:

    Services

    • Programming
    • Web design
    • Graphic design
    • Architectural design
    • Photography
    • Consultancy
    • Lawyers & CPA
    • Medical
    • Plumbing
    • Carpentry

    Goods

    • Electronics
    • Mobile devices
    • Office furniture
    • Computer equipment
    • Vehicles
    • Estate

    NOTE: Personal members can only trade goods and services with Corporate members if they are "Contacts", otherwise, Personal members cannot view Corporate members' Profile page neither nor send them "Business Request".

    Also learn about our Corporate account
  • You have 3 ways to create an Item:1. From Home page2. From Profile page3. From Panel pageWhat is an Item?
    You have 3 ways to create an Item:

    1. From Home page



    2. From Profile page



    3. From Panel page



    What is an Item?
  • No, it's free and it will always be.It is important to mention that if you exchange a product with a member located in another city or co...
    No, it's free and it will always be.

    It is important to mention that if you exchange a product with a member located in another city or country, you need to ship your product through any ground or air mail carrier. In this case, you will need to discuss the price with the service of your preference since we don't currently provide shipping services.

    Paid Features
  • We're requesting an identification to verify that you meet our service eligibility and to ensure that you're in compliance with the User ...
    We're requesting an identification to verify that you meet our service eligibility and to ensure that you're in compliance with the User Agreement. Under the "DO's" and "DON'Ts" section, it states that you agree not to create a false identity on Owner Group.

    We're using this information solely for the purpose of validating your identity and assisting you with accessing your account. We'll remove any and all copies of identity you've provided once the verification process is resolved.

    We have an extremely secure upload and storage system allowing us to apply rigorous security standards while ensuring your identity verification documents remain in strictest confidence. Please contact Customer Support with any questions or concerns regarding how we protect your identification information.

    During the validation process, we may contact your company in order to verify the information provided. We must ensure that there are not fake profiles and that the registered person is the one in charge either of commercial transactions, alternative sales channels or supply chain. This will lead into building a platform clean of spam and with reliable members to trade with.

    What types of ID does Owner Group accept?
  • You can check out how your ad campaigns and ads are doing through your Campaign Manager, in "My Campaigns" and "My Ads" pages.You can hav...
    You can check out how your ad campaigns and ads are doing through your Campaign Manager, in "My Campaigns" and "My Ads" pages.

    You can have detailed report on how a given ad doing in "My Reports" page, where you will be able to export an ad report in ".xls" file format.
  • Yes, you can use your OGVs to pay for your ads.On my account page, under OGV tab, you can see how much OGV you have left from your previo...
    Yes, you can use your OGVs to pay for your ads.

    On my account page, under OGV tab, you can see how much OGV you have left from your previous ads. If your ad runs out of time but your target hasn't been reached, the remaining clicks/impressions will be converted to OGV.

    You can request this amount to Owner Group by clicking on add request button. Status of your request and response from Owner Group team will be shown in this page as well.
  • Below are explained all the fields that you can fill when creating an item, depending if you are offering products or services.CategoryCh...
    Below are explained all the fields that you can fill when creating an item, depending if you are offering products or services.


    Category
    Choose the right category for your item so that members can find it easily when searching through categories. If you don't find one that matches your item, just choose "Other Items".


    Item Type
    Choose "Tangible" or "Intangible" type for your item so that the members know whether shipping will be required or not.

    I offer products: Most likely your item is Tangible, unless you are offering a downloadable item like music, software, images, videos, etc., in which case your item is Intangible. If this is the case, you will be able to upload the downloadable item in the next step after clicking on "Save" button, and consequently the "Download" feature will become available in "Transactions" page for the member who exchanges it.

    I offer services: Your item is Intangible, just skip the downloadable item step that follows after clicking on "Save" button by clicking on "Back" button.


    Item Condition
    Choose "New" or "Used" condition for your item to let the members know what they are getting. This selector is only available for Tangible items.


    Item Name
    Enter a name for your item, trying to keep it short and simple, in order to make it more readable and searchable.

    I offer products: If it's a batch of a single product just use the name of the product. If it's a batch of different products, you have 2 options:

    • Big amount of each one: We suggest you to create different items, one of each product, and use the name of the product for each item.

    • Small amount of each one: We suggest you to create just one item, a batch kind, and use the category name to which they belong if they are different but belonging to the same category; or simply use "Products Batch" and detail them in "Description" field.

    I offer services: The idea is that you make packages with your service with different contents and prices. If it's a service usually provided by units, just use the name of the service followed by the amount of it (Advertising Space 2 Posters, Restaurant 4 People, Hotel 6 Rooms, Air Tickets 8 Seats, etc.). If it's a service usually provided by time, you have 2 options:

    • Per time: Use the name of the service followed by a period of time (Programming 1 Hour, Photography 3 Hours, Graphic Design 5 Hours, etc.).

    • Per finished project: Use the name of the service followed by the deliverable (Programming 1 Website, Photography 3 Shootings, Graphic Design 5 Logos, etc.).


    Description
    Enter a description for your item, this time, trying to make it as broad and detailed as possible because here is where you really sell your product or service, and besides, the more you explain, the less the members can claim. You can add a link to your website and embed some image or video in this part.

    I offer products: Describe thoroughly your product and the number of units included, highlighting its condition or expiration date for perishables, and advantages and/or benefits if exist. Also, it is always welcomed to give an estimated time to ship your products (for international shipments around 1 month) as well as fees to some countries if you have.

    I offer services: Describe thoroughly your service, explaining well what's included and what's not, and if there is something that can be changed or customized upon request, highlighting advantages and/or benefits if exist. Also, if there is any tax, fee or surcharge that the member should afford when using the service, it should be explained here.


    Additional Parameters
    Enter additional parameters only when your item is available in different presentations like colors, sizes or specifications. If this is the case, you can add up to 2 parameters so that the members can choose the one of their preference. This field is only available for Tangible items.


    Photos
    Upload photos and give color to your item. It is worth to show nice and clear pictures of your item because images are processed much faster than text. Colorful images can easily catch the members attention and therefore help you to sell your item better. Uploading 3 to 6 pictures should be enough.

    I offer products: Show the best angles of your product but also show the scratches if any when it comes to used products.

    I offer services: Show pictures of your service if you have, and if not, just show something related to it. You can choose some images from internet that may be representative of the service, or snap photos of your company, previous works or even you while working.


    Quantity
    This quantity is completely different to the number of units that your item includes and is strictly related to the number of times that you can offer this item. Each time you exchange this item, this quantity will decrease one by one until you exhaust the entered number and it becomes 0 (cero). Once that, your item will be hidden from the marketplace but will still live in your Panel, allowing you to restore it later on by increasing the quantity again. So, whenever you wish to hide the item from the marketplace just change this quantity to 0 (cero).

    I offer products: Enter a quantity according to your inventory if Tangible items, or according to the downloadable items available if Intangible ones.

    I offer services: Enter a quantity according to availability or the times you wish to provide this service.


    Value
    Enter a value for your item in OGV currency. The value is the "price" you sell your product or service to your customers regularly, and the OGV currency is our digital money, that gives value to all items in our platform. The OGV is valued in U.S. dollars (OGV 1 = USD 1), so converting your price to OGV is very simple: If you sell in US dollars you don't need to do any calculation, and if you sell in another currency you just need to know the dollar exchange rate in your country and do the following calculation:

     Price in your currency
    --------------------------- = Price in OGV *
      Dollar exchange rate

    * Divide the Price in your currency by the Dollar exchange rate and you get the Price in OGV.

    I offer products: Enter the value of your product or batch of products, as explained above.

    I offer services: Enter the value of your service by units or by finished project, as explained above.


    Value Type
    Choose "Regular" or "Discount" type for your item depending on if you are applying a discount for your item or not.


    Value without Discount
    Enter the value before the discount to show the members which was the original price and thus how much money they are saving. As this is the price without discount, this price must be always greater than the Value. The price is shown crossed out with a red line to indicate that is the old price.


    Discount expiration
    You can set a discount expiration date for your item, in case you don't want it to last forever, and it will automatically be deactivated on specified date and time. You can re-activate it anytime by choosing "Discount" type again.


    Virtual Currency
    Check this box if you accept the OGV virtual currency in exchange for your item and the OGV icon will appear below the Value, indicating that you accept it. If you receive OGV, you can use them to pay for other products or services within the network as if it were cash, and therefore, increasing your purchasing power.

    Tags (Keywords)
    Enter the tags for you item so that members can find it easily when searching through tags. Don't use the hashtag symbol (#) for these tags but separate them with comas.

    What is an Item?
    How to create an Item?
  • A Self-XSS scam on Owner Group tricks you into compromising your account by claiming to provide a way to log into someone else's&nbs...
    A Self-XSS scam on Owner Group tricks you into compromising your account by claiming to provide a way to log into someone else's Owner Group account, or some other type of reward, in exchange for you to paste a link or special code in your web browser.

    You may see this message on the Profile page of a contact once the swindler has compromised their account. Never click on a link in Owner Group that leads you to a website that you do not know or trust.

    Typically, this type of fraud spreads in your profile to spread itself to your contacts and may also include links to malicious software or suspicious websites.
  • When you post an item on Owner Group, it must first meet our commerce policies. To learn more about the types of items you can't trade on...
    When you post an item on Owner Group, it must first meet our commerce policies. To learn more about the types of items you can't trade on Owner Group, visit our Commerce Policies.

    If you notice an item that's currently listed for barter doesn't meet our Commerce Policies, please let us know:

    1. Visit the owner's Profile page and click the 3 dots button below profile photo.
    2. Click "Report" option.
    3. Choose the reason for your report and click "Accept".

    Keep in mind: If we didn't approve an item you're trying to trade, but you think it meets our policies, fill out this form.
  • No, both buyers and sellers are responsible for things traded in Owner Group platform.BuyersAny trade agreed through our platform is betw...
    No, both buyers and sellers are responsible for things traded in Owner Group platform.

    Buyers
    Any trade agreed through our platform is between you and the seller. Keep in mind we don't own or stock any items a seller lists. If you have any questions about the things you're trading in our platform, please try messaging the seller.

    Sellers
    Please describe the items you're selling clearly and make sure you're following both our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and community Standards. Also, in certain countries (such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland), people bartering for business purposes are required by law to provide information about their identity, including their name, street address, email, registration number and/or VAT number. If you’re not sure if this requirement applies to you, you may wish to seek the advice of a qualified attorney with local expertise.

    Items like animals, drugs, weapons, counterfeits and other items that infringe intellectual property rights are not allowed in Owner Group. Before posting anything for trade, please see our Commerce Policies.
  • Idle time is unproductive time of employees or machines, or both, for which they are still paid or the machines are incurred in expenses....
    Idle time is unproductive time of employees or machines, or both, for which they are still paid or the machines are incurred in expenses.

    It is associated with waiting time due to factors such as lack of clients, overcapacity, maintenance periods, technical failure, unavailability of raw materials or supplies.

    Idle time is an inevitable part of retail and services, but by bartering idle time by other goods or services, companies can leverage assets that would otherwise be lost, thereby helping them to hit their margins.

    Read more about the benefits.

    What is excess inventory?
  • Excess inventory is product that has not yet been sold and that exceeds the projected consumer demand for that product.It usually represe...
    Excess inventory is product that has not yet been sold and that exceeds the projected consumer demand for that product.

    It usually represents some type of mismanagement of demand due to factors such as over-buying, inaccurate projections, cancelled orders, a bad economy, unforeseen weather changes, or perishable, slow moving or poorly packaged products.

    Excess inventory is an inevitable part of retail, but by bartering excess products by other goods or services, companies can leverage assets that would otherwise be lost, thereby helping them to hit their margins.

    Read more about the benefits.

    What is idle time?
  • To remove an account, follow the steps below:1. Log in to your account.2. Click on "Settings" icon in top bar.3. Click on "Delete Accoun...
    To remove an account, follow the steps below:

    1. Log in to your account.
    2. Click on "Settings" icon in top bar.
    3. Click on "Delete Account" tab.
    4. Click on "Delete Account" button.

    Important: Any content you've uploaded in the past will be permanently deleted. You will be immediately signed out and will no longer be able to log in with this account anymore.
  • You can create your resume in Owner Group in order to make easier for your to apply to our job offers. Once you create your resume you'll...
    You can create your resume in Owner Group in order to make easier for your to apply to our job offers. Once you create your resume you'll be able to use our "Quick Apply" function.

    1. Go to "Interests" page from your "Settings" menu.
    2. Click on "Create your resume" button.
  • Before you close any of your secondaries accounts: Download the information you've added to the account you want to keep. If you mana...
    Before you close any of your secondaries accounts:

    • Download the information you've added to the account you want to keep.
    • If you manage any Events or Groups, add the account you're keeping as an admin.

    Once you've moved all of your info into a single account, please delete your secondary account:

    1. Log in to your account.
    2. Click on "Settings" icon in top bar.
    3. Click on "Delete Account" tab.
    4. Click on "Delete Account" button.

    Learn more account policies.
  • If you have to reset your password every time you log in, it may be an issue with your browser. First, try to log in with a different web...
    If you have to reset your password every time you log in, it may be an issue with your browser. First, try to log in with a different web browser. You can download the following browsers for free:


    If you continue to experience this problem, log out of your account and reset your password.
  • An "Item" is indistinctly a good or service. We call it this way to avoid saying: good and service good & service good...
    An "Item" is indistinctly a good or service. We call it this way to avoid saying:

    • good and service
    • good & service
    • good or service
    • good/service
    • good
    • service

    So, we simply say "Item".

    How to create an Item?
    Creating an Item