Support the Businesses that Support You
How Does It Work?
The Business Directory add-on works in tandem with the Organization Directory module. It allows for an unlimited number of local businesses to be listed in their own stand-alone directory. The listings include the media rich presentation of the Organization Directory, as well as additional in-depth categorization capabilities (restaurants listed by cuisine type, hotels, bars/nightclubs, etc.).
This add-on also creates a ‘What’s Nearby’ map that displays all nearby business listings on each event detail page, according to where the venue is located.
Additionally, each business listing includes a “special promotion” field that allows for promoting special discounts or limited offers on event and directory pages.
Listing Features Include:
- Business Name
- Category type (multiple category selection available)
- Cuisine type (for restaurants)(multiple category selection available)
- Photos (unlimited)
- Videos (unlimited)
- Contact info (name, email, phone)
- Mapbox API integration for maps and directions
- External link for more information
- Nearby events tab
- User comments
- Additional customizable fields and icons
User Dashboard Features:
- User account login
- Activity log
- User self-management tools
- Multiple users can be assigned to a single business
- Multiple filters (keyword, category type, cuisine type, dining features, city)
- Additional custom filters can be added
- Auto suggest
- Tile and list view options
- All submissions subject to administrator approval
- User edited content approval bypass option
- Draft mode option
- Unlimited number of category types
- SEO tools
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What degree of customization is possible?
All of our sites include basic customization to align with your brand identity. This includes things like logo placement, color palette choice, footer design, globalized font selection within our standard list, etc.
Our team is capable of providing higher degrees of customization, both functionally and in regards to design elements. The degree of specificity determines the cost of our customization services.
If you would like a higher degree of customization beyond our standard inclusions, we will estimate the number of hours it will take to accomplish your goals, and include a pre-determined number of customization hours in our quote.
Standard Customization: NowPlayingNashville.com
Higher degree of Customization: CreativeSonoma.org
How much does the platform cost to use?
Our pricing takes into consideration three factors:
The population you serve affects the amount a of traffic a site will receive. We have found that Network Members who serve 50,000 people function differently than those who are serving, for example, 3 million people. The sites have different demands placed on them, and we have to price our services accordingly.
- Data Normalization and Data Mining
When building a site, the work required to 'normalize' any import data to work within our platform is always different. Some data is incomplete and may require data 'mining' to make listings appear complete, within our system. Each project is considered on a case by case basis and priced accordingly.
- Startup Cost
Your start up cost will be dependent on the modules you select and the labour required to achieve your goals. We will work with you to find the right fit of services that works within your budget. We are committed to providing our tools to those who serve the well being of their community. Reach out to discuss our many flexible options with you.
Our start-up period, which includes site construction, standard customization, and staff training, spans a 15 month period, on average. Once your site is launched, your annual maintenance fee will be due exactly 12 months from that date.
What is you payment policy?
Upon contract signing, ARTSOPOLIS requires a payment of 50% of the estimated total project cost. The remaining 50% will be due once the site is launched.
We do offer the option for 4 installment payments, once the request is reviewed and approved.
The annual maintenance fee is a lump sum, due every 12 months from the date of the site launch.
Can we request platform functionality customizations?
Platform customizations and enhancements can be requested. All system enhancements are performed by Artsopolis development staff - we do not allow outside developers to alter the functionality of the platform. Functionality customization requests often come after the development process is completed. We consider these requests custom development projects, which are all considered on a case by case basis. If approved, any enhancements may be arranged at $95* per development hour. We are happy to provide a quote upon request, but we do require a discovery meeting so we may understand the scope of work.
*Hourly rate subject to change without prior notification.