I am building out a directory site for the area where co-op members will get the privilege of using the platform for deals/offers.
And for that I was looking at the WPSocial plugin, but I wanted to know if other Warriors had experience with other plugins they could recommend?
Other Value Adds?
I am interested in offering SMS services. Any platforms/solutions you could point me towards?
What else are you doing for your co-op that adds value, retains members, and helps encourage businesses to join, online and off?
Co-Op Membership Structure?
I would be particularly interested in brainstorming with those who have experience on how to structure membership levels within the co-op.
The more I add services outside of the 9x12, (directory site, sms, social, etc.) the more I see potential in charging a monthly rate for a core set of services and then offering them preferred pricing on the 9x12.
But it's a little wonky... the real profits come from the 9x12, so I want the co-op member to buy their spot on the card and keep it filled.
If, let's say, my pizza place drops off the card, I want to get the other pizza place on the card. But if the co-op exists as such that only one niche biz can be a member at any time, how do I reconcile that even though pizza place #1 isn't on the card, they are still a member, on the web directory, using sms, etc.
Any thoughts on that? I'm probably missing the obvious and I'm sure you fine folks can point it out.