Hello and welcome to our new video introduction for sellers at A-MAN-ZON!

I am reading this off a script because I want it to be exactly right. I also want it to be in writing to post to our blogs.

This video introduction is for men who would like to sell products and services at A-MAN-ZON. We need to set the ground rules so that you know what you are getting in to if you want to be a seller here at A-MAN-ZON.

Firstly? I want to deal with the inevitable criticism of “a talking head intro is boring, sex it up a bit”.

We are not going to waste money on “glitzy marketing” here at A-MAN-ZON. Glitzy marketing has to be paid for in the price of the product. If you want “glitzy marketing” where you pay for the price of the marketing in the product? You are welcome to shop at Amazon and give Jeff Bezos your hard earned? Ok?

If you think you can do a better video? Then by all means do one and send it over! We can put it on a blog entry and we can see how many views it gets! Ok?

If you have a “suggestion”? Then how about you follow up on it yourself and contribute the finished result to the A-MAN-ZON community, Ok? There are lots of things men could contribute to the site such as graphic design, a new logo, as well as promoting A-MAN-ZON across the man-o-sphere.

Now. On to the topics that should be on your mind.

  1. What levels of sellers are there? How do I apply?
  2. What would I have to do to be a seller on A-MAN-ZON?
  3. What Jurisdictions are supported?
  4. What is the process? How do I get listed on A-MAN-ZON?

 

Levels of Selling on A-MAN-ZON

You can sell on A-MAN-ZON at any of these levels.

  1. A listed affiliate.
  2. An affiliate with products listed on the site.
  3. An affiliate where your products or services sold on the site.

I will explain these in brief.

 

A listed Affiliate

As a listed Affiliate we will provide a listing of your business on our directory of businesses page. You will get one page on the site which will be linked through our directory so that visitors to A-MAN-ZON can read a little about what your company sells.

To be listed as an Affiliate your obligations are:

  1. To sell reputable products and services.
  2. To offer the ability to buy under MBA Jurisdiction if the customer wishes it.
  3. Where a customer purchases under MBA Jurisdiction you will agree to settle disputes using MBA Adjudication Services.
  4. Your company is willing to take the public position that men and women are to be treated as equal before the law if asked. You do not have to be pro-active about that.

As a listed Affiliate you will not have any individual products listed on A-MAN-ZON. You will just have one page that talks about your company. You write that page.  What you say on it is up to you.

There is no fee to list on the site as an Affiliate with just an advertising page. We are offering that to advertise more man friendly businesses and to bring more interest to the site. The more men who list man friendly businesses the easier it is for men to find man friendly businesses. Think of it as free advertising on a site where we are going to generate a lot of views.

 

An Affiliate with products listed on the site but sold on your site

Some Affiliates will go on to have specific products listed on the site. These products will have “Go To Affiliate” placed on the “Buy Now” button. When the user clicks on the “Go to Affiliate” button they will be taken to your shop to complete the buy transaction.

In this case we may or may not arrange for some form of commission payment for the click on the “Go To Affiliate” button. We may organise for a commission to be paid on purchase of one of your products or services if the customer claims that the sale was made because of A-MAN-ZON.

You can see how this will work if you visit the Instant Business Intelligence page on this link. When you click on “Go To Affiliate” for any specific product you will be taken to the Instant Business Intelligence Store. This store is built with fastspring. Fastspring has options that the A-MAN-ZON shop does not have.

For example the Instant Business Intelligence Store supports multi-currency, multi-language orders. It supports subscriptions. It supports more payment mechanisms. Fastspring is the best online store to sell software products and the associated consulting services. If you want to build a really great store to sell software? Fastspring is an excellent way to go. We can recommend them. They do great work.

To be listed as an Affiliate who has products listed on A-MAN-ZON your obligations are:

  1. To sell reputable products and services.
  2. To offer the ability to buy under MBA Jurisdiction if the customer wishes it.
  3. Where a customer purchases under MBA Jurisdiction you will agree to settle disputes using MBA Adjudication Services.
  4. Your company is willing to take the public position that men and women are to be treated as equal before the law if asked. You do not have to be pro-active about that.

 

A seller with your products or services purchased via the site

Some Affiliates will go on to have specific products listed on the site and those products can be purchased from the site. In these cases A-MAN-ZON will process the purchase and the product will be delivered via an A-MAN-ZON member who is authorised to deliver your product in his local area.

Let me provide you a simple example. Let us say you wrote a book and you want to sell copies of your book. But you do not have warehouse space to store the books and you do not want to have to put the book in to the post every time you get an order.

What you want to do is to put the book on A-MAN-ZON. You want someone to take delivery of the stock that you have purchased in to their warehouse. You want someone to take any orders for your book and put them book into the post for any such order.

For this you are willing to offer some variable amount of money to the man who will stock your book and fulfil your orders. You might have to pay him a little more than you might have to pay Jeff Bezos because we do not have economy of scale yet. But if you pay A-MAN-ZON you are sending a message to Jeff Bezos. You want to do business with honest men of honour and integrity. If that costs a few cents more? Then so be it.

We will be looking for sellers who also have warehouse space and who put their products in to the local mail or courier services on a daily basis anyway. Therefore, stocking your book or your product will just be one more product to them. They will get the notification of the sale and the approved payment and they will put the book in to the post and let both you and your customer know this has been done.

Naturally, postage will be added to the cost of the sale as per normal.

In these cases the current currency of the store is AUD. So the purchase will happen in AUD. You will be remitted the proceeds minus fees and commissions. Once the site is up and running and there is significant business we will make the site multi-currency and you will be remitted your proceeds without any currency conversions.

Multi currency/language is still some way off. It will depend how successful the site is. Those who are in Australia will get the benefit of no currency conversions for their sales and remission of proceeds.

A current example of a product that is sold in the store itself is the book “The Truth Be Told” which is available on this link.

To be listed as an Affiliate who has products listed on A-MAN-ZON and they can be purchased via A-MAN-ZON your obligations are:

  1. To sell reputable products and services.
  2. To offer the ability to buy under MBA Jurisdiction if the customer wishes it.
  3. Where a customer purchases under MBA Jurisdiction you will agree to settle disputes using MBA Adjudication Services.
  4. Your company is willing to take the public position that men and women are to be treated as equal before the law if asked. You do not have to be pro-active about that.
  5. The owner/owners of the company/association that is selling the product completes an Affidavit which clearly articulates how you propose to do business in all your business dealings in the MBA Jurisdiction.

The status of selling via A-MAN-ZON is the highest status we can offer an Affiliate. To earn that status we insist that a public Affidavit be created which defines how you will do business. You can download my Affidavit of Association to the Mens Business Association on F001_Joschua_Brandon_Boehm_V01.01.public.

If you are not willing to clearly and publicly state on an Affidavit how you will do business with all your customers then you will not be granted the status of selling your product on our site. The A-MAN-ZON customer will have to perform the actual purchase on your site.

 

Jurisdictions for Selling

A-MAN-ZON makes three jurisdictions available for the sale of products and services. Most organisations only offer one jurisdiction for the sale of products and services. Namely, the jurisdiction of the government for the sellers location.

With A-MAN-ZON you can choose any one of these three jurisdictions.

  1. The jurisdiction of the government for the location of the seller. This is “normal”.
  2. The jurisdiction of the government of Fiji.
  3. The jurisdiction of the Mens Business Association.

 

I will explain each jurisdiction separately.

 

The jurisdiction of the government of the sellers location

In this case you will offer your customers the opportunity to buy your product or service using the normal contracts that are supported in your selling location. Naturally, any dispute between you and the buyer would be adjudicated in the existing legal system unless both parties agreed, at the time of dispute, to switch to the Mens Business Association Adjudication Services.

This situation would be considered “normal”.

We all know how expensive it is to go to the local courts and to hire local lawyers. However, this mode of purchase and this jurisdiction is the only one that many people know about. So they will choose it by default.

 

The jurisdiction of the Fiji Government

A-MAN-ZON is associated with the Mens Right Intelligent Business Agency Fiji. This is a limited liability company that operates under the governing legislation of Fiji.

You are perfectly able to sell your products or your services from the MRIBA. We have a store in Fiji where we can even house stock if your product is one that requires physical stock. Of course, if you have physical stock in Fiji you might consider how it needs to be sent to your clients.

The volume of international packages being sent around the world today means that in many cases the extra cost of sending items from Fiji to a location is not that much more than sending the same package from a distribution centre inside the country.

This would be especially the case if we are able to enrol some of our sellers to also warehouse stock in their warehouse facilities in various countries and states.

We can open bank accounts in Fiji. We can open them in difference currencies. We can remit the proceeds of your sales to your Fiji bank account. In such cases it could well be that the majority of your sales are never conducted in your home currency and little of the proceeds of your sales are ever brought in to your home country.

Consider this situation. You live in the UK and you want to sell software in English speaking countries via A-MAN-ZON. You choose the option where you ask us to take payments via A-MAN-ZON. We take payments in Australian dollars in Australia. We remit the proceeds of your payments to your bank account in Fiji. You have sole access to your bank account in Fiji, we have nothing to do with that.

You choose how you deal with your tax situation. You choose how you deal with paying your living costs in the UK. None of that is our business. We are merely facilitating a way for you to sell your products and services outside the jurisdiction of your government thereby meaning that your government has no say in what it is you are doing to earn your income.

 

The jurisdiction of the Mens Business Association

This jurisdiction will be for the more adventurous men. This is what I am doing with the MBA Product and Services. We are challenging a number of governments to prove they have any jurisdiction where said jurisdiction has been explicitly denied.

We are starting with Ireland, Australia, UK and Germany. So far this has been quite successful in that no representative of any of these governments has been able to show us any evidence that they have jurisdiction over any person who has properly performed the Strawman Recapture Process as available in the store on this link.

Of course, denying the jurisdiction of governments has implications for such things as taxes. If the government has no jurisdiction it can not possibly levy taxes. Since we ask for no representation in said governments no taxation liability can be possible because no taxation can be lawful without consent and representation.

Naturally, most men will not want to “fight city hall”. However, someone has to lead the way and it might as well be me. Someone has to set the example and pioneer the “brave new world” where jurisdiction of these governments is explicitly denied and the procedure is recognised by the governments in question.

Of course, some men will want to only offer the jurisdiction of the Mens Business Association as far as Adjudication for disputes is concerned. It is fully anticipated that the majority of sellers on A-MAN-ZON will comply with the existing legislation of their country of residence with respect to taxes for the very reason that those governments have the ability to inflict injury, harm and loss on them regardless of the legal or lawful situation.

Therefore, it is fully accepted that you might choose to offer your clients the benefit of the much lower cost of Adjudication where disputes arise by doing business in the jurisdiction of the Mens Business Association, but you still “pay your taxes” as per the legislation that your government claims you “must” comply with.

 

How do I get listed on A-MAN-ZON?

The first question you should ask yourself is this.

“Am I an honest man of honour and integrity?”

You are the only man who will know that. I recommend you look deep in to your heart and answer that for yourself.

If you are one of these men who says “everyone lies” you also mean yourself. If you are one of these men who says “everyone will cheat someone else if they have the chance and know they will not get caught” you also mean yourself.

If you are one of these men? Who will cheat a customer given the chance? Please do not apply. We do not want you. I am pretty sure you can understand why. We want to retain the highest rate of honesty, honour and integrity in our sellers. We do not want men weeding their way on to A-MAN-ZON as sellers only to try and give the rest of us a bad reputation. In business today dis-honesty is the norm and this has lead to a very high resistance to sales, especially by men who are far more dis-trusting than women are.

Simply put? Men have made it very expensive to sell to them because of their extremely high level of dis-trust, especially of other men. We at A-MAN-ZON are going to do all we can re-introduce the element of trust in to the sales transaction. We want our customers to KNOW that they can TRUST A-MAN-ZON every time they buy from a seller listed on A-MAN-ZON. We want our customers to know that if there is a dispute it will be resolved swiftly, cost-effectively and amicably, by an experiences adjudicator.

So the very first step in the process to be listed on A-MAN-ZON is that you judge yourself, in your heart of hearts, to be an honest man of honour and integrity.

Once you have done that? You contact me on joschua@joschuaboehm.com. You provide some evidence of your claimed honesty, honour and integrity. These might be personal references from people that I can contact and check. This might be an Affidavit of Association that you offer like the one I have published on F001_Joschua_Brandon_Boehm_V01.01.public.

Once you have forwarded these items and I have considered your application? Then I will ask you to explain your product or service in a one hour skype call. You can present slides. You can just talk. You can demo your product. You should do whatever you see fit to convince me that your product or service is a reputable product or service.

If I accept that your product/service is reputable and you are the honest man of honour and integrity that you claim? Then you will be officially notified of your acceptance to the site for the level you have applied for.

Naturally, a simple listing on our Affiliates page is a fairly quick and straight forward process. When you want to list products on our site as an Affiliate and you want us to create a store for you we will do a bit more due diligence on your products and services. In the early days we are looking for men who are willing to list as Affiliates as a public statement that they think men and women should be held equal before the law and that they are willing to be “politically incorrect” in saying so.

If you have any questions/comments feel free to use the comments section below.

Thank you for your time.

Best Regards

Joschua-Brandon: Boehm©