Types of ads

Marketplace offers you 8 different types of ads which you can select during ad posting or re-posting. It is not possible to switch between different ad types while it is live. Available types are:

  1. Sell
  2. Auction
  3. Wanted
  4. Exchange
  5. Adoption
  6. Stud
  7. Job – wanted
  8. Job – available

How auction works

In order to participate in any auction first you need to register an account. Once you have an account visit any auction and in the sidebar you will notice bidding box.

Below input for bid value you will see the minimum bid value that you must place. Once the auction is finished and if you’ve won it you will receive confirmation mail.

A list of all auctions in which you are or have been participated in is displayed on your profile under ‘Auctions’.

Are there any sellers fees when selling by auction?

No. There are no sellers fees applicable to anything sold via the furkidz.org website.

How to promote a submitted ad

In order to promote your ads first you must navigate to your submitted ads and from the action menu select last option. It will open modal with list of all available promotions as well as your currently active promotions for the particular ad.

List of available promotions are:

  1. Bump Up Ad ( this will update creation date while expire time remains and can be used only once per ad ) £0.00.
  2. Highlight Ad ( this will make your ad stand out from others in listing ) £7.00 for 7 days.
  3. Top Ad ( Display a ‘featured’ ribbon on ad box and make your add in the first 10 positions of listings as well as in it’s regular listing position ) £10.00 for 3 days.
  4. Urgent Ad ( display urgent ribbon on ad box ) £7.00 for 7 days.
  5. Home Map Ad ( have your ad appear on landing page )

With an exception of Bump Up promotion all of them can have multiple packages available so you can buy each item for the duration you like.

Once you have selected promotion type and period you can proceed to payment screen. Once the payment is cleared your promotion will be active. Promotion starts from the time when payment is cleared and not from time the promotion is requested.

What business packages do you offer?

At present we do not offer business advertising via our listing/ad feature. It is something we are currently working on implementing as soon as possible to allow businesses to enjoy cost effective advertising on Furkidz.org

How can I contact a seller?

In order to retrieve phone number of the seller go to their profile page or any of their ads and you will notice block with phone number.

If you wish to start an messaging conversation with the seller instead then you will first need to create an account. Once you have created your account navigate to any of their ads and you will notice button for sending message. A list of your messages is available on your profile. There you have AJAX messaging system where you will be able to continue conversations.

How does the review system work?

There are two types of reviews – buyer and seller. The first step is to register and create an account. Next you need to send a message to a seller. Once the seller responds to your message you will be able to review seller and in the same time seller will be able to review you.

When users visit your profile they will be able to see your overall review , complete list of your reviews and to filter them by type.

Once you post review it can not be changed. Also seller and you have option to respond to review.

What are Favourite Ads ?

If you have found an ad which you want to visit later or wish to save so you may contact seller later, etc. you can mark it as ‘Favorite’ and it will be saved to the list of your favorite ads which you can access from your profile dashboard.

Are there any animals which you do not allow to be advertised?

We do not allow the advertising/sale of Primates or any animals requiring a DWA (Dangerous Wild Animal) license. For people interested in caring for these kinds of animals then we advise that you contact your local/national club/group or other zoological establishments to be put in touch with the correct people.

For more information on the licensing of dangerous wild animals please visit: https://www.gov.uk/licence-wild-animal

How to Report an Ad

If you feel that an ad is breaking some rules, you can report it directly to admin from the ad page by clicking on the ‘Report’ button and writing a reason you feel it should be reported. The ad will remain active until administrator checks it out. The admin team will promptly look into anything brought to their attention and take the appropriate course action.