Thanks for your timely response, I appreciate it very much.
You will find the answers to your questions below:
Yes, the UltimateWB full edition will meet my needs.
Currently, my website is being updated with new information, because I'm in the process of changing my entire concept. With the new website, I would like to offer "Discounted Membership Products and Services" within my own website [ Online Business Directory ]. This will be offered to merchants and vendors wanting to advertise their "discounted" products and services in my Online Directory.
I will also use the Classified app for those Business Owners wanting to advertise their business "without eCommerce". Example: Any business that wants my members to purchase at their store or business [but not online]. They can use the coupon for these transactions.
My concept is based on TWO components:
2. Participating Businesses.
My members pay a membership fee and receive discounts on products and services listed in the online business directory and the classified app [like any other membership club]. Members will also be able to sell my Online Business Directory packages [online business directory, classifieds, ads, etc..] to merchants and vendors and will receive commissions [like an affiliate program] for their sales. This means, I don't offer "free sign-up" options on my website for individuals [members]. I already have eCommerce set up for my membership prices [subscriptions] within my own website.
I will be using the Social Media platform [UltimateWB] as an "up sale" to add value to my membership fee. My members will use this platform to showcase their talents, create joint ventures or collaborations, meet new friends, create their own blog, create or participate in forums, chat, start community groups, etc... This means, there will be NO charge for "members" to join inside the UltimateWB platform, because they have already purchased a membership through "the plan" [my website]. This also means, UltimateWB "full" will be displayed [redirected] when someone clicks the Business Directory link on my website. Again, hopefully, this makes sense.
Your software will be a great fit, because it allows me to have the members and participating businesses to be seen together on the same platform [hopefully, this makes sense]... In my opinion, this will appeal to the members and participating businesses, because members will see products and services [links] while using the Social media platform , while at the same time, participating businesses will see an "existing" customer base [members] to purchase their products and services when they view their business listing. It also illustrates the entire Network working together on ONE platform.
In regards to the "coupon" being mandatory. Participating businesses [directory, classifieds, etc...] MUST offer a discount on their products or services in order to advertise in the directory, classifieds, etc.. [no exceptions]. The coupon can be used for in store purchases, and also, it can be added at checkout in the shopping cart [hopefully]. Also, my members receive "reward points" [dollars] and they can be used to purchase products and services listed in the directory, classifieds, etc... I think you have an app to help with this as well.
If possible, I would like to see a demo of how your social media platform design looks on a website. The demos I viewed on your website were catered to businesses and not a social media platform [like socialgo]. I could have been looking in the wrong place.
I forgot to mention earlier, ALL my subscription packages [directory, classified, etc..] MUST offer a 30 day free trial [I didn't see this feature on your website]...
I apologize for the long email, but I wanted to as precise as possible. Sorry....
I look forward to a response at your convenience.