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Rhizome Connect Marketplace is a platform for ARMY to sell directly to ARMY. It provides a safe, secure way to sell your fan made merchandise to others and not have the stress of worrying if they are legit or not.
This year, we’ve chosen to work with the app for passionate fans, Fave, to provide a safe outlet for creators to sell their items. Each seller that uses Fave provides an opportunity for other ARMY around the world to see their items in a secure, controlled setting. On top of that, 10% of all BTS ARMY sales that happen on Fave will go directly to BTS. Keep in mind, Rhizome Connect does not see any amount from any sales on Fave. This partnership is happening to help provide ARMY Creators with a place to sell their merchandise and get their work out there for more and more people to see. We also like the idea of ARMY being able to enjoy connecting with other ARMY and securely sell their fanmade goods directly to those ARMY.
At Rhizome Connect Marketplace, we values each artist, seller and consumer. We offer a place for fans to get their merchandise noticed and help provide a platform for them to safely sell their items all while providing an opportunity to support BTS by having 10% of all sales on FAVE go directly to the artist.
Rhizome Connect Marketplace wants to impact the fan art industry by supporting small, fan owned businesses and getting your work out there for others to see.
What would we like to see happen in the future?
We would like to continue to use Fave as our Marketplace partner and continue to help ARMY owned businesses and fan made merchandise get noticed by other ARMY around the world.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for ARMY across the globe that make fan-made crafts, clothing, keychains, bags and more items to be sold to ARMY buyers. Join us & Fave during Rhizome Connect 2021 and begin selling your items to other ARMY.
Would you like to join us?
If you would like to join us, please visit the RCon Marketplace Seller Registration form and fill out the information required. You will also need to contact Fave directly so they can let you know what you need to do to get listed on their app.
Rhizome Connect 2021
Marketplace Rules and Guidelines
In order to provides a safe, secure way to sell your fan-made merchandise to others without worry, certain rules must be followed.
1. All products must be original work.
2. You must agree to follow all copyright laws, both domestic and international.
3. Items that can go in Marketplace include, but are not limited to:
c. Enamel Pins
h. Phone Cases
i. Cups and mugs
k. Home Decor
4. Mystery bags and/or boxes will not be allowed.
5. Use of Official Photos and likenesses will be allowed on FAVE but does not give you permission to sell these items on other platforms outside of FAVE.
6. Must have a Paypal account that is at least ONE year old and in your name.
a. We can not allow accounts with friends or family names
7. Must open a stripe account [www.stripe.com] in order to get paid from sales on FAVE.
a. Sale break down is:
i. 10% FAVE
ii. 10% ARTIST (BTS)
iii. 80% CREATOR (you)
8. Must include at least 3 references from previous customers. Must be a verified purchase and cannot be family members or friends.
9. All items sold must be shipped to the purchaser within 7 business days of the end of the event and must include tracking information.
10. Must accept Paypal for Goods and Services so please make sure you account for the fee PayPal gets. Friends and Family payments will not be accepted.
11. Please be aware of shipping costs from your country of origin. International Shipping is expensive.
12. Include a list of countries you are willing to ship to.
13. When listing your item(s), please include shipping cost at the highest value. This ensures there is no need for the purchaser to provide more money after the sale is complete.
14. Send a list of items you wish to sell in the Marketplace to our Marketplace Team at email@example.com for review no less than 3 weeks before the event. The list is to be detailed and include photos. In your email, please confirm you have filled out the Rhizome Connect Marketplace Seller Registration form. This is to make sure all rules and laws are followed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Rhizome Connect didn’t have a Marketplace in 2020, why is there one now?
Just like all conventions and conferences, Rhizome Connect 2021 is evolving and wanted to provide a safe place for ARMY Creators to showcase their products and sell to fellow ARMY that may not have known about them or their shops before. We are excited to bring this new addition to RCon and look forward to the opportunity to help fellow ARMY get their creations out there.
What makes the Rhizome Connect Marketplace different from other selling avenues?
We’ve partnered with Fave to provide a safe outlet for creators to sell their items. Each seller that uses Fave provides an opportunity for other ARMY around the world to see their items in a safe, controlled setting. On top of that, 10% of all sales from Fave will go directly to BTS.
While Fave is still new to the world of Kpop, they have been working hard to provide a place for fans to gather and sell their works to other fans. Keep in mind, RCon does not see any amount from any sales done on Fave. This partnership is to help provide ARMY Creators with a place to sell their merchandise and get your work out there for others to see.
What is Fave?
Fave is a new mobile app that allows fans to share videos, sell their fan made merchandise and communicate with other fans. Fave is supported by Sony Music, Orchard Music Publishing, and HYBE just to name a few. For more information check out their website FaveForFans and see for yourself what Fave is doing for fans across the globe and BTS ARMY!
Why is Rhizome Connect using and/or recommending Fave’s Marketplace?
A: Rhizome Connect is using and recommending Fave Marketplace for our sellers because it provides a safe, no struggle environment for our sellers and their consumers. And, 10% of all sales will go directly to BTS! What better way to support the members of BTS than selling and/or purchasing items from your favorite creators using Fave?
What does Rhizome Connect get out of partnering with Fave?
Nothing. We receive no monetary benefit from this partnership. We do, however, get the joys of helping fellow ARMY Creators & Sellers get their work out there and sold to other fellow ARMY across the globe.
How do I sign up for Fave?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, a message that you want to sign up for Fave Marketplace and that you are with Rhizome Connect.
How old do I have to be to sell items at the RCon Marketplace?
Rhizome Connect requires RCon Marketplace Sellers to be at least 18 years of age. Anyone under the age of 18 will not be allowed to sell any items on the Rhizome Connect Marketplace. This is due to US legal restrictions.
What types of items can I sell/buy?
RCon Marketplace Sellers using Fave are allowed to sell any and all types of items, including those with copyrighted material. For example, if your item is a shirt with an official image of BTS, you are allowed to sell it ON FAVE ONLY. However, if you are using Etsy, FaceBook Marketplace, Ebay or RedBubble, any items using or containing copyrighted material are not allowed.
Is there a maximimun or minimum number of items I can sell at the RCon Marketplace?
There are no minimum or maximum number of items you can sell at RCon Marketplace. There is, however, a limit to the amount of items each Seller will have on display on the Rhizome Connect Marketplace webpage.
Can I sell items with mature (18+ and/or NSFW) content?
The R³ Journal, Rhizome Connect and Fave do not allow any items that may offend any of our attendees whose ages range from the youngest to the oldest of ARMYs. This includes any sexual language, profanity, and/or sexualized images of BTS and/or ARMY.
Why should I register early as an RCon Marketplace Seller?
If I register as a Marketplace Seller before September 13th, is there any benefits?
The benefits of registering for the Rhizome Connect Marketplace before Sep 13, 2021 are that you will have the option to include at least one additional item* showcased on the Marketplace Page and you will receive priority positioning on the Marketplace Page.
*For example, if you register by 9/13, you will have the option to showcase X+1 items from your inventory, and your items will be visible in a prime RCon Marketplace display space. For those who register between 9/14 and the final deadline, you will be able to showcase a maximum of X items and your items may be displayed in less prime space (after/behind/following/below) RCon Marketplace Sellers who registered on or prior to 9/13.
What if I don’t want to sign up for Fave Marketplace, are there other options?
While we would prefer our RCon Marketplace Sellers use Fave Marketplace, we understand that not everyone will be able to. For this reason, we will allow shops from Etsy, FaceBook Marketplace, Ebay, and RedBubble.
If I don’t have to use Fave to sell my items, why should I?
Is it only for Rhizome Connect’s Marketplace?
Rhizome Connect would prefer our creators to use Fave, however, there are situations where creators are unable to do so. Since Fave uses Stripe as their payment gateway, only sellers in a select few countries are able to actually sell on Fave. However, anyone across the globe can purchase from Fave Marketplace. So if you are in a country where stripe isn’t available, we wanted to offer alternative platforms for selling your items. Plus, if you are able to sell on Fave, your shop will remain open even after the RCon Marketplace closes! So, by using Fave, and having your Fave shop listed on Rhizome Connect Marketplace, you reach ARMY consumers and will build a clientele that will come back time and time again and 10% of all sales (even those after Rhizome Connect) will go directly to BTS!
What financial compensation does Rhizome Connect get if I sell items using the RCon Marketplace?
Rhizome Connect does not get any financial compensation from any sale in the RCon Marketplace.
If I buy something from an RCon Marketplace Seller, when will my item be shipped/when will I receive it?
Sellers are required to ship all items sold within 10 business days of purchase. Sellers are also required to include a tracking number, if available.