Welcome to the Kansas Partners in Conservation & Community (KAN-PIC) MarketPlace & AuctionHouse!
KAN-PIC.org is a new online MarketPlace & AuctionHouse concept that was created specifically to help local folks market their products in an on-lline community while funding conservation and community organizations and their projects.
During registration, you will be asked to pick ('pic') a conservation or community group to support when you sell items on the site. You simply build a 5% conservation and community commission into your sales price, which is a low transaction fee compared to similar sites and it goes to conservation and community. You are also credited with a tax-deductible donation. All you have to do is choose a group whose mission you would like to support. Sellers can receive payments directly from buyers using PayPal accounts or via credit cards through PayPal.
Please feel free to extend an invitation to other conservation and community groups to get registered on KAN-PIC, especially if there is one with which you easily align. Until they have registered with KAN-PIC, please pick one of the currently participating groups and you can switch to your group at a later date when they have registered. We are in the process of reaching out to as many groups as possible to build this on-line conservation & community co-op. Please help us and other conservation and community groups in Kansas by doing so as well.
Thanks for supprting KAN-PIC: All for the "Good of Kansas Conservation and Communities!"
Welcome to the Kansas Partners in Conservation and Community (KAN-PIC) MarketPlace & AuctionHouse! KAN-PIC.org is a new online MarketPlace & AuctionHouse concept that was created specifically to fund conservation and community organizations and their projects. Instead of paying higher transaction and listing fees that go to profits of businesses out of state, this site is designed to provide inexpensive transaction fees for local folks and does not charge listing fees or any fees against merchant shipping charges.
KAN-PIC's transaction fees are only 5% and are built directly into the sellers price. The seller is credited with a 5% tax-deductible donation at the time of each sale*.
The basic idea of KAN-PIC is that a seller "KAN-PIC" whichever conservation or community group it wishes to support. The conservation or community group must simply have as its basic mission conservation or community philanthropy. All groups and work supported by KAN-PIC should meet the simple requirement of being "good for future generations" while conserving and preserving our natural heritage, the best of our communities and our natural resources that provide so much bounty to us.
KAN-PIC was also designed to support local and regional commerce of Kansas--folks on the ground just trying to make a decent living. We are bringing an easy e-commerce site to local folks to sell used items in a highest bid auction in the AuctionHouse or as a fixed price in the MarketPlace. We envision the MarketPlace being used to sell locally grown or crafted products and offer a range of services in a variety of ways such as on-line communities, regional or product-based co-operatives or as individual store items. If you have an idea for another category to be added to the MarketPlace or AuctionHouse, please share it with us and we will add it to the site.
Sellers use PayPal (a secure ecommerce service) or credit cards through PayPal for payments from buyers. This provides a form of secure transactions for both buyers and sellers.
The Kansas Alliance for Wetlands & Streams (KAWS) saw a growing need to support the good work of conservation and community groups in Kansas and their projects as well as folks trying to make a decent living in local places, and KAN-PIC was conceived. The work of KAWS is based on partnerships so it only made sense to develop a way to support our partners in conservation and community organizations, the good work that they do, and the local folks of our Kansas communities.
Buyers, sellers, fundraisers and conservation & community groups join us at KAN-PIC: "A MarketPlace & AuctionHouse for the Good of Kansas Conservation and Communities!"
* Note that sellers are credited with a donation to a 501.C.3 educational public charity for 5% of all of their sales because they are choosing to make this donation to the conservation or community group of their choice through the Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams (KAWS) when they sell through KAN-PIC. All sellers should confer with their tax consultant to ensure that all of their 5% donations will be tax deductible, which could vary due to the size of the donated amount and the income derived from the sales by the individual or business. Notification of 5% tax deductible donations occur via email sent regarding each transcation, with notice of the tax-dedutible amount (5%). Sellers should retain receipts from emails to compile their tax deductions related to sales on KAN-PIC.