ZooFaroo is a simple by design online social marketplace and resource where neighbors and small businesses can trade, buy, sell, barter, and promote themselves within in their community.
ZooFaroo has many uses:
Visit ZooFaroo to check out the many offers or needs left by neighbors or local businesses. Take a moment to add a post or two of your own, then browse the site and leave some reviews. Showcase your professional skills, or get creative and offer up that old refrigerator in your basement in exchange for help tiling an outdated bathroom!
ZooFaroo is a community that encourages everyone to help out their neighbors, share the benefits of hard work and see the benefits of reaching out to those in your community. A single visit to ZooFaroo will show you how a fun functional online social marketplace can bring out the best in you and your community!
First, you register (don't worry, it's easy and free). During the process you will have the option of including links to your facebook page, twitter page, google plus page, linkedin page, and your own website.
These links will show up on your ZooFaroo User Page (viewable to the ZooFaroo community) along with your current posts and user reviews left for you by other users. PLEASE NOTE: Your email addres is never visible on the User Information Page. We value your privacy and will never sell your information to anyone.
While the link information is optional we do encourage you to include at least one or two simply because it is a great way for ZooFaroo members to have a 'soft introduction' before an exchange takes place.
Once registered, you can post as many 'offers' and 'needs' as you'd like. Do you need a lawnmower? Post that as a 'need'. Do you have a cottage to rent? Post that as an 'offer'.
And don't worry, you don't have to post eveything at once. You can post one 'offer' today and two 'needs' next week, it all gets saved to your User Account.
We understand that sometimes you will need something where time is of the essence, or you just really want what you want, like tickets to the show that weekend. If that's the case just tick the 'in addition to trades I am willing to pay money for what I need' box when filling out the post. No one wants you to miss the show this weekend!
Once your posts are active, interested ZooFaroo users will be able to browse your 'offers' and 'needs' independently.
If users are interesteed in what you're 'offering' or what you 'need' in they'll 'Reply to your Post' with offers. In turn, as a registered user, you can feel free to browse other users 'offers' and 'needs' and reply as you like.
If you're a business and you'd like to promote it, first make sure you fill out the optional info on the register page (facebook link, twitter link, link to your own website, etc) and then post an offer of what your company offers, e.g., pet care, house painting, cooking supplies, etc. If you're not interested in bartering or trade offers simply tick the 'only accept money offers box' when you post.