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Businesses Split Drop Shipping Profits

Drop shipping is the practice of manufacturers shipping directly to the end customer (not the store), for an extra fee.

Drop shipping means no overhead, warehousing, inventory investments and with Tastecoin, no return headaches.

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Consumer Purchases

Supports The Business They Favorite

Cushions Their Shipping By 10% Of Their Sales

Increases Their Tipping Power

Earns 2% Incentive Credits To Discount In-Store Purchases

Accumulates 10% in Tastecoins

Tastecoins Cash In For Collectibles & Closeouts

Continuing To Shop Can Also Earn Closeouts, Collectibles & Tchotchke's

Cushion All Your Drop Shipped Orders

10% Of All Drop Shipped Online Sales Is Instantly Rebated Onto The Shipping Of Items Purchased

Tastecoins Are Earned By Consumers From 10% of Their Purchases From Any Tastecoin Affiliated Site Or Tastecoin Placed Products In Businesses

Collectibles, Closeouts & Glut Can Be Reserved & Acquired With Tastecoins

Even After They Are Used To Discount Shipping

Track Your Orders On ShipCuts.com, USPSDS.com, FedExDS.com or UPSDS.com To Uncover Our Offers & Rewards

Rewards To Keep Customers Shopping

Collectibles, Closeouts & Glut Are Also Used to Keep Buyers Spinning In Our Sites As They Track Their Packages

Track All Orders On ShipCuts.com, USPSDS.com, FedExDS.com or UPSDS.com To Uncover Our Offers & Rewards

Tip Causes, Charities & Content Providers

Free Quarterly Tipping Will Be Based On Each Customers Tastecoin Levels

Online Shopping Earns 2% Incentive Credits

Discounts in-store purchases from all consumer dropped shipped purchases


Exchanges From Clothing Machine & Direct Vendors That Can't Be Exchanged By Their Manufacturer, Can Be Traded For Glut, Closeouts And Shipping Discounts

Keep Your Customers

Your customers can’t order directly from Clothing Machine, no customers can, it's Tastecoin's #1 policy.

All registered customer drop shipped purchases profits are split & credited to your account through your affiliate program.

Purchase date, product name, manufacturer, paid amount & profit are transparently put on your profits account

Product Valet

Order from over 5,000 manufacturers in one place.

Members still split the profits when their customers use our free concierge service.

Clothing Machine handles all the shipping details and calls the customer directly to confirm & authorize payment.

Once customers reveal their interests, our personal shopper service fine tunes and customizes customers requests to help discover their individual style.

Manufacturers turn samples into fresh data promotion and potential sales

Provide one sample product to businesses for free initial gradings by potential hosts

Provide sample product to consumers for the consumer gradings it produces for free

Easy To Use

Customers enter the categories of products desired (and size if apparel).

Supplied websites that best match customers requests are supplied & browsed.

We fine tune requested interests with new sites to shop.

Orders are started once the details are set and the customer confirms products wanted.

Tastecoin phones all customers direct for billing and conformation purposes, and emails all tracking information.

Relax & Order in One Place from Over 5,000 Manufacturers

Let Us Worry About Getting It To You


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Clothing Machine

Is Clothing Machine just for Kids Apparel?

Clothing Machine will be used to find clothing for all ages, it's a main division of DirectVendors.

DirectVendors sells accessories, aprons, bags, bath items, beauty, bedding, belts, beverages, books, decor, food, furniture, gifts, glasses, gloves,

hair accessories, hats, jewelry, kitchen items, leggings, outerwear, party items, pet stuff, scarves, shoes, sleepwear, snacks, socks, stationary,

swim gear, towels, toys, umbrellas, underwear, wallets, watches & more.

In 2018, customers will shop for apparel from Clothing Machine by selecting



When will Clothing Machine & Other Tastecoin Sites begin?

DirectVendors, TestBites, ThemedSets & EatOffs start in late Spring in northwest NJ under the guise of SalNJ.

In late 2017 we will start up Clothing Machine, Instant Gratification, TestsNew, XGLUT, TipWee & EnrollArt.

These early beta versions of DirectVendors, TestBites & ThemedSets can be shipped to all 50 states.


What is Tastecoin and Clothing Machine?

Tastecoin is a buying group of retailers, restaurants & other businesses that form local attractions.

Tastecoin helps interconnected businesses promote/test/sell foods, drinks, snacks & new products.

New revenue is generated & split using themed micro marts, multiple sampler compilations & online sales.

Our unified direct mail program promotes the events that are staged around the connected towns.

Clothing Machine is part of an online shopping mall called DirectVendors.

DirectVendors can be searched by Apparel - Bedding - Books - Gifts - Toys & Party Packs.

Also Accessories like Bags - Beauty Products - Hair Items - Jewelry and Scarves.

How does Tastecoin make money for local businesses?

Businesses split profits generated from supplied new product showcases, foods, candy, beverages,

snacks, condiments, samplers, themedsets, closeouts & online drop shipped goods.

What does Clothing Machine do for my customer?

Customers of our members browse a virtual apparel shopping mall where manufacturers ship directly to the end customers.

Customers interact with product valets who help you sort clothing from hundreds of apparel manufacturers.

How Does the Tastecoin Concierge Service Work?

At launch, Direct Vendors & Clothing Machine are both product concierge services.

Customers can order in one place from over 5,000 manufacturers, and earn Tastecoins.

Our personal shopper service introduces shoppers to many amazing companies that will ship direct

Customers search under Eat, Drink, Play, Wear, Learn, Enjoy, Smile, Relax, Party themes and email Tastecoin any products or categories desired.

Tastecoin will then email you back with more sites that will help us discover what direction the next sets of sites should take.

Customers keep looking over online products from supplied websites and email us what they like.

DirectVendors & Clothing Machine fine tunes the sites sent to customers as emails are exchanged.

Customers 1st order with Tastecoin is activated after setting up the sponsored rebate account by email & billing data from our direct phone call.

Follow up emails confirm the order details, shipping method, tracking information and Tastecoin account balance.

To start just email Tastecoin your phone number & interests by clicking here or emailing tastecoin@gmail.com.

Can my customers cut us out of the loop and buy direct from Clothing Machine?

Your customers can’t order directly from Clothing Machine, no customers can. It's our #1 policy.

All the profits from customer online purchases are split and credited to your account through your affiliate program. 

If customers call us directly without being referred by a retail member, Tastecoin's policy is not to help them.

The customers name, town, state, phone number and email is taken to help find & help a local member.

What financial criteria is needed to start?

Whether starting or linking to our content, Tastecoin's initial financial criteria are the same.

No minimum net worth, no minimum liquid assets, and no financing needed.

Average cash required in the range of .01 cent / house to be part of our mailings.

If we hit 10,000 local homes an average share in each co-op direct mailing would be $100.


I have an online apparel store & blog, not a physical store, can I join Tastecoin?

Online stores & content providers members can both join the buying group, and split the generated profits.

Why should I join Tastecoin now at it's ground floor level?

There is no membership cost to join or participate, so why not.

Get in at our ground level and take the free ride to the penthouse.

What hidden fees are there to join Tastecoin?

Like most cyber currencies experiences, Tastecoin does NOT thrive on fees.

NO fees for manufacturers, distributors, businesses, bloggers, home businesses or consumers to join Tastecoin.

No membership fees, no sign up fees, no entry fees, no monthly fees, no annual fees, no transaction fees,

no reward redemption fees, no prep fees, no service fees, no sales materials fees, no supplies fees,

no website creation fees, no hosting fees, no maintenance fees, no management fees, no assistance fees,

no licensing fees, no report fees, no training fees, no reactivation fees, no access fees, no upgrades fees,

no cramming fees, no checking fees, no duplicate statement fees, no archive statement fees, no documentation fees

& no access fees for your customers.

Tastecoin is transparent and doesn't work with hidden plans or hidden charges.

When will membership fees take hold on Tastecoin's Buying Group?

No fees for will be even considered until 2018, at that point Tastecoin will decide what fees may work.

What will Tastecoin's membership fees be used for in 2018?

Fees for all retail members can help launch the 1st Tastecoin Convention - Tastecoin 2019.


Why Clothing Machine, can't I get the same stuff on Amazon & eBay?

Clothing Machine features hundreds of companies that will drop ship any product they manufacture.

Customers can browse 5,000 different web sites instead of looking at page after page of similar typefaces.

Many times pirated merchandise shows up on Amazon and eBay (especially bags and watches).

Clothing Machine manufacturers ship their original products direct to the customer.

Tastecoin's split profits supports your local businesses, restaurants, content providers & community.

How I tell if the products on Clothing Machine sites are counterfeit?

Clothing Machine products are shipped directly from the actual manufacturer, so they are always authentic.

Shipping / Billing

How does my package get shipped?

Each company has their own shipping preferences, mostly UPS, Fed Express and Postal.

Clothing Machine does provide all manufacturers our Fed X and UPS numbers to make it simple to track all packages.

If I order items from two different manufacturers do I pay the shipping fees twice?

Yes, customers pay shipping and any drop ship fees from all companies shipping directly to them.

Clothing Machine cushions the extra shipping fee by using 10% of the shipped items price to discount its shipping.

When you buy on Amazon or eBay from different vendors you also pay shipping charges for each vendor.

Besides the shipping fee why is their an extra drop ship fee?

Most companies that drop ship directly to the consumer charge a drop ship fee.

Different fees exist for each company so Clothing Machine must add on drop ship fees.

Why does Tastecoin only take card and address information live on the phone?

All sites no matter how much security can be hacked, Tastecoin uses unconventional steps to protect our data.

Tastecoin refuses to put credit card information or street address data on any computer to avoid problems.

Credit cards and street numbers can not be entered onto any of our sites.

All financial data and street address are hand written, coded and secured by Tastecoin.

Customer Incentives

How are Tastecoins awarded to customers?

10% of every dollar spent from the 5,000 manufacturers on Clothing Machine & DirectVendors earns Tastecoins.

Testimonials created at tasting events, can be posting on social media for Tastecoin rewards.

Consumers also earn various Tastecoin bounties from testing new items, and blasting testimonials on social media.

Buying TestBites and completing simple home testing surveys earn Tastecoins.

Referring co-workers, neighbors, friends or family at our delivery appointments earns Tastecoins and bonuses.

Tastecoins are rebated for 10% of every dollar spent on food, drinks or snacks from local cross sellers.

How can blogs, forums or other sources of editorial be added to the content list?

Email the url to tastecoin@gmail.com, we will add Tastecoins to your account as a bonus if revelent.

Tastecoin will look it over, find cool stories to recommend and add it to the mix. Thanks!


How many manufacturers have products that will be featured on Clothing Machine & DirectVendors?

Over 5,000 companies have agreed to drop ship to the customers of the members of Tastecoin.

I'm with an apparel manufacturer that can drop ship. How do we get hooked up to Clothing Machine?

Call Norman Scherer at 917 822-1870 (cell), after emailing your url to tastecoin@gmail.com.

Is all drop shipping confined to the United States?

Until 2018, all drop shipments will be domestic, but we plan to expand into a global company.

Can Tastecoin member stores discount my products?

Members of Tastecoin can't change the retail price manufacturers set.

Tastecoin does not discount unless the manufacturer alters the retail price.

Tastecoin sticks to all manufacturers wishes, they can set their own retail and wholesale prices.

Is Tastecoin a discounted seller of closeouts?

Closeouts make great loss leaders so they are offered to buying group members, consumers can sometimes gain access through rewards and exchanges.

Offers swapping Tastecoins for closeouts and collectibles will randomly appear on our tracking sites.

Customer service operators use closeouts & collectibles to smooth some situations and reward others.

Customers also get access to closeout products as swap replacements for returns.

How do we figure what drop ship fee to charge?

Each manufacture is allowed to determine their own drop ship fee, most range from $2 - $5 per order.

Manufacturers can set it per piece, per order or % of order (you can set the % up to 20% but no further).

The lower the drop ship fee the better chance of selling product to our members customers.


Why add editorial content?

To stay on top it is vitally important for retail businesses to identify rising products fueling new trends.

Tastecoin uses themed editorial menus to organize relevant content from thousands of sources.

These theme internet content guides point to posts and articles in different online magazines, blogs & forums.

Linking to any of our themed online information and content menus can expand your sites relevance & scope.

Tastecoin's themed editorial menus can help attract new customers and expands relationships with old customers.

What other content sites are coming?

In 2017, other content menus will be organized around Bags, Jewelry, Scarves and other Accessories.

How do I generate interest for Tastecoin Tryouts, Showcases & Shopping?

Members can hand out fliers, send out emails, advertise locally, hang up in-store signs, print it on your receipts,

attend community events, talk it up to your in-store customers and contact local press (print, radio and online).

Our local press wants more information about Tastecoin, who can they talk to?

Tastecoin can be contacted for any editorial questions by your local press.

Connect them to Norman Scherer owner of Tastecoin - tastecoin@gmail.com - 917 822-1870 - cell

Why can't I just use Google to search for sites I want to browse?

Tastecoin's themed editorial sources are organized alphabetical which makes them easier to find again.

Easily scanned suggested articles help industry members & interested customers explore themed media options.

Why are all of the editorial not up to date?

They will be at launch, other tasks needed more attention for our Summer 2016 launch.

As Tastecoin grows, new content sites will be built and updated daily.

Buying Group

Why should I use a Buying Group?

Restaurants, caterers & food retailers buy together from manufacturers/distributors with large minimum orders.

Besides minimum order requirements, buying together: gives better rates & more focused buying strategies.

Linked together starts to even the pricing, exclusivity, pop and the information playing fields that chains receive.

Our buying group make restaurants and stores look different every month with our tasting and testing programs.

How do businesses keep track of the online orders from their customers?

Members will be able to transparently keep track of their sales here.


I need manufacturers to ship me cool guest giveaways for my upcoming party?

Tastecoin specializes in a wide range of unusual party gifts.

Our party generation site will soon be added to Direct Vendors.

Choose from thousands of small gifts from hundreds of manufacturers who have agreed to supply your party needs.

Tastecoin coordinates the approximate number of guests and the date of the party/event/occasion.

Find products for events, birthdays, graduations, holidays, weddings, divorces & other happy occasions & parties.

How many weeks in advance do I need to order for a party or event?

Depends on what you need, some manufacturers can work fast others may need a few weeks.


How does the Concierge Service work?

Tastecoin offers a free product concierge service for your customers.

Customers can order in one place from over 5,000 manufacturers.

Our personal shopper service introduces your customers to many amazing companies. 

Customers enter their age, sex and the products or categories desired (and size if apparel).

Customers look over online products from supplied websites and email us what they like.

Tastecoin fine tunes the sites sent to customers as emails are exchanged.

Our email confirms the details and we phone all customers direct for billing purposes.

A follow up email is sent to your customer with tracking information.

Collectible Rewards

Why do you have such cool weird stuff in your collectable rewards for customers?

Look at it as my personal garage sale in the middle of this virtual shopping center.

Closeout Rewards

Can I buy one of those wraps from Elizabeth Gillett?

Tastecoin handles returns by trading them for a constantly changing supply of closeout items.

Returning goods will be one way for customers to get access to closeouts, customers also can find access from offers on Tastecoin tracking sites.

Hint - After ordering from Tastecoin sites, track your package & look for special closeout offers for Elizabeth Gillett scarves, ponchos & wraps.

Some Elizabeth Gillett scarves, ponchos & wraps will be available in businesses on SAL.NJ.com

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How can I ask questions that are not in this FAQ?

Email me at tastecoin@gmail.com. Your question should be added to the FAQ pages after emailing you the answer as well.

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