ACID’s new M2M discount offer on Marketplace

Have you ever thought about the diversity of ACID members’ designs and how mutually beneficial it would be to purchase products from other ACID members at a discount? Well, now you can do this easily following the launch an additional facility on ACID Marketplace, opening exciting member to member discount opportunities between ACID members. With New Year plans to arrange members can browse through design-led gifts (think lighting, lampshades, candles, cards, furniture, home accessories, cookware, ceramics, pots & planters to name but a few). Do you have the launch of a new product or range you want to make available to ACID members at a special price?  There is no set discount – it is up to you! A couple of clicks will do the trick!

  • Simply log in to your My Designs area
  • Upload your marketing images and choose your offer to members
  • Display the ACID member to member discount logo
  • Tell us and we will promote between members and on social media
  • And let us know how you get on!
  • The discount can be applied or taken off easily, so you can make seasonal adjustments whenever you want

There’s a walk-through guide to show you how to use the discount logo – and also how to upload from scratch, for those of you that are new to the process. This can be viewed on the Marketplace section in the Member Area. We are always happy to guide you through the process personally if you call the membership office on 0845 644 3617.

How to Use the Member to Member Discount on Marketplace

What could be simpler? Another inspired idea from ACID to make your membership work for you AND the ACID community.

Notes: WHAT IS ACID MARKETPLACE? It is an optional FREE addition to the ACID IP Databank. Marketplace is an ONLINE MARKETING PLATFORM where design buyers can register to view the latest designs created by ACID Members.

After uploading your design and product files to the ACID IP Databank, display your design images on Marketplace, which supports with an additional tracking system, so you can see on your personal online profile who has viewed your designs. Invite a buyer to register on Marketplace and you will be able to track if they have viewed your images!

WHY MARKETPLACE? We wanted to offer our members an exciting additional benefit to the ACID IP Databank, by creating a safer online promotional platform – a positive conduit between designers and design buyers where members can market existing and new products and prospective design buyers can view. A bit like your own permanent exhibition zone, but at a fraction of the price of an exhibition stand – and you control who visits the stand!

And the choice is still there for you simply to lodge designs and documents on the ACID IP Databank too!

“The design sector is a really important part of the UK’s creative economy – with nearly £16 billion invested in designs each year. ACID has shown real initiative in taking this bold step to develop the ACID Marketplace. This will now mean that people are going to better understand the value of designs, and it will also help our world class designers to market and sell their innovative creations.” Lord Younger, former Minister for Intellectual Property

“Here is another outstanding, leading initiative from ACID which promises to provide designers with unique and essential support in both protecting and commercialising their designs. I fully anticipate that ACID Marketplace will become an effective trading platform, with the accompanying Buyer’s Charter building all-important trust and confidence. This is a brand in the making.”  John Noble, British Brands Group