FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions
How does AmericanItemsForSale.com web site work?
The purpose of this web site is to give small, medium and large manufacturers of American-made items the ability to display their products all in one place for FREE and simultaneously give buyers of American-made items the ability to locate products all in one place for FREE. Manufacturers of American-made items can post, FREE, a full web page about their company, and post, FREE, 1-100 full web pages, each web page per individual product they manufacture. Again, all 101 web pages do not have any cost to any manufacturer of American-made items. There is no registration or credit card needed to view this entire web site. All contact information per American-made manufacturer is displayed for ease to contact. AmericanItemsForSale.com does NOT receive a fee for any transactions between customers and USA manufacturers. Consumers deal directly with manufacturers to purchase American-made items. (AmericanItemsForSale.com’s revenue comes from selling advertising on the sides of the web pages, within the free email newsletter, sponsorships, featured products, co-branding, quantities of products posted above 101 FREE web pages there will be minimal charge, see below.)
How long has AmericanItemsForSale.com been in existence?
This web site is new, officially beta test opening August 1, 2014 and fully operational on September 1, 2014. However, our company who created AmericanItemsForSale.com has been online for more than 20 years, with hundreds of other web sites owned and operated.
Why was AmericanItemsForSale.com built?
For decades there have been a need for small, medium and large manufacturers of American-made items the ability to display their products all in one place and for FREE. There are many web sites displaying some forms of American-made products, but they want fees, hidden costs, membership fees, credit card registration fees, posting fees or a portion (percentage of gross sale) of each sale. AmericanItemsForSale.com’s desire is to show the USA consumer as well as worldwide consumers where to buy American-made items. American-made items are highly sought after by buyers worldwide and now buyers can easily find the items they desire to buy all in one web site.
Who owns AmericanItemsForSale.com web site?
This web site is a new Nevada corporation, with the majority owner the same private individual who owns RSK, LLC d.b.a. Insider Viewpoint of Las Vegas and havs been online for more than 20 years. Currently RSK, LLC owns more than 600 web sites and control several hundred other web sites for clients. You may have seen some of the more popular web sites, such as Insider Viewpoint of Las Vegas, HalfPriceShows.com, RSKLLCGlobal.com and many more. The owners of this web site are very patriotic, and AmericanItemsForSale.com is a nonpartisan, a non denomination project designed to help all.
Does the US government own any portion of AmericanItemsForSale.com web site?
No. AmericanItemsForSale.com is a Nevada corporation, privately owned. AmericanItemsForSale.com has and continues to have excellent input from various government agencies, government employees, various cities and local governments, organizations, manufacturing groups and prominent business persons. A special thanks goes out to those who devoted many days / weeks / months / years to this project. We wish there was space to post all of your names and affiliations.
Is AmericanItemsForSale.com looking for investors to expand?
Are we actively seeking someone? No. However, if someone comes along and they are a good match and realize our vision for this web site we would speak with them on various possibilities. Extra money always makes expansion go faster.Any smart company will always listen to any new investor ideas.
Are all items made in America allowed to be displayed on this web site?
Yes with some rules. Even though this web site is designed for people approximately age 18 and above, this is what we call a family web site in that any person, adult or child could view these pages and not be offended or view inappropriate material. We realize some products are made for only adults. We have no desire to discriminate against those adult product companies to display their products for FREE. On a trial basis, we will allow adult American-made items to be displayed, however they cannot have offensive, suggestive language or naked human images in any way. If you have products language and/or images you are not sure if they are acceptable, the answer is they are NOT. If you have to ask if we will approve any questionable text or images, that is the wrong images and text for this web site.
What happens if my company wants to post more than 100 products on this web site?
The first 100 American-made items posted are free. Manufacturers may buy more groups of 100 American-made product full web page listings at $5 each, total $500 for 100 more product listing pages. Each block of 100 product listings purchased is good for one year posted from date of purchase. There is no limit to the number of products you can post as long as they are American-made.
I see there are featured products on the index page, what does that cost?
Featured Products does cost to have your product displayed on the most prominent page on this web site. As we all know, exposure is the key to sales. Since this web site is new, we will start out with a low price for displaying Featured Products. Please note, the popularity and the volume of people seeing the index page and your advertised Featured Product will be huge in weeks to follow. Please call our sales staff at 702-242-4482 during Monday-Friday, 9a-5p PST and one of our salespersons will help you with pricing and availability.
Does AmericanItemsForSale.com offer a newsletter?
Yes. AmericanItemsForSale.com offers a FREE newsletter sent periodically throughout the month. Within the newsletters will be articles, highlights of new web expansions, and many other items. You can subscribe for the newsletter by clicking here. You may also remove yourself from the newsletter at the same web page as registration.
Can manufacturers advertise their products within the AmericanItemsForSale.com email newsletter?
Yes. AmericanItemsForSale.com also offers a free email newsletter to our web site visitors, as stated above. Advertising within this email newsletter is available. Please call our sales staff at 702-242-4482 during Monday-Friday, 9a-5p PST and one of our salespersons will help you with pricing and availability.
We manufacturer products here in United States, however not all our products are 100% made in America ingredients. Can we list those products?
Yes, with rules. To list an American-made item on AmericanItemsForSale.com the total amount of the product contents must be 51% American made. If some components are made outside the United States and it does not lower the percentage below 51%, they are allowed to list those items.
Are there any facts about American manufacturing?
Yes, listed below are a few of the highlights of USA manufacturers role in the world market.
1. Manufacturing comprises 12.5% of the United States GDP
2. USA manufacturing is the eight largest economy in the world.
3. Manufacturing supports more than 17.4 million USA jobs.
4. For every $1 spent in manufacturing creates $1.32 for the USA economy.
5. Nearly $60,000 is annual average salary of entry level manufacturing engineers.
6. Average manufacturing worker annual salary is more than $77,000.
7. First Friday in October each year in USA is set aside as Manufacturing Day.