WholeFoods SourceBook Directory Tutorial

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WholeFoods Magazine Staff
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Guide to Using the WholeFoods SourceBook Online
 

The WholeFoods SourceBook Directory is the online companion to the May WholeFoods print directory. Consider these resources your personal guide to the world of natural products. Use this resource to find:

  • company contact information
  • product offerings
  • brand names
  • company profiles
  • key personnel names
  • photos, videos, sales sheets and more!
  • [Add your own new listing by clicking here, or update/upgrade an existing listing by clicking here]

Using NaturalProductFinder.com is easy::

  1. Next to “Find a Product,” choose an option from the dropdown menu labeled “Company Type.” Options include:
    -Manufacturers (offer finished products)
    -Suppliers (offer raw materials/services)
    -Brokers
    -Media Companies
    -Associations
    -Consultants
     
  2. Select the type of product/service you’re looking for in the next dropdown menu. Options include:
    -Cosmetics/Personal Care
    -Foods
    -Herbs
    -Manufacturing/Equipment
    -Miscellaneous
    -Vitamins/Supplements
     
  3. Choose a specifc product subcategory from the next dropdown menu (optional).

 

  1. If you want to search for a specific brand, enter that into the “Enter Brand” search bar.

 

5. In addition, below the “Find a Product” search feature, you can browse through companies alphabetically.

 

 

6. if you would like to search based on location, you can click on “Locate by State/Zip” and enter information. If you know the company name you are looking for, click “Find a Company,” enter their name in the search bar and click Go.

 

 

7. Browse through listings for specific company types (Manufacturers, Suppliers, etc.) by clicking on the category at the top of the page.

 

 

8. Finally, you can use the upper right-hand search box to conduct a full-site search. This is essentially casting a wide net to find the information you’re looking for. Any keywords you input here will be match against all the companies’ listings.

 

 

If you need any help adding, editing or customizing your listing, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (908)769-1160 or info@wfcinc.com

 


 

Guide to Creating New Company Listings on SourceBook Online

Listings updated by February 1 will also appear in the May WholeFoods print Source Directory; and those updated by July 1 will also print in the November issue of WholeFoods Magazine, our annual Who’s Who issue.

All updated basic listings are included in print and online for FREE.

 

Set Up a New Listing

 

  • Fill out the form, and click "Create Account"

     

  • Once you fill out the form, hit "Create a New Listing,"
  • Follow the prompts to create your company listing.

    If you need any help adding, editing or customizing your listing, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (908)769-1160 or info@wfcinc.com


Guide to Editing/Updating Existing Company Listings on SourceBook Online
via Login

1. Visit www.NaturalProductFinder.com

2. Click “Login” in the upper right-hand corner. [[if you know your password, skip to Step 7]]

3. Click “Forgot Password”. Enter the email address associated with the account.

4. Check your incoming email messages, and click the link in the automated email you should receive.

5. On the page it takes you to, enter any password you’d like

6. On the next screen, enter the email address associated with the account along with the password you just chose.

7. Once logged in, you will see your listing(s) in the middle of the screen (please note that your company may have multiple listings in different categories). You can edit them by clicking the brown Edit button on the right hand side (be careful not to click anything else, such as Remove or Upgrade, unless you mean to).

We will approve your listing within 1 business day, and then it will be live.

If you need any help adding, editing or customizing your listing, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (908)769-1160 or info@wfcinc.com


 

Guide to Editing/Updating Existing Company Listings on SourceBook Online
via PURL

You will be emailed twice a year with a PURL (personalized URL) that you will use to update your listing to ensure it will appear both in print and online.*

  • Click on the PURL in the email. [[If you have not received your PURL, contact us at info@wfcinc.com or (908)-769-1160.]]
  • Check the box next to the expiring listing, and click one of the three options in the brown boxes below:
  1.       Review and Renew Selected Items (to edit your listing)
  2.       Renew Selected Items as Is (to renew your listing without editing), or
  3.       No Thanks (to permanently delete your listing from the system).

Review and Renew Selected Items will walk you through updating your listing and choosing upgrades.

After Renewing your listing (after either Reviewing or not Reviewing), you must click either “Submit for Review” or “Submit and Upgrade,” to be walked through all the upgrade packages that are available.

 

*Once you use your PURL, it expires. But you can access your listing at any time by logging into your listing. The Login link is in the upper right-hand corner of the directory.

 

If you need any help adding, editing or customizing your listing, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (908)769-1160 or info@wfcinc.com


Listings Upgrades and Advertising Opportunities on SourceBook Online
 

2014 eDirectory Rates

http://Directory.WholeFoodsMagazine.com

Click here to download a PDF of the complete 2014 media kit.

 

Effective January Issue 2014

eDirectory Homepage and Global Ads

Leaderboard (728x90) $1600 (3 months)
$3105 (6 months)
$6725 (12 months)
Medium Rectangle (Upper and Lower) (180x150) $3500 (3 months)
$6760 (6 months)
$13,400 (12 months)
All costs are in gross. There may be up to two rotating ads in all ad spaces.

eDirectory Enhanced Listings

Level 1 Listing

free
(includes basic contact information)

Level 2 Listing $750/year
(includes Level 1 plus corporate profile, one logo, and In the Spotlight*)
Level 3 Listing

$1700/year
(includes Level 2 plus photo gallery of 5 images, 5 videos, 5 downloadable assets [e.g., white papers, company literature] and featured listing on homepage)

Level 4 Listing $2000/year
(includes Level 3 plus lead generation)

*In the Spotlight gives companies prime visibility by allowing businesses to appear at the top of searches.

All costs are in gross. There may be up to two rotating ads in each ad space.

A la Carte Options (per year)

Logo $500 each
Additional URLs on Listing $250 each
Downloadable Assets (e.g., white papers, videos, company literature) $250 per asset
Lead Generation for Assets $250 additional per asset
Link to Social Networking Page $250
Link to Company Blog $250
Link to an Event $250
Photos $250 per photo
Where to Buy $350

If you need any help adding, editing or customizing your listing, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (908)769-1160 or info@wfcinc.com