Q: What is ReUSEMN.org?

Q: How do I search for things?

Q: I’m not getting many search results, how can I get more?

Q: The “Search the network” search bar isn’t displaying correctly?

Q: I’m not a business but I’m all about reuse and like this site. How can I get more connected?

Q: How are donations/membership fees used?

Especially for businesses:

Q: Do I need to join ReUSE MN member to list my business on the site?

Q: Why is it better to join ReUSE MN as a paying member?

Q: How can I tell if my business is already listed?

Q: How can I correct errors or make changes in my business’ listing?

Q: My business isn’t listed yet. Can I list it myself?

Q: HELP! I’m having problems figuring out how to list my business.

Q: How do I log in to my account?


Q: What is ReUSEMN.org?

We help you find places to buy (vintage or secondhand), repair, or rent the things you need in your life, and find places to sell or donate the things you want to pass on to someone else.

AND

We help reuse businesses grow their local green jobs and small businesses by promoting their services to customers, and by connecting them to other businesses so their inventory reaches the stores that can best use it. Can’t use those donated broken bicycles? Find a bike repair/reseller who can!

We make reuse happen. Trashing things is not an option in a reuse world!

Q: How do I search for things?

There are 3 ways:

    • Fill in one or more of the search boxes on the ReUSEmn.org home page.

    • Or click on the “Search the Network” tab at the top of the page to open a search bar where you can type multiple terms by which to filter the results.
    • Or click on “Where to Reuse” and find an alphabetical list of all the reuse, repair, rental businesses in the site.
    • Filling in one search box or using fewer search terms will give you more search results. Filling in two or three boxes, or multiple search terms will narrow your search results.

Q: I’m not getting many search results, how can I get more?

    • Try doing separate searches with a different term each time. (Looking for vintage wedding dress? Try “clothes”, then “clothing”, then “dresses”, then “vintage”)

Q: The “Search the network” search bar isn’t displaying correctly?

    • Try maximizing your screen.

Q: I’m not a business but I’m all about reuse and like this site. How can I get more connected?

    • Lunch meetings: Come to a quarterly member lunch to meet other reusers and reuse businesses.
    • Social media: Find out about the lunches and all ReUSE MN events by subscribing to our newsletter, liking us on Facebook (ReUSE MN), following us on Twitter (@ReUSEMN).
    • Join (or donate) to ReUSE MN! Click on “Join our Network” or “Contact” to donate online now click here. Any amount, any time you feel inspired. ($9.00 right now would be awesome.)

      You don’t have to be a business to join! (Yeah, the button says “Small business”, but you can join anyway. You just won’t create a business listing on the site.)

Q: How are donations/membership fees used?

    • We are a non-profit supported by reuse enthusiasts like you and by our member businesses. We are entirely volunteer run but hope to hire a part-time coordinator.
    • Your support helps us pay the web hosting fees to keep this site going.
    • And you help us do education and outreach events to share the message that reuse helps our local economies and communities, reduces pollution, and conserves natural resources.

Especially for businesses:

Q: Do I need to join ReUSE MN member to list my business on the site?

No, you don’t have to join to be listed, but we hope you will! This site is supported by the member organizations. Our goal is to help people find your business, but we can only do that if you help support ReUSE MN.

To get a free basic listing, click on Join our Network and then choose the “Free” option.

To support ReUSE MN and keep this going, please join as a “Small” or “Large” business, depending on your annual operating budget.

Q: Why is it better to join ReUSE MN as a paying member?

    • There are many benefits to being a paying and active member of ReUSE MN. You’ll be notified of opportunities to promote your business, you’ll get to shape our advocacy work and advise us on messaging. See all the benefits here.
    • Plus, member businesses get a standout listing on the ReUSEmn.org.
      As a paying member, your business will show up at the top of search results with the member star icon. In addition, you’ll get to list your social media handles and have additional photos.

Q: How can I tell if my business is already listed?

From the home page, click the “Where to Reuse” tab at the top of the page. Businesses are listed alphabetically.

Q: How can I correct errors or make changes in my business’ listing?

  1. First, log in:
    You log in by clicking the lock icon in the upper right corner of the home page. Enter your username and password.

    ReUSE MN staff pre-loaded hundreds of businesses into the website. If yours was one of these, log in with the username and password that was sent to you by ReUSE MN via e-mail sometime between 8/2016 and 10/2016.

    Need help with logging in? Write to us using the contact form or reach us at info.reusemn@gmail.com
  2. Click “Edit Store Profile”. From here you can edit any information associated with your business: change contact information, hours, add or delete different locations, etc. For security, we recommend changing your password from the one initially assigned to you. Be sure to hit the blue “Save” button often to make sure your changes are registered.

Q: My business isn’t listed yet. Can I list it myself?

Absolutely! We designed this site so that businesses can create and control their own listings to keep it current – correct contact information, change store hours, etc.

To get started, click on Join our Network. Hopefully you’ll choose to support us as a premium member and get those perks. But you can also get a basic listing for free. Once you join, you’ll create a log in name and password and be able to create your business listing.

Q: HELP! I’m having problems figuring out how to list my business.

You can access step by step directions for listing your business on this PDF.

If you are still having trouble, send a question to us through our contact page or e-mail us at info.reusemn@gmail.com

Q: How do I log in to my account?

a.Go to http://reusemn.org and click on the login icon , upper right corner of homepage.