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FAQs

How much does a listing cost?1

We offer 2 types of listing, a standard listings which appear in random order cost £6 a month or £60 a year.

Sponsored listings (of which there can be 3 per category) also appear in random order but are guaranteed to be in 1 of the top 3 slots.  These listings cost £17 a month or £175 a year.

Payment can be made through Paypal, using a debit or credit card, cheque or BACS.

What if I need to change my listing?2

Upon registering you will be asked for a username and password which will allow you to access your listing at anytime and make changes.  If you lose your login details please contact us to issue you with new ones.  If you do not have access to a computer or cannot update your listing for any other reason please contact us by e-mail, by phone or by post and we will do it for you.

Please bear in mind when you update your listing it will temporarily go offline for us to check before being put live again.  However, upon going live again it will appear on the front page for extra publicity.

What payment methods do you accept?3

You can pay online with either a debit or credit card or a PayPal account.  We also accept ‘offline' payments of cash (given in person not sent by post), cheques or BACS.

Does my business have to be solely sewing related?4

No, as long as you provide a sewing related service or product you are eligible to register on the site.  Any non-sewing related businesses who attempt to register will not be listed and their money will be refunded minus a £20 admin charge.

Is there a word limit on the description of the business?5

No you can put as much information as you like and we would encourage you to include as many keywords as you can so that your listing will appear in more search results.  However, do bear in mind that some people don't like to scroll and will only read the first paragraph or two so make sure the most important information is in there and don't make it too long or people will lose interest.

Can I list more than one shop, or in more than one catagory?6

 We offer discounted rates if you want to register more than one shop or list within more than one category.  Please contact us before registering and we will confirm the price and tell you how to proceed.

Do sewing groups list for free, and if so why?7

Yes, sewing groups do list for free.  When registering a sewing group please select the bespoke payment option at the checkout.  We list sewing groups for free as they are generally not run for profit unlike the businesses advertising on the site.

What are the articles on The Sewing Directory? 8

The articles on the site are interviews with people within the sewing industry, how to guides or informational articles, excerpts from sewing publications and details of competitions or giveaways.   We always welcome new articles and it is great publicity for your business so if you'd like to submit something please e-mail Fiona@thesewingdirectory.co.uk .

Is there a tie in once I have registered with The Sewing Directory?9

No, we offer a convenient monthly pay as you go system which you may cancel at anytime.  To cancel either contact your card provider, cancel the payment through your PayPal account or contact us (allowing us 5 working days to cancel the payment).

Do I need to register to use The Sewing Directory?10

You do not need to register to view any of the content on the site.  The registration and login facilities are for people wanting to list on the site.  By registering advertisers can log in and update their listings at any time.