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Frequently Asked Questions - Back

What kind of website is Worldwide Fastener Sources.com (WWFS)?
WWFS is a COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATIONAL Website for selecting sources of supply for fasteners and fastening products around the world PLUS a selling vehicle for RFQs and "REAL" Live Surplus Fastener Listings. Fastener Technical Information is just one other major Reference tab plus there is Lots More!

What types of Memberships does WWFS offer?
Two type of Membership - Standard and Premier with the Premier offering the Part Number (SKUs) posting option and COMP for both types of the RFQs.

What is the FEE for the Buyer to use www.worldwidefastenersources.com?
ZERO! There is NO FEE for the Fastener Buyer to use the website(s).

If I am NOT a Registered Supplier, can I still purchase the 3-for-1 Banner Ad promotion?
Yes! SIDE AD: 282px by 124px; HEADER AD: 1000px by 94px. MOBILE AD: 300px by 68px

As an Authorized Stocking Distributor of Proprietary & Captive fasteners, can I list my company as a Supplier?
Yes! After you register as a Supplier and complete your contact information and your Supplier Profile. You can also register as a PREMIER Supplier and post your Part Numbers (SKUs).

How do I change my information on my Supplier Profile?
You completely control your Supplier Profile 100%! You can also change your postings as you see fit; you can add or delete items! After you register you will have a private Login and Password.

How do I contact www.worldwidefastenersources.com?
We like your questions and comments; be they positive or negative so we can always be improving the website. Just click on the CONTACT US tab and give us your feedback or Email: mmcguire@worldwidefastenersources.com. I will get back to you promptly!

How much does www.worldwidefastenersources.com cost for the Supplier?
After one registers, the only cost (which we think of it as an investment) is the Annual Membership Fee ($295.00) and then a fee on how many specific Product Listings you associate your+ company with and if they post their company Part Numbers (SKUs). The pricing schedule is available on the website Media Kit under the Register Tab.

Some definitions of the fasteners may be misunderstood from different regions of the world. What are you doing about this?
First off, we add the second name of a fastener where possible in the Product Listing. We are also making up a Fastener Definition Guide, i.e. Acorn Nut (USA) vs. Domed Nut (Europe); Lock Nut (USA) vs. Stiff Nut (Europe); Carriage Bolt (USA) vs. Coach Screw (Europe).

Can I locate Suppliers by their individual State?
Absolutely! YES! Just click of the Supplier Tab and click on the State.

What format is www.worldwidefastenersources.com available in?
I-Phone, I-Pad, Tablet, Lap Top and Desk Top computers. Our IT Manager has marching orders to always provide the latest and most up-to-date programing so we can provide our customers with the best possible service.

How often do you up-date www.worldwidefastenersources.com? A. Best answer is Daily and that is what we do! I am constantly adding NEW Products, Tradenames and Resource Material. You the Supplier, again control your Product Listings and they are changed immediately after you click on the submit button.

How much does it cost to list my Tradenames®?
Nothing, it is FREE! Just email us your list of Tradenames® and/or Trademarks™ with a short product description and we will post them promptly along with your website address.

How many tradenames® do you have?
At the present time it is over 3,200+ (from nearly 600 companies) and this number grows almost every day. When we get more information from Europe that number should grow substantially. At present, this is the most comprehensive listing of fastener tradenames in the world and a very good guide to help in finding a supplier for a specific trade named fastener.

What are your operating hours and what time zone are you in?
Operating Hours are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; 52 weeks a year. Time Zone is Mountain Standard Time UTC/GMT - 7 Hours in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

You state "Worldwide", how broad is your coverage?
At the introduction we were in 6 out of the 7 continents. We have contacts in 81 countries at this time and growing. Contacts come from my 34 years as a host for the National Industrial Fastener Show and as the Publisher/Editor of the American Fastener Journal magazine for 33 years. We are in 22 of the 24 World Time Zones, except one in the Atlantic Ocean and one in the Pacific Ocean. We are represented in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

Do I have this right? I pay one time to register as a Supplier and then a monthly fee for advertising my Product Listings and/or Part Numbers along with an Annual Membership fee.
Yes! Your monthly fee and Annual Membership is billed automatically unless you cancel in advance. Your monthly advertising fee can vary month to month if you decide to add or delete items.

How do I pay you?
By Credit Card, Debit Card or use the option of Pay-Pal. We do NOT take cash or a check. All our billing is automatic, monthly.

As a Supplier, can I add a Specific Product when I am posting my Product Listings?
NO, but all you have to do is notify us by the CONTACT US form and we will add your product(s) ASAP so you can then post your company to the NEW Product Listing.

What Fastener Standards Organization or Fastener Associations are you affiliated with?
At the present time we are not a member of any Fastener Standard Organization but a Proud Member of the National Industrial Fastener Association (NFDA).

What additional Features and/or Benefits do you have planned for the future?
Oh, we have some plans for additional features which will benefit more segments of the fastener industry, but hold your horses, they will be announced at the appropriate time. It will be FUN!, interesting and of additional value for buying and selling fasteners.

What does WWFS charge for "Clicks" to the supplier's websites?
There is NO Charge for "Clicks", it is absolutely FREE! We are 180 Degrees opposite from Google's policy. Ours click will be called "Referral" clicks from the website by Google.

What is the Audio "Fastener" Minute?
A one minute audio message you want to present to your customers about your company, your products, a "special" sale, new products... you determine what you want your message to be! It will become part of your Supplier Profile.

How do you or will you promote your websites?
Several methods, Broadcast Emails with Constant Contact, Direct Email messages, Direct Mailing pieces, Trade Magazine Editorial and Print Advertising, News Releases, Podcasts, Audio "Fastener Minutes", Interviews, Fastener & Industry Trade Shows and Fastener Association Meetings.

What is this I hear about a Replogle® Piedmont Raised Relief Globe?
Let me keep that a secret for now, but it is a nice surprise!

Do you show manufacturers head markings?
YES! Under the Tradename tab. As an industry, the fasteners manufacturers need to promote their head marking more aggressively and I will post them promptly any time I learn about new ones.

What does it cost to post my inventory and prices?
Worldwidefastenersources.com is an Informational Website for sourcing suppliers for fasteners, NOT a website to transact selling stock fasteners*. You can register as a supplier and post your Part Numbers (SKUs) with any cross reference to Mil-Std. and/or DIN/ISO# with a product description, but NO prices. * See RFQs and "REAL" Live Surplus Fastener Listings for more information!

What is the FASTENERALERT!
A podcast for the industry and in particular for our Registered Suppliers to promote their company with their News Releases and Announcements.

What is The Fastener Distributor Directory?
A comprehensive, detailed document showing all the finer points of a fastener distributor from Key Personnel, Product Lines, Quality Certifications, Branch Locations, VMI Programs, Inventory, Technical Information and a whole lot more to promote one's distributorship.

Do first-in suppliers always head up the list of suppliers for a particular fastener?
NO, everything on the website is in alphabetical or numerical order for the product listings, tradenames or suppliers. Best way to be a Headliner is to complete the Supplier Profile with full details, features and benefits to doing business with your company! This Supplier Profile feature is not available on any other fastener sourcing website in the world, except right here at www.worldwidefastenersources.com.

Tell me more about the Resources Tab.
As a long-time supporter of fastener technology and fastener training, I want to make the Resources Tab a very valuable source of fastener technical and quality information, a tool for fastener training, a guide with fastener buying tips and a fastener "Library" for over-all fastener knowledge. Dimensional Charts, Graphs, Fastener Standards & Specifications, Quality, Certifications, Articles and the like will always be added on an ongoing bases. Check back often!

What is the additional information I can add to my Supplier Profile?
There are 14 "Informational Blocks" where you can describe and tell-us about your company. It starts off with Capabilities, then Quality Assurance, Certifications, Licensee, Patents, Equipment, Branch Locations, Markets Served, Awards, Authorized Stocking Distributors, Independent Reps, Associations & Organizations... and the BEST one, ABOUT US. Write to your heart's content about your company and more.

Describe your Head Hunting feature.
WWFS has an arrangement with FAST- EXEC for hiring experienced fastener personnel. Contact Al or Jackie Bate at 774-293-4994 for more information.

True or False, International Fastener Expo exhibitors which are Registered Suppliers are highlighted by a RED Star to assist in visiting them at the IFE?
True!

How many Product Listings does WWFS display?
At this time over 10,000 + from the 100 Major Product Categories. Both of these numbers continue to grow on a weekly basis.

Do you have a NEWS feature for news releases?
Yes! As a Registered Supplier we will post your industry News Releases FREE of Charge.

You use Constant Contact for your broadcast emails promotional activities; how many emails do you have for each of the three regional websites.
WWFS has three major geographical email lists. The United States at present is just short of 10,000 emails, Europe & the Middle East (with the GDPR restrictions) and Asia from India to Japan including Australia is another couple thousand a piece; actually over 16,000 total at this time. These numbers grow almost every day of the week including the week-ends. We are Worldwide with our email programs!

What is your "3 for 1" program?
Sign up as a Register Supplier and we will duplicate your information for one or two of the other sites for FREE for 1 year!

What is your 3D Fastener Printing feature all about?
We will assist in the Design, Development and Delivery of special fasteners and produce the prototypes required for testing Fit & Function. The fastener supplier has all proprietary rights to the parts and the production prints. We can then assist in locating suppliers - Worldwide!

WOW! I heard about your 4-Month FREE Trial; please describe in detail.
Yes! This is a fastener industry, NO-BRAINER whereby we have interested suppliers sign up, fill out the Supplier Profile, associate their name with the products they manufacture or distribute and also post their Part Numbers. One also get the 3 sizes of Banner Ads for FREE and a FREE Fastener "Audio" Minute posted on their Supplier Profile if you so choose.

What is the fee for posting and selling Surplus Fasteners?
There is an annual investment of $239.00 if you list one item or hundreds, there is NO LIMIT! There is NO FEE or Commission to be paid upon a sale. The Buyer and the Seller deal direct, WWFS has nothing to do with the transaction. All we ask is that you price your surplus TO SELL, and after a sale you adjust the inventory level and/or the price. You control the context 100%! Please list items with a minimum value of $100.00 per line item.

Describe the two types of RFQs available.
The regular RFQ allows fastener manufacturers, master distributors, importers or others to quote on your fastener requirements. The second RFQ is called an "SOS" Emergency RFQ, where a fastener is late for delivery, or there is a quality problem; both which will shut-down a production line in a matter of a few days. The annual investment is $98.00 to post or quote RFQs; NO LIMIT to the number of RFQs one wants to post!

What is this Fastener Weather feature on your Resources Tab?
Tropical Tidbits is one of the world's most respected weather websites with coverage "worldwide" and we have an agreement to present this information to Fastener Weather Junkies! Our idea is just another service to our visitors who might be going to China on a buying trip and wants to know the weather 10 days out. Surf the site and will be amazed at the weather information available worldwide!

What else is NEW?
We are working on several other features and will announce them as they come available. I do not want to introduce too much at any one time. What I want over time is a website one will visit on an almost daily bases looking for fastener information, sources of supply, Technical Information and the ability to post & quote RFQs and to post or buy Surplus Fasteners of one kind or another. Stay Tuned! WWFS is a living and breathing website!

Additional Helpful Information

Frequently Asked Questions - Back

What kind of website is Worldwide Fastener Sources.com (WWFS)?
WWFS is a COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATIONAL Website for selecting sources of supply for fasteners and fastening products around the world PLUS a selling vehicle for RFQs and "REAL" Live Surplus Fastener Listings. Fastener Technical Information is just one other major Reference tab plus there is Lots More!

What types of Memberships does WWFS offer?
Two type of Membership - Standard and Premier with the Premier offering the Part Number (SKUs) posting option and COMP for both types of the RFQs.

What is the FEE for the Buyer to use www.worldwidefastenersources.com?
ZERO! There is NO FEE for the Fastener Buyer to use the website(s).

If I am NOT a Registered Supplier, can I still purchase the 3-for-1 Banner Ad promotion?
Yes! SIDE AD: 282px by 124px; HEADER AD: 1000px by 94px. MOBILE AD: 300px by 68px

As an Authorized Stocking Distributor of Proprietary & Captive fasteners, can I list my company as a Supplier?
Yes! After you register as a Supplier and complete your contact information and your Supplier Profile. You can also register as a PREMIER Supplier and post your Part Numbers (SKUs).

How do I change my information on my Supplier Profile?
You completely control your Supplier Profile 100%! You can also change your postings as you see fit; you can add or delete items! After you register you will have a private Login and Password.

How do I contact www.worldwidefastenersources.com?
We like your questions and comments; be they positive or negative so we can always be improving the website. Just click on the CONTACT US tab and give us your feedback or Email: mmcguire@worldwidefastenersources.com. I will get back to you promptly!

How much does www.worldwidefastenersources.com cost for the Supplier?
After one registers, the only cost (which we think of it as an investment) is the Annual Membership Fee ($295.00) and then a fee on how many specific Product Listings you associate your+ company with and if they post their company Part Numbers (SKUs). The pricing schedule is available on the website Media Kit under the Register Tab.

Some definitions of the fasteners may be misunderstood from different regions of the world. What are you doing about this?
First off, we add the second name of a fastener where possible in the Product Listing. We are also making up a Fastener Definition Guide, i.e. Acorn Nut (USA) vs. Domed Nut (Europe); Lock Nut (USA) vs. Stiff Nut (Europe); Carriage Bolt (USA) vs. Coach Screw (Europe).

Can I locate Suppliers by their individual State?
Absolutely! YES! Just click of the Supplier Tab and click on the State.

What format is www.worldwidefastenersources.com available in?
I-Phone, I-Pad, Tablet, Lap Top and Desk Top computers. Our IT Manager has marching orders to always provide the latest and most up-to-date programing so we can provide our customers with the best possible service.

How often do you up-date www.worldwidefastenersources.com? A. Best answer is Daily and that is what we do! I am constantly adding NEW Products, Tradenames and Resource Material. You the Supplier, again control your Product Listings and they are changed immediately after you click on the submit button.

How much does it cost to list my Tradenames®?
Nothing, it is FREE! Just email us your list of Tradenames® and/or Trademarks™ with a short product description and we will post them promptly along with your website address.

How many tradenames® do you have?
At the present time it is over 3,200+ (from nearly 600 companies) and this number grows almost every day. When we get more information from Europe that number should grow substantially. At present, this is the most comprehensive listing of fastener tradenames in the world and a very good guide to help in finding a supplier for a specific trade named fastener.

What are your operating hours and what time zone are you in?
Operating Hours are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; 52 weeks a year. Time Zone is Mountain Standard Time UTC/GMT - 7 Hours in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

You state "Worldwide", how broad is your coverage?
At the introduction we were in 6 out of the 7 continents. We have contacts in 81 countries at this time and growing. Contacts come from my 34 years as a host for the National Industrial Fastener Show and as the Publisher/Editor of the American Fastener Journal magazine for 33 years. We are in 22 of the 24 World Time Zones, except one in the Atlantic Ocean and one in the Pacific Ocean. We are represented in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

Do I have this right? I pay one time to register as a Supplier and then a monthly fee for advertising my Product Listings and/or Part Numbers along with an Annual Membership fee.
Yes! Your monthly fee and Annual Membership is billed automatically unless you cancel in advance. Your monthly advertising fee can vary month to month if you decide to add or delete items.

How do I pay you?
By Credit Card, Debit Card or use the option of Pay-Pal. We do NOT take cash or a check. All our billing is automatic, monthly.

As a Supplier, can I add a Specific Product when I am posting my Product Listings?
NO, but all you have to do is notify us by the CONTACT US form and we will add your product(s) ASAP so you can then post your company to the NEW Product Listing.

What Fastener Standards Organization or Fastener Associations are you affiliated with?
At the present time we are not a member of any Fastener Standard Organization but a Proud Member of the National Industrial Fastener Association (NFDA).

What additional Features and/or Benefits do you have planned for the future?
Oh, we have some plans for additional features which will benefit more segments of the fastener industry, but hold your horses, they will be announced at the appropriate time. It will be FUN!, interesting and of additional value for buying and selling fasteners.

What does WWFS charge for "Clicks" to the supplier's websites?
There is NO Charge for "Clicks", it is absolutely FREE! We are 180 Degrees opposite from Google's policy. Ours click will be called "Referral" clicks from the website by Google.

What is the Audio "Fastener" Minute?
A one minute audio message you want to present to your customers about your company, your products, a "special" sale, new products…you determine what you want your message to be! It will become part of your Supplier Profile.

How do you or will you promote your websites?
Several methods, Broadcast Emails with Constant Contact, Direct Email messages, Direct Mailing pieces, Trade Magazine Editorial and Print Advertising, News Releases, Podcasts, Audio "Fastener Minutes", Interviews, Fastener & Industry Trade Shows and Fastener Association Meetings.

What is this I hear about a Replogle® Piedmont Raised Relief Globe?
Let me keep that a secret for now, but it is a nice surprise!

Do you show manufacturers head markings?
YES! Under the Tradename tab. As an industry, the fasteners manufacturers need to promote their head marking more aggressively and I will post them promptly any time I learn about new ones.

What does it cost to post my inventory and prices?
Worldwidefastenersources.com is an Informational Website for sourcing suppliers for fasteners, NOT a website to transact selling stock fasteners*. You can register as a supplier and post your Part Numbers (SKUs) with any cross reference to Mil-Std. and/or DIN/ISO# with a product description, but NO prices. * See RFQs and "REAL" Live Surplus Fastener Listings for more information!

What is the FASTENERALERT!
A podcast for the industry and in particular for our Registered Suppliers to promote their company with their News Releases and Announcements.

What is The Fastener Distributor Directory?
A comprehensive, detailed document showing all the finer points of a fastener distributor from Key Personnel, Product Lines, Quality Certifications, Branch Locations, VMI Programs, Inventory, Technical Information and a whole lot more to promote one's distributorship.

Do first-in suppliers always head up the list of suppliers for a particular fastener?
NO, everything on the website is in alphabetical or numerical order for the product listings, tradenames or suppliers. Best way to be a Headliner is to complete the Supplier Profile with full details, features and benefits to doing business with your company! This Supplier Profile feature is not available on any other fastener sourcing website in the world, except right here at www.worldwidefastenersources.com.

Tell me more about the Resources Tab.
As a long-time supporter of fastener technology and fastener training, I want to make the Resources Tab a very valuable source of fastener technical and quality information, a tool for fastener training, a guide with fastener buying tips and a fastener "Library" for over-all fastener knowledge. Dimensional Charts, Graphs, Fastener Standards & Specifications, Quality, Certifications, Articles and the like will always be added on an ongoing bases. Check back often!

What is the additional information I can add to my Supplier Profile?
There are 14 "Informational Blocks" where you can describe and tell-us about your company. It starts off with Capabilities, then Quality Assurance, Certifications, Licensee, Patents, Equipment, Branch Locations, Markets Served, Awards, Authorized Stocking Distributors, Independent Reps, Associations & Organizations…and the BEST one, ABOUT US. Write to your heart's content about your company and more.

Describe your Head Hunting feature.
WWFS has an arrangement with FAST- EXEC for hiring experienced fastener personnel. Contact Al or Jackie Bate at 774-293-4994 for more information.

True or False, International Fastener Expo exhibitors which are Registered Suppliers are highlighted by a RED Star to assist in visiting them at the IFE?
True!

How many Product Listings does WWFS display?
At this time over 10,000 + from the 100 Major Product Categories. Both of these numbers continue to grow on a weekly basis.

Do you have a NEWS feature for news releases?
Yes! As a Registered Supplier we will post your industry News Releases FREE of Charge.

You use Constant Contact for your broadcast emails promotional activities; how many emails do you have for each of the three regional websites.
WWFS has three major geographical email lists. The United States at present is just short of 10,000 emails, Europe & the Middle East (with the GDPR restrictions) and Asia from India to Japan including Australia is another couple thousand a piece; actually over 16,000 total at this time. These numbers grow almost every day of the week including the week-ends. We are Worldwide with our email programs!

What is your "3 for 1" program?
Sign up as a Register Supplier and we will duplicate your information for one or two of the other sites for FREE for 1 year!

What is your 3D Fastener Printing feature all about?
We will assist in the Design, Development and Delivery of special fasteners and produce the prototypes required for testing Fit & Function. The fastener supplier has all proprietary rights to the parts and the production prints. We can then assist in locating suppliers - Worldwide!

WOW! I heard about your 4-Month FREE Trial; please describe in detail.
Yes! This is a fastener industry, NO-BRAINER whereby we have interested suppliers sign up, fill out the Supplier Profile, associate their name with the products they manufacture or distribute and also post their Part Numbers. One also get the 3 sizes of Banner Ads for FREE and a FREE Fastener "Audio" Minute posted on their Supplier Profile if you so choose.

What is the fee for posting and selling Surplus Fasteners?
There is an annual investment of $239.00 if you list one item or hundreds, there is NO LIMIT! There is NO FEE or Commission to be paid upon a sale. The Buyer and the Seller deal direct, WWFS has nothing to do with the transaction. All we ask is that you price your surplus TO SELL, and after a sale you adjust the inventory level and/or the price. You control the context 100%! Please list items with a minimum value of $100.00 per line item.

Describe the two types of RFQs available.
The regular RFQ allows fastener manufacturers, master distributors, importers or others to quote on your fastener requirements. The second RFQ is called an "SOS" Emergency RFQ, where a fastener is late for delivery, or there is a quality problem; both which will shut-down a production line in a matter of a few days. The annual investment is $98.00 to post or quote RFQs; NO LIMIT to the number of RFQs one wants to post!

What is this Fastener Weather feature on your Resources Tab?
Tropical Tidbits is one of the world's most respected weather websites with coverage "worldwide" and we have an agreement to present this information to Fastener Weather Junkies! Our idea is just another service to our visitors who might be going to China on a buying trip and wants to know the weather 10 days out. Surf the site and will be amazed at the weather information available worldwide!

What else is NEW?
We are working on several other features and will announce them as they come available. I do not want to introduce too much at any one time. What I want over time is a website one will visit on an almost daily bases looking for fastener information, sources of supply, Technical Information and the ability to post & quote RFQs and to post or buy Surplus Fasteners of one kind or another. Stay Tuned! WWFS is a living and breathing website!

Company/Reference

WorldwideFastenerSources.com, LLC

11305 E. Monument Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85262-4746
(602) 793-2383
EMAIL