|HSLDA||September 29, 2006|
HSLDA Launches Online Curriculum Market
Home School Legal Defense Association has launched a new site, HSLDA’s Curriculum Market, for the sale of new and used curriculum and materials specifically related to homeschooling. HSLDA created this site in response to our members’ concerns about the policies of other auction sites that do not allow the sale of teacher or instructor materials (e.g., anything with an answer key). The new site is at http://market.hslda.org.
Anyone can sell materials on this site. Vendors can sell through auctions, multiple item auctions, bartering, and fixed price sales. If vendors have a lot to sell, they can upload the auction listings in bulk.
Since we are offering this resource as a member benefit, only HSLDA members will be allowed to buy. This also helps ensure that teacher materials are being sold only to teachers.
Though the site is intended to serve a specific need, we anticipate great interest among vendors, since our membership offers a potential market of more than 80,000 families.
To set up an account, go to HSLDA’s Curriculum Market site and use the “register” link on the left-hand menu (under “membership”). If you are an HSLDA member, make sure you sign up as a member.
HSLDA currently charges no fees for use of this site; all the profits will go to sellers. The same as other such sites, sellers will have profiles and the services they provide will be rated by their buyers.
Our hope is that this service will be a blessing to homeschool families, allowing them to save money on curriculum purchases and recoup some of their costs by selling used curriculum.