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    This board is owned by Firefly Marketing, LLC. Please read the Terms and Conditions before posting.

    This board was created for business professionals in and around the retail community that focuses on Walmart and Sam's to interact, so please conduct yourself accordingly.

    Important: This is a no solicitation board. Based on supplier community feedback, this is the #1 complaint we hear time and time again. Everyone involved with the retail community can relate to being sold at every turn (e.g. sales representation, consulting, seminars, samples, etc.). With a no solicitation policy our users can confident there will be no selling of products or services in any forum, or through private messages, other than the one forum created explicitly for solicitation of business. Any solicitations outside that board will result in a ban of said solicitor.

    This forum is anonymous, allowing people to post using a fictitious username and avatar. We hope this will help invite deeper conversations about select topics without fear of repercussion from others in the community (e.g. a buyer, boss, etc.). SupplierLife will NOT reveal anyone's personal information unless required to do by a court order. We do keep logs of IP address and email addresses, so please don't break the law by posting confidential information, threatening others, etc. We also collect birthday upon registration in order to comply with COPPA law (restricts the age upon registration so children can not join).

    The Big Rules
    If you break these rules, you're eligible for an instant and possibly permanent ban.
    • Using racist, sexist, homophobic or hateful language.
    • Trolling - Do not post in order to anger other members or intentionally cause negative reactions. For a given post, this can be a subjective call, but a pattern of such posting or an especially egregious case could get you temporarily or permanently banned.
    • Posting pornographic or NSFW (Not Safe For Work) material.
    • Using the forum primarily to drive traffic to another website.
    • Users may only have ONE account. Opening multiple accounts will result in a ban.
    • Posting any member's real life information without permission.
    • Impersonating Administrators, Moderators, or other forum users.
    • Once you have received a short term ban, this will be taken into consideration when further sanctions are required and considered. Multiple short term bans may make you eligible for a long term ban
    • Attempting to circumvent any of these rules

    Guidelines for Posting
    • Conduct – Please refrain from inflammatory and defamatory comments as well as flaming, taunting, stalking, bullying, trolling and general disrespect. Personal attacks, aggressive messages, and passive-aggressive behavior are not acceptable. If you don’t agree with someone's opinion or comment, say why respectfully, don’t just put them down, tell them they are wrong or insult them
    • Trolling - trolling is a difficult term, with far-ranging definitions. The bottom line is this question: "is it destructive". If a post, or a poster, is destructive to a thread or the forum, by driving away conversation or other posters, they can be considered for warnings/bans. It can be considered destructive if the intent of the poster is nothing more than to provoke or "make fun of" other posters.
    • Humor - Humor is difficult to use in writing, and is subject to personal interpretation. If another poster or a moderator finds your "humor" not to be humorous? Then it is up to the mods.
    • We want an open forum, available to all opinions, with freely ranging topics. Sometimes this means the conversations get contentious. Avoid fights, and respect other posters.

    Any content that violates our Forum Rules and Posting Guidelines may be removed, and interpretation of our rules and guidelines is at the discretion of the moderators and administrator.

    Access to our community is a privilege, not a right, anyone who continually violate our rules will be permanently banned (regardless of any other contributions they might have made).

    Thanks in advance for helping to make our supplier community a more connected and transparent place.

    Don't hesitate to reach out if you have comments, questions, or suggestions.
    The Hammer