It is now possible to transact information in any form, such as documents, reports, e-books, plans, video/audio, photographs, software applications or spreadsheets, to name a few. The aim of this community is to allow people to interact with each other and offer or receive help and advice on any topic.
Documents can be purchased and downloaded immediately and prices are set by the seller. User feedback will rate the quality of each document and provide an at-a-glance ranking system to guide users to the best sources of information to download and meet their needs.
The site launches with around 1,000 signed up members who have already posted an expert selection of their own documents for immediate purchase. Doxmart hosts the most extensive range of categories covering business, educational and leisure topics. Headings include: House & Home; Business & Work; Education & Development; Sport & Games; Travel & Leisure and Health & Wellbeing.
Documents are easy to find as users can browse the various categories, or search by parameters that include keywords, industry sector, or feedback rating. A partial preview of the document is available for most file types, to enable potential purchasers to get a feel for what they are buying. All file formats can be accepted, and all files are scanned and checked for viruses and malware at the time of uploading.
Over the coming weeks, future developments to the site will enable members of the Doxmart community to create personal profile pages to generate contacts and leads for themselves and/or their services.
Doxmart will have information on sale from just 50p, and respected individuals from a wide range of industries have already started to contribute to the site. Peter B Lloyd, a freelance writer and IT consultant, is one such contributor who has uploaded, amongst others, Exegesis of the Matrix. This is an accessible guide to the ideas of the first two of the Matrix trilogy films - Lloyd is the philosopher who features in material on the Matrix box-set bonus DVD.
The Vigil, a Lebanese poet and musician; Deborah Marshall Warren who has uploaded a series of ‘Hypno-to-go’ hypnotherapy works; and Rosalyn Palmer, Insight & Innovation Director at Go MAD Thinking, with systems documents, best practice and PR proposal information, are examples of the variety of information that is already available for purchase, using the Doxmart system.
Doxmart operates under the highest ethical principles. The Doxmart Charter sets out six key principles that guide the operation, and its management, staff and members pledge to uphold. Doxmart’s own Respe©t charter urges users to observe copyright protocols.
Its pricing model is user-controlled, as members set their own price, with a minimum price for any document starting at 50 pence, while there is no maximum limit. A hosting fee of £1.80 for six months or £3.25 for 12 months is payable for each document uploaded, and members receive between 78 per cent and 94 per cent of the gross price for each sale, depending on their membership category and the document sale price. Gold members pay less hosting and commission fees.
It is possible for uploaders to choose who benefits from the sale of their documents. All or part of royalties received can be dedicated to anyone who is registered with Doxmart such as a charity, community association, co-author, family member or other beneficiary. It is hoped that Doxmart will revolutionise charitable giving.
PayPal will be used for reliable and safe payment processing and members can take advantage of Doxmart credits - an internal credit management system which enables members to use the income they earn to purchase documents, document hosting, membership upgrades or other products.
Says Doxmart managing director Clive Mendes: ‘Our aspiration is to be the eBay for shared knowledge. Just as eBay has allowed individuals to capitalise on their material property, Doxmart provides a quality marketplace for the sale and purchase of intellectual property. We believe that everyone has some special and valuable wisdom that others can benefit from.’
Mendes continues: ‘We all prefer information that is tried and tested and easy to access. So, why reinvent the wheel each time you need something done, or, waste time trawling through the web to find quality advice anymore? Doxmart will provide a global gathering place where those seeking or sharing knowledge will be equitably rewarded for their efforts.’
Doxmart was founded and financed by founder and Managing Director Clive Mendes, founder and Director of Finance & Operations Vito Fortunato and founder and Marketing Director Andy Gilbert. Omar Sheik, MD of friction.tv joined as non-executive director in late 2007. Other Directors include Communications Director Rosalyn Palmer and Web Operations Director Kathryn Roberts.
Full details about Doxmart, including: the Doxmart Charter; FAQs; Membership services & benefits; Rules & Policies; Copyright protection policy; Corporate/charity/community information and Free Doxmart-published guidance documents can be found on the Doxmart site.
The principles which guide Doxmart and which its management, staff and members pledge to uphold without qualification:
Everyone Can Contribute and Benefit
Every person regardless of age, education and background, has some special and valuable wisdom - expertise, knowledge, creativity or experience - that others can benefit from; Doxmart has been designed and built to offer the widest document library possible, covering all human business, social and leisure activities, so that the world can get access to this wisdom quickly, easily and affordably and, in the same way, Doxmart members will be able to make their wisdom available for the benefit of themselves and others.
Doxmart (doxmart.com) is an internet business which operates on free-market, commercial principles and which brings together people from all over the world giving them both a market and a meeting place through which to buy and sell their intellectual property and make requests to the community for help in solving problems or obtaining goals, opportunities and happiness.
Highest Ethical Standards
Doxmart will behave according to the highest possible standards of ethics in its dealings with its members, staff and the community and it will hold those it encounters in the course of its business to the same standards. This means that, among other things, it will work to create and encourage a safe, honest and serious-minded community where all individuals and their rights are respected and where anti-social, abusive and illegal activities are not tolerated in accordance with our User Agreement and Doxmart's Rules and Policies.
Lowest Possible Prices
Doxmart aims to make the buying and selling of documents to an on-line global community a true, value-for-money experience, and therefore guarantees that it will always offer customers the best available price for our services according to the customer's membership class and, in particular, where a customer may have more than one membership class applicable, Doxmart will always apply the most advantageous rate to the member.
Data Protection and Privacy
Doxmart values the personal information you give us and will take all reasonable precautions to safeguard it and prevent unauthorised access to it. Nor will we give your personal information to any other organisation for their marketing purposes without your express consent.
You may view all the information we have from you on your personal "My Doxmart Account" page and you may access it and keep it accurate and updated whenever you wish.