In most cases, shelters and rescues struggle with making do of limited resources. Many rely on donations and fundraisers alone and often don’t raise enough money to accommodate the needs of the animals.
But, one way to lessen the burden is to build connections with other organizations and become a resource for one another. And that’s exactly the idea behind the Doobert Trading Post.
We want to provide you with an easier way to collaborate with other shelters and rescues and offer each other a helping hand.
If your organization is in need of some items or want to share anything that you have in excess, we encourage you to use the Trading Post feature on Doobert and tell your partner organizations to do the same.
What Is A Trading Post?
An online trading post is a website or platform where you can exchange goods with other individuals, sometimes with money or with other types of merchandise.
On Doobert, the Trading Post feature allows you to list all the items that you need or are offering for your partner organizations to see.
You’ll also be able to search through your partner organizations’ list to view what items they are looking for or are wanting to share with others.
How to List Your Own Items
Step 1: Go to the More tab
Step 2: Click on the Trading Post Tile
Step 3: Select List Items for Others
Step 4: Click Add New
Step 5: Add information about the item
Step 6: Click Add Item
How to Edit Items
Step 1: Click the pen icon to the right of the item
Step 2: Make the changes
Step 3: Click Update
How to Search for Items in Your List
Step 1: Enter the name of the item
On the top panel, you’ll see a space for item names at the leftmost side of the screen.
Step 2: Select the category of the item
Step 3: Choose the item type
Are you looking for an item that you listed as “Needed” or “Offering”?
How to Search for Items from Partners
Step 1: Select Search Available Items
Step 2: Enter the item name
Step 3: Select which partner to search items from
Step 4: Select a category
Step 5: Select the item type (Needed/Offering)
Step 6: Click Search
Step 7: Click Request or Offer
If you’re searching for an item being offered by the other organization, click Request. If you’re searching for an item that they need, click Offer.
After that, add a comment or message then click the Request or Offer button at the bottom.
How to Set Up Your Notifications
Step 1: Select Manage Item Notification
Step 2: Turn on the toggle switch
Step 3: Enter your coverage area
Step 4: Select the categories you want to be notified of
Step 5: Click Save