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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS XPOSE?

WHO OWNS XPOSE?

IS XPOSE A FRANCHISE?

HOW DIFFERENT IS XPOSE FROM GOOGLE AND OTHER SEARCH ENGINES?

IS XPOSE ALSO A SEARCH ENGINE?

WILL MY BUSINESS ALWAYS BE PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED IN INTERNET SEARCHES?

WILL MY BUSINESS GET PRIORITY SERVICE AT ALL TIMES?

HOW LONG HAS XPOSE BEEN OPERATING?

HOW MANY BUSINESS DOES XPOSE HAVE ON ITS DATABASE?

HOW MANY BUSINESSES DOES XPOSE INTEND TO LIST?

HOW DOES XPOSE GO ABOUT FINDING THE BUSINESSES?

WHAT IS XPOSE DOING FOR JOB CREATION?

DOES XPOSE OFFER STUDENT MENTORSHIP OR TRAINING?

DOES XPOSE PROVIDE ALL THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES LISTED IN THE ‘BUSINESS DIVISIONS’?

IS XPOSE A GOVERNMENT ENTITY?

HOW DO PEOPLE GET TO KNOW ABOUT XPOSE?

WHAT IS A “FREE” LISTING?

HOW WILL CUSTOMERS FIND MY BUSINESS IF I LIST WITH YOU?

WHAT WILL IT COST TO JOIN THE PREFERRED SUPPLIER PROGRAM?

WHAT DO I GET IF I SUBSCRIBE?

AM I TIED INTO A CONTRACT?

IS THERE A CATCH?

DOES XPOSE DESIGN AND HOST WEBSITES?

CAN I DO MY OWN WEBSITE MAINTENANCE?

I ALREADY HAVE A WEBSITE – CAN XPOSE PROMOTE MY WEBSITE?

CAN I SHOP ONLINE AT XPOSE?

CAN XPOSE BRAND ITEMS WITH MY COMPANY ARTWORK?

CAN I PREVIEW MY CHOICE OF ITEM TO BE BRANDED WITH MY LOGO?

CAN XPOSE OUTSOURCE WORK TO MY BUSINESS?

WHAT IS A QR CODE?

CAN XPOSE CREATE A QR CODE TO LINK TO MY WEBSITE, SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM, YOU-TUBE, ETC.

CAN ONE OF YOUR REPRESENTATIVES COME TO SEE ME?

 

WHAT IS XPOSE?

Xpose is positioning itself as South Africa’s leading BUSINESS, MARKETING, BRANDING and PROMOTION ONE-STOP SHOP supplying industry specific business products, services and business solutions to businesses in Southern Africa.

Our primary focus is to market and create awareness of every single business and its products and services on a global platform.

Our range of products and services are aimed at creating awareness of business by various marketing means and to provide on-tap solutions to business needs and can be viewed by clicking here.

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WHO OWNS XPOSE?

The brand ‘Xpose’, its intellectual property, trade names and copyright is owned by Xpose Financial Services.

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IS XPOSE A FRANCHISE?

Although it is not compulsory, we are in the process of registering each business area with FASA (Franchise Association of South Africa) and IFA (International Franchise Association) to provide more credibility to the Xpose brand.

We have 80 clearly demarcated non-overlapping franchise areas in South Africa, offering each franchise owner absolute protection by means of sole and exclusive business rights to their area.

For more details on our franchising model and areas click here.

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HOW DIFFERENT IS XPOSE FROM GOOGLE AND OTHER SEARCH ENGINES?

Our specific focus is on business and finding businesses by means of business names, addresses, categories, tags, key words, products, services and much more.

Our search functions can pinpoint any search criteria exactly.

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IS XPOSE ALSO A SEARCH ENGINE?

Xpose is a ‘feeder’ system to all search engine in order to drive online traffic to all business and their websites, as well as to social media platforms.

We have. given all search engines permission to ‘crawl’ the business database regularly to collect the latest information.

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WILL MY BUSINESS ALWAYS BE PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED IN THE INTERNET SEARCHES?

We do not spend money marketing and promoting businesses that do not spend money with us.

Would you be prepared to spend money on a customer that does not spend money with you?

In order for us to truly ‘Xpose’ your business using a comprehensive range of marketing tools and media at our disposal, you will need to join our Preferred Supplier program (click here for details).

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WILL MY BUSINESS GET PRIORITY SERVICE AT ALL TIMES?

Yes.

On a normal day-to-day basis the Account Manager is the person that you will be in regular contact with.

Should you experience any problems or feel that your business is being neglected, then do not hesitate to contact us at sales@xpose.co.za

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HOW LONG HAS XPOSE BEEN OPERATING?

We have been operating in the public domain since 2017.

Prior to this extensive research was done through Universities, Colleges and private institutions (click here for more details).

The research focused on identifying the needs of all businesses (from sole proprietors to micro and medium institutions through to massive corporations).

The research culminated in establishing a portal where business related marketing products and services could be found that would ensure sustained growth of South African business.

Xpose is without doubt the next BIG thing for business.

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HOW MANY BUSINESS DOES XPOSE HAVE ON ITS DATABASE?

Although recently launched we have around 14,000.

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HOW MANY BUSINESSES DOES XPOSE INTEND TO LIST?

Our research indicated that there are an estimate close to 3,2 million sole proprietors, small partnership, medium, micro and large corporations in South Africa.

Even the little old lady baking cookies from home for the home industry is a business to us as is the mechanic working from home.

We will have 2 million business listed by 2020/2021.

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HOW DOES XPOSE GO ABOUT FINDING THE BUSINESSES?

There is unfortunately no shortcut.

We have a team of Account Managers literally walking door-to-door, street block by street block right across South Africa.

Soon we will be pounding the roads of the rural areas.

We hope to complete this exercise by early 2021 at which stage we will have visited and collected basic information of 2 million businesses in South Africa.

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WHAT IS XPOSE DOING FOR JOB CREATION?

We don’t talk – we do!

We are creating 1,800 permanent, skilled and high income jobs and provide ongoing skills development.

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DOES XPOSE OFFER STUDENT MENTORSHIP OR TRAINING?

We realised very quickly that one cannot simulate a business environment in a computer lab.

We also realised that many students have to do practical work as part of their curriculum in order to qualify.

As a result we are partnering with Universities and Colleges and offer students a choice of programs:

  • Mentorship
  • Internship
  • Learnerships

In summary:

  • Students are mentored
  • Theory and practice is integrated
  • Mentorship starts at a basic level
  • Education Institutions receive log sheets and performance reports
  • Students receive testimonials

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DOES XPOSE PROVIDE ALL THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES LISTED IN THE BUSINESS DIVISIONS?

Yes.

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IS XPOSE A GOVERNMENT ENTITY?

NO – DEFINITELY NOT!!

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HOW DO PEOPLE GET TO KNOW ABOUT XPOSE?

Largely by word of mouth.

Once we have a broad selection of business listed, our hardcopy business directories will be published and available to the public from leading supermarkets across South Africa.

We will launch an aggressive social media campaign soon.

Part of our ‘creating awareness’ program will be to drive a concerted ‘buy local – support local‘ program.

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WHAT IS A “FREE” LISTING?

XPOSE is broadening their database and one of the ways that we are doing this is by listing all businesses out there, even if it means us doing it for FREE.

However, very limited text-based information is displayed.

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HOW WILL CUSTOMERS FIND MY BUSINESS IF I LIST WITH XPOSE?

We pinpoint your business exact location on a map according to the physical address or GPS coordinates.

The map gives customers precise directions to your front door from anywhere.

Your business is automatically included in our search engine criteria when listed on our directory.

The business details will be displayed if clients search your business name, key words, categories under which you are listed, any number of tags, etc.

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WHAT WILL IT COST TO JOIN THE ‘PREFERRED SUPPLIER’ PROGRAM?

It depends on you.

We have various payment plans as listed below (prices are VAT included):

R 99 per month

You get a personal login code to your entry and can update information at any time.

R 199 per month

As for R 99 – plus your business is rotated to the top of all categories under which you are listed.

R 399 per month

As for R 199 – plus your business logo appears in the scrolling banner on the Xpose website home page.

Which subscription would give your business the visibility that you require?

The decision rests with you.

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WHAT DO I GET IF I SUBSCRIBE?

All the benefits are listed if you click here.

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AM I TIED INTO A CONTRACT?

We do not believe in contracts.

You can cancel your subscription at any time by giving us one month’s notice.

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IS THERE A CATCH?

There is no catch.

You are under no obligation to partner with us.

You are also under no obligation to make use of our range of products or services.

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DOES XPOSE DESIGN AND HOST WEBSITES?

Yes.

Most business want their own websites but find the cost exorbitant.

Furthermore they find that technology can be pretty daunting.

We have a very skilled team of software developers and can design any website from a basic splash page to full E-commerce (online shopping) website.

We design websites to our client’s exact specifications from as little as R 850 and provide website hosting from R 39 per month.

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CAN I DO MY OWN WEBSITE MAINTENANCE?

Wouldn’t it be great if you can log into your website whenever you wish and update it, add links and pages, upload photos and much more (much like you do on your social media pages)?

Now you can!

We offer:

  • Comprehensive, easy to follow User Manual
  • Hands-on website management training (T&C apply)
  • Ongoing support

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I ALREADY HAVE A WEBSITE – CAN XPOSE PROMOTE MY WEBSITE?

Yes.

By now you must be aware of the enormous cost that you incur to make your clients aware of your website link.

Have you checked your site statistics lately?

  • How many visitors have you had to your website?
  • How many hits has your website had over the last month or year?

These are very important statistics.

These statistics will give you a clear indication of the impact and success (or failure) of your electronic marketing strategy and how this may contribute to achieving sales targets.

Our primary focus is to drive traffic to your website.

This platform unfortunately does not allow for an in-depth discussion of the topic.

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CAN I SHOP ONLINE AT XPOSE

Yes!!

We have a massive range of clothing, gifting, promotional items, sports equipment, sportswear, work and safety wear, bags, and lots more.

Visit our E-Store by clicking here.

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CAN XPOSE BRAND ITEMS WITH MY COMPANY ARTWORK?

Our ultra-modern branding facility can brand any volume of items.

Methods used include:

  • Debossing
  • Digital
  • Embroidery
  • Laser Engraving
  • Pad Printing
  • Screen printing
  • Doming

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CAN I PREVIEW MY CHOICE OF ITEM TO BE BRANDED WITH MY ARTWORK?

We supply a ‘Virtual’ sample of your product with your company logo or artwork superimposed on it for you to approve prior to branding.

In this way you can preview the finished product before the order is processed.

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CAN XPOSE OUTSOURCE WORK TO MY BUSINESS?

Once again you need to be on our ‘Preferred Supplier’ database.

We believe in work outsourcing and support local industry.

We are creating an invaluable database of suppliers to all industry for you to tap into.

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WHAT IS A QR CODE?

A QR code is actually a 3-dimensional bar code and works on the same basis as the bar code used on products.

We provide every business listed by us with a free QR code which links to your business on our database.

When scanned, using any mobile device, your business detail is automatically displayed.

This is an amazing form of free advertising.

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CAN XPOSE CREATE A QR CODE TO LINK TO MY WEBSITE, SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM, YOU-TUBE, ETC.

Absolutely!!

Send us the URL link and consider it done.

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CAN ONE OF YOUR REPRESENTITIVES COME TO SEE ME?

Consider it done!

Simply mail us at sales@xpose.co.za and include your name, the name and address of your business and a contact number.

We will confirm an appointment with one of our Account Managers at your convenience.

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