COMPETITION PRIZE CRITERIA

Categories Criteria Weightage
Best Retail
Marketplace
Highest sales volume on the marketplace for best 2 month period* 70%
Best Services
Marketplace
Highest number of transactions on the marketplace for best 2 month period* 10%
Best Rental
Marketplace
Highest number of unique buyers over competition period 10%
Best use of Arcadier platform features for the purpose of the business 10%
Grand Prize Best overall marketplace created base on the above assessment criteria
Best Social
Impact
Marketplace
Marketplace that performs well on the above assessment criteria and at the
same time positively impact or benefit a cause or a community it operates in or
the environment as determined by the judges & above assessment criteria
Fan Favourite Marketplace that received the highest fan favourite votes

*months do not need to be consecutive

TERMS & CONDITIONS

INSPIRE COMPETITION OFFICIAL RULES

By participating in Inspire Competition, you agree to the following rules, which is a contract, so do familiarise yourself with them before entering. To the extent permitted by law, this contract includes a limitation of your rights and remedies. You also agree that your participation in this Competition is subject to compliance with the Arcader Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policies. Arcadier reserves the right to make reasonable amendments to these Rules and the Terms of Service at any time, to qualify and verify all submissions, and to reject any submissions that do not meet the requirements for participation as established by Arcadier. All decisions made by Arcadier concerning the competition shall be final and binding on all participants, in all respects. Each winner will be required to participate in the prize fulfilment process and sign documentation (if necessary), including press release coverage and photography.

How to enter:
1) Participants must create a new* marketplace any time from the 1st March to 30th September 2018.
2) Register for the Inspire Competition on Arcadier Inspire (inspire.arcadier.com/register).
3) Marketplace has to be operating for a minimum of 15 days during the competition period to qualify.

*New marketplaces must not have any sales (including pre-sales) or brand recognition (all determined by Arcadier in discretion) prior to date of registration to the Inspire Competition.

Participants can register for the Competition either as a group (no more than 5 people) or as an individual. Participants must first create a marketplace on arcadier.com. Participants will receive the standard 1-month free trial plan on their marketplace. Participants must then subscribe to an Arcadier Subscription Plan for the remainder of the competition. All competition participants are eligible to receive 50% off any Arcadier plan during the competition period, as according to the Gameplay Rules (See below under "Inspire Competition Gameplay Rules" ). Participants can create their marketplace on any of the Arcadie Subscription plans to qualify.

Participants can create their marketplace and register for the competition at anytime during the competition period. However, they will have to continue to complete the Competition within the competition period and will not be given any additional time to complete their marketplaces.

Assessment of the marketplace will be on the 1st October 2018 with winners will notified within 30 days of the end of the competition.

Participants are prohibited from obtaining sales by any fraudulent means, including and not limited to, collaborating with any party or person to gain sales or cause another team to lose sales. Use of these techniques including the use of bots, scripts, macro or other automated artificial system to obtain sales, is prohibited. If discovered by Arcadier will deem the marketplace null and void, leading to disqualification of the participant and even marketplace shutdown.

Participants are subject to disqualification at any time if Arcadier reasonably determine in their sole discretion that: (i) the marketplace infringes on Arcadier's Terms of Service or Acceptable Use Policy; or (ii) allowing the participant or its marketplace in the Competition could bring Arcadier or any of its Summit Speakers or Prize Sponsors into public disrepute or in any way impact the good standing or perception of good standing and/or reputation of Arcadier, its Summit Speakers or Prize Sponsors in the eyes of the general public (iii) do not make the appropriate subscription payment, (iv) adhere to any rules or requirements as stipulated within arcadier.com or inspire.arcadier.com

All participants consent to the use and public distribution by Arcadier and its promotional partners of all the business identifying information provided in competition entries for marketing and/or sales promotional purposes without any attribution, identification, right of review or compensation, except where prohibited by law.

Arcadier reserves the right and at its sole discretion, without cause to withhold prizes to an Participant or Winner. Arcadier also reserves the right to modify any rules at anytime without cause without initially notifying the Participants.

COMPETITION JUDGING CRITERIA

The Grand Prize winner and 4 category winners (Best Retail Marketplace, Best Services Marketplace, Best Rental Marketplace and Best Social Impact) will be judged according to the following criteria.

Participants are only eligible for the category they selected in their registration/profile dashboard. All category participants are eligible for the Grand Prize, Fan Favourite, Social Impact prize. To qualify for the Social Impact Prize, the Participant has to prove that their marketplace benefits a cause or community to the Judge's satisfaction.

Judging criteria and weighting for the Grand Prize, Best Retail Marketplace, Best Services Marketplace, Best Rental

"Highest sales volume" means the sum of all sales invoices (converted to U.S Dollars) for participant's best 2 month period contributing to their marketplace sales by the end of the Competition period on 30th September 2018, 23 59 EST. Best 2 months do not need to be consecutive. A sale will be counted as long as payment for that sale is processed through Arcadier and fulfilled before the end of the Competition period. Only PayPal and Online Payment Gateway based transactions (Credit Card/Debit Cards) are considered. Cash on Delivery transaction may be considered on a case-to-case basis and solely at the discretion of Arcadier. Arcadier has a right to perform audits on any transaction. This may require the marketplace to allow Arcadier access to all contact details and ability to contact any buyer and any seller on their marketplace to validate authenticity of any transaction. This has a 70% weightage towards final total score.

"Highest number of transactions" means the sum of all live transactions that occur on the marketplace from a unique buyer over the best 2 month period by the end of the Competition period on 30th September 2018, 23 59 EST. This has a 10% weightage towards final total score.

"Highest no. of unique buyers" means the sum of all registered buyers on the marketplace with valid personal details on the participant's marketplace at the end of the Competition period on 30th September 2018 EST . This has a 10% weightage towards final total score.

"Best use of Arcadier platform features" will be assessed on the best use of the Arcadier Marketplace platform features to create a clear and well laid out "fit-for-purpose" marketplace for the business (eg. use of custom panels, custom codes, custom domain, translation, custom fields etc) as determined at the sold discretion of the judging panel. This has a 10% weightage towards the final total score.

No pre-sales orders, transactions, test or otherwise and on-boarded buyers before the stipulated Competition period will be counted towards the calculation of a participant's sales volume, transaction volume and no. of unique buyers.

"BEST SOCIAL IMPACT" PRIZE JUDGING CRITERIA

Best social impact marketplace recognises the marketplace that would positively impact or benefit a cause or a community in the improvement of lives or the environment we live in. More often than not, the best social impact prize would be awarded to a social or environment cause. The winner of this prize would be determined solely by the judging panel and Arcadier.

Assessment and selection all prize winners is final. Assessment and selection of the winners of the Inspire Competition is strictly confidential and at the sole discretion of the competition judges and Arcadier. Neither Arcadier nor the competition judges have any obligation to share or disclose any information with regards to the assessment or the selection of the winners of the Inspire Competition. Any participant or member of the general public, courts of law has a right to require or compel the judging panel or Arcadier to disclose this information.

"FAN FAVOURITE" PRIZE JUDGING CRITERIA

This prize is based on a voting system which consists of two judging stages.

The first stage would be internal selection by the Arcadier team. All Participant's marketplaces are reviewed and selected to be part of the second stage. The second stage is open to all Inspire Competition participants and Summit attendees, and allows them to vote for their favourite marketplace. Second stage will commence on the 15th August 2018. First stage selected nominees will be featured on the Arcadier Inspire "Fan Favourite" page from 10th August 2018, where the second judging stage will commence. Any Arcadier Inspire Summit Attendees or Competition Participants can join. Each person can only vote a marketplace once but can vote for multiple marketplaces.

WINNERS AND PRIZE COLLECTION

There are 3 types of prizes available to be won. These categories include the (1) Grand prize, (2) "Fan-favourite prize, (3) Category prizes - Best Retail, Best Rental, Best Services and Best Social Impact.

Each prize consists of:

  • - Sponsored Prizes
  • - Arcadier Subscription
  • - Cash

*Cash prize can either be taken as face value or exchanged for a scale subscription package. Grand cash prize can be exchanged for an additional 2-year scale package worth US$7,176 while "Fan Favourite" and regional cash prize can be exchanged for 6-months scale package worth US$1,794. Exchanges must be done before 30th September 2018 and no other changes can be made after this date.

  • Prizes that consist of physical items or vouchers (hotel stays, trophy etc.) will be couriered to the winner.
  • Prizes that consist of digital goods, will be sent electronically and may require the winner to liaise directly with the sponsor company.
  • Subscription prizes will automatically be applied to winner's marketplace that was registered for the competition. It is non-transferable

Prize winners will be notified by email and/or email within 30 days of the closing of the competition period. Should there be a delay in the announcement for whatever reason, Arcadier will notify all Participants of such a delay before the 30 days notification period is up with the future date in which the Prize Winners will be announced.

If any Prize winner does not acknowledge acceptance of a Prize within ten (10) days after being notified (using the contact details listed on their registration email and phone number) that he or she is a Prize winner, their Prize will be irrevocably forfeited, and another Prize winner will be chosen using the same criteria specified above and at the sole discretion of the judges or Arcadier. In the event of a dispute as to who is the proper recipient of any Prize, such Prize shall be delivered to the individual whose credit card was lodge for the Arcadier Subscription Plan during the Competition Period, but only if that person otherwise meets the eligibility requirements for participation in this Competition If there is a dispute between any members, partners, creators, owners or employees of or investors in a business that cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of Arcadier, that Participant and/ore Prize winner may be disqualified in the sole discretion of Arcadier. If any other dispute cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of Arcadier, the Participant and/or Prize winner that is the subject of the dispute will be deemed ineligible or disqualified (as applicable). Prize winners, agree that Arcadier, the judges or any of our Sponsors are not liable for any lost of life, damages, costs or injuries sustained in connection with accepting any Prize in this Inspire Competition.

INSPIRE COMPETITION GAMEPLAY RULES

Participants who have created an online marketplace with Arcadier and officially registered for Inspire Challenge (between the 1st Mar to 15th September) are automatically eligible to earn points until the end of the competition on the 30th September 2018.

Arcadier will from time to time review Gameplay activities completed by In order for participants and updatepoints earned by each participant. However, it is the responsibility of the participants to email inspire@arcadier.com. com informing the Arcadier team that they have completed all necessary tasks and earned the qualifying points to earn the 50% rebate. All completed tasks must be uploaded into their personal participant competition dashboard. Any rebates earned will be given to the credit card on file. As the Gameplay is a rebate, there must be a credit card lodged to the subscription.

COMPETITION GAMEPLAY PHASE 1:
1) Receive 50% rebate for your subscription packages during Inspire Competition period till 30th September 2018 when the following are completed:
  • All participants who complete the Tasks listed under 'The Arcadian' outside their first 30 days of creating an online marketplace will receive a 50% rebate for their package during the competition and 50% applied to their package for any future months of the competition.
  • Participants eligible to receive this discount must upload tasks to their dashboard and send an email titled 'I'm an Arcadian' to inspire@arcadier.com. The email should include their:
    1. 1. Full Name
    2. 2. Marketplace URL (original 'marketplacename.arcadier.io' address)
  • Arcadier will send the Participant an acknowledgement email after verification.
  • Points earned completing Category 1: 'The Arcadian" for Phase 1 will count towards Phase 2.
COMPETITION GAMEPLAY PHASE 2:
2) 50% discount for 3 months after the Inspire Competition
  • All participants who accumulate 800 points or more, will receive 50% off any plan for 3 months after the Inspire competition.
  • Participants eligible to receive this discount must upload tasks to their dashboard and send an email titled 'Inspire 3 for 50' to inspire@arcadier.com. The email should include their:
    1. 1. Full Name
    2. 2. Marketplace URL (original 'marketplacename.arcadier.io' address)
  • Arcadier will send the Participant an acknowledgement email after verification.
3) 50% discount for 6 months after the Inspire Competition
  • All participants who accumulate 1500 points or more, will receive 50% off any package for 6 months after the Inspire competition.
  • Participants eligible to receive this discount must upload tasks to their dashboard and send an email titled 'Inspire 6 for 50' to inspire@arcadier.com. The email should include their:
    1. 1. Full Name
    2. 2. Marketplace URL (original 'marketplacename.arcadier.io' address)
  • Arcadier will send the Participant an acknowledgement email after verification.

There are 4 categories of Competition Gameplay tasks available to participants. Participants can earn points for each task itself by completing the activity under any of the categories throughout the Arcadier Inspire Competition. You do not need to complete all tasks under the category to earn points as the points are accrued individually. The maximum number of points participants can collect is 4,000 points. The maximum points you can earn per category is as follows:

1) The Arcadian: 400pt

2) The Student: 400pt

3) The Trial Blazer:1,000pt

4) The Social Butterfly: 2,200pt

Participants are prohibited from completing Competition Gameplay tasks by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including, but not limited to, collaborating with any party or person in any way to gain sellers, buyers or creating fake accounts. All completed tasks will be strictly moderated by the Arcadier team, where any form of inappropriate conduct during gameplay, if upon discovery by the Arcadier team, can result in points being deemed null and void, or lead to the disqualification of the applicable participant. Arcadier reserves the right and at its sole discretion, without cause to withhold points or gameplay rewards to an Participant. Arcadier also reserves the right to modify any point system or gameplay rules at anytime without cause and without initially notifying the Participants.

INSPIRE COMPETITION GAMEPLAY RULES

Category 1 - The Arcadian (MAXIMUM: 400 POINTS)

No. Tasks Max. Points
1 Create 5 categories on your marketplace 50
2 Add a custom field 50
3 For retail marketplace: have 30 items listed
For services/rental marketplace: have 15 items listed
100
4 Integrate a payment gateway 50
5 Place a custom domain 50
6 Insert credit card details in the admin portal of the marketplace 50
7 Share our Arcadier Inspire announcement on any form of social media
(Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram or Twitter)
25
8 Like & follow Arcadier on any forms of social media
(Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram or Twitter)
25

Category 2 - The Student (MAXIMUM: 400 points)

No. Tasks Max. Points
1 Attend summit talks and leave a comment 300+
(10 points each)
2 Participate in a live Q&A panel 60
(20 points each)
3 Participate in AMA sessions 40
(10 points each)

* This is the total number of points achievable for this activity. The task listed above is comprised of multiple instances of the same action. Points are discrete and you do not need to complete all in order to earn points. For example, you can attend 4 summit talks and achieve 40 points overall.

Category 3 - The Trailblazer (MAXIMUM: 1,000 POINTS)

No. Tasks Max. Points
1 On-board at least 5 different sellers* 100
(20 points each)
2 Use the custom code tool 50
3 Have an external link 50
(10 points each)
4 Have unique buyers 400
(20 points each)
5 Have live transactions by unique buyers 400
(20 points each)

Category 4 - The Social Butterfly (MAXIMUM: 2,200 POINTS)

No. Tasks Max. Points
1 Like & follow Arcadier on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter 40
(10 points each)
2 Post our Arcadier Inspire announcement or your
personalized announcement on FB, IG, TW, LI
60
(15 points each)
3 Share Speaker Summit video or article on social media (FB, IG, LI, TW) 1800
(15 points each)
5 Refer friends to compete in Inspire 300
(15 points each)

Release and Publicity: Each participant hereby consents to the use of his or her name, business name, team name and address by Arcadier for advertising and promotional purposes, without any additional compensation or right of review, except where prohibited. NOTHING IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES LIMITS, EXCLUDES OR MODIFIES OR PURPORTS TO LIMIT, EXCLUDE OR MODIFY ANY STATUTORY CONSUMER GUARANTEES OR ANY IMPLIED CONDITION OR WARRANTY THE EXCLUSION OF WHICH FROM THESE OFFICIAL RULES WOULD CONTRAVENE ANY STATUTE OR CAUSE ANY PART OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES TO BE VOID ("NON-EXCLUDABLE GUARANTEES"). SUBJECT TO THE LIMITATIONS IN THE PRECEDING SENTENCE, ALL participants AGREE, EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, TO RELEASE, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS ARCADIER, SPONSORS, SPEAKERS AND THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATED COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES, SUPPLIERS, DISTRIBUTORS, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS (COLLECTIVELY, THE "RELEASED PARTIES") FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION. participants AGREE THAT, EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW ARCADIER, PRIZE SPONSORS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THIS COMPETITION AND ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE AND USE OF ANY PRIZE. RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TYPOGRAPHICAL OR OTHER ERROR IN THE PRINTING OF THE OFFER OR THESE RULES, THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE COMPETITION, OR IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT AND AWARD OF ANY PRIZE.

ARCADIER AND PRIZE SPONSORS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY EXPENSES, OMISSIONS, DELAYS, OR RE-ROUTING RESULTING FROM ANY ACTS OF ANY GOVERNMENT OR AUTHORITY. AND EACH PRIZE WINNER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HE/SHE IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACTIONS, CLAIMS OR LIABILITIES OF HIS/HER GUEST RELATED TO ANY COMPETITION-RELATED ACTIVITY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY ACTIONS, CLAIMS OR LIABILITIES RELATED TO THE GUEST'S USE OF THE PRIZE.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATIONS OF THE COMPETITION VIOLATES CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, ARCADIER MAY DISQUALIFY ANY PARTICIPANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND MAY SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Disputes/Governing Law: Each participant agrees that, except where prohibited by law, (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or in connection with Arcaider Inspire Summit & Competition, or any Prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resorting to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding arising out of or concerning the Competition shall take place solely in a court located in Republic of Singapore; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Competition, but in no event legal fees; and (3) under no circumstances will any participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and all participants hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All disputes arising out of, concerning or connected to the Competition or the interpretation, validity, enforceability or interpretation of these rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, without regard to choice-of-law principles.

Limitations and exclusions of liability: Nothing in these Rules shall operate to exclude or limit a party's liability for (i) death or personal injury arising out of that party's negligence, (ii) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation committed by that party, (iii) breach of these Rules; or (iv) any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited under any applicable law.

Severance: If at any time any provision of these Rules is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any respect under the law of any jurisdiction, that shall not affect the legality, validity or enforceability in that jurisdiction of any other provision of these Rules nor the legality, validity or enforceability of these Rules (including the provision in question) in any other jurisdiction.

Privacy: Arcadier collects personal information in order to conduct Arcadier Inspire Summit and Competition and may, for this purpose, disclose such information to third parties, including, but not limited to, Prize suppliers. Entry is conditional on providing this information. participants should direct any request to opt out, access, update or correct information to Shopify. All entries become the property of Arcadier. To view Arcadier's privacy policy please click HERE. Arcadier's privacy policy contains information about how an individual can access or correct personal information held about them or how to complain about a breach of their privacy. Please note that by participating in the Arcadier Inspire and Competition and accepting these Rules, you acknowledge and consent to the use of your personal information as set out above and that your personal information may be disclosed or transferred to overseas recipients located in Singapore and stored in Arcadier's servers where they are located and in Singapore.