Champaign, IL (PressExposure) April 19, 2008 -- Basically the consumer selects one of the following categories they would like The Power of Good Network Inc. to support at [http://www.powerofgoodshop.com], which are Addiction, AIDS, Animals, Cancer, Children, Diabetes, Education, Environment, Heart Disease, Homeless, Hunger, Katrina, Lung Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis. Each of those categories have an online store that the consumer can make purchases on. All product sales from those online stores will be Donated to the featured Non-Profit Charity listed at the top of that specific online store.
Founder and CEO Marshall Jackson Sr. said "It is very important to note, we are not using trick wording or fine print. We actually Donate 30% of all the Product Sales, not of the Profit we make on the product, which would equate to a much smaller amount. Also, we are not charging absorbent amounts for the products we are offering which usually has to happen in order for a company to Donate 30% of its product sales. Basically we have combined the popular discount Store concept with supporting good causes, this way everyone can benefit."
Of course, from Marshall's perspective everything is great for everyone. Which on the surface, the benefits mentioned and the benefits not mentioned like discounted or free shipping sound like music to everyone's ears. However, it seems like there maybe more to this story. The Power of Good Network Inc. donating 30% of their product sales to charity is without a doubt a really good thing, but what exactly are they selling. Their stores look nice and easy to navigate but their product selection looks just ok. If a consumer is looking for Oldies Music CDs, Karaoke CDGs, or Children's products the consumer may be very happy; however, the DVD and General Merchandise categories, to mention a few, are very limited. Marshall's defense to this issue was "We are offering discount products, and our inventory changes often on a real-time basis, so from time-to-time our inventory may be limited in some categories. The good news is we are always adding new products, and if a consumer finds something they like, they will get a pretty good deal while a good cause will benefit from that transaction." It can be reasonably assumed that many consumers will agree with Marshall's statement, but it is also reasonable to assume many consumers will not jump on his band wagon, unless they are really eager to support a specific good cause.
Authentic 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organizations can sign up to be featured on one of the PowerOfGoodShop.com online stores. They will consider featuring any Authentic 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization they feel has a purpose and they feel is supporting a good cause. The Non-Profit organizations that are accepted will receive Donation payments every month with Sales Reports. The Power of Good Network Inc. is currently accepting sign ups from Non-Profits in the following categories: Addiction, AIDS, Animals, Cancer, Children, Diabetes, Education, Environment, Heart Disease, Homeless, Hunger, Katrina, Lung Disease, or Multiple Sclerosis. Founder and CEO Marshall Jackson Sr. said "There is ABSOLUTELY no strings attached, we do not charge any fees or impose obligations for signing up to be featured on our service." Non-Profits that would like to be featured for a 1 to 3 month period, can sign up at [http://www.powerofgoodnetwork.com]. The Power of Good Network Inc. will also consider creating a new category for Non-Profits that do not fit into one of the categories they currently offer, suggestions can be made using their contact form at [http://www.powerofgoodnetwork.com].
For additional information on The Power of Good Network Inc. visit their websites at [http://www.powerofgoodshop.com] for consumers, or [http://www.powerofgoodnetwork.com] for Non-Profits.