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How do I purchase a product on YIPPEE Exchange?
Educators are able to purchase resources on YIPPEE Exchange Marketplace at no cost. First registering for an account. Then, you’re on your way to start earning points, which are needed to purchase products. Earn points by attending professional development activities (i.e., Power Hour or Enspire Conference, or other organizations’ PD events), writing a product review, rating a resource, and/or referring a friend. Once you have enough points in your wallet, you can start shopping. There are plenty of resources that do not require any points, so look around and find what works for you.
Keep in mind YIPPEE Exchange is a true marketplace: educators decide which products they want for their students; product providers decide where and how they will offer their resources; and sponsors decide how they will direct their support. When all three align, our students benefit.
What kind of products are available on YIPPEE Exchange?
All products on YIPPEE Exchange will:
• Train educators or help K-12 students to build the entrepreneurial mindset and skillset.
• Train educators or help K-12 students to become young entrepreneurs
YIPPEE Exchange carefully vets the products that are available on the site. We carry only products that assist with entrepreneurship education and that buildentrepreneurship skills.
We’re always looking to add to our resource offering. Our product categories include: educator training; planning and consulting; curriculum; speakers; supplies; and field trips.
How are resources chosen for sale on YIPPEE Exchange?
The best way to get a product on YIPPEE Exchange is to contact us at email@example.com or (216) 710-3927 to discuss if the resource is a good fit for YIPPEE Exchange. Alternatively, providers can directly submit their product to the YIPPEE Exchange team by following the “provider path” at registration, but we do not recommend this path. The YIPPEE Exchange team needs to have a complete understanding of your resource and this is best accomplished through a meeting.
Products on YIPPEE Exchange must include a value-added benefit not found in other places. We often collaborate with Providers to create a unique resource for YIPPEE Exchange during our planning. Resources must build at least one of the YIPPEE Exchange entrepreneurial skills and be available to a classroom of 30 students. Job readiness training products are not included on YIPPEE Exchange unless it is specifically about preparation for entrepreneurial careers. A team from YIPPEE Exchange will then vet and approve your application. YIPPEE Exchange will open a new storefront with your first product or add a new product to an existing storefront for purchase by our educators.
YIPPEE Exchange is a true marketplace. There might be multiple products that are similar. This is intentional as we want to allow the market to decide which resources get more purchases, likes, and reviews.
YIPPEE Exchange providers must also agree to certain terms in a relationship with YIPPEE Exchange. Click here to view our agreement with our Providers.
I see that YIPPEE Exchange resources usually target 30 kids but I have fewer/more kids. Will this product still work for me?
Our product selection ensures that larger classrooms are not excluded from entrepreneurship education. All resources can be used with 30 or fewer students. However, if you have any questions about whether a product can be implemented in your classroom, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can answer your specific questions.
Can these products be used during non-traditional teaching times?
Yes, all products can be used in all different types of learning environments. They can be used in out-of-school time including afterschool programs, camps, and weekends. Most resources can be adapted to be used in virtual settings. If you have a question on whether the product will work for you, please reach out to us at email@example.com and we can get a conversation started.
I don’t see resources available to me in my geographic location?
Some products, such as in-person classroom speakers, are only available in Northeast Ohio. As YIPPEE Exchange continues to evolve and its sponsoring partners expand, we hope to roll out additional opportunities and products to classrooms across the United States.
Can I suggest a product?
Yes! We’d love to hear your suggestions. Reach out to us with your product ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I purchase the same resource multiple times in a year?
Yep, you can purchase the same resource multiple times in a year. As long as you have earned the points, you can purchase the product.
What happens when I purchase a product?
Points, the currency used to purchase products, will be deducted from your account. The provider will then contact you to arrange a mutually convenient time to schedule the implementation of your resource. Once completed, all you need to do is rate or review the product to earn more points towards future products. You will have the option to offer helpful hints too for even more points. Your rating and reviewing helps other educators learn about the product.
How do I earn points?
There are multiple ways to earn points. Points are awarded for registering a YIPPEE Exchange account and attending YEI professional development programs. Points can be earned by writing a product review and/or offering helpful hints, leaving a star rating, or referring a friend to join our community.
How do I find my wallet?
Your wallet is located in the top navigation bar. It is the circle with the “Y” and says “Points."
How do I spend points?
Shopping and buying is easy. Just go to the product and hit "buy."
How many points can I earn?
Unlimited. There is no cap on earning points!
Do points expire?
Yes. Points expire one year from the date the points were awarded.
Is there a limit on what I can spend in YIPPEE Exchange?
Nope, you can spend as many points as you want. We want our resources to be used, so go ahead and plan your calendar using YIPPEE Exchange resources! But, remember that while educators earn points, our providers are paid with dollars and these dollars are in a 1-to-1 ratio to points. We will be evaluating this to balance our demand for products and funding, so for now, there is no spending limit but this might change.
How do I connect with other educators?
There are a couple of ways for you to connect with other educators. Educators will have access to see other educator’s profiles, which includes their email address and basic information about where and what they teach. You can also find an educator through the product review and rating system. So, if you have a question about what they said about a product, you can click on their name to get their contact information. YIPPEE Exchange is also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, so you can connect with educators (and us!) on those platforms. Soon, you will also be able to connect and interact directly with your peers.
How are classrooms sponsored?
We work closely with foundations and individual donors who are committed to entrepreneurship education. Sponsorship dollars are allocated based on funder priorities and educator choice, and go directly to providers in a 1-to-1 ratio with the points educators used to purchase the products. I know, pretty cool, right?!
How do I refer a friend to YIPPEE Exchange?
There are multiple ways to get your fellow teacher friends involved with YIPPEE Exchange. First, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and tag your friends.
How can I change my profile photo?
All you need to do is login to your account. Click on the circle photo in the navigation bar on the top right side, then click on profile. You will see “edit” near your picture. Soon, you will be able to edit all your profile information here. If you have any issues, contact us at email@example.com.
I have a great new resource that I would like to sell on YIPPEE Exchange. How do I go about opening a storefront?
This is great news! First, you’ll need to register on YIPPEE Exchange as a product provider. You’ll then be prompted to answer some questions about your product and whether it teaches the YIPPEE Exchangeentrepreneurial skill sets.
The YIPPEE Exchange product review team will take a look to see if your resource is a fit for our marketplace, and if it is, YIPPEE Exchange will notify you that your storefront and your product are open for business.
How do I get paid once a product is implemented?
After the product has been implemented in the classroom, all a Provider needs to do is to go to your home page and click the button “Mark as Fulfilled.” A pop up form will appear asking you a couple quick questions like the date that you worked with the educator as well as the total number of students. Complete this form and hit submit. We will send you payment directly to your bank account. Simple as that.
I would like to sponsor some of these programs, what should I do?
We’re happy you like what you see! Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (216) 710-3927, so that we can discuss your sponsorship priorities. We love your love of entrepreneurship education.
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