what is tacler?


live business
communcation,
fast and cost effective



business networking,
easily doubling your networking capacity



creating business
leads and turnover opportunities



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FAQ

What is tacler?
  It is the online business communication platform for the fresh produce chain. You talk to the entire industry 'live'. You reach a mass of people realtime, with market and price info, supply and demand messages, etc.
What benefits do I get in joining tacler?
  You save costs and time with better, faster and cheaper ways of communicating, plus being there creates more supply and more demand opportunities for you. You find a 24-hour market and are better reachable with fewer limitations compared to phone and email.
What is an Open Beta?
  A beta is a testing version of a website or application, that has been pushed live. Open means that everyone is welcome to join it and use for free.
How can I join the tacler Open Beta?
  All you do is press the join button on the home page, and create your personal and corporate profile. The rest goes automatic.
Is this a Social Network?
  No, not exactly. Social networks are more a private matter, while this is truly Business. So a Business Network would be a more accurate description. Facebook and LinkedIn ask you to network with people you know mostly, and discourage networking with people you don't yet know, or at least make it complicated by going via a 1st hand connection. Tacler has a reverse DNA and is completely aimed at enlarging your network potential and find new relations!
How does tacler differ from other online produce platforms?
  Tacler is designed specifically for the fresh produce industry, and has a technical approach that truly differs from all others. The majority of other platforms feature an eBay kind of functionality at the core, while tacler provides live communication in groups. And when we say live, we mean it! You will experience tacler to be faster than the micro blogging website twitter for example. Websites that have taken a facebook-like approach are also on a disadvantage compared to tacler, as we use a minimum of space for each message update. We're completely geared for facilitating massive use, and yet keep it navigable and readable.
What companies, products, people and services can I find in tacler?
  You will find companies from all around the world, doing the complete spectrum of fresh produce items, with positions up and down the fresh produce chain from growers to retailers, and service providers on every different horizontal level in the chain. At the start of Beta, already more than 70 countries are represented in tacler, and you will find many of the big names were already present in the alpha testing of the website. If you are looking to move any produce item, anywhere in the world, you should find business here.
Is it free?
  We are presently still developing the service, and while we do so, it is free. This will definitely be free the rest of 2011.
Will it stay free?
  When we go live with an official release of tacler in full version, we will tie an earning model to the concept. We haven't built it yet, but we already know it will involve micro payments. There will be some threshold function at the one end, while at the other, it will stay affordable for small exporters in distant countries around the globe.
Who is tacler?
  The company behind tacler is FreshPlaza Trade. That's a sister company of FreshPlaza. FreshPlaza Trade is managed by André van der Wiel, who is the founder and former managing editor of www.freshplaza.com from 2005 until 2008.
Who is FreshPlaza Trade?
  FreshPlaza Trade BV is a Dutch company, jointly owned by Pieter Boekhout and André van der Wiel. Pieter is owner of the FreshPlaza/AGF.nl franchises and André is the founder and former managing editor of www.freshplaza.com from 2005 until 2008.
Who is FreshPlaza?
  FreshPlaza is the international online news website www.freshplaza.com for the fresh produce industry since 2005. It has worldwide readership with its English editions, but there are also the Italian www.freshplaza.it and Spanish language www.freshplaza.es versions. The first concept alive was the Dutch news website www.agf.nl, after which the .com version of FreshPlaza was started in 2005 by tacler MD André van der Wiel, and the Italian and Spanish in were stared in 2007.
Can everyone see what I post in tacler?
  Depending on where you make your message posting in tacler, you can share with 1 individual, with a private group you own, in a private group that a friend owns, or you can post in public groups that are owned and maintained by tacler - in which case you are sharing it with the world.
Will I be able to communicate in private?
  Yes, you can send Instant Messages privately to other users. You can also create your own groups, or join other private groups, and communicate in a closed environment.
Can I have my own groups in tacler?
  Yes, both companies and individual employees are allowed to have up to 4 groups each.
Will tacler provide a voice call feature in the future?
  Actually, we already have a voice call feature built inside tacler. We're just not enabling the use of it yet, until later during the beta, when we have tested through all the present features. Than we'll introduce a few other new features that are also already built, and finally we will release the voice call feature towards the end of Beta, when the user base is also large enough to really put it under stress and test it well.
What about more advanced features, like history search?
  What about them? Yes, there are a number of more advanced features already built, that will be introduced to our users when we progress through our Beta. We will keep you informed via the tacler newsletter and this website.
When will tacler be released officially?
  There is no official release date set for tacler yet, but we are working towards pushing a full version live in 2012. Keep an eye on this website, and subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know when the date is announced.
Will tacler be released in multiple countries?
  Yes. In fact, at the start of Beta there are already over 70 countries involved. The beauty of internet is that we can manage this from our central HQ in The Netherlands.
How much will it cost to use tacler after the official launch?
  When we go live with an official release of tacler in full version, we will tie an earning model to the concept. We haven't built it yet, but we already know it will involve micro payments. There will be some threshold function at the one end, while at the other, it will stay affordable for small exporters in distant countries around the globe.
What are the system requirements for using tacler?
  We require you to have Internet Explorer 7 or higher, with java and flash plugins. We support Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and a number of other less well known browsers.
What is the tacler newsletter?
  If you would like to receive the latest news about tacler, and about what happens in the community on the inside, you can sign up for the tacler newsletter. The sign up button still has to be added to the website and will be available at the start of our free Open Beta on August 1 2011.
Will tacler be localized in other languages?
  Not any time soon. The major trade language is English at the moment, and people are likely to address you in English. It presupposes a basic understanding of English, which should also be enough to operate the web application.
I found a post that I feel is inappropriate, what can I do?
  Inside tacler, click on the person's name and press the red 'report' button.
Another tacler member is using a false identity, is harassing me or is using fraud, what can I do?
 

Inside tacler, click on the person's name and press the red 'report' button. Also write a detailed email to info@tacler.com describing your case in particulars.