TPX offers printers, trade shops and suppliers the following opportunities to advertise their new or used equipment, or other products and services.


TPX offers that following types of equipment ads:

TPX MARKETPLACE ADS - Want-to-buy ads are free! TPX subscribers also get free for-sale ads, but others may advertise a machine or some excess supplies - until it sells - in the TPX Marketplace for only $50.

TPX METRO EXPRESS ADS - Your Marketplace ads will appear on a space-available basis in your region's TPX Metro Express e-mail newsletter that lets all local printers know about equipment being sold by local printers.

TPX AUCTIONS - All sellers can get more exposure for TPX Marketplace classified ads by starting 14 day open bid auctions. Non-subscribers pay a $20 insertion fee to start the auction (subscribers pay no insertion fees and can also run sealed bid auctions). Sellers pay a 2% commission only if the item is sold on-line which may not happen since we encourage sellers to provide contact information in the auction long comment.

TPX HOT DEALS - TPX provides the maximum exposure for the following types of Hot Deal Ads:

  1. USED EQ SPECIALS that you want to SELL NOW!

  2. NEW EQ & SUPPLY COUPONS manufacturers or dealers want to offer to encourage more sales.

Any of the above ads or auctions can be placed on-line by clicking links that say Advertise EQ. After ads are placed sellers can access the My Account page and then click the Classified Ads link to view a list of their ads. Then click any ad to add/modify it and its long comment, upload a picture and/or start auctions or place hot deal ads.


This new marketplace will focus on excess and odd-lot paper and envelopes that merchants, brokers or printers can list for sale.

PAPER SELLER SERVICES - Sellers will be able to offer their paper in any combination of the following three manners:

  1. Buy Now which lets buyers buy the item at a defined price.

  2. Make Offer which lets buyers make an offer that the seller can accept or ignore.

  3. Open Bid Auction where sellers define a minimum bid price and a 3, 7 or 14 day expiration period. Buyers can place bids above the minimum or high bid. When the auction ends, the high bidders become purchasers (orders are confirmed by email).

  4. Sealed Bid Auction where buyers can place bids for any amount about which only the seller learns. The seller can ignore or accept the sealed bids.

PAPER BUYER SERVICES - The TPX Paper Marketplace will help buyers find the great paper deals they seek as follows:

  1. Free Access - Any buyer can search our paper marketplace for free, and place orders, offers and bids on any of the paper being listed for sale.

  2. Reverse Auctions - Buyers can also list the types of paper they regularly want to buy so that sellers can submit sealed bids which the buyer may accept or ignore.

FEES & COMMISSIONS - The TPX Paper Marketplace can be used by buyers for free, and charges sellers one or both of the following:

  1. Listing Fees - Sellers who are not subscribers pay a $10 listing fee for each paper listing when they add the listing or start an auction, and each 30 days thereafter until the seller removes the listing or the paper is all sold.

  2. Commissions - A two percent (2%) commission is paid by the seller only when paper is sold through our paper marketplace (the commission rate is reduced to 1% on truckload sales).

You may use our Product Add form to place your paper or envelope ads now, search the TPX Paper Marketplace right now.


The TPX Shopping System lets buyers find the best deals on new equipment, parts and supplies and anything being auctioned, and helps sellers as follows:

OPEN BID AUCTIONS - Any seller with classified ads can start and later renew 14 day open bid auctions for each of their classified for-sale ads. Non-subscribers pay a $20 insertion fee to start the auction, and may pay a final value fee equal to 2% of the items purchase price only if a buyers purchases the item on-line by placing what becomes the winning bid, performing a "Buy Now" purchase, or placing an offer that is accepted by the seller.

OTHER OPTIONS - TPX subscribers can make full use of the TPX Shopping System to include using it to power e-commerce on their own site and/or listing their products so that buyers can do one or more of the following:

  1. Buy Now - When sellers provide a "Buy Now price" buyers will have the option of immediately purchasing the item at the defined fixed price.

  2. Make Offer - If sellers desire, buyers can be allowed to make offers that the seller can ignore or accept.

  3. Place Sealed Bids - Sealed Bid auctions can be started whereby buyers can place sealed bids. Noone but the seller will know what amounts are being bid by buyers. The seller can igore the sealed bids or accept one or more during a 72 hour window after the auction ends.


The TPX Jobs Marketplace contains the following types of ads.

HELP WANTED ADS - Employers and search firms can place help wanted ads. These are free to TPX subscribers. Others pay $50/month/ad.

JOBS WANTED ADS - Individuals and search firms can place one or more job wanted ads per individual job seeker. These are free to individuals and TPX subscribers. Search firms that are not TPX subscribers pay $50/month/ad.

JOBS HELD ADS - Individuals may submit their resume by providing a paragraph the describes them and then listing one or more jobs they held (so employers can find individuals with the right experience). These ads are free.


TPX will provide you free or enhanced listings in our Sourcebook or Buyer's Guide directories, and can provide your company the most exposure with enhanced listings and banner ads (both include links to your Web site) in the:

TPX MARKETPLACE where printers and others look for the specific types of used equipment that you want to sell or buy, or coupons offering discounts on manufacturers' new equipment and supplies.

TPX SOURCEBOOK where printers locate equipment and supply manufacturers, dealers, repair shops or other suppliers who offer the specific service the printer needs now.

TPX TECH SPECS which printers use to shop for new equipment and supplies and compare the technical specs of products they want to buy.

TPX BUYER'S GUIDE which printers, printing brokers and all print buyers use to locate and contact companies to whom they can outsource a specific type of printing, prepress or post-press service.

TPX SHOPPING SYSTEM lets printers shop for good deals on new equipment, parts, supplies and other products. Manufacturers and dealers can list their products in the TPX Shopping System to be sold on a commissionible basis.


When you become a TPX subscriber, the following promotional opportunities will be available to you:

ENHANCED LISTINGS make your advertised services sort to the top, be accessible to any potential prospect (not just to TPX subscribers), and link to your Web site. These are included in your TPX subscription.

BANNER ADS - You may provide 133 x 45 pixel (1.847 x .625 inches) banner ads that appear exclusively on TPX section introductory pages or when users search TPX's Marketplace, Sourcebook, Tech Specs, Buyer's Guide or Links for the services you want to promote. TPX's banner ad rates are:

TPX Used Eq Intro Page$500/mo
TPX New Eq Intro Page$500/mo
TPX Supplies Intro Page$500/mo
TPX Hot Deals Intro Page$500/mo
TPX Sourcebook Intro Page$500/mo
TPX Printing Svcs Intro Page$500/mo

TPX Tech Specs$200/mo
TPX Marketplace$200/mo

TPX Tech Specs$200/mo
TPX Marketplace$200/mo
TPX Sourcebook$200/mo
TPX Buyer's Guide$200/mo
TPX Links$200/mo
TPX Calendar$200/mo

TPX Tech Specs (i.e., Binding Eq/Perfect Binders)$50/mo
TPX Marketplace (ditto above)$50/mo
TPX Buyer's Guide (Print Specialty/Labels)$50/mo
TPX Sourcebook (i.e., Manufacturers/Binding Eq)$50/mo
TPX Links$50/mo
TPX Calendar$50/mo

All fees are $US and subscribers outside of North America pay an additional $25/quarter for shipping (if any).

To learn more about any of TPX's services and products, please review TPX'S Products, or contact TPX by e-mail or phone at 1-888-746-4186 or +1-404-321-3762.

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