Dream, Courage, Will & Heart Themed Picture Books Organized By Virtue, Trait & Topics

Support Area Businesses: Buy Books, Scented Samplers & Themed Socks Test New Products, Embed Your Favorites & Shop Online.


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Customer Incentives




Online Products

Other Products

Party Giveaways

Selling Group

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Why Buy Local


What is Main Treats?

Main Treats is a buying group of retailers, restaurants & other local businesses that form attractions.

Main Treats helps interconnected businesses promote/test/sell books, soaps, socks, new products & foods.

New revenue is generated & split with hosts using themed pop up micro marts, selling multiple sampler compilations, encouraging online sales & embedded products that have been favorited by consumers.

Our unified direct mail program promotes the events that are staged around the connected towns.

Joining Main Treats

When Will Main Treats Begin?

Main Treats themed book trails are now in 3 towns, Andover and Denville are next.

It's My First Order, How Do I Start?

Customers can not order from Embed Local related companies like Main Treats without becoming a registered customer of a local host.

How Do I Choose A Local Host?

Most users support participating retailers, restaurants & local businesses hosts. A few shop online to support our wholesalers & bloggers. We never accept all the profits, they are always split with our participating businesses.

Become a member by emailing us here with your choice of the business you wish to angel.

Ok I'll Support A Local Business, Now How Can I Order?

After emailing your name & phone number and the member that refered you or you have chosen we will call you right back to respond.

What hidden fees are there to join Main Treats?

Like most cyber currencies experiences, Embed Local's Main Treats does NOT thrive on fees.

NO fees for manufacturers, distributors, businesses, bloggers, or consumers to join Main Treats.

No membership fees, no sign up fees, no entry fees, no monthly fees, no annual fees, no transaction fees,

no reward redemption fees, no prep fees, no service fees, no sales materials fees, no supplies fees,

no website creation fees, no hosting fees, no maintenance fees, no management fees, no assistance fees,

no licensing fees, no report fees, no training fees, no reactivation fees, no access fees, no upgrades fees,

no cramming fees, no checking fees, no duplicate statement fees, no archive statement fees, no documentation fees

& no access fees for your customers.

Embed Local & Main Treats are transparent and doesn't work with hidden plans or hidden charges.

Whats the deal, this sounds too good, Is there a catch, a Catch 22 ?

Yes like Colonel Cathcart & Colonel Korn from Catch 22 said "Like Us, Be Our Pal, You would be surprised how easy it is to like us once you begin".


I have an online snack store & blog, not a physical store, can I join Main Treats?

Online stores & content providers can join the Embed Local buying group, and revenue share from profits generated. Main Treats is a division of Embed Local that works with local businesses.

Why should I join Main Treats or Embed Local's buying group now at it's ground floor level?

There is no membership cost to join or participate, so why not.

Get in at our ground level and take the free ride to the penthouse.

Can I Customize Books, Soaps, Socks into Subscriptions & Sets?

Locals & tourists follow self guided picture book tours to samplers & sets of similar scented soaps & themed socks.

Our samplers & customized sets are available in participating businesses, by subscription & locally delivered.

Consumers favorite brands featured in our samplers are embeded locally & made into customized sets or subs.

How Does Main Treats Profit?

Main Treats profits from buying wholesale and selling retail like most businesses.

Unlike most businesses, Main Treats gives away most of its profits, discounts shipping & rewards users.

Profit comes from dropped shipped goods, embedded products, sampler sales/subs & customized set sales.

We split all related product sales profits with each of our hosts that are supplied with products & services.

Non transparent testing data is sold to brands, content providers, bits of it are traded for press & testing product.

Beyond our transparent graphs & charts, the total gradings & ratings from products tested are sold to data seekers.

Main Treats Does Not Sell Customer Data (like names, home addresses, phone #'s, email adresses & even genders), We Only Provide Data About The Gradings, Ratings, & Other Data On The Products We Offer.

How does Main Treats make money for local businesses?

Businesses share revenue generated from supplied new product showcases, scented samplers, themed socks, custom sets, closeouts & online drop shipped goods.

Customer Incentives

How Do You Earn Reward Points ?

Earn reward points every time you test or compare products.

Double your reward points when your testimonials are blasted on social media.

Earn reward points by embedding your favorites.

Earn reward points buying samplers.

Earn reward points by organizing custom sets.

Earn reward points by attending local events.

Earn reward points by using our circular coupons.

Earn reward points by learning NYC history.

Earn reward points from 10% of all online purchases.

Reward points discount shipping from 4,000 vendors & are reused to trade for closeouts, collectibles & glut.

I Saw A Closeout On Your Shipping Site, But Now I Can't Find It Anymore?

Most closeouts are limited to single pieces, grab them because you may never have the chance again.

Manufacturers hoping for promotion/press, constantly send Embed Local new product samples.

Lack of space opens opportunities, pushing some one of these one of a kind reviewed samples into our closeouts.

Closeouts & collectibles keep customers spinning in our shipping tubes, the longer they spin the better the deals.

Using our tracking valets while waiting for your deliveries ignites our special offers & deals.

Will Glut Creep Into Main Treats Shipping Programs?

Glut will help customers stay in the express lane, keeping Main Treats packages coming.

How Can I Be the First To Own the Newest Products On the Market?

Keep checking your expected deliveries using Main Treats tracking valets, until you get an offer you can't refuse.

Pass on tempting special discounts, closeouts and collectibles, simply wait until a new product you want appears.

How Do Consumers Use Reaward Points for Shipping Discounts?

Drop shipped orders placed through Main Treats are rebated 10% of the product cost to discount shipping.

These consumer reward points are not depleated and are re-used for tipping & to buy more stuff.

Existing reward points in consumer accounts will further discount the shipping method assigned by each shipper.

When customers are ready to shop they email or text their phone number to our shopping valets.

Our shopping valets discounting powers keeps your shopping & customer service positive.

Coupons Really, Paper Cuts in a Digital Age?

Circular & direct mail coupons sends new customers into local businesses.

Distributed print & online coupon offers/opportunities are used to support Main Treats cooperative ecosystem.

Printed coupons make great advertising inserts for the constant shipping of Main Treats and its 4,000 suppliers.

To reduce drop shipping fees, paid promotional inserts & our coupons are also distributed by our drop shippers.

Coupons allow 1 customer per household to buy a designer scarf & a vintage Hawaiian Shirt for $7.77 each.

Our 2% incentive credits physically lures local online drop ship customers into participating businesses.

How Do Shoppers Reserve Collectibles & Closeout Offers?

Main Treats shipping valets randomly allows any customer to reserve certain collectible & closeout incentive prizes.

Not only consumers, but everyone has the right to all collectible rewards featured on our tracking page.

Collectible offers are almost exclusively reserved through special random encounters using Main Treats tracking valets.

All reserved collectibles are acquired by earning more reward points and eventually contacting customer service.

Customers must add reward points every season to hold their reserved item, otherwise the held reward could go back into the pool.

The Day Before I Received My Package, I Was Awarded $5 in Bonus Reward Points, What Did I Do Right?

Random Reward Points are given out by our tracking page as buying incentives.

You must have reordered from Main Treats while your package was in transit, which set off the $5 reward points reward.

Why do you have such cool weird stuff in your collectable rewards for customers?

Look at it as my personal garage sale in the middle of this virtual shopping center.

Picture Book Tours FAQ's

Information to Help Your Interaction with Picture Book Tours

Can I Buy The Books We Read On The Tours?

Yes the books embeded can be ordered from local book stores, or ordered & held for you at a local store, or shipped to you direct from Ingram distribution. Most new books can also be ordered slighty used if given a few weeks notice, contact us for our low price on any request.

When Will Storytelling Start ?

Still working out details with local businesses. I do storytelling using our award winning and noted books in 4 themes and NYC history stories based on my NYC history sites. Besides local storytelling I created a storytelling website promoting YouTube tellers called

How Do You Price Your Used & Rare Books ?

A combination of price paid and beating Amazons vendors total costs

When Will More Towns Be Added?

Summit NJ expressed interest but I can't think of adding a new town till 2019. In 2019 we will add other Morris County locations & may try the Jersey Shore.

Will This Be Expanded Nationally ?

After the beta test in NW NJ we will expand to other North Jersey towns & the Jersey shore first.

How Was This Funded?

Over 75 publishers donated promo books to the cause. The used and rare titles, soaps, socks and scarves were purchased from selling Jean Michel Basquiat (RIP) first artworks. I worked and lunched with him at Unique Clothing Warehouse back in the summer of 1978. He gave me a small stack of signed postcards, I just the last 7 off to South Korea for an East Village Art show.

Do You Need Sponsors To Progress?

Yes, I have many opportunities for sponsors starting at $50, please call me at 917 822-1870


Information to Help Your Interaction with SOAP FESTIVAL's FAQ's

Can I Buy The Soaps We Smell & Sample In The Businesses ?

The soaps can be embeded locally or ordered & held for you at a participating local store, or shipped to you direct.

Soaps from cooperative businesses can be bought directly from them after sampling The participating businesses in each town are constantly resupplied with soaps based on their chossen scent.

How Do You Price Your Soaps & Samplers ?

Main Treats uses the manufacturers retail prices for embeded & ordered full sized soaps, usually keystoned and profits split with all participating businesses. Samplers mostly contain 6 soaps with the similar scents from 6 different soap and are retailed at $15 - $20. Soaps range from .50 cents to $8.

The Dead Artist Jean Michel Basquiat Funded This?

I have been living off of Jean Michel Basquiat (RIP) first artworks for years while building these sites. I worked, lunched and partied with him often back in the summer of 1978, and he gave me a small stack of signed postcards. I bought $15,000 of soaps from over 80 soap companies to put together 75 different scented samplers, and plenty of soaps to promote with. This gives each participating business a store scent and products to sell. As tourists and daytrippers visit the businesses on our self guided book tours they can buy different scents at participating stores.

Do You Need Sponsors To Progress?

I have many opportunities for sponsors to help bring new opportunities to our local Main Streets, Strip Malls, Malls & Local Businesses. please call me at 917 822-1870

Themed Socks F AQ 's

Information to Help Your Interaction with Themed Socks

How Do You Browse & Buy Socks?

Refills can be home shipped or delivered, picked up from local cross sellers.

How Do You Deliver Socks?

Favorited socks can be home delivered using USPS, UPS, Fed Ex or aquired from local cross sellers that deliver.

How Do You Embed Socks Into Local Stores?

Local consumers can request to embed their favorite products on the shelves of local NW New Jersey stores.

Can You Deliver Socks I Choose By Subscription?

Sock subscriptions can be custom arranged from most socks seen on this site.

Can Businesses Pick Sets Of Socks That Mix Different Manufacturers?

Participating businesses can cluster different manufacturers socks together in customized themed pack sets.

How Do I Earn Reward Points Testing Socks?

Consumers can rate/grade their socks for years, collecting quarterly reward points by updating data.

Testing Socks?

Which brands got holes? Which companies socks shrunk the most? What socks stretched out the most? What socks faded the most?

Can businesses & their customers use this site to identify themed socks?


What Do Participating Businesses Have To Pay For The First Sock?

Businesses start with a free pair of sponsored socks to jump start sales.

Besides The First Free Sock, Can Businesses Pick Themed Socks?

Businesses can pick other socks they want to feature in-store, while their customers can browse all sock themes.

So Both Retailers & Consumers Can Pick Any Themed Sock Made?

This unique pairing of consumer & retail sales gives customers more control of which local businesses profit.

Customers can order or embed their sock choices into local stores they choose, for in store pick up or delivery.

Customers can also wander business to business browsing, or shop online & decide how they receive or retrive it.

Do I Need To Buy A Minimum, Or Can I Just Buy One Or Two Pair?

You can buy them one at a time or in sets. Our buying group orders selections together as a co-op to meet minium order requirements of most manufacturers.

We process customer orders by combining them with the continual stocking and restocking of local businesses.

When Does The Sock Data Begin?

Transparent data from local consumers & participating businesses will be highlighted after we launch.

Information to Help Your Interaction with Online Products

Direct Vendors is our online shopping mall that can be searched in multiple fashions.

Direct Vendors can be searched by Apparel - Bedding - Books - Gifts - Toys & Party Packs.

Also Accessories like Bags - Beauty Products - Hair Items - Jewelry and Scarves.

What does DirectVendors do for my customer?

Customers of our members browse virtual shopping malls where manufacturers ship directly to the end customers.

Customers interact with product valets who help you sort products and party gifts from over 4,000 manufacturers.

DirectVendors sells accessories, aprons, bags, beauty, bedding, belts, books, furniture, gifts, glasses, gloves,

hair products, hats, jewelry, kitchen items, leggings/socks, outerwear, scarves, shoes, sleepwear, stationary,

swim gear, towels, toys, umbrellas, underwear, wallets and watches.

Can my customers cut us out of the loop and buy direct from DirectVendors?

Your customers can’t order directly from DirectVendors, no customers can. It's our #1 policy.

Revenue is shared from all customer purchases & is always credited to your account through your affiliate program. 

If customers call us directly without being referred by a retail member, Main Treats policy is not to help them until they pick a business to angel.

How many manufacturers have products that will be featured on DirectVendors?

Over 4,000 companies have agreed to drop ship to the customers of the members of Embed Local.

How Do I Buy Direct From these 4,000 Manufacturers, Through Main Treats?

Main Treats shopping valets help consumers buy from manufacturers that drop ship, rebating them 10% in Reward Points.

I'm with a drop shipping manufacturer, how can we hook up with DirectVendors?

Call Norman Scherer at 917 822-1870 (cell), after emailing your url to

Is all drop shipping confined to the United States?

Until 2019, all drop shipments will be domestic, but we plan to expand into a global company.

Clothing Machine

Is Clothing Machine just for Kids Apparel?

Clothing Machine sells apparel for all ages.

How do businesses keep track of the online orders from their customers?

Members will be able to transparently keep track of their sales here

Online Buying

Why DirectVendors, can't I get the same stuff on Amazon & eBay?

DirectVendors features 4,000 companies, most of them will drop ship every product they manufacture.

Customers can browse 4,000 different web sites instead of looking at page after page of similar typefaces.

Many times pirated merchandise shows up on Amazon and eBay (especially bags and watches).

DirectVendors manufacturers ship their original products direct to the customer.

Main Treats revenue sharing supports our Local businesses, restaurants, content providers & community.

How I tell if the products on DirectVendors sites are counterfeit?

Too many online sites sell counterfeit goods, so only trust goods that are shipped directly from their manufacturers.

Since all manufacturers on DirectVendors ship goods direct to your customers, they can be trusted to be authentic.

Shipping / Billing

How does my package get shipped?

Each company has their own shipping preferences, mostly UPS, Fed Express and Postal.

DirectVendors provides all manufacturers our shipping account numbers to make it simple to track all packages.

If I order items from two different manufacturers do I pay the shipping fees twice?

Yes, customers pay shipping and any drop ship fees from all companies shipping directly to them.

DirectVendors cushions the extra shipping fee by using 10% of the shipped items price to discount its shipping.

When you buy on Amazon or eBay from different vendors you also pay shipping charges for each vendor.

Besides the shipping fee why is their an extra drop ship fee?

Most companies that drop ship directly to the consumer charge a drop ship fee.

Different fees exist for each company so DirectVendors must add on drop ship fees.

Why does Main Treats only take card and address information live on the phone?

All sites no matter how much security can be hacked, Main Treats uses unconventional steps to protect our data.

Main Treats refuses to put credit card information or street address data on any computer to avoid problems.

Credit cards and street numbers can not be entered onto any of our sites.

All financial data and street address are hand written, coded and secured by Main Treats.

Information to Help Your Interaction with Other Products

How Do Participating Local Businesses Get Access To Closeouts To Sell?

Buying group members that co-op our 1st direct mail piece will receive greater access to our featured closeouts

Our first closeouts are Scarves, shapes & other cover ups from Elizabeth Gillet, most of these are 1 of a kind samples.

Because every piece is different, it encourages shoppers to walk into each participating store on our circuits.

Consumers can create their own custom sets or subscriptions by reserving scarves or shapes they see in any of our participating business.

Closeouts can also be accessed as shopping rewards, by cashing in reward points & by exchanging merchandise.

Offers swapping reward points for closeouts and collectibles will randomly appear on our tracking sites.

Customer service operators use closeouts & collectibles to smooth some situations and reward others.

Customers can also get access to closeout products as swap replacements for difficult returns.

Can Main Treats member stores discount my products?

Members of Main Treats can't change the retail price manufacturers set.

Main Treats does not discount unless the manufacturer alters the retail price.

Main Treats> sticks to all manufacturers wishes, who sets their own retail and wholesale prices.

Is Main Treats a discounted seller of closeouts?

Closeouts make great business loss leaders, so yes Main Treats makes closeouts available to all buying group members.

Party Giveaways

Can manufacturers ship me cool guest giveaways for my upcoming party?

Main Treats & DirectVendors specializes in a wide range of unusual party gifts .

Choose from thousands of small gifts from hundreds of manufacturers who have agreed to supply your party needs.

Main Treats coordinates the approximate number of guests and the date of the party/event/occasion.

Find products for events, birthdays, graduations, holidays, weddings, divorces & other happy occasions & parties.

How many weeks in advance do I need to order for a party or event?

Depends on what you need, some manufacturers can work fast others may need a few weeks.

Selling Group

How We Help Brands

Products that test well, can get interest from the retailers, press & big brands we provide data to.

Main Treats can further help brands that offer drop shipped direct sales to consumers through DirectVendors.

Great selling products that do not offer drop shipped or direct sales to consumers can also be locally embedded.

Consumer relationships are opened to brands that reward consumers with our reward points.

How Do Manufacturers Generate Consumer Testimonials and Social Media?

Businesses host our picture book tours, scented soap samplers, themed socks, customized sets & subscriptions.

Participating restaurants, retailers & local businesses gather & provide Main Treats product testing data & reviews.

Brands that tip consumers participating in product comparing or testing can view their testimonials.

Posting testimonials on social media & blogs jump starts consumer awareness of new products & favorite brands.

Beyond social media, Main Treats organizes co-op advertising, direct mail & other advertising/marketing options.

How Do Manufacturers Split Profits?

Manufacturer/distributors split profits from their products & other vendors when creating Main Treats customers.

Manufacturers gift customers our collectible rewards by prompting consumers to buy directly through Main Treats.

Our shopping valets help consumers buy from manufacturers that drop ship, rebating your company in split profits.

How Do Wholesalers Split Our Profits ?

Wholesalers become our partner simply by splitting the shipping & cutting their fees.

When creating Main Treats customers, manufacturer or distributors will earn split profit commissions.

If your company can drop ship, then pointing potential customers to Main Treats starts splitting our profits.

Even when these customers place orders from other drop shippers, your company still splits any profits.

Distributors that split shipping to Main Treats customers splits our profits.

Distributors willing to split open cases, and drop ship to all of Embed Local's customers can split profits.

Besides gaining access to our members, Main Treats would split the shipping costs as an added incentive.

Non drop ship partners can split profits by shipping or trucking all products to our Sparta area office.

Discounting product to Main Treats can also open split profits.

Profits start to split as the customers you point towards us, tell customer service that your their hosted member.

Providing free or split shipping confirms the commissions made available to participating wholesaling members.

Commissions to distributors can also be confirmed by shipping or trucking all products to our Sparta area office.

All Main Treats members must be sponsored by a participating business member, but are allowed to change hosts.

Manufacturer or distributors do not have to discount all Main Treats members, just their hosted members.

Wholesalers would continue to profit from their registered customers other purchases, beyond their own products.

Create customers with online signs, mailers or texted, phoned, or emailed customer service recommendations.

How Do Manufacturers Connect to Consumers that Buy Direct?

Manufacturers can drop ship direct to consumers, or provide larger amounts to customer parties and events.

Buying Group

Why Should My Business Use a Buying Group?

Businesses need ways to buy from manufacturers that have large minimum order requirements and don't drop ship.

Main Treats also helps members buy together, giving them better rates & more focused buying strategies.

Linked independents can even the pricing, exclusivity, pop & the informational playing fields that chains receive.

Organizing group buying from manufacturers who make exclusives with chains & big box stores is our big objective.

Members will soon be able to boost their indy store's look using MainTreats display window and manikin program.

Main Treats display window and manikin program helps retailers try or buy one piece (for display or sale) at a time.

How Does Restaurant/Retailer Hosts Earn Money?

Hosts split the product sales profits from their old customers as well as the new customers & profits we bring.

Restaurants keep 100% of their regular sales, only profits from products added by Main Treats are split.

Businesses always keep 100% of any sales from products already in the store (not supplied by Main Treats).

Profits are split from drop shipped products, sets & samplers as well as our added on or embedding services.

When profits are split, the host splits their profits from their hosted members in half with Main Treats.

When host sells to a hosted member of another Main Treats business, then the profits are split in thirds.

Hosts that co-op our direct mail can also use our closeouts to attract customers with our circular coupons.

How Are Profit Split When Hosted Member Is Different Than The Selling Host?

Main Treats would split the profits three ways with 33 1/3 % going to each of the three.

Three way splits occur when a customer shops for Main Treats goods beyond their hosted business.

When Main Treats items are sold, the profits are split between the hosted business & the shop that sold our goods.

Profits are never split when participating business sell customers non Main Treats supplied products.

Only products supplied by Main Treats are always split by the host, not products the host business had supplied.

How Would The In-Store Taxes Be Handled?

The host business would collect taxes & be responsible for paying taxes on any in store sales.

Who Pays The Taxes For Dropped Shipped Product That Members Split Profits On?

Main Treats deducts the shipped product taxes & expenses before figuring the total profit on each product.

Can My Customers Buy Direct from Main Treats?

Your customers can’t order anything directly from Main Treats without crediting you, its our #1 policy.

Split profits from customer sales are always credited to your account through your affiliate program

Customers can opt out feeding your affiliate program, but must use another member to buy through Main Treats.

What Happens When Consumers Call Main Treats Directly?

We can not help customers that call directly without being referred by a retail, wholesale or content member.

This is unheard of from most capitalists, but Embed Local's retail, wholesale & content members always come first.

Main Treats takes each new customers name, town, state, phone number & email to help set up a local retailer.

What financial criteria is needed for a business to start?

Whether starting or linking to our content, Main Treats initial financial criteria are the same.

No minimum net worth, no minimum liquid assets, and no financing needed.

Average cash required in the range of .01 cent / house if you wish to be part of our mailings.

If we hit 10,000 Local homes an average share in each co-op direct mailing would be $100.

How Do Main Treats Members Generate Local Interest To Main Treats?

Business members can:


use social media

hand out fliers

send out emails

advertise locally

hang up in-store signs

attend community events

add messages on receipts

talk it up to your in-store customers

contact local press (print, radio and online).

Manufacturers can:


use social media

put links on their sites

talk it up by your customer service reps.

Content members can:

write articles and provide coverage about Main Treats

Publish images, descriptions & links to our drop shippers and any of their products.

Our Local Press Wants More Information About Main Treats, Who Can They Talk To?

Main Treats would love to be contacted for any editorial questions by your local press.

Connect them to Norman Scherer - Main Treats - - 917 822-1870

Spending Money On Products Using Our Valets

How does the Concierge Service work?

Embed Local's Main Treats offers a free product concierge service for your customers.

Customers can order in one place from over 4,000 manufacturers.

Our personal shopper service introduces your customers to many amazing companies. 

Customers enter their age, sex and the products or categories desired (and size if apparel).

Customers look over online products from supplied websites and email us what they like.

Main Treats fine tunes the sites sent to customers as emails are exchanged.

Our email confirms the details and we phone all customers direct for billing purposes.

A follow up email is sent to your customer with tracking information.

Spending Reward Points

What Closeout Merchandise Can Consumers Buy Using Reward Points?

Scarves, Tunics, Kimonos, Ruanas, Ponchos, Sarongs, Pareos & Other Cover-Ups From Elizabeth Gillett.

Reward Points can be cashed in for most products from Elizabeth Gillett.

These Elizabeth Gillett products will be featured at some of the hosts that help co-op our direct mail.

What Collectible Merchandise Can Consumers Buy Using Reward Points?

The bank of Ephemera Tchotchke's collectibles include

Art, cards, comics, props, promos, rare music, rare videos, shirts, TV guides & more.

Extreme incentives may include one of Jean Michel Basquiat's first artworks or Jimi Hendrix's briefcase.

Other top rewards include rare videos (like Clockwork Orange Uncut); old TV guides;

Revenge of the Jedi Variety insert; golden age Superman comics; psychedelic rock cards and comix;

Natural people; old playbills; promos and hundreds of other odd, amazing, rare & collectible prizes.

What Else Do Consumers Spend Their Reward Points On?

Reward Points are used by consumers to pay for:

Shipping on any DirectVendors purchase.

Sole access to collectibles.

Access to closeouts.

Access to glut.


(Collectibles are solely for consumers, no bloggers, online businesses, or any buying or selling group members).

Tipping credits are available to consumers quarterly based on the % amount of their current Main Treats holdings.

The customer service valet will use your acquired Reward Points to help you save.

What Do Manufacturers Spend Money On?

Manufacturers can pay for:

Data Collected From Book, Soap & Sock Sales, New Product Showcases, Custom Subs & Sets.

Rewarding/Tipping consumers who attend attractions, Providing reward points for consumer testimonials.

Doubling attraction consumers reward/tip for posting their product testimonials on social media.

Discounting or tipping hosts after participating in attractions with your product in their locations.

Splitting co-op ads in coupon circulars, local participating blogs, or helping to co-op direct mail.

Advertising opportunities at book, soap, sock & new product locations & other attractions.

Discounting or tipping content providers for coverage before and after sponsored attractions.

What Do Businesses Spend Money On?

Restaurants, retailers and other businesses can pay for:

Splitting direct mail pieces with other businesses involved.

Discounted wholesale product, based on chosen manufacturers buying group % discounts.

Splitting co-op ads in local blogs with manufacturers & other local businesses involved.

Tipping content providers for business coverage and reviews.

Wholesale buying group discounted shipping.

First access to closeouts to attract customers with our circular coupons.

Access to wholesale priced glut.

What Do Content Providers Spend Money On?

Content providers pay for:

Press only 25% discount (off retail priced purchases) from over 4,000 drop ship manufacturers.

Manufacturers wholesale discounts.

Discounted shipping on DirectVendors purchases.

Discounts on wholesale buying group shipping, even for personal shopping.

Wholesale priced glut.

Why Do You Have Such Cool Weird Collectibles?

I spent over 10 years working for Variety Newspaper & hitting video & cable conventions.

To promote my virtual shopping center, cross sellers, embedders & small labels I will purge my collection.


How Does My Package Get Shipped?

Each manufacturer, distributor and wholesaler has their own shipping preferences, mostly UPS, Fed Ex and USPS.

Main Treats does provide all suppliers our USPS, Fed Ex and UPS account numbers to simplify tracking packages.

Consumers can track their Main Treats packages by clicking here.

How Does The Discounted Shipping Work?

Every Product Consumers Purchase That Is Shipped, Generates a 10% Shipping Credit For That Shipped Item.

Spend $40, get $4 off the shipping cost, spend $60 get $6 off shipping, spend $15, get $1.50 off shipping.

Shipping Credits Can Only Be Used For The Product Currently Being Shipped That Created The 10% Discount.

How does my shipping get discounted when ordering from Direct Vendors?

This 10% reusable rebate from drop shipped online purchases is first used to credit the shipping of items bought.

If consumers cost was $50, $5 is applied to shipping, if the cost was $95, $9.50 will be used to credit the shipping.

If I Order Items from Two Different Manufacturers Do I Pay Shipping Fees Twice?

Yes, customers pay shipping and any drop ship fees from all companies shipping directly to them.

When you buy on Amazon or eBay from different vendors you also pay shipping charges for each vendor.

Customers can use accumulated Reward Points to discount shipping from both manufacturers.

Besides the Shipping Fee, Why is their an Extra Fee for Drop Shipping?

Most companies that drop ship directly to the consumer charge a drop ship fee.

How do we figure what drop ship fee to charge?

Each manufacture is allowed to determine their own drop ship fee, most range from $2 - $5 per order.

Manufacturers can set it per piece, per order or % of order (you can set the % up to 20% but no further).

The lower the drop ship fee the better chance of selling product to our members customers.

Different companies always have different fees so Main Treats must convey each drop ship fee to our customers.

But by using our Reward Points buyers shipping fees can be discounted.

How Do Drop Shipping Companies Figure What Drop Ship Fee to Charge?

Each company is allowed to determine their own drop ship fee, usually from $2 - $5 per order.

Manufacturers can set it per piece, per order or % of order (manufacturers can set the % up to 20% but no further).

Manufacturers know the lower the drop ship fee the better chance of selling product to our members customers.

How Does Main Treats Safely Record my Credit Card Number and Street Address?

Credit cards and street numbers can not be entered online on any of our sites.

Even with security, all sites can be hacked. Main Treats takes extra steps to prevent being a hackers target.

Main Treats does not put credit card information or street addresses on any computer to avoid future problems.

Main Treats logs all credit card data and street address information by phone, to a live person.

All financial data, credit card numbers and street address are also coded by Norman Scherer, owner of Main Treats.

Is All Drop Shipping Confined to the United States?

All drop shipments and scented soap sampler sales will be domestic, for now.

When U.S. customers sample any of our products and want refills of any book, soap or socks Main Treats will abide.

Is This A Typical Tracking Site That Simply Links To The Shipping Companies Like Postal, UPS & Fed Ex?

Our tracking valets adds layers that change everything - collectibles, closeouts, promos, glut,

shipping discounts & the newest products.

I'm Impatient, Can Local Cross Sellers Deliver Instead of Shipping?

Cross sellers will start soap, socks & book deliveries to locals in NJ in the Spring of 2018.

Which Shipping Company Is Delivering My Order (Postal, UPS or FedEX)?

Our drop shippers choose any shipping method they wish, customers will be sent tracking numbers and carrier info.

Customers put their tracking numbers into our tracking site that perpetually give special limited offers.

How Does Main Treats Shipping Page Draw Customers Into the Next Buy?

Consumers can track the progress of their packages while waiting at home or taking time at work.

Our shipping page motivates active customers to keep on shopping to bypass the exit ramp of tracking functions.

Our express lane is ignited by deals, discounts, closeouts, collectibles & products to keep customers on track.

Customers are approached with special offers using Main Treats rewards, when reserved the motivation starts.

What Triggers These Offers & Bonuses, and When Does the Express Lane Close?

Triggered by shipping confirmations, random special offers are revealed after checking tracking activity.

Offers from our shipping site express lane become void when customers are alerted that their package has arrived.


Why Does Main Treats Include Editorial Content?

Internet content relevant to each industry is essential to the players in each markets ecosystem. All retail businesses should identify rising products fueling new trends.

Knowledge of the changing market is vitally important to any business that wants to stay on top.

Content helps identify rising products new trends, and shows the paths that other businesses are blazing.

Main Treats links to thousands of sources of content using several themed editorial menus.

Most content points to different online magazines, blogs, forums and articles from other online sources.

Participating businesses can link their websites to these free theme guides to become an online information and content source. 

Our themed editorial menus can attract new local customers and expand relationships with old customers.

Tipping content providers is one of the ways that Main Treats will help to monetize bloggers.

Why Can't I Just Use Google to Search for Content Providers I Want to Browse?

Having all the media options organized by theme makes researching markets a cinch.

Themed editorial sources are organized alphabetical making them easier to find again.

What other content sites are coming?

In late 2018, other content menus will be organized around Bags, Jewelry, Scarves and other Accessories.

How can blogs, forums or other sources of editorial be added to the content list?

Consumers can email the url to, we will add reward points to your account as a bonus if relevant. We will look it over, find cool stories to recommend and add it to the mix. Thanks!

Why are all of the editorial not up to date?

They will be at launch, other tasks needed more attention for our Feb 2018 launch.

As Embed Local's Main Treats grows, new content sites will be built and updated more often.

Food Criteria

What Criteria May Be Used In Our Testings?

appearance, aroma, flavor, touch, feel in mouth, sound, after taste,

overall pleasure, overall appreciation


color intensity, compactness, elasticity, geometrical shape, limpidity, moist look, paleness, shade, shape, shininess, skin surface, tanning, thickness


aromatic, fishy, floral fresh, pungent, smokey, sour, spicy, sweet


acidic, bitter, bland, cool, creamy, earthy, fatty, fizzy, fresh, fruity, hot, milky, moist, nutty, pasty, pungent, salty, sharp, sourish, smokey, spicy, sweet, woody, zesty


elasticity, firmness, mealiness, oily, skin consistency, skin thickness, temperature, tenderness, texture (rough or smooth), thickness

feel in mouth

chewy, creaminess, crispiness, crumbly, denseness, elasticity, fattiness, fibrousness, firmness, fresh, graininess, juiciness, mealiness, moistness, sour, spicy, sponginess, stickiness, texture, tenderness, thickness


bubbly, crackly, crispy, crunchy, fresh, snappy, popping

after taste

persistence of mouth sensation

overall pleasure

overall appreciation

What Criteria Will Be Used In Our Product Testings?

Product attributes will include appearance, characteristics, clarity, detail, expenses of use, feel, function, lifetime, maintenance, price, safety, service facilities, value, variables of usage & weightings against similar products.

Other criteria categories are overall appreciation, overall essential characteristics, overall functionality, overall performance and overall pleasure.

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Why Do People Go to Restaurants?



for dating

spend time w family

dress up

meet friends

impress friends


see and be seen

clubhouse hangout


seeking good times and pleasure

mix to achieve status boosting

subject for future conversations

feel welcome at local gathering place

pleasant ambiance

like vibe and music

a memorable place to share an emotional experience

a hideaway for emotional nurturing

expect a certain level of service

offer a sense of normalcy

relaxed atmosphere

old favorite


can't cook

to tired to cook

bored of cooking

don't want to clean up

addicted to a certain dish

craving a certain food you enjoy

food hard to replicate at home

eating within creation dietary needs or food allergies


can't mix drinks like they do

relationship with the bartender

versatility of interaction with locals

flexibility of seating based on prey


trying different cuisines

curious to taste

eat food thats hard to replicate

figure out different recipes and ingredients used

eat food that you usually have no access to

breaking out of monotony of daily routines

new restaurant openings

conquer the fear of the unknown places that aren't chains

heard good things


hungry at moment

thirsty at moment

close to destination when traveling


open at right time of day

get out of house

change of scenery and environment

child friendly

branded name usually has consistent quality

special occasions

celebrations - birthday, anniversary




balloons, crayons, coloring place-mats, games, puzzles, happy meal prizes


get to know clients on a personal level

helps lighten up business meetings

helps w early stages of business relationship

smooths old business relationships

can seat a large party quickly

can provide special seating


special nights

happy hours

coupon discounting

gift card

won contest voucher

bought a discounted voucher

on discount plan

marketing opportunities to make customers loyal

Click Here to Find Out Who is Norman Scherer

How Can I Add Questions?

How can I ask questions that are not in this FAQ?

Email Norman at

Your question should be added to the FAQ pages after emailing you the answer as well.


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