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Buyers

No. Buyer Memberships are for businesses that want to earn rewards and save extra money.

For orders of 12 plants and under, you do not need an import permit.

If you anticipate that you will be buying more than 12 plants at a time in the future, we would highly recommending getting an import permit with the USDA. It is free and usually takes less than a week.

Plants Without Borders is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Our company is registered in Nevada, and we have personnel in the Philippines, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, and Kenya.

The plants are shipped directly from the grower to your location. We currently have growers representing the following countries: Indonesia, Thailand, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Colombia.

Yes, our plants are guaranteed to arrive alive. Plants Without Borders will provide a refund or replacement for any plants that are Dead-on-Arrival. You can read more details here.

Yes, qualified Buyers can pay in up to 12 monthly installments for purchases up to $17,500. You can read more details here.
Sellers provide transportation unless stated otherwise. The Cost of Freight is based on your location and is calculated for you at Checkout.
For some plants, Sellers may be open to Offers above a certain quantity. Click on the "Make an Offer" button and submit your Offer.

Products up for auction will have the words "Current bid" and "Start price" on the Product page. Enter your bid and click "Place bid." If you win the auction, you will receive an alert.

Sellers

50% before, and 50% after. Here are the steps:

  1. Buyer places an order on Plants Without Borders. The Seller receives the order and customer information.
  2. 50% of the Product Value + Cost of Freight is paid upon issuance of the phytosanitary certificate or 48 hours before the plants are exported.
  3. The remaining 50% of the Product Value - Spoilage - Sales Incentive (commission) is paid no later than 7 business days after the Buyer has received and inspected the product.

Plants Without Borders is an online marketplace run by a Filipino family-owned Cooperative based in the United States. Members of our Cooperative can list their inventory for sale on our marketplace.

We are a Nevada Corporation and a holder of both an Import Permit and Protected Plant Permit issued by the United States Department of Agriculture.

The Plants Without Borders Cooperative also provides the following services to its Members:

Financing

One of the benefits of e-commerce is the option to integrate with technology partners who can provide financing. Through our integration with Shopify, we can offer Buyers the option to pay for their order in 12 monthly installments, while the Seller receives full payment.

Sales

Our monthly transaction volume has increased more than 3000% since we launched in May of 2021. Being headquartered in the United States gives our sales team easier access to the United States market. We regularly meet with our Members to share important market information and buyer feedback.

Consulting

Members of our Cooperative also receive access to various Professional Services, including: Business Matching, Sales Training, and Referrals to Service Providers.

Logistics

Members of our Cooperative also benefit from our access to logistics service providers. Some of the large logistics providers require that a company is based in the United States.

Cost Breakdown

Starter Membership

  • $131.51/month
  • $1,578.14 annually

Gold Membership

  • $657.56/month
  • $7,890.70 annually

Professional Membership

  • $15,781.40/month
  • 1315.11666667 annually

You can read the details in our Member Benefit Schedule.

Every Seller has the freedom to produce any product they desire to. Here's how Plants Without Borders can help Sellers access the information they need to reduce the risk of overproduction:

  • Direct feedback from Buyers
  • Data collection
  • Contract growing (eliminates inventory risk)

Plants Without Borders is an online marketplace, exactly like a farmer's market. Although Plants Without Borders is not a broker, we can be an additional sales channel for your products.

Plants Without Borders is headquartered in California. The company is registered in the State of Nevada, and all of our employees work remotely.

Yes. Plants Without Borders has two Permits issued by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA):

  1. APHIS Import Permit #: 537-21-286-06758A1
  2. APHIS Protected Plant Permit #: 550-22-79-00258
Through our integration with Shop Pay, from Shopify.
Shopify is an e-commerce software provider, and it is the platform that Plants Without Borders is built on.
You list your own prices for sale.

You are completely free to continue utilizing your existing relationships with your brokers.

You are completely free to continue managing your existing relationships with Buyers.