FAQ’s

1. How do I find my closest organic shop?

Go to the home page, in the “search” field type “shop” and in the “near” field type your suburb or post code and hit enter. A list will appear with the closest shops. You can increase or decrease the search radius by dragging the toggle to the left or right, then hit “update”. You can also choose one of the options from the drop down, for example “closest”.

Alternatively you can use the “Advanced Search” option located to the right of the home page.

2. How do I find my closest organic cafe?

Go to the home page, in the “search” field type “cafe” and in the “near” field type your suburb or post code and hit enter. A list will appear with the closest cafes. You can increase or decrease the search radius by dragging the toggle to the left or right, then hit “update”. You can also choose one of the options from the drop down, for example “closest”.

Alternatively you can use the “Advanced Search” option located to the right of the home page.

3. Can I search for a particular product?

Yes. Go to the home page, type in to the “search” field the name of the product you’re looking for e.g. “cosmetics” and in the “near” field type your suburb or postcode and hit enter. A list will appear with the closest shops where you can buy organic cosmetics. You can increase or decrease the search radius by dragging the toggle to the left or right, then hit “update”. You can also choose one of the options from the drop down, for example “closest”.

Alternatively you can use the “Advanced Search” option located to the right of the home page.

4. I know the name of the business – how do I find them on your site?

Start typing in the name of the business in the search field, wait a few seconds and select from the options that display.

5. How organic are the cafes?

To be listed on Guide To Organics the cafes need to be at least 70 per cent organic. I recommend reading the description of the cafe within the listing.

6. Can I list my business?

It really depends.

  • If you’re an organic cafe you need to be at least 70 per cent organic. From all the businesses I’ve interviewed I can promise you it’s extremely difficult for a cafe to operate 100% organic however Guide To Organics tries to weed out the businesses who claim to be organic or are using “Organic” in their name who are far from organic!
  • If you’re an organic shop you need to be at least 70 per cent organic, or a certified organic retailer. There are exceptions to this rule, for example, a large food supermarket who has a section allocated for organic products and fresh produce, like The Organic Pantry on the Gold Coast – they have a large range of organic products located within the FoodWorks store. What we try to avoid is listing a business who has very little organic items in the shop.
  • If you’re an online shop, you need to have at least one range of certified organic products for sale.
  • If you’re a butcher, you need to sell a selection of certified organic meat.
  • If you’re a beauty salon, you need to have available for customers a range of certified organic products that the customer can choose to use for their facials, etc.
  • The hairdressing section of the site is currently under review as there isn’t technically an “organic” colouring system available. Chemicals do exist within the products although there are claims that certain colouring systems are less toxic than others. This section will be updated soon.
  • If you’re a dry cleaner you need to be offering a green solution such as liquid silicone as one of your dry cleaning methods. Not organic, but at least non-toxic.
  • If you’re a food coach, you need to be teaching organic principles in your classes (but really, who promotes chemicals and pesticides?).
  • If you’re a farmers market, you need to have at least one certified organic supplier.

7. How much does it cost to list my business?

The fees vary depending on the type of listing you’d like: a standard listing, featured listing or featured category listing. Please contact me to discuss which listing would work best for your business.

The subscription runs yearly, from 1st July to 30th June. If you join part way through the year the fee is pro-rated.

Charges do not apply to farmers markets.

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  • Lee

    Hi there Kali, wondering if I could find out the cost for listing my business?
    Warm regards
    Lee

    • GuideToOrganics

      Hi Lee, thanks for your message. I’ve just sent you an email 🙂
      Kind regards,
      Kali

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