Rug Association Members
rugrag.com seeks to improve industry reprepresentation and honest
online sale practices thru promoting specific selling standards and
item verifications*. This assures the buyer that the seller
subscribes to a high level of ethical standard in its online
advertising and representation. Verifications assure the buyer that a
member of our network of trustworthy Oriental Rug professionals has
individually reviewed the item in question. Verifications are a
courtesy we offer to the public specifically through Rug Rag Certified
merchants and participating rra Platinum sellers.
rugrag.com services benefit consumers thru sellers and industry
members: We receive no commission from the sellers we award badges, nor do we
collect membership fees. We do not play favorites and all
online rug retailers may apply to be RugRag.com members. However, we
reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to invite or decline application for sellers to
participate in this program. There
may be sellers who do not qualify as an RRA member if they are known to
engage in improper, misleading advertising or disreputable practices.
A rug rag associate (RRA) is a reputable online vendor of oriental rugs.
As a member, the seller has generally demonstrated good faith effort in
accurately describing information about their rugs which includes
Country of Origin, Age, Genre and other characteristics of a rug
relevant to aiding buyers making informed purchasing decisions. RRA
members are recognized by Rug Rag with either of the two badges seen to
As a more advanced Rug Rag Associate, the seller receives an additional
badge recognizing quality of representation for goods they are
selling. In turn, the seller is also recognizing the efforts of RugRag.com to promote the best selling standards in the industry.
|RRA Platinum Seller:
The highest stage before becoming a RRA Certified Seller.
The seller has up to 25% of their online inventory RugRag Verified with
minimum photograph representation (Photos 1 & 4,
more if needed) or is preparing to have items verified by Rug Rag. The
seller also demonstrates active efforts or already meets our Rug Rag Industry Standards.
RRA Gold Seller: The second highest stage before becoming a RRA Certified Seller. The seller is a recognized member demonstrating good faith effort in advertising their items properly, but has no current verified items and may not plan to have any. The seller also shows interest in our free seller services on a trial basis, and recognizes our Industry Standards.
RugRag.com only verifies items for Platinum or Certified sellers. RRA sellers (Certified, Platinum & Gold
Levels) are highly differentiated from "competition" when recognized by
Rug Rag as distinguished e-tailers of Oriental Rugs. While RugRag.com
recognizes efforts of RRA sellers, this does not
guarantee authenticity of any one item being hand knotted: We strongly
encourage both buyers and sellers to excersize our item-by-item
verification. Buyers may request a
seller to have the item authenticated through us without charge.
Buyers may also have items authenticated
independently through us for a nominal fee if the seller is an RRA Gold
While RugRag.com does not guarantee 100% perfect information,
the verifications are a highly educated analysis made by our expert staff, as an independent third party.
* Sample Verification
If you are a Seller of Oriental Rugs Interested in being a part of
The Rug Rag Affiliate program for free, contact us