Online stamp dealing with ethical standards, valuable resources, and a supportive community for a safer and more enjoyable philatelic experience.
IPDA members gain a competitive advantage by adhering to our Code of Ethics, showcasing their commitment to transparency and ethical practices in the online stamp dealing industry.
IPDA provides its members with access to industry insights, trends, and best practices, empowering them to stay informed and adaptable in the ever-changing philatelic landscape.
Foster a vibrant community where knowledge, insights, and experiences are shared, thus enhancing the understanding and enjoyment of the hobby for all involved.
We understand the hurdles and uncertainties you face as you delve into the digital world of stamp dealing.
The challenges in establishing trust and credibility with collectors in the online marketplace, making it difficult for you to grow and maintain a good reputation.
The frustration and concern about the negative impact unethical dealers have on your industry, potentially causing you to doubt your own ability to succeed in the online philatelic market.
We understand the challenges and frustrations faced by stamp dealers in the online marketplace. You recognize the need for a trusted platform that can help you establish credibility and build a positive reputation with collectors.
We acknowledge the difficulties faced by dealers due to unethical practices and wants to support them in their pursuit of success.
We have experience and credibility as a non-profit organization established in 2002. We promote ethical standards within the philatelic community. By offering membership, resources, and a strict Code of Ethics, we demonstrate authority and commitment to improving the online stamp dealing industry. We collaborate with other philatelic associations and stay informed about industry trends, events, and regulations to ensure our members have the support and knowledge you need to succeed.
Enjoy achievements and growth with IPDA’s ethical principles and provided support
leading to a flourishing and secure online stamp dealing experience.
By joining IPDA, you can effectively avoid these potential pitfalls and failures within the online philatelic marketplace.
Missing out on valuable networking opportunities and industry connections that could lead to business growth and development.
Reputation damage due to association with unethical practices or untrustworthy dealers, which could result in decreased sales and customer dissatisfaction.
Not adapting to the evolving online marketplace, which could lead to reduced visibility, missed opportunities, and ultimately, business stagnation or decline.
Failing to stay informed about new stamp issues, changes in technology, and trends in the wholesale and retail of postage stamps, which could hinder their competitiveness in the market.
Legal or regulatory issues stemming from a lack of awareness or understanding of industry-related rules, such as import/export regulations, taxation laws, and mailing requirements.
IPDA services for members to excel in the online stamp dealing industry through enhanced knowledge, collaboration, and support.
For 2023 the joining fee is USD $25 and the annual membership fee is USD $25. Existing members pay a renewal fee of USD $25 or if a member renews for a 4 year period the fee is USD $75.
Yes, and we encourage that. You can download the logo as a jpg file from the Members area.
We do not have scheduled activities at the moment. We will keep Members advised of plans through the Monthly Newsletter. We welcome any suggestions from members for activities, remembering of course that with a global membership participation is generally limited to online participation.
We publish a monthly Newsletter in which we will tell members of IPDA activities. We also will be writing on the IPDA blog that is on the home page of the IPDA web site and will use this channel to communicate to members and others. We also keep members up to date by writing on our IPDA Facebook page, Linkedin, Twitter and Instagram pages which Members are encouraged to join and of course contribute to.
Yes, the IPDA has a Facebook page and a presence on Linkedin, Twitter and Instagram. Look for the links bottom left on each page footer.
Mostly we spend the membership fees on web site domain registration and other web site costs and general advertising. All expenditures are accounted for, we have a treasurer and an auditor, and we comply with the “Florida Not For Profit Corporation Act” including the appropriate annual filings. We also have a Business Plan for 2022 which sets out some initiatives which may require funding. Any such initiatives are only undertaken after the Board of Directors have approved them and the membership has endorsed them at the Annual General Meeting.
This program has seen a number of new members join and become established dealers. Sellers who would not initially have met all the IPDA entry requirements are now practicing as dealers collectors can confidently buy from.
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