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ORU Market is an Enterprise Software and Information Technology company that offers one-stop global social sharing, financial, trade and marketing software tools to its members.  The company was founded to offer its members and subscribers a wide range of tools to succeed in commerce and life. Basic membership is free to all members while  Premium Membership offers enhanced tools and capabilities for a small monthly fee of $5.95.



Through its unique structure, offering its software as a service, ORU seeks to strengthen local communities and build strong social relationships that encourage people to participate in commerce, education, and helping others to succeed in a rapidly evolving smart IT centric environment.



ORUPAY,  is a sophisticated global smartphone platform software technology, designed and created by ORU to enable members to make instantaneous payments to other members or merchants from their MYMONEY account through the web and through smartphone devices, without paying any fees or commissions.



The ORUCARD, also known as the ORU Visa® Prepaid Card,  software platform is a benefit available to Premium Members which offers great reward back opportunities on purchases made at ORU merchants. 



Register, participate, share and get paid.  List your products, services or stores and businesses.  Create and receive rewards and incentives using ORU ( ORU Quantum).  Market and Advertise your products and services to  local and global members.  Receive cash participation incentives each Saturday and use ORUPAY to reward others or to receive rewards instantly.  Participate in the only network that pays a reward back to ORU members through incentive based participation income, in an effort to build sustainable communities and establish strong social relationships.



Use the Premium Membership Protocol Advocacy Program to get paid for sharing ORU with others.



Pursue your passions and dreams and receive rewards for doing it.  Increase your happiness and decrease your stress.  



CHANGE THE WORLD, STARTING WITH YOURS™



We are Advocates for a Better Life - Pay It Forward


ORUtopian is the endearing term that has come to identify the members of the ORU Market.  Are you an ORUtopian yet?



 


Using the ORU Market is simple.  You can register for your free basic ORU Market account on the ORU Market website or the ORU Market iPhone / Android App and immediately you have a universe of possibilities, benefits and tools at your fingertips.  Upgrade to ORU Premium Membership for a one time activation fee of $30.94 and a small monthly membership fee of $5.95 and get ORUPAY, ORUTRAVEL, ORU QUANTUM and your ORUCARD and start receiving great rewards on purchases made at ORU merchants. ORU Premium Member incentive participation payments are paid each Saturday. Once you have registered you will be issued your very own ORU Share Code.   You can list products, services, stores and businesses in the ORU Market.   You can buy, sell, trade or swap with all other ORU members in the world.  You have secure messaging options and live chat to communicate with your fellow Orutopians.



ORUCARD is the ORU Visa® Prepaid Card



 


There are a variety of ways to generate income for yourself in the ORU Market.  We will cover them here.  As additional methods become available we will list them in this FAQ.



Method 1: List your product in the ORU Market and sell that product to another Member.  Members can get paid with MYFUNDS or ORU's  ( ORU Quantum )



Method 2: List your service in the ORU Market and provide that service to another Member.  Members can get paid with MYFUNDS or ORU's  ( ORU Quantum )



Method 3: List your business or store in the ORU Market.  Members who visit can take advantage of the products you sell and discount.  Member customers can pay with MYFUNDS or ORU's  ( ORU Quantum)



Method 4: Advertise your products, services and businesses / stores to other members and receive advertising participation rebates each Saturday. 



Method 5: Become an ORU Premium Member and earn additional rewards incentive participation payments each week. Get all the benefits of the ORUPAY global payment technology platform and get the ORUCARD as a benefit to withdraw funds.



Method 6: Share ORU with others and get paid the ORU Protocol sharing bonus.



 



 



 



 



 


ORU Premium Membership is ORU Saas  (Software as a Service), an upgrade from ORU Basic membership, which is free to all people. As a Premium Member you get benefits such as the ORUPAY global software payment platform, ORUTRAVEL and the ORUCARD which is the ORU Visa® Prepaid Card and its own software portal.





Premium Members also participate in one of the most generous give back programs ever introduced by a company.  Think of it as a way we say: "thank you for your participation" and an acknowledgement you deserve for supporting and using the ORU services.



Premium membership is optional.  Basic membership is free but if you want to take advantage of the extra software benefits, you can go to your account section and click on "Premium Membership" to upgrade.


Software as a service (SaaS) is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. It is sometimes referred to as "on-demand" software. SaaS is typically accessed by users using a web browser or mobile device.  SaaS has become a common delivery model for many business applications, including office and messaging software, payroll processing software, DBMS software, management software, CAD software, development software, gamification, virtualization, account, collaboration, customer relationship management (CRM), management information systems (MIS), enterprise resource planning (ERP), invoicing, human resource management (HRM), talent acquisition, content management (CM) and others.



ORU Market is an Enterprise Software and Information Technology company that offers its software capabilities both for free and by subscription to its members on a non-exclusive license basis.



Components of the ORU Network, as individual SaaS components are:



ORU Chat: Messaging Software



ORU Pay: Payment Software



ORU Mail: Communications and Mail Software



ORU Organization: (CRM), (HRM)



ORU Advertising and Promotion: Content Management



ORU Sentinel: Security and Cyber Protection Software



ORU Travel: Reservation and Booking engine for all your travel needs



ORU Quantum: An community currency that unlocks rewards and discounts.


The ORU Store Network represents and includes all ORU Members who have committed to accept or extend ORUS at their place of business and stores in the form of store discounts, payments or store rewards.  They will accept ORUS for their services and products as represented on their own store page or offer a discount on their goods and services, measured in ORUS.  Once you have selected to be on the ORU Store network, you can create your own free unique store page which will represent to visitors what product or service you are willing to accept ORUS for, and when you are willing to accept ORUS for your products and services, as well as indicate what discount(s) you are willing to provide in ORUS.  When ORU Members travel the world and want to inquire which business or service provider accepts ORUS and ORUPay, they simply click on “stores” in the menu and input the category and place.  All businesses and service providers who accept ORUPay or provide discounts by accepting ORUS will appear in the listing window.  Simply click on the listing and if you choose to visit the store, you already know what is for sale in ORUS, what discounts are offered and when.  As an ORU Premium Member you can then use ORUPAY, ORUCARD or any other method of payment offered by the store to pay instantly for any product or service offered by the store or get a discount offered by the store.



 


ORU Market takes abusive and offensive content very seriously.  We have built safety mechanisms into the network that try to keep all the members safe from potentially harmful and offensive content. We have also created a pro-active function called: REPORT OFFENSIVE so that our members can participate in keeping our network safe.  As an ORU Member, if you ever see any postings or listings that violate our Sentinel content policies, all you have to do is click on the "View Profile" link in the offending listing.  At the bottom of the profile you see a link named: REPORT OFFENSIVE. When you click on it, you will have an instant form where you can report the offensive content, a description of the offensive content, the link to the offensive content and upload a screen shot of the content.  Then click "REPORT" and it will immediately be sent to our compliance team.  Action is usually taken within minutes.



We thank all of our members for staying vigilant and for their support in keeping the ORU Market safe and happy for everyone.


ORU can be used wherever ORU is accepted within our private membership environment and only by our Premium Members.  ORU are a limited license to a digital widget that embeds information useful to members in relation to discounts, rewards, events, attractions and other benefits offered to and by ORU Members.


A complementary currency is used to supplement a national currency. It is an agreement to use a medium of exchange that is not usually legal tender. The purpose is to protect and stimulate a particular economy. A complementary currency aims to protect and strenghten a community and strenghten a territory.  ORU are not a complementary currrency but instead a license to a highly sophisticated widget which can be purchased and used only by ORU Premium Members.  An ORU unlocks benefits, discounts and rewards within our private membership network.


A community currency is a type of complementary currency that has the explicit aim to support and build more equal, connected and sustainable societies. The ORU Quantum is a type of  community currrency and a highly sophisticated widget, the license to which  can be purchased and used by only ORU Premium Members.  An ORU Quantum Widget unlocks benefits, discounts and rewards within our private membership network.


The ORU Marketplace does not require an investment. Members register for free or upgrade to Premium Membership.  Premium Membership carries a one-time activation fee of $30.94 and a small monthly membership payment of $5.95 per month and can be cancelled at any time and for any reason.


No,  ORU Market is not a barter exchange.  The ORU Market acts as a clearing facilitator for the informal exchange of products and services on a noncommercial basis. It does not charge a membership fee for basic membership, barter fee, commissions or facilitation fees. 



 


ORU Market is not a broker. A broker is an individual or party that arranges transactions between a buyer and a seller for a commission when the deal is executed. A broker who also acts as a seller or as a buyer becomes a principal party to the deal. While the ORU Market technologically facilitates the exchanges in the marketplace, it does not charge any fees for this.  As a facilitator, the ORU Market engages in the activity of facilitation where we help a group of people understand their common objectives and assist them in how to achieve these objectives. In doing so, the ORU Market remains neutral and does not take a particular position in the discussion. The ORU Market does not receive, nor charge a fee or commission to act as a facilitator.


Quantum computing makes use of quantum mechanical phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement to perform operations on data. Quantum computers are different from digital computers based on transistors. Whereas digital computers require data to be encoded into binary digits (bits), each of which is always in one of two definite states ( 0 or 1 ), quantum computation uses quantum bits ( qubits ), which can be in superpositions of states ( 0 and 1 at the same time)



An example to show the difference between quantum computing and digital "classic" computing would be the test of the maze.



Imagine you are in the center of a very large maze and you are asked to find your way out in the fastest possible way.  You would start to move as quickly as possible, encountering dead-ends and wrong turns along the way until you finally exit the maze.  Now imagine that we could make you faster and faster and faster still.  You still would be just one person trying very rapidly to exit the maze.  Think of this in context with digital computing.



Now imagine that instead of you being just one person, we could make you into millions of people. And we would tell the millions of you to go and find the way out of the maze.  Each one of you would go in a different direction at the same time at incredible speed.  Certainly one of you would find the exit to the maze in a matter of milliseconds.  That is quantum computing.



In the last 2 years, quantum computing construction and on-going research has progressed tremendously. The scalability of quantum computers is being addressed by new technology partners entering the industry and old established giants who are spending significant money in research and development. There is a promising future for semi-conductor based quantum computing, even though super-conductor based systems seem to be coming along nicely. In any case, the future of quantum computing looks very bright indeed.



 


ORU is pronounced as follows:   " Oh Ru "


The ORU Market has designed a sophisticated marketing, communication and advertising software platform that is available, as a benefit,  to all ORU Members.  Members can use this platform to create advertising and marketing messages about their products, services, businesses or stores.  They can select their audience based on advanced demographic filters.  Members can subscribe to the categories of their choice and the advertising they want to receive. They can also select to not receive advertising from fellow members.  ORU Members pay a small fee for these services and by doing so they automatically participate in the ORU weekly monetary advertising rebate participation income incentive program that pays a cash reward to the members each Saturday.


Registration for an account in the ORU Market is absolutely free. Once you are a member, you can start posting your products, services, businesses and stores right away, by using all the software tools made available to the ORU Market. Once you have published your free listing, you can use the powerful ORU Marketing and Advertising functions to share directly with a local or global ORU Member audience you specifically target and select.  Simply click on ORU Advertising in your account section and create your own custom promotion, communication or advertisement.  For a minimal fee you can then broadcast your advertisement and look forward to great responses.  But that is not the best part ----  Each week ORU Market pays ORU participation Income to Premium Members as an incentive payment.  ORU Members receive this payment each Saturday.



In addition, members can upgrade to ORU Premium Membership and start using ORUPAY, ORU Travel and the ORUCARD software with other members and businesses on the ORU Network.  ORU Premium Members can also withdraw their bonus funds to the ORUCARD if they so desire.



 


“Advocate” - a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause”



ORU - Advocates for a better life



Participation Advocacy Marketing is a brand new form of marketing that emphasizes getting existing members or customers to talk about and participate in an organization and its products or services. More than 80% of shoppers research online before buying, and having people publicly advocating the product or service, gives great credibility to an organization.



In a 2015 report by Nielsen, a global information and research organization, it was found that 83% of consumers placed the most trust in the recommendations of friends and family. Furthermore, 66% trusted the opinions of consumers and people they found online.



Advocacy works because people are more likely to trust their peers than direct advertising. When someone asks a friend about their experiences with a particular product, service or company, the feedback is significantly more impactful than any marketing campaign could hope to attain.



Advocacy marketing is also one of the most affordable methods of acquiring new members and customers because it leverages previous investments in the services or products provided.  Happy members and customers tend to talk about products and services without being prompted to do so, which leads to many new happy members and customers.



Even in our name: ORU, the significance of our mission is defined.  The word ORU means “weaving” and “to be humble”, “to do something”  Our logo, the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet “Phi” means all things in perfect harmony and unity and of course the acronym of ORU: One Race United, all people participating and getting rewarded in a network doing the things they already do on a daily basis.



Through our software products and services, we strive to provide our members and customers with the tools to improve their lives.  As a global organization we advocate the strengthening and building of strong social relationships and communities. To encourage people from all walks of life to participate in commerce, education and most importantly, to help others succeed as well.



The ORU Participation Advocacy Rewards program, named Protocol, was specifically designed to give back to our members and customers, the resources needed to live a better life. The ORU Participation Advocacy program is a supplement to the ORU participation income philosophy that, by giving more, you receive much more in return.



ORU Participation Advocacy as a program is one of most impactful things our organization has ever done to accomplish the building of long lasting meaningful relationships with our most dedicated members and fans and to empower the organic word of mouth both online and offline.



 


“Protocol” - a procedure for carrying out a set of rules governing the exchange or transmission of data and information.



While our organization is technically defined as an Enterprise Software and Services company, we are so much more than that.  We have worked for years to redefine the status quo in traditional transactional behavior.  We have created sophisticated but easy-to-use tools such as ORUPay, ORUMail, ORU Social, ORU QUANTUM, ORUChat, ORURewards, ORU Advertising / Promotion, ORU Travel and ORUCard to help people succeed in everyday life with more efficiency and less stress.



We have made some of these software benefits and services available for free and then decided to create a subscription model for our more advanced products.  In creating this “software as a service” model, we realized through years of research and experience that the majority of the people we envision using our network would find the normal established cost of these types of products prohibitive.  In order to create excitement for our members and customers we had to come up with an affordable subscription plan that would be accessible to most people.  And we did it.  For a mere $5.95 a month we established the Premium Membership option and the ORU Advocacy Protocol Rewards Program, side by side with our ORU participation income program.



Not only did we create a way to make our Premium Membership affordable to all people but, in addition, we found a way to fulfill our lifelong mission to give back to the very people who make our network, and thereby our mission, a success.  To give back, and to give back generously so that we can provide additional resources to our members to enhance their livelihoods and their communities.



This generosity is on clear display in the ORU Advocacy Rewards Program called: Protocol



Protocol consists of layers, just like our organization has layers of sophistication, layers of commitment, layers of services or products and layers of technology, so does Protocol have layers of rewards.



We decided to incorporate 10 layers within the Protocol program.  To us, the number 10 has a profound significance.  The Greek philosopher and mathematician, Pythagoras considered the number 10, the symbol of the universe and it expressed the whole of human knowledge.  The sum of 5 + 5, the number 10 represents the two opposite current directions of the conscience: involution and evolution.



Roman architect and statesman, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa called the number 10, the number of all numbers and the universal number; the complete number marking the full course of life.  The attribution to a sense of totality, the achievement, the return to the unit after the development of the cycle of the first nine numbers.



To finish the architecture of Protocol we decided to add an additional dimension to the layers.  We decided to make them infinitely wide.



It seems like with ORU, we are all about numbers and in the case of Protocol, we are all about making the numbers work for you.



Through Protocol, ORU gives back an appreciation reward, a way of saying “thank you, we acknowledge that you have limited time and are fortunate you are spending some of that time participating in our network”  How many networks, social or otherwise, are you familiar with in 2018 that generously give back to the very people who made them successful and wealthy?  We are not familiar with many, if any.



The power of Protocol is derived from advocacy, plain and simple.  Sharing something that makes you happy and gives you fulfillment is a powerful statement.  Advocating this feeling of social sharing to others,  gives Protocol unlimited possibilities.



Protocol is another powerful benefit offered by ORU as part of the ORU Premium Membership, which includes but is not limited to the ORU Visa Prepaid Card.



 


The ORU Market is not an MLM ( Multi Level Marketing, also known as Direct Sales or Network Marketing) Company. ORU Market is an Enterprise Software and Information Technology company that offers its software capabilities both for free and by subscription to its members on a non-exclusive license basis.  In a typical MLM company the company distributes its own products through a network of distributors who earn income from their own retail sales of product and from the retail sales made by the distributors direct and indirect recruiting of others.  A broader definition would be any marketing program in which the participants pay money to the the owner or promoter of the program in return for which the participants have the right to: (a) recruit additional participants, or have additional participants placed by the promoter or any other person into the program participant’s downline, tree, cooperative, income center, or other similar program grouping; (b) sell goods or services; and (c) receive compensation, in whole or in part, based upon the sales of those in the participants downline, tree, cooperative, income center or similar program grouping.  That is MLM defined.



ORU Market does NOT:



- charge a membership fee to its basic free members

- charge a facilitation fee to its members

- get paid by its members for any rights to refer other members to the ORU Market

- pay compensation based upon sales of members

- place members anywhere into a program

- charge a registration or sign-up fee (basic membership is free)

- get paid for recruitment of members

- receive commissions based on the participation of its members





ORU Market DOES:



- provide free registration for all members (basic membership)

- provide free product listings

- provide free service listings

- provide free business listings

- provide free messaging services

- provide free chat services

- provide free iPhone App

- provide free Android App

- provide free website linking

- provide free media listing

- provide free communication editorial functionality

- provide free archiving functionality


- provide travel services

- provide health rx prescription drug savings services



And these are just some of the outstanding free services provided by ORU Market to its global membership.



Members join the ORU Market place to market their own products, services and businesses.  ORU does not directly or indirectly compete with its members by selling products or services offered by its members either for free or for a fee.



ORU Market offers a communication and advertising platform to all of its members to create, edit, archive and broadcast their product, service or business messages to other members who have voluntarily opted in and subscribed to receive these messages.  ORU Market members have the opportunity to select their audience based on sophisticated tools and capabilities and data selection, free of charge.  A small fee is charged to broadcast this service and this fee constitutes a source of income to the ORU Market. In addition, ORU Market offers its members a prepaid debit card called the ORU Visa Prepaid Card.   Members receive this card for free as a benefit of the ORU Premium Membership Subscription. 



 



 


The ORU Market is not a referral sales company.  A referral sale is typically defined as the provision or offer to provide a customer with a prize, discount, rebate, or other compensation as an inducement for a sale that requires the prospective customer to give names of other prospective customers to the seller, if earning that prize, discount, rebate or other compensation is contingent upon a sale to one of the "referred" customers.



The ORU Market does not offer or promise to a buyer any kind of price reduction, rebate, commission, credit or other consideration.  ORU Market offers its members a variety of software tools, both free and on SaaS basis.  ORU Members can offer products, services to members on the ORU Marketplace.  ORU Market does not pay or receive a commission on sales made by ORU Members to other members in the network. 



The ORU Market does not promise or offer any inducements for a sale or lease on products or services.



The ORU Market does not require or ask its members to provide names of other people.  Basic membership in the ORU Market is free and ORU Members are free to spread the word to others without inducement.



The ORU Market does not make offers or promises that are contingent upon its ability to make a sale to anybody.  ORU Market is an Enterprise Software and Information Technology company.  It does not sell products to the general public or to its members. It makes its proprietary software platforms available on a non-exclusive basis to all members, both basic and premium.  Some of the software platforms available on ORU Market are free to all members.  Premium Members can subscribe to a non-exclusive license to utilize additional software platforms, including but not limited to the ORU CARD platform which includes the free ORU Visa Prepaid Card, ORU Travel, ORU Health RX and ORU Quantum.



 


ORU is an acronym.  It stands for One Race United 



ORU is also the Japanese word for "weaving", which is appropriate considering that in the ORU Market we weave people together to build stronger relationships and communities.  In addition ORU means to be humble; to be; to exist and to do something.



ORU is the Tamil word for "The One" - The Tamil language is one of the oldest written languatges in the world, dating back over 2,000 years.

ORU is the Estonian word for "Unity"



The ORU symbol is the twenty-first letter of the Greek alphabet: Phi signifying the Golden Ratio;  all things in perfect harmony, synchronicity and unity.


Identifying yourself with being an ORUtopian or ORU Advocate, means that you uphold a certain set of principal and moral values.



You pursue happiness and all that is good in life.  You protect and uphold the sanctity of life and commit to not harming others.  You do not judge others for who they are and what they are.  You acknowledge that judgement is reserved for a higher spiritual power.



You commit to helping others live a better and dignified life while you pursue the same for yourself.



You believe that all people are created equal and that the circumstances, environment and geography of birth are strong determining factors of an individual’s quality of life and the challenges they face.



You condemn the promotion of hate and the exploitation of any and all people.  You reject any activity that will hurt or destroy adults, children, animals and our planet.



You believe in free will and the freedom of choice and because of this,  you believe in the inherent goodness of all people and choose to help others wherever and whenever possible.



You understand that the only thing necessary for evil to be triumphant is for good people to do nothing.



You believe in freedom and democracy by the people and that no person, public organization or entity shall exercise dominion over you for the purposes of control, extortion, slavery or exploitation.



You subscribe to the values of joy, love, family, prosperity and dignity.



You understand that the ORU MARKET was specifically created to offer its members the tools to succeed and prosper in areas of transactions, trade, communications, social activity and marketing and that by giving back the majority of what it takes in, the ORU MARKET encourages all members to live a better life and to grow and stimulate the communities in which they live, play and work.



For most of the 7.4 billion people on our planet, life is a constant struggle, dominated by stress,  overwhelmed by poverty and lacking the resources to live a dignified life. Over half of the world’s wealth is in the hands of 1% of the richest people.  As members we can make a positive contribution to the lives of millions of people, pay our success forward and give meaning to the short period of precious time we have been given on this earth. Be an Orutopian, be an Advocate for a better life and help us to be One Race United.





For those of you who are interested in global income inequality, the Gini coefficient is a highly technical method to measure this.  It's very scientific but worth understanding.  Click here to take a look.


The core vision of ORU is: Change The World, Starting With Yours™.



We came up with this motivator because we recognized that while many people want to see the world as a better and happier place, in order to enthusiastically do so, they need to first be in a great place themselves. You cannot help change the world if your own world isn't changed first.


ADVT is short for: Advance Distribution Virtual Token.  It is a method and process designed by ORU to create a reference element by which members can purchase escrow capability in their MYFUNDS account for the purpose of applying those funds to the acquisition of products and services in the ORU Marketplace, purchasing advertising for products, services and businesses, applying funds to pay for their monthly Premium Member subscription fee and acquiring ORU Quantum.


Yes, the tutorials about ORU and ORU functionality are located in the HELP section of a member's ORU account. Here is a quick link to the section:  HELP TUTORIALS