We’re building MetroPops for those of us who identify as Vegan and Plant-Based, and yet we’re also building MetroPops for those who would like to try Vegan Options, something out of the ordinary, and have more options in their lives.
Our focus is advancing a plant-based, healthy lifestyle, being kinder to all animals, and trying to live more sustainably. We encourage ALL businesses/organizations to join us if you offer any vegan/vegetarian/sustainable options to the community.
If you are unsure if your business/organization/event would be approved onto our platform, we encourage you to reach out. In most instances, we can respond within a few hours.
A word on Reviews and Ratings.
Users that create accounts and are logged into our platform, can write reviews on Listings to help others make better-informed decisions. Thorough reviews can be helpful to both the consumer as well as the business/organization/event owner/producer. The information supplied in reviews can show what are positive aspects about a particular Listing and/or what are some opportunities for improvement.
As part of the reviews, users can give an Overall Star-Based Rating. The Star scale is based on 5-stars, and half-stars are allowed.
Listing owners can build up their reputation by accumulating positive ratings and reviews, however, we must mention here that we take all reviews with a grain of salt. We have seen time and time again that one person’s experience is not necessarily another’s. We always advocate for our local merchants and we encourage you to go out and try a place at least once. If you, as a consumer, have a less-than-amazing experience at a place, then you should write and leave a review. If it’s an egregious experience, try contacting the owner directly to get the situation rectified without airing it all out in public. Local merchants run these businesses for their communities, their passions, and their livelihoods. Part of what makes the local fabric of our community amazing is that we can all do our part to support one another.
If we rely too heavily on reviews, we can miss some really great experiences that we might not otherwise have.
Everyone has to start somewhere and may not have their reputation built up, so not having any reviews isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Reviews are always moderated, can only be submitted by registered users, and Listing owners cannot review their own Listings.
All Listing Types share the same general Review structure.
Absolutely! Simply visit the Subscriptions area of your account dashboard, view the subscription you would like to change, and switch your plan.
We’re looking for long-term partners. We believe in playing the Inifinite Game, a so-called game where there aren’t necessarily winners and losers, but ever-evolving players in life, business, and communities. The purpose of an Infinite Game is to perpetuate the game, keep it going, and we do this by partnering with others for the long-term.
We encourage individuals, businesses, and organizations to reach out to see how we can work together to change the world for the better. It’s continual betterment and an ongoing, long-term process; not something that will ever have a end date or point because, as history tells us, change is the only constant.
Thanks for asking!
Currently our focus is on Western NY, the Finger Lakes, and Central NY Regions in New York State.
However, we encourage businesses and organizations from all over the globe to list on MetroPops as we will be growing in the near future.