Recently Read: GCFA sues over UMCMarket

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The Nashville Post has a story this morning about the lawsuit filed by GCFA in regards to the UMCMarket product they have been promoting during the past year:

In 2012, the GCFA signed an agreement with Foundation Automation and Zebraplace to develop what would be called UMCMarket, through which Methodists would be able to donated to the church and its various arms while making purchases through online retailers such as Amazon. As part of the agreement, Foundation Automation was to pay the GCFA $100,000 on a payment schedule through the beginning of 2015 and Zebraplace would pay an annual royalty fee of 10 percent. In exchange, the companies would be recognized by the denomination as “Strategic Partners.”

The web portal launched successfully in 2013 and Foundation Automation made its initial $5,000 payment; however, according to suit, it has made no subsequent payments. In February, the GCFA gave notice it was terminating the agreement.

via Methodist Church sues in dispute with online partner | nashvillepost.com.

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Stephen Gideon
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Interested to know more about when this happened.

As of 3/20/2014 – UMC-Market.org was registered by Zebraplace. That is the time that UMCMarket.org went into it’s current offline state. UMCMarket.org shows as being in domain transfer status as of 4/1/2014. A visit to the GCFA website still has the top story about UMCMarket.org and how it can benefit your church and the connection by using it to shop online.

Would like to have more information as UMCMarket.org was featured in the most recent edition of the Arkansas United Methodist and then this all happened.

Jay Voorhees, Former Executive Editor
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Stephen, we have calls into GCFA to find out more.

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