Hey farmers I have a question/proposition for the sales channel system.
Have you heard about the sales channel for proof of utility? In short, farmers have, by default, 10% of TFT price paid by the users using the farm, and if farmers advertise their farm, the sales channel can go up to 50% of the price of TFT paid to use the grid.
I was thinking of a peculiar scenario where it could lead to some problems (or perhaps un-maximized situation).
Say I have a farm with 10 units of reservation (to make it simple). Then some user reserves it all. I then have 10% of the TFT as sales channel.
But then, if I find a user willing to use my farm, in order to get the 50% of sales channel, I couldn’t since my farm is already full. So I could guide this user to another farm, where the other farmer would only get 10% of the sales channel as I would have led the user to the other farmer’s farm, and not the other farmer themselves.
So I would propose this:
Each farmer can have up to 50% sales channel based on their total farm resources, whether they advertise their own farm or someone else’s farm. This would prevent a situation where people use your farm without passing through you as a sales channel, and in that case, you would get 10% instead of 50%.
So this would be the new scenario:
I have 10 units of resources on my farm. Some user takes it all. I get 10% of sales channel.
But then, I find another user that is willing to use 10 units of resources on the Grid in general. I would then have access to the 50% sales channel based on my total farm resources.
This seems to make sense since, without the farmer’s active effort, only 10 units would be used on the Grid. Now, 10 + 10 = 20 units would be used.
So this would in short give the possibility to farmers to get 50% of sales channel and they could get a bonus of sales channel by linking new users to other farms. Indeed, in this scenario, the farmer would have 50% of sales channel as per their total farming resources, plus 10% of sales channel of their total farming resources. In this case, the farmer would have found one user to use 10 units of resources on the Grid in general (with 50% sales channel), and also the farmer was “lucky” (as no direct marketing was done) to get a farmer to use 10 units of their own farm (with 10% sales channel). These numbers could vary depending on what the DAO decides. It’s just the big picture here.
It’s not easy to explain somehow. But anyway. In short, it would give a major incentive for farmers to advertise and find users that would use as much resources as their own farm have. In short, it’s a way for Threefold to incentivize farmers to advertise the Whole Grid, and not just their farm.
Maybe it could be as such: farmers can get up to 50% of sales channel when they advertise and find users to use up to their total farming resources. Any additional users/resources they find through advertising, they could get a certain % of sales channel, maybe not 10% nor 50% but a number that the DAO finds legit.
What do you think? If I went wrong somewhere, tell me!
Please comment and share your thoughts.