Alignable uses a networking radius to foster the creation of meaningful connections and to maintain the locality of the network.
Networking Radius by Membership Tier
Your Networking Radius is comprised of the nearest business to you that you can connect with, and it is determined by your membership level.
Free Plan (Explorer)
Your Networking Radius is comprised of the 500 nearest businesses to your location. This is not necessarily all the businesses in your community. With your free Explorer membership, you receive 10 Connection Credits each month to introduce yourself to members in your Networking Radius. Networking with 10 new businesses each month is a powerful and meaningful way to expand your network and grow your business so we start you off at that level!
Why can't I connect with a nearby business a few miles away?
At Alignable we value quality interactions, so we start you off at a level where developing those relationships is easy. If you cannot connect with a nearby business, that is most likely because you are an Explorer member, and they are outside of your radius of the 500 nearest businesses. It is common in congested communities for this radius to be less than a few miles large. Another reason might be that you have hidden your address. Our system puts all hidden addresses in the center of a community, which in actuality can be quite far from the actual location. If your business address is hidden you will be able to connect with the 500 businesses closest to the center of your community.
How did a business outside of my Networking radius connect with me?
One, they are a Premium member. Premium members have the benefit of being able to initiate a connection request with any of the 3.5+ million Alignable businesses across the US + Canada.
Or two, they uploaded their address book to Alignable. When you upload your email contacts, Alignable helps find everyone you know who may already have an Alignable account. It is always 100% free to connect with the people you know, and there are no connection credit or radius restrictions on that.
How can I connect with someone I personally know without upgrading to Premium?
You can invite single email addresses using this link here:
Additionally, on the right-hand side of that page, you should see a box containing your very own personal invite link. You can share that link on your social media or with your contacts and If anyone clicks on that link and joins Alignable you will automatically be connected.