Alignable uses a networking radius to foster the creation of meaningful connections and to maintain the locality of the network.
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!
Local (Verified): Your Networking Radius is comprised of the 5000 nearest businesses to your location. With your Verified membership, you receive 15 Connection Credits each month to introduce yourself to members in your Networking Radius.
Regional (Premium): Your Networking Radius is comprised of the 50,000 nearest businesses to your location. With your Regional membership, you receive 40 connection credits each month to introduce yourself to members in your Network Radius.
National (Premium+): Your Networking Radius is comprised of all 4+ million businesses in the US + Canada. If you are looking for a membership that increases your visibility both locally and nationally, while giving you credits to connect outside your Local Area, this is the way to go.
Check out our plans here: https://www.alignable.com/biz/memberships/plans
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.
How did a business outside of my Networking radius connect with me?
If you received a connection request from a far away user, there are one of two reasons why.
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?
The one other way of connecting with businesses outside of your radius is through direct invitation. That is possible through inviting them via email.
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.
Still need help?
If you have any questions about this process, please contact your Community Manager here: https://www.alignable.com/biz/messages/alignable