the best way to promote your Local business in 2020

A better way to reach 10,000+ people near you - only $99

Do direct mail and coupon mailers still make sense for your business?

Direct mail and coupon mailers, like Valpak and Money Mailer, have been around forever, and are a proven way to generate business.

But they have some serious drawbacks. Here are a few:

  • No tracking & reporting
  • No customer list
  • Expensive

The average cost to put your ad in a coupon mailer is 3¢ to 5¢ per household. This works out to $300 to $500 to reach 10,000 households.

How would you like to cut that cost by 70% or more -- AND get better results?

The Internet and social media have opened up new and much better ways to promote your business in 2020. 

Social Media + Coupon Bot = The Smart Alternative To Coupon Mailers

We combine the power of Facebook, Instagram, and an advanced Messenger coupon bot to promote and manage your offer.

Here's what our system does for you...

  • Reaches at least 10,000 people near you (usually a lot more)
  • Builds a contact list for future follow up
  • Promotes one main offer and up to two consolation offers
  • Eliminates your risk of giving away too much
  • Uses double-scarcity to encourage quick buying action
  • Automated reminders
  • Works for all types of sales (in-person, over-the-phone, and even online
  • Instantly notifies you when a coupon is redeemed 
  • Allows you to monitor your campaign via your own real-time dashboard
  • Gets customer feedback and encourages positive online reviews.

What is a Coupon Bot?

A coupon bot can mean different things to different people. Before we explain exactly what our coupon bot is, let's review some basics. 

A bot (also known as a "chatbot") is a software application that attempts to simulate a conversation (or chat) with a live human. I say "attempts to simulate" because most chat software isn't very intelligent and the "conversation" can become a bit awkward. Nevertheless, it does have some significant advantages and is gaining in popularity. We expect to see it improve over time.

Our bot works with Facebook Messenger which is by far the most popular messaging app in the United States. 

Chatbots have all sorts of applications. We have chosen to specialize in one -- a coupon bot that delivers, limits, and tracks digital coupons. It includes some advanced features which you can read about elsewhere on this page.

Hope that helps!

Make irresistible offers without losing your shirt

It's always a challenge to come up with a good offer. Ideally, you want one that satisfies both of these requirements:

  1. 1
    Makes customers rush to buy from you
  2. 2
    Doesn't put you out of business

How do you find the balance? It's not easy to satisfy both requirements. In fact, it's near impossible with most campaigns. 

One solution is to make a very generous offer, but limit the number of redemptions. That's difficult to manage. Plus you're likely to end up with grumpy people because they missed out on your offer.

Our Super Coupon carefully tracks and limits the number of redemptions. But it also goes a step further by automatically presenting a "consolation" offer to customers who miss out on the main offer. That way no one feels left out.

Limiting the number of redemptions also has the nice side benefit of adding another layer of scarcity (on top of time-related scarcity), which compels people to take quick action on your offer.

The net result is that you can make a truly irresistible offer - one which generates excitement -  without fear of giving too much away.

Example Offer 1

  • Free Haircut for the first 5 customers after 10 am Friday!
  • 20% Off for the next 5
  • 10% Off for the next 20

Example Offer 2

  • Free Entrée for the first 5 customers after 3 pm Monday
  • Free appetizer for the next 15
  • Free drink for the next 50

Example Offer 3

  • 50% Off Oil Change for the first 5 customers after 7 am Wednesday!
  • Free Upgrade To Synthetic Oil for the next 5
  • 10% Off for the next 20

Each of these examples contain one main offer and two consolation offers. You don't have to follow them. You can have only one consolation offer -- or none.

You can also be as conservative or as creative as you want. Have fun with it! Your customers will, too!

This daring pizza post will get a lot of attention, but you'll need our coupon bot to make it work profitably.

Our bot will:

  • Control the maximum number of redemptions
  • Inform users which offer is currently available
  • Build a contact list of those who express interest (not just those who purchase)
  • Track total sales ​
  • Encourage positive reviews

This salon post will bring customers in, but without controlling the number of redemptions, you could lose your shirt! 

Our coupon bot will:

  • Automatically limit the offer to the first 10 customers who come in before the deadline
  • Offer an alternative when the main offer is gone.
  • Track total sales
  • Get customer contact information for later follow up

Here's a bold ad for the flower shop owner who wants to generate excitement and a flood of customers. 

But don't try it without our coupon bot. 

Our bot will:

  • Track redemptions
  • Automatically tell customers which follow-up offer is currently available
  • Get the contact information of everyone who tries to get your main offer
  • Record the amount spent


Below are more examples of campaigns that work well with our coupon bot:

Personal "Real-Time" Reporting Dashboard

As a client, you receive your own dashboard where you can see detailed results of your campaign in real-time.

Data includes:

  1. Number of opt-ins
  2. Redemption rate
  3. Total sales
  4. ROI (return on investment)
  5. Opt-in and redemption details
  6. List of customers with contact information

Without our coupon bot

With  our coupon bot

No consolation offers

Automated consolation offers

No urgency

Uses double-scarcity to create urgency 

High risk of giving away too much

Low Risk

No reporting

Detailed "Real-Time" Reporting

Long-term contract

No contract

Expensive

Inexpensive

What types of businesses can we help?

We work with virtually every business that sells directly to consumers. Here are some examples:

  • Automotive Services
  • Bakeries
  • Balloon Rides
  • Bars/Nightclubs
  • Beauty Salons
  • Car Wash/Detailing
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Cell Phone Repair
  • Chiropractors
  • Cleaning Services
  • Coffee Shops
  • Computer Repair
  • Dentists
  • Fitness Centers
  • Flower Shops
  • Gift Shops
  • Gyms
  • Hair Salons
  • Hardware Stores
  • Heating/Cooling Contractors
  • Landscaping
  • Home Remodeling Contractors
  • Home Security Services
  • Insurance
  • Lawn Care Services
  • Locksmiths
  • Manicure/Pedicure
  • Oil Change
  • Pest Control Services
  • Pizza Shops
  • Plumbers
  • Pool Installation/Repair
  • Restaurants
  • Retail Stores
  • Roofing Contractors
  • Siding Contractors
  • Tanning Salons
  • Tax Preparation

Features & Benefits

  • Promote one main offer with up to two consolation offers
  • Reach 10,000+ people near you
  • Precise audience and time-of-day ad targeting
  • "Double-scarcity" to encourage action
  • Redemption limits to limit your risk
  • Works for in-person, over-the-phone, and even online sales
  • Real-time reporting dashboard
  • Easy setup, zero installation 

Let's explore our features and benefits in more detail...

Low Risk

We know that many business owners hesitate to run special offers because they don't want to be forced to give away too much. We limit your risk in three important ways: 

  1. Expiration Date -- No one can redeem your offer after the expiration date.
  2. Single-Use --  No one can redeem your offer more than once.
  3. Redemption Limit -- You set the redemption limit. When the limit is reached, users are informed that the original offer is no longer available. However, we can can present an alternative or "consolation" offer if you choose.

We do our best to provide a good experience for our users as well as our clients.

Customer List (optional)

We provide a list of everyone who responds to your offer, along with their email address, which you can use for later follow up on your own.

FOMO

FOMO, or the fear of missing out, is a powerful psychological trigger that's often used to encourage buying action. One of the best ways to trigger FOMO is through scarcity, which is the real or perceived lack of availability of something desirable. 

The interesting thing about scarcity is that the less attainable something is, the more attractive it becomes.

There are two types of scarcity that will increase sales:

  1. Quantity-related scarcity (e.g., “only 5 remaining”)
  2. Time-related scarcity (e.g., “expires on Friday at midnight”)

We use both types of scarcity to encourage buying action.

Up to 2 Consolation Offers

We allow you to have up to 2 consolation offers in addition to the main offer.

Here's how it works: The main offer will have an expiration date and a maximum number of allowable redemptions (you set the number). When the offer expires or reaches the redemption limit, users can no longer receive it, but instead are given the opportunity to take advantage of a consolation offer. This can be anything you choose. It can even be identical to the main offer.

Consolation offers also have a maximum number of redemptions, but instead of a firm expiration date, you set the number of days that it's available starting from the date that it's first presented to the user. 

This chart lists the difference between the main offer and consolation offers.

Origi​nal (Main) Offer

Consolation Offers

Starts on the date you set

Starts when user is first notified that the original offer is no longer available

Has a limited number of redemptions

Also has a limited number of redemptions

Ends on a the date you set

Ends x days after it's first offered to user (you set x)

Reputation Builder (optional)

After a purchase, we ask them to rate their experience. If it was good, we'll encourage them to leave a positive Google or Yelp review.

If their experience wasn't so good, we'll notify you, giving you an opportunity to make corrections, and head off a possible poor online review.

Real-Time Reporting

Our coupon bot includes a client dashboard where you can view up-to-the-minute results of your campaigns, including number of opt-ins, redemption rate, total sales, and ROI (return on investment).

You'll have all the information you need at your fingertips.

Works for In-Person, Over-The-Phone, and even Online sales

Our coupon is ideal for "In-Person" or "In-Store" sales, but it also works for sales made over the phone and online. 

For "In-Person" sales, the customer will typically show you the offer on their phone before tapping a "Redeem" button. This method insures that they visit you, and also prevents them from receiving the offer more than once.

For sales made over the phone or online, you set a "promo code" which the customer will use to validate the offer when making a purchase. 

Painless Partnership

Working with us is easy. We call ourselves the different advertising agency, and we think you'll appreciate the difference.

  • No contract
  • No monthly fees 
  • No long meetings
  • No third-party software 
  • No bot installation or configuration
  • No need to access to your Facebook page or ads account

Simple Pricing

$99 per promotion
  • Promote one main offer with up to two consolation offers
  • Reach 10,000+ people near you
  • Includes Facebook and Instagram ad cost
  • "Double-scarcity" to encourage action
  • Limits your risk by limiting redemptions
  • Automated reminders  
  • Works for in-person, over-the-phone, and even online sales
  • Real-time reporting dashboard
  • Zero installation
  •  Cancel anytime
Add-on services
  • Contact List - view & download the name & email address of every person who responds to your offer (useful for future follow up) - $49
  • Reputation Builder Bot - asks customers to rate their experience after they redeem a coupon, encourages positive online reviews, and alerts you of possible negative feedback  - $49
  • Additional Reach - want to reach more than 10,000 people? We can do that! - $69 for each additional 10,000 people (limited by the population of your area, of course)

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I run a promotion?

We run each promotion for one week. We suggest that you rerun the same promotion week after week, but you can select whatever frequency you're comfortable with -- every 2 weeks, every 4 weeks, etc. You can cancel anytime.

Do you guarantee that 10,000 people will see my ad?

Absolutely! We monitor our Facebook ads to insure that a minimum of 10,000 people are reached in a week's time. Often, the number is much higher.

Can I advertise more than one offer at a time?

The short answer is yes, but it helps to understand how our promotions work. Your Facebook ad can mention more than one offer, but it's corresponding bot is designed to work with only one main offer and one or two "consolation" offers. It is possible, however, to run multiple ad/bot combinations (and thus multiple main offers) simultaneously, but they are treated as separate promotions.

How does a redemption work?

Typically, the customer will simply show you the offer on their smartphone before tapping the "Redeem" button. In cases where you can't see the customer's phone, you can select a promo code for your offer. Our bot will reveal the promo code to the customer only if they are eligible to receive the offer. They pass the code to you for verification.

Dear Business Owner,

Gone are the days when direct mail was king. Today there are more effective -- and cheaper -- ways to reach your prospective customers.

Social media and message-marketing are transforming the way business is done in 2020, and Facebook is leading the way with it's huge user base and it's Messenger platform.

By combining Facebook with our advanced Messenger bot, you are able to reach your customers in new, much more powerful ways -- and at an affordable price. 

We're looking forward to helping you!

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