Everyone loves a deal, and there are a lot of deals on the internet designed to bring customers in to underutilized businesses. But the problem with some of these deals are that they take time to find and acquire, and they may not be sustainable. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to make them easier to find and acquire and make them sustainable?
When we started Spendbot, we knew that our technology would allow people to create a customized spending plan that could then lead them to curated savings designed to help them live better on less. And while we’re still in the very early stages of setting up our partnerships (with Restaurant.com, Prosper.com, and Healthcare Solutions Team, for example), we envision being able to offer savings ideas across a wide range of everyday needs. We’re also working on a #savingstips feature, along with our Savings Tutorials (you can read about those in our earlier blog post here), to offer the best ideas as we find them.
But what’s really exciting is an idea that will take some time to implement, but which we’re committed to implementing no less. And that is integrating deals into people’s daily budgets. The reason this will take some time is that we don’t think we can do this with some of the traditional deal sites, which require sellers to take a very small piece of their normal take in hopes that someone comes in and then comes back at full price. And while we may recommend a loyalty program in the future, we’re not enamored with the idea of giving our clients another point, or reward, or rebate, or etc. program to have to worry about.
We are enamored with the idea that Spendbot will allow us to know who really needs to save money on a catagory because they spend a fair amount in that category… and then match them up with the best source for that catagory who’ll provide great value… and then make that transaction easy. Really easy.
And when deals are easy, and sustainable, then our clients will be able to count on deals as part of their budget. And live better on less.