“They would do things like take a picture of a banner hanging in front of their store and post it on Facebook,” says Kilpatrick. “They didn’t know how to use social media to effectively drive traffic to the store.”
The trio responded by creating a tool called Couponler which brings small businesses into the age of Facebook and Twitter.
“At Couponler.com you create a simple, instant coupon which drives people into your doors right away,” says Miller. “It takes seconds to create and works flawlessly on Facebook, Twitter and email. We call it the most advanced coupon in the world.”
Unlike GroupOn, which aggregates customers and splits profits with businesses, Couponler shares no profits. Businesses pay a flat monthly subscription to use the simple coupon-design tool, and keep all profits for themselves.
“We don’t take any part of their business,” says Kilpatrick. “You can do modest deals or crazy deals, whatever you choose. With Couponler you can wake up and say, ‘I want to offer this special today.’ You fill in four simple fields — the offer, the description, and the expiration date — and have a coupon within two minutes. People can start walking through your door right away with these instant coupons.”
Presently, many small businesses can only offer coupons through newspapers and coupon books, or by creating it themselves with Microsoft Word or PhotoShop, or hiring a designer.
“This gives business owners an option to create a high-quality coupon that’s printable, shareable and immediate, which you offer directly to customers via social media and email,” says Miller. “A coupon like this works as a ticket or pass to drive people to a store. It becomes shareable. People pass it along.”
Couponler.com was built to serve small businesses. Couponler’s monthly subscription of $30 is “a nominal fee to have access to this tool rather than paying a designer,” says Kilpatrick. “It’s like a banner in front of your business, but reaches potentially many more people.”
Golden Spoon, one of the pioneers of the frozen yogurt industry, with over 100 stores between the U.S. and Japan, is using Couponler.com to engage with their social media audience and drive traffic into their stores. Chrissy Eblin, Director of Communications, finds it "Super Simple. Easy to Use!"
“Small business is where America grows,” says Kilpatrick. “That’s the heart of the economy. That’s who we want to help.”
For more information please contact Baron Miller at 805-472-5139, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.couponler.com
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Couponler.com is a small business tool for creating and sharing coupons through social media, e-mail and websites.