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Guy Gal
Guy GalHunter@deleted-6211 · Growth at Joyus
Make an offer, send it to local businesses, may the best business win. I met @andreyy a couple of months ago when he started building this and thought it was a more interesting take on local deal. Instead of buying one specific offer created by the business, you can create your own offer and the business decides if it wants to buy it from you. Link in the post has a $10 credit so you can test it. cc @rrhoover, I copied the founder, Andrey, on this thread. He has an account but don't think he can comment.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@andreyy Neat idea but how exactly does this work behind the scenes? Do you reach out to these businesses to negotiate the offer?
andreyyMaker@andreyy · CEO
@rrhoover no, the merchants have a portal to see the available offers for them. Also they can set simple automated rules to auto-accept offers. Such as mon-thr, 1pm-6pm all offers between $20-$150 , no more than 40% discount
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@andreyy nice. Perhaps you could work with the guys at Go Dish ("HotelTonight for restaurants") cc @ryanajon1
Ryan Jones
Ryan Jones@ryanajon1 · co-founder, Go Dish
thx @rrhoover; @andreyy we should definitely connect - looks like you are in the Bay Area? Shoot me an e-mail ( if you're around!
andreyyMaker@andreyy · CEO
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Andrea@drdresay · Director of Sales, Nasdaq Private Market
@andreyy TaskRabbit faced the problem of having their users post gigs that were priced rather cheap, resulting in a lack of bid offers from their contractors (even with their "Job Calculator" feature). How will you ensure the users are posting fair and reasonable offers?
andreyyMaker@andreyy · CEO
@DrDreSay Andrea, the difference in Chiching is that you offering to buy a discounted voucher. You using the voucher as a discount card. when you go to the business that accepted your offer, you use the Chiching voucher as a method of payment rather than paying for the complete service. that gives the user the flexibility to buy a $100 voucher for $60 and use it to pay for the bill. so if the bill is $120, the voucher covers the $100 and you have to put additional $20 out of pocket. the user is not treated as a second class citizen when coming in with a coupon and getting a "special" service. In Chiching case you get a full service and at the end of it you use the voucher to pay, you don't have to even mention to the merchant that you are holding a Chiching voucher when coming in. So far we see very reasonable discount requests ranging from 50%-30% discount, of course we see a small percentage of the ones that offer 80% and 90% off, but these users are not really here to get discounts :)