Intro.ly

Get paid to introduce people to items they already want

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Intro.ly is an SMS-based concierge service which pays cash back for introducing friends to items and services already want to purchase. Receive cash back when your friend makes a purchase from one of our 1,000+ merchants (your friend also receives cash back as well as other discounts). Payments made directly via SquareCash, PayPal or Google Wallet.

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Reviews

 
  • Pros: 

    Everything; such a great way to earn a side hustle recommending products you already do! 10/10

    Cons: 

    Wish there was a student ambassador program to get involved on campus

    Please keep me updated as you grow as a company!

    Ryan McCotter has used this product for one month.

Discussion

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Justin Mitchell@itsthisjustin · Designing Products at Sofriendly.com
Hmmm any way we can tie this into what we are doing at https://GetSyrup.com?
Derek DevoreMaker@derekdevore · Founder
@itsthisjustin Hi Justin. Let's discuss!
Derek DevoreMaker@derekdevore · Founder
@itsthisjustin Excited about our new partnership with GetSyrup, which now allows us to add product bundles to our offerings. Now, not only will you get paid cash for referring your friends to products they already want to buy, but they will now receive bonus products at a big discount! Head over to http://intro.ly and signup.
Derek DevoreMaker@derekdevore · Founder
Hey everyone! I’m the Founder of Intro.ly. I’m grateful to be able to share our latest work with you. My company Intro.ly has developed a platform to help anyone with a mobile phone make extra income by recommending products to their friends through text messaging. We are an SMS-based service which lets you chat directly with members of our team to let them know about friends you have who are interested in purchasing certain products and services. In exchange for the referral, we pay you (and your friend) a percentage of the sale by sending you Cash Back to your PayPal, SquareCash or Google Wallet account. We realized one day when sitting in a restaurant and overhearing people around us talking about products to their friends. We said to each other, “How great would it be if someone could get paid for sharing this information to retailers?” We set out to build a low barrier-to-entry platform where nearly anyone could just grab their phone, text us some info about what their friend is looking to buy, and receive cash back payments on the purchase. The goal was to create a plug-and-play system which anyone could use to create extra income or launch their own home-based affiliate marketing business. We’re excited (and humbled) to be a part of the community at Product Hunt and look forward to your questions and feedback.
Brad Ungar@bradungar · Vice President, Greenly
Interesting. How do you guys guarantee a payment to all involved (including yourselves), since not every product referred will have an affiliate program?
Derek DevoreMaker@derekdevore · Founder
@bradungar Hi Brad. Great question. 2 ways: In this case, we would most likely upfront the payment using a portion of our longer-term revenue from our other channels. Or, we offer the customer complimentary products and/or services which do have an affiliate program. It's entirely based on the customer's choice as to which method we would use.
Brad Ungar@bradungar · Vice President, Greenly
@derekdevore Thanks. Congrats on the launch!
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
Hey great app!! Does it support Apple Pay options and does it work on Asian Countries like in India , CAuse there is huge demand for something like this and looking for more payment in India.
Derek DevoreMaker@derekdevore · Founder
@ayush_chandra Hi Ayush. We're working very hard to release in other countries, but at the moment we are only available to users in the United States. I'd love to add you to our list so you can receive updates on the progress of moving to other countries. Let me know. Thanks!
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
@derekdevore I would really like to be added to your list
Derek DevoreMaker@derekdevore · Founder
@ayush_chandra You got it Ayush. Please enter your email on our homepage http://intro.ly and I'll make sure you're on it. Thanks again.
Siddharth Nahar@siddharth_nahar · Trying to find my #Chi
Why in your storytelling are you using the reference of a friend? Can’t I ask you directly for things I might need?
Derek DevoreMaker@derekdevore · Founder
@siddharth_nahar Hi Siddharth. You can certainly ask us directly for things as well. The service can work both ways. I hope this helps.
Siddharth Nahar@siddharth_nahar · Trying to find my #Chi
@derekdevore Thanks for replying. My curiosity was around the storytelling part as to why are you projecting this product with reference to a friend. Did the idea born out this way? Do you think this is the biggest use-case for your product?
Derek DevoreMaker@derekdevore · Founder
@siddharth_nahar Hi Siddharth.Yes, we do think that's the biggest use-case. We basically formed the initial idea to serve two markets: Those who would find it helpful to earn some side-income and those who enjoyed getting cash back (and other discounts) on purchases. Our product, in its simplistic form, is meant to capture "information" between two individuals having a conversation about their potential needs for certain products and services. Once "captured" and sent to us, both individuals now have the opportunity to either make income or earn cashback - whereas before, the same conversation would occur and disappear with no real tangible benefit to either person. Sure it's fun to talk about new products with friends, etc. but we think it's even more fun earning a bit of money too. That's a kind of high-level, whimsical answer to your question (lol) but that is how we see the idea.