Not everyone earns a USA salary. Offer your customers a discount based on their location and enable everyone a fair chance online.
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Danny Postma
Maker
Building products to help makers convert
Hi, again Producthunt! πŸŽ‰ Yesterday I set myself a challenge (after being dared by @rahrahyah). I wanted to create a startup in 24 hours. I got inspired by @wesbos his Pricing Power Parity he used for his courses. What is PPP you're asking? "Purchasing power parity (PPP) is a measurement of prices in different countries that uses the prices of specific goods to compare the absolute purchasing power of the countries' currencies." πŸ€” Why give discounts? Offering discounts for lower index countries gives them a chance to also move forward with their business. It's unfair that everyone has to pay the same price for a product. I'm currently sitting out corona in Bali. What I never realized is, that the average salary in Bali, Indonesia is $133 per month 🀯. They have no fair chance online with salary gaps this big! 😑 The problem So, offering PPP discounts is an amazing way to help people out. But, offering these kinds of discounts can be quite hard, so I set myself out to make it easier. It also seemed like a small enough scope to build in one day. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ So, what is Parity Bar? Parity Bar makes it super easy to give discounts to customers around the world, based on their location. 1. You add your discounts 2. Style the banners 3. Add the script to the website 4. And the tool does the magic! It's free to use up to 10.000 visitors. After this I gotta charge a little bit, to pay for all the APIs and server costs. πŸ’° Don't worry, there are no monthly subscription! You can simply buy pageview credits, which are added to your account. I've already started offering it myself on most of my product websites. Are you going to help your customers too? Small footnote. I made this startup in less than 24 hours. Let's hope the server will survive the first flood 🀞
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Tomas Laurinavicius
Entrepreneur, Blogger & Content Marketer
@dannypostmaa awesome launch! You're on fire! πŸ”₯
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Vaclav Bedrich
Founder @ CzechCrunch.cz & Bold92
Great idea @dannypostmaa! How are you dealing with VPNs? As a lot of people can just change their location to a different country. It would be great to cross-check with payment information, or have some other way of verification.
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Danny Postma
Maker
Building products to help makers convert
@vaclav_bedrich Yeahh, very true. I’m breaking my brain over that this week. Might add an API endpoint where you can double check if the user is allowed to use the coupon code, based on creditcard issue country.
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@vaclav_bedrich @dannypostmaa Danny that's a very hard problem to solve for large and talented tech teams. Best you spend your time elsewhere
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@vaclav_bedrich @dannypostmaa you could just cross-ref the BIN (first 4-6 digits on a payment card). Lots of resources out there like https://binlist.net/
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JenComputer Scientist
@vaclav_bedrich @dannypostmaa @hameto_ Banks like Revolut will let you issue a card from any country that they support 50+ countries at no cost instantly so people can easily get a card from a different country. I personally travel a lot and my revolut account has cards for 8 different countries all with wildly different purchasing power parity.
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Tobias Whetton
Co-founder Supernotes
This is going to save me from the flood of Intercom messages asking for a parity discount! Awesome work @dannypostmaa πŸ‘
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Danny Postma
Maker
Building products to help makers convert
@twhetton Awesome!! Let me know if you need help setting up your banner πŸ™
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Gilad Uziely
Founder - Lance for Freelancers
Upvoted! Great idea and an important cause. Have you thought about approaching it from a different direction like showing companies how much they loose by not adjusting their prices to different locations? Also - I assume the big players are already adjusting prices, right? GOOD LUCK!
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Danny Postma
Maker
Building products to help makers convert
@gilad_uziely That would be an awesome add-on to it later on! Adding it to the roadmap πŸ”₯
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Great work Danny! Very cool project around a thoughtful business problem. Can't wait to see it more in the wild!
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Danny Postma
Maker
Building products to help makers convert
@stusim Little sad I couldn't offer it all for free, because I would love it to support a good cause this way. API + server are expensive for things like this πŸ˜ͺ
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