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Snacksquare – get real-life offers on Foursquare



Snacksquare is a merchant tool that allows businesses owners to market real offers and discounts to customers who check-in to the business location from their Foursquare account.  Fresh out of the FaceySpacey.com bakery, Snacksquare has been generating a lot of Tech Buzz and has has received reviews by Mashable (http://mashable.com/2010/04/15/snacksquare/), TechCrunch (http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/15/snacksquare-foursquare-directory/), KillerStartups (http://www.killerstartups.com/Mobile/snacksquare-com-a-tool-for-location-based-marketing), KTLA (http://www.ktla.com/news/cyberguy/stv-cyberguy-snacksquare-41510,0,6428602.story) and has even received it's blessing from Foursquare itself!  http://twitter.com/foursquare/status/12248226307

Snacksquare is FREE during Beta testing!  Dive-in and help test out the waters at http://SnackSquare.com

Snacksquare will get business venues known on Foursquare and get people sharing their tips and checkins at the venue to bring more people to their venue. And they will get people redeeming their specials on snacksquare.com and sending the specials to their mobile phone via SMS. They will also get an analytic platform to track redemption. Eventually they'll get tools to push sms messages to potential customers that check-in near their venues.  Foursquare a hot event. a Hot sector right now, and Snacksquare will put businesses  at the cutting edge and intermix their name with Foursquare, Bravo, and Starbucks and the other very few that are testing the waters here. YOU can browse Snacksquare.com or Foursquare.com/businesses to see everyone else testing these waters.

1) Snacksquare lets merchants add their foursquare venues

2) Snacksquare monitors and encourages customer activity from these venues (and continue to do so over time)

3) SnackSquare gives the merchant tools to easily add all these customers as friends

4) SnackSquare specifically facilitates adding customers as friends so that business owners can get the phone nimbers of the foursquare users and so we can get real-time information about when these foursquare friends check-in

5) Snacksquare let merchants create campaigns (which we call "ALBA" for automated location based alerts) that sends sms text messages to these foursquare friends as they checkin near by their venue. Think Mail Chimp meets Sales Genie powered by Foursquare. 

6) Snacksquare forces it's merchants to change their Foursquare username to their company, i.e. so Joe Smoe appears as Dippin' Dots. This is how Snacksquare maintains an opt-in process, or at least does their best at it. The idea is that the foursquare visitor we found through their store will receive a friend request from a company name and if they choose to accept will give out their phone number just like they do to anyone else they accept as friends. Snacksquare also provides unsubscribe functionality for the customer as well.

When you first login, you will be redirected to an iframed Foursquare page. You can just click the yellow link in the top left. Basically, we're about to take your foursquare account and make it the basis of our Snacksquare account. But there's no need to do that. If you run into any problems, just hit me and I'll be on top of it to make your experience in the merchant panel painless. 












note: Snacksquare's unique way of forcing merchants to do foursquare only actions such as changing their user name to a company name. Snacksquare also helps navigate the user to creating a new Foursquare account to use as the basis of their Snacksquare account if they don't want to give up their personal account.





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