New Orleans, LA, July 01, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- In a sluggish economy consumers look for ways to save money; businesses look for ways to sustain and grow business; and schools look to raise needed funds. As a unique approach to online daily deals, Scoupons.com, by design, addresses the agenda of all three.
Everyone benefits with Scoupons. Patrons (consumers) go online to www.scoupons.com to shop and save on dining, shopping, travel, services, etc… During checkout, patrons select a school they wish to support. Scoupons donates ten percent (10%) of the purchase price to the selected school. Patrons save money while schools raise money. The remaining revenue is then split 60/40 between the business and Scoupons.com.
“Leveraging patronage by helping schools is something that businesses have been doing for decades. It is the most ideal method to grow and sustain any business,” states Dan Abraham, Founder of Scoupons.com. “Civic pride and
social conscientiousness provide major benefits.”
Scoupon has also introduced a Universal Scoupon, which works much like an online gift card and can be applied to any offer of the same value in the online Scoupons Store. This gives patrons the option of choosing any deal at any
time they wish. The Universal Scoupon empowers schools to engage masses of patrons to supports specific campaigns or events via email. For example: A school may desire to raise $3,000 for its computer lab. They can engage their patrons through email blasts to promote the campaign. As patrons are engaged to buy Scoupons the school moves to achieve their goal. No candy, cookie dough or wrapping paper to sell and no paperwork, money collecting or sales tracking by teachers and school staff.
“In 3 short years, Groupon and Living Social have made daily deals a part of online culture, engaging over 40 million consumers online, with financial incentives. But sustaining businesses/vendors has been an issue with discount programs. Businesses need patronage and cannot sustain extended discount promotions. Scoupons uniquely leverages affinity for schools to help our communities and provides its innovative Universal Scoupon. Scoupons seem to fill the void missing from other 'bleeding edged' daily deal models with an emotional hook which is timely and compelling,” stated Bernard J. Slutsky, research analyst for major brokerage house.
“Scoupons provides a vehicle for patrons to save while championing their school, a trackable and measurable business promotion with no upfront costs, and a fundraiser which doesn’t exploit teachers, parents, patrons or children,” states Abraham.
The Scoupons model is designed to be scalable, with viral potential, for licensing in other cities. Scoupons plans a “back to school” marketing push in September in the Greater New Orleans area and plans to expand to Houston, Dallas, and then Chicago within the next 12 months. For more information about Scoupons and how you can participate as a patron, business, school or licensee please contact Dan Abraham at danA@scoupons.com or call 877.SCOUPON (877.726.8766).