hERE AT GAIN WE THINK IT'S CRAZY that on average, 48% of each purchase at a local independent business was recirculated locally, compared to less than 14% of purchases at chain stores.
With just some small changes we can re-vitalize the High Street and local economy, for example buying products from independent retailers and venues. GAIN makes this easy; we focus on 3 core messages these are:
supporting the less fortunate in your local communities.
Every time an offer is redeemed through our app we donate back to a regional charity of your choice. At absolutely no cost to yourself’s (the user) and therefore is a no-brainer.
Supporting local independent businesses:
Using our app allows you to support your local economy, we cover cafes, restaurants, hairdressers, events spaces, cinemas, homeware, apparel, bakeries, bars and any other independent business you can imagine.
SAVING you MONEY:
With our platform eating out is now cheaper if it’s during a venues off-peak hours, meaning that craving waffles at 4 on a Thursday will now be at least 25% cheaper with our app.
GAIN aims to increase the revenue of independent businesses by distributing exclusive discounts, we will then donate back to a regional charity every time one of our offers is redeemed, helping those less fortunate than ourselves.
The problem facing independent businesses today:
The idea came from browsing sites such as Groupon and Wowcher and being bombarded with adverts, not being able to find what we were looking for and many of the offers available at nationwide chains.
Over summer we made friends with independent business owners and heard first hand their hatred of these sites, with extortionate commission levels, cash-flow being withheld and people using their discounts at peak times, where they result in the business actually losing revenue. We did a lot of research, and decided to set upon this journey.
Market research has indicated a strong desire for this kind of platform with 91% of the students demanding it. And with 60% of stores on UK High streets independent there is a clear and scalable market.
what do users get though?
Where will the money go?
The majority of money will be spent on marketing expenses, such as paid adverts, flyers, banners, promotions and content creation.
We will also use the money to expand quicker to other University Cities, by being able to hire staff, and promote our platform in these areas.
Money will also be spent on App Store licences and upgrading our servers.
We have spent a lot of time in creating some amazing rewards for every single person that donates!!!
Help us succeed!
If you can't donate, even a couple of pounds, you can help us greatly by sharing this fundraiser with anyone you think would be interested, or could be able to help.
If you can help in ways other than money, please send us a message over on facebook at m.me/thegainapp
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