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Electronic Couponing Made Easier, More Effective For Small Businesses

The rise of electronic couponing has aspurred a need for small businesses to create their own Apps for mobile phone.

While complicated, there are ways of doing it quickly and cheaply.

One company, Appsbar has added an application that makes the process much easier.

It does, however, require joining the Appsbar community.
The application is an added option for their free-to-build apps. Now anyone can develop and send coupons, incentives, or timely deals straight to their most loyal customers. The appsCoupon option can be added to any appsbar app at where a growing community of businesses are designing, publishing and sharing their own digital coupons.

“The proliferation of smartphones, social networks, and the community that is growing out of appsbar has let us create this perfect, all-new way for businesses to directly make and deliver digital coupons without all the restrictions and without any of the cost,” said appsbar co-founder Scott Hirsch. "Our goal is to give businesses of any size a way to maximize the effectiveness of digital coupons. Now businesses can build and share appsCoupon on any social platform, email or mobile database they want.

Digital coupons and mobile apps have become the best way for businesses to engage and find customers, and appsCoupon has emerged as cost-friendly way for businesses to offer rewards to their loyal customers. With appsCoupon there is third-party with which to share profits –businesses simply create, distribute and interact with their customer directly. As digital coupons grow in popularity, third-party deal providers can take as much as a 50% cut as part of their work to spread a wide net to attract customers on behalf of a business.  appsCoupon are designed to reward the customers who already have downloaded a businesses app, and give complete control to the business.

“We’re excited that we’re able to give businesses a free way to build and publish their own professional-level apps – and this new opportunity to eliminate the third-party hassles has given a whole new way for businesses to serve their customers,” Hirsch said.

appsCoupon builds on the calendar, menus, soundboard, graphics and GPS capabilities of appsbar. Businesses can make coupons in real time, at any time, with whatever level of discount they want to offer on whatever products they choose. Within minutes, a business can alert their customers through their app of long-term or limited time coupons and promotions.

The app user will be notified on their mobile phone that a coupon is available. With no need to print a coupon, the user simply shows the coupon, either simply presenting the onscreen image at the store or allowing the business to scan the bar code or QR codes that can be added.

appsCoupon can be added to any appsbar app, which can be built using a MAC, tablet or PC. Once an appsbar app coach has made sure the app meets the guidelines of individual app platforms, the app is submitted for approval for anyone to download for free at both the Apple App Store and Android Market.

appsCoupon is added among a growing suite of appsbar technology tools and functions, app store guidelines, and portals to get apps published - all available at no cost.  With appsCoupon, the same “wizard” that simplified the app building process for even the least tech-savvy, now walks the builder through adding pages and functions with visual and textual clues at each step. As apps are built page by page, each app becomes more personalized through limitless combinations of background colors and fonts with the ability to upload images and videos from personal or appsbar libraries.

appsCoupon is available as a business community-specific tool. Those tools to help businesses get a fast, free and efficient presence in app stores include calendar event notifiers that deliver real time or scheduled notifications to app users, and menu features that allow businesses to publish and take orders from a catalog of products or services. appsbar’s unique form builders give businesses a way to deploy customer service surveys or real time to-go order forms. The Social Sharing options allow users to share their app with friends or customers across email or social networks such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

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