Mark Anthony Peterson, Cofounder of Ereptus, Inc. and author of Guerrillapreneur: Small Business Strategy For Davids Wanting To Defeat Goliaths
Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) --Mitch Duitz and Mark Peterson, Co-founders and Co-CEOs of EREPTUS, announced the launch of RESCUE, the firm's first ever mobile application for deal sharing and payment. Available for the iPhone and Android smartphones, the new app provides users with the means to manage and share deals with family and friends through a variety of social media.
"EREPTUS is a leading provider of deal-management mobile solutions targeted at small, minority and women-owned businesses," said Peterson, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Atlanta's Black Founders.
The free RESCUE app offers the means for small business owners and entrepreneurs to reward loyal customers, reach new consumers, and expand their market reach. Business owners can test new products or services, and initiate a digital word-of-mouth marketing campaign utilizing established customers.
The new app allows consumers to experience cost savings on products they already purchase and receive greater discounts or free merchandise when they share with others. RESCUE users can use the app to scan barcodes and check online pricing, create personal shopping lists, and store and manage their shopping receipts.
RESCUE offers consumers an easy way to take advantage of cost saving deals and manage their deal-sharing options through multiple lifestyle media platforms. When merchants offer volume-based discounts on their products and services, individuals can use RESCUE to purchase an entire amount and share the cost with friends, family and associates.
As contacts of the app user purchases their portion of the discount using RESCUE, the original recipient is credited. Each merchant sets a minimum number of participants for the deal to become active. Once that total has been met, the original RESCUE user receives a bonus that's typically delivered in the form of free merchandise.
"Designed with the consumer and small business owner in mind, RESCUE provides shoppers with volume-based purchasing power," said Peterson. "If you and your friends agree to purchase a great deal from your local retailer, that merchant will reward you with a terrific bonus. Smart entrepreneurs will use this platform to level the competitive playing field and to build a loyal customer base."
Existing deal applications often leave users dissatisfied and wanting more. Users may be required to check in to receive extra benefits or find their inboxes overwhelmed with offers they don't want. RESCUE rewards consumers for doing what comes naturally and telling friends when someone has "hooked them up."
"The RESCUE app puts small businesses on the same footing as larger competitors," said Mitch Duitz, EREPTUS Co-CEO. "Mom and Pop coffee shops can send deals and offer discounts to consumers without making a significant investment in technology."
The new app was officially launched in Selma, AL with The Coffee Shoppe of Selma and the One Way Bookstore. It is now available free at the iPhone Store at www.itunes.com/appstore. Just type in "rescue consumer". It can also be obtained at the Google Play Store by visiting https://play.google.com/store/search?q=ereptus. Fans can follow EREPTUS on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Ereptus and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/EreptusRescue.
The new app from EREPTUS provide business owners and entrepreneurs with an easy and convenient means of deal management for greater cost savings that can be shared via social and lifestyle media platforms. The application is a boon for businesses, allowing them to create loyal, long-term relationships with consumers and expand their reach into new markets for greater profitability.
For more information, visit the website at www.ereptus.com.
EREPTUS, Inc. ("EREPTUS") was founded in January 2012 and is incorporated in Delaware. EREPTUS is positioning itself to be the leading provider of online and mobile platforms to help individuals and merchants improve in-store retailing, shopping and service experiences.