Pearl Sutton wrote:Interesting!
On your site, the pdf link for the current materials is an email link, same as the one below it. I was curious what you are crediting, but can't find out without watching video (which is not my thing.)
I'm also curious how it all works, but don't care to watch video, text explanation would be nice.
Hope it does well :) We need more recycling!
bernetta putnam wrote:what company is bevmo? never heard of it. maybe not where I'm at. google says its wine store....lol
Dale Hodgins wrote:So people aren't paid out individually, someone wins the pay out. Is your list of pickup locations published? I mean so that people can determine that the location actually exist or that materials are in fact allowed to be dropped off there.
Do you have a lottery license? Do you know if one is required for this sort of enterprise. I know it would be in Canada if you are in fact paying out by Lottery.
Dale Hodgins wrote:It definitely sounds like a workable plan. You might want to encourage people to tell those at the recycling depots, that your app brought them there. If that's something you can track, then it would certainly work in your favor when you ask them to spend a little money on advertising. If you can show that you are bringing in a substantial percentage of their customers, then perhaps they could be encouraged to offer some perk to those customers.
I recycle for a living. Whole buildings and building materials. If somebody was providing me with 10% of my customers, I would definitely spend a portion of that on advertising with them, to keep it coming. Mine isn't a drop off situation. I produce reclaimed materials for sale, but if I were running a depot, I would definitely sign up for something like this.
Here's something that would add to your software cost but that would definitely help you create a bit of a community around your site. Create a message board where users could post items that they are looking to give away. So often, stuff goes to a Recycling Depot when someone could reuse it instead. There are already many services like this, but something attached to the recycling app, would tend to put like-minded people together. Of course I have no concept of how much work it would be to create something like that. It would need to be region-specific. We have some drop-off centers where everything is guarded closely, and others where reusable stuff is laid out for people to take.