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getting vendors to offer discounts for pie people

 
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Years ago, jack implored me to ... pretty much do exactly what he does:

- set up a mailing list

- set up something like the member support brigade


It took me the better part of a year to start the mailing list. And now it has become one of the smartest things I have ever done.

And I took a few weak stabs at doing the member support brigade. And then I thought it would be smart to merge it with my pie idea. It has taken a looooong time, but now pie is here!


So, the smart thing for me to do is to start to put together a list of vendors that say stuff like "we will give 20% off our stuff to all pie people!" And then we advertise the hell out of that list. And if somebody jumps into the pie stuff, they can collect the big list of discounts for pie people.

So, the first step is: who do we approach to be pie people? Should we start right off with trying to poach all the people from jack's list?


 
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Poaching from Jack's supporters is an easy one to resolve. Ask Jack if it is OK or wait the companies to come to you.

Forum members that have businesses that would the first people to ask to support Pie

I would hit up all the author's authors that you have featured on the forum over the years.
They may have some sort of discount, supply you with some exclusive content for you.

I think it would the cherry pie cool to have go to supplies for gappers and ants when you buy stuff from Pie supporting companies.
 
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Kate Muller wrote:

I think it would the cherry pie cool to have go to supplies for gappers and ants when you buy stuff from Pie supporting companies.



I am thinking of pooled points system like shared rewards points that would earn supplies for a ants and gappers lending library. For example I spent $100 with a vendor and earned 10 points for the ants and the points pile up over time from lots of pie members the ants would get some sort of useful item sent from the vendor. Books, seeds, tools, other useful things that could be part of a communal lending library at Paul's place.
 
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Yes : I like Kates idea and am willing to support it, I think a ''click to support'' button would make members feel as though they actually were supporting Gappers / Ants !

Ether that or a way to earn pie to give away ! -Just my 2 cents ! Big AL
 
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I love how the first suggestion here is to pass the gift giving down the line. Rare people in this community.

I agree, I don't have much disposable income or many needs, but I could see this influencing those few purchasing decisions I make.
 
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