Food Banks are facing considerable challenges amid growing demand and diminishing donations. We have developed a program to provide a new source of funding for Food Banks. Our FB Connects Revenue Share Program makes it simple and easy for everyone to support the Food Bank.
50% of every deal purchase is given to the Food Bank! Deals are made available by local Sellers for purchase via the FB Connects app. Every Buyer enjoys double buying power as they pay only 1/2 of the deal face value! PLUS the Food Bank is given 50% of the purchase!
Our Online (mobile) to Offline (in store purchase) marketing platform has been customized to provide maximim marketing value to participating businesses plus provide much needed financial support for the Food Bank. The App users are local minded Buyers that want to support their Food Bank. Local businesses can issue digital coupons, that are then placed for purchase on Our FB Connects app & website. The coupons double the buying power of the community which makes them extremely appealing to everyone that participates in the FB Community.
Local businesses will receive instant exposure the moment Your Deals are issued. Via our app and website, every business owner and consumer in our system is notified the new participating business's deals are available.
We also utilize a targeted digital video advertising campaign to drive traffic to Our app & website where all participating business' Deals are showcased.
There is no direct 'out of pocket' expense to participate. We create Your account and make Deals for Your business. Your ONLY expense is honoring Your business' own Deals when they are presented as payment for Your goods or services when we deliver a paying customer.
Marketing with FB Connects provides the unique opportunity to turn a portion of Your marketing budget into a donation to the Food Bank.
The easiest wat is to use the app. Get the free FB Connects App, select 'As a Merchant', then select 'Sign Up' and complete the application.
You can complete the application on the website using the 'Business Info' link on the 'Home' page.
We will reply within 1-2 business days.
Yes, the Merchant must accept one Deal per transaction. However, additional deals may be accepted at the discretion of the Merchant.
Most modern 'point of sale' commercial scanners will read the codes as will most free smartphone scanner apps. If there is an issue scanning the deal, simply use the numerical 'Deal Code'.
The account did not update because you must first be logged in to your 'Merchant Account' OR you did not have an internet connection with the device you scanned the deal with.
The Deals are exclusive to each individual franchise location. We recommend that franchises have individual accounts for each location.
If a company goes out of business, we will remove all of said company's deals from the system. FB Connects will provide a refund the deal(s) that had been obtained and not used.
All the proceeds generated by the sale of deals via the app or website are shared with the local Food Bank.
The answer is no. Marketing with FB Connects is subject to the same tax requirements that any marketing. The taxes are paid by the end user. When a customer presents a Deal at your business, the bill of sale for services rendered should be invoiced as normal with all appropriate taxes. NOTE: However, if you redeem deals for personal use, you should claim this amount as personal income. Please consult your financial advisor regarding this.
-The App is scheduled to provide direct credit and debit card payment capability. Currently buyers are required to have a PayPal account to make a purchase.
- The app will have a 'Gifting' feature so deals can be purchased and emailed as a gift.
If You have any ideas or requests, Please do not hesitate to let us know.
The Deals are handled the same way you would any other promotional product (vouchers or coupons) on electronic POS systems. The deal lists, with the individual codes and denominations, can be manually imported from the website. The deal lists are available in both CSV and Excel.
The alternative is to print a 'Deal List' from Your account on the website. You can then keep the list at the Point of Sale and manually account for the deals by checking off the deal ID number with the corresponding deal on the deal list.
The app is currently available on both the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store.
As a Buyer,
- If You are a new buyer, select the ' As a Buyer', then select 'SIGN UP', and then create Your profile.
- If You have a profile, select 'As a Buyer' then select 'LOGIN' which takes You to the 'Buyer Login'
As a Seller/Merchant
- If You are a new merchant and do not have an account, select 'As a Merchant' and then select 'SIGN UP'. You can now complete the account application.
- If You have an account, select 'As a Seller' and then 'LOGIN' which takes You to the 'Seller Login'
The video tutorial 'How to use Deals using the App' is available on Our FB Connects YouTube Channel.
After purchasing the deals, they automatically appear in the app 'Wallet'. Scroll through Your list and select the deal to be used. The deal image will appear on the screen and the Seller can then scan the deal code or record the deal ID number.
A video tutorial 'How to use deals purchased with the App' is available on Our FB Connects YouTube channel.
Actually they could not be more secure! The app actually redirects the purchase transaction directly to PayPal or Stripe, therefore guaranteeing a secure transaction.
You must update Your account on the with the app or on the website.
Log in to Your 'Merchant Account'. Here you have 2 options:
1. With the app, Scan the code on the gift card or input the Deal Code manually and your account will automatically be updated.
2. On the website, Go to the “Deal Issued” page. Look for and locate the deal on the list using the 'Deal Code'. Click on the small 'white box' on the same line as the deal. The white box will be replaced with a time stamp indicating the deal is accounted for.
Log in to Your 'Merchant Account'. On the “Deal Issued” page, a small 'white box' will appear on the same line as the deals which have been purchased or chosen by another business.
Several factors are considered: Annual revenue, years in business, and type of business/industry.
NOTE: You can request a higher “Max. Credit Limit” by using the “Contact Us” tab.
Yes, either send us an email or submit a request using the “Contact Us” tab. We will review your account and get back to you within 2 business days.
Please give us a call so we can address your concerns, or if you would like you can just send in a request using the “Contact Us” tab.
You must send a special request using the “Contact Us” tab on the site. This is for security purposes.