Introducing Village Key
Attract more customers and keep them coming back.
Village Key is a platform for you to advertise your business and pitch deals and discounts to active, eager customers throughout your community.Instead of paying for expensive local advertising, bring customers into your Shop with deals you want to offer. And here’s the catch – we don’t take a cut.
We Sell Keys You Get Customers
People throughout your area purchase Village Keys from local fundraisers ($20/yr). The Village Key slips on a keychain and unlock deals at businesses all around town. You choose the deals to offer these Villagers and change the deals when you want.
Compare to Direct Mail Coupons
Deals are often expensive to get in the hands of customers. Not with Village Key — reach tons of new customers as we promote your deals by email, website, and via social media. Warning: very little work required!
Compare to Local Ads
Local advertising is expensive and you can only hope it pays for itself. Instead of paying high costs upfront to advertise, offer deals to customers to bring them in the door and keep them coming back. You win and your customers win.
Compare to Daily Deals
Daily Deals such as Groupon and Living Social take a large cut of the deal you offer customers, leaving you with margins around 25% of your regular price. Village Key doesn’t take a cut out of your deal price so you’re left with the whole pie.
With Village Key, you get to choose the deals you offer Villagers (keyholders). You’ll appreciate not being forced into offering a specific kind of deal or a high-percentage discount. We understand your business is unique and your deal should be too. The only deal requirement is you offer a unique deal to Villagers – this is what encourages them in your Shop! Your deal could be a percentage off, buy-one-get-one, a deal for a specific product, or during a certain time of the day – be as creative as you can! (We’re happy to help you choose something if you like.)
Keep it fresh by changing the deals you offer. Change it weekly, seasonally, on odd days, every leap year, etc. Or for those averse to change, keep them coming back for the same deal.
No Cost to Apply
While most businesses are accepted or rejected on a one-by-one basis, we currently don’t accept the following types of business:
- Real estate firms
- Banking firms
- Insurance firms
- Cash-advance/personal credit firms
- Ultra-personal services (ie. dogwalking, cell phone repair business)
- Commissioned Salesperson or Licensee Model Businesses (including Amway, Mary Kay, Avon)
- Businesses without a storefront
- Businesses without posted prices
- Businesses without well-kept exteriors or interiors
- Businesses with a high number of negative customer reviews online
- Any business Village Key Management rejects