The New Stuff

Foursquare specials

Who Says Foursquare Has No Business Potential?


Don’t look now folks, but pretty soon,  your favorite restaurants and other business establishments might soon be offering various discounts, freebies and other promotional gigs in cooperation with Foursquare. Yes Foursquare, you it right?  This is because Foursquare has just launched a business strategy that encourages establishment owners to use its service to engage mobile customers with specials and give them the ability to track how their venues is performing over time – through venue analytics.

Foursquare Business provides simple self-service tools that would allow you, as a business manager, to cook up with various kinds of special gigs that would attract customers to your business establishments. Specifically Foursquare Business will let you created the following specials:

  • Mayor specials can be unlocked only by the Mayor of your venue (the user who has checked in the most in the last 60 days).
  • Count-based specials are unlocked when a user checks in a certain number of times.
  • Frequency-based specials are unlocked every so many check-ins.
  • Wildcard specials are always unlocked, but your staff has to verify some extra conditions before awarding the special.

What’s cool about this is that Foursquare has mobile apps in three major mobile platforms – Android, iPhone and BlackBerry. And Foursquare can use this mobile apps to send notices to potential customers nearby to possibly invite them to check out your Foursquare promotional gigs.

To use Foursquare’s business tools, all you need to do is claim your venue. Once you’ve done that you can have access to various Foursquare venue analytics tools that will let you view:

  • most recent visitors
  • most frequent visitors
  • the times of day people check in
  • total number of unique visitors
  • a histogram of check-ins per day

So, what are you waiting for? Get into Foursquare and claim your venue now before somebody else takes it.

Recently Published

technical writing
»

4 Terms Tech Writers Have to Stop Misusing

I get that you’re a tech writer and not a computer scientist. ...

smart car
»

What You Can Expect From the Smart Car Industry

For years, the focus of technology has been on PCs, tablets and ...

online marketing
»

Online Marketing For Creative Companies: How To Stand Out

If you consider the company you work for to be of the ...

Project Management
»

Got a Project? Learn How To Manage It the Right Way

There are lots of different things that probably qualify under the ...

Newsletter-templates-designs
»

A Few Things To Interest Your Followers

Whether they are customers on your website, social media followers, ...

Mobile-Devices
»

Understanding the Mobile Medium: Getting Your Message Across

One of the reasons that online marketing is particularly interesting ...

podcasts
»

Podcasts For Different Daily Activities: Picking a Routine

Once you get into the world of podcasts, you never really go back. ...

marketing your business online
»

How Are You Using The Internet To Market Your Business?

There are so many ways to market online, and most articles seem to ...

maxresdefault
»

Poki Has New Multiplayer Game That’s Topping the Charts

Barely a month old, Slither.io keeps its top spot in free iPad charts ...