• 24% to 83% increase in customer engagement, compared to traditional digital methods
  • Average cost of $0.75 to $2.30 to get a customer through the front door, LOWEST of any other advertising medium
  • Average increase in checkout sales of up to 32%

How It Works - Retailers

AskMIA™ is so easy to manage- upload images, click to toggle ON/OFF, drag & drop, and reply to emails.

1. Preload images of varying discount codes created with your existing (POS) system to offer consumers a surprise checkout discount every time they shop, changed on the fly with one click of the mouse.

This eliminates the costly implications and maintenance of deploying Loyalty or Reward programs, as well as implementing dynamic discounts with Point-of-Sale (POS) systems. Instead, offer consumers an EXCLUSIVE surprise checkout discount every time they shop (only available on AskMIA™), which retailers toggle ON/OFF to change discounts on the fly. Engage customers and retain loyalty via value-driven instant gratification, not points.

2. Embed external web pages such as the retailer’s digital weekly ad flyer, with one click of the mouse.

This eliminates the need to direct consumers to a retailer's website, which may not be user-friendly, offer too much content, and/or require too many mouse clicks to access information. Moreover, this empowers retailers to directly market individual web pages to consumers, changed on the fly.

3. Create real-time flash, daily deal, and clearance sales with the ability to set start & end dates to restrict public visibility.

This eliminates generic sales and empowers a retail store to create dynamic special offers with clicks of the mouse, increasing sales and reducing losses from sitting inventory. Consumers simply bookmark the store’s AskMIA™ web page URL or add a shortcut to their mobile device’s home screen to repeatedly access updated content in real-time, specific for the retail store.

4. Drag and drop interface to group, hide, edit, delete, and rearrange product images.

This eliminates the time-consuming process of preparing sales items in advance for print or digital advertising. Moreover, it allows a retail store to promote, apply an overlay (e.g. "TODAY'S DEAL") and revise sale items in real-time with clicks of the mouse. Retailers can shorten the sales cycle of inventory (e.g. open box, perishables, seasonal, demos, clearance, etc.) to increase sales and reduce losses.

5. Information submitted by consumer is emailed to preset recipients, which includes links to images of product barcodes and any other media provided.

This eliminates the need to manually forward consumer information to required store personnel. Moreover, this invaluable feature enables retailers to easily acquire the challenges of consumer PRE-SALE data (e.g. what they want to buy and/or if they need help) to accommodate their purchasing needs, reducing the number of shoppers who leave the store without buying.

6. Click links to download product barcode images submitted by consumer to computer, then scan image using barcode scanner to input data into (POS) system.

This eliminates the complexities of data integration, as the information pertaining to each product barcode submitted by the consumer is already within the retailer’s (POS) system. Thus, retailers have instant access to product information and can immediately respond to the consumer (i.e. send product discount code) for a possible sale while they are STILL IN STORE.

7. Download consumer emails, for email marketing.

This eliminates the typical challenges that marketers face associated with growing their email lists, such as expertise and producing relevant content in exchange for a consumer's permission to receive emails. Moreover, this effortless strategy will grow your OPT-IN email marketing lists from in-store shoppers.

AskMIA™ Ad Revenue - ROI

The AskMIA™ toolset will drive more loyal customers through your front door, increase profit, and the local advertising opportunities can pay for the service itself!

IMMEDIATE ROI

Local ad spending in the U.S. surpassed $151 billion in 2018.

"Direct mail remains the most popular type of local advertising and accounts for the largest portion, with $38.5 billion of the $151 billion (25.4%) devoted to that purpose."

Source: eMarketer

Prosper & Grow

Offer local businesses exclusive direct advertising opportunities on your AskMIA™ page, and you keep 100% of ad dollars.

1. Generate ROI (i.e. ad dollars can pay for the AskMIA™ service itself)
2. Build B2B relationships (i.e. work with local businesses in your community)
3. Cross-Promotional marketing (i.e. expand reach and drive more customers to your store)

Simply put, ad opportunities will cover your cost of the AskMIA™ service, develop cross-promotional relationships with other local businesses to expand your marketing reach, and AskMIA™ tools will ultimately grow your business!  It's a win, win!

TURNKEY

1. Displaying Advertiser’s Ad

Simply upload each of your advertiser’s image ad to replace the six placeholder image ads displayed within your AskMIA™ page.  Add more advertisers or delete existing ones with a click of the mouse.

Each advertiser’s thumbnail spans full screen as shown below.

2. Collecting Advertiser’s Payment

Simply download the turnkey, customizable, predesigned “Become an Advertising Sponsor!” MAXeSite™ Form template from the Form Gallery to automate each advertiser’s:

Enrolment
Image ad submission
Annual or monthly recurring payments (PayPal – VISA, MasterCard, AMEX)

Your manual requirements are only:

Enter your PayPal email address to collect payments (do it once, 10 secs to complete)
Set annual or monthly ad rate (do it once, 10 secs to complete)
Upload the advertiser’s image ad to your AskMIA™ page (30 secs to complete)

AskMIA™ Licensed Poster

Consumers can access your AskMIA™ web page link from any Internet-enabled device such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer.  The public can also scan a unique QR code within a licensed custom poster included (choose from five variations, four sizes) that directs to your AskMIA™ URL.  Download hi-res QR code and add to other print advertising & media.

Find out why retailers and consumers love AskMIA™!

AskMIA™ Advantage