October 04, 2010 06:00 ET

BuyWithMe Unveils Merchant Bill of Rights

Community-Buying Site Gives Business Owners Control of Their Deals and Stresses Quality Over Quantity

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 4, 2010) -  BuyWithMe, the premier community-buying website that connects shoppers with the best deals and offers from leading local businesses, announces the official BuyWithMe Merchant Bill of Rights. This document outlines the rights of BuyWithMe merchant partners that allow them to maximize the value of their deals and ensure their businesses aren't affected by issues that may compromise quality of product or service, or both. The Merchant Bill of Rights clearly defines BuyWithMe's commitment to the businesses it works with, making official the provisions that have been an intrinsic part of the company's philosophy.

"BuyWithMe is passionate about the community-buying model which helps business partners gain new customers and drive revenue opportunities," said BuyWithMe CEO, Cheryl Rosner. "We are committed to helping local businesses achieve their goals. For this reason we work closely with our business partners to offer thoughtful, targeted deals that shoppers really want. We work with businesses to guarantee proper spacing between deals and set benchmarks so businesses don't take on more than they can handle." 

Official BuyWithMe Merchant Bill of Rights:

1. Businesses have the right to a knowledgeable, local partner
  You run a local business and have the right to a local partner with local expertise that understands your needs and works with you to achieve your business objectives. BuyWithMe provides a local representative in each market we operate, ensuring you can manage the number of participants in a featured promotion and attract shoppers who are most interested in your business.
2. Businesses have the right to be treated as a vested partner
  From the first point of contact and through the entire deal process, BuyWithMe guarantees a live response, within one business day, from a member of the BuyWithMe team to:
    i. ensure advance notice of when your deal will run,
    ii. ensure you know exactly how your deal will work,
    iii. work directly with you to approve all deal copy and design,
    iv. work directly with you to increase the rate of repeat-customers.
3. Businesses have the right to full transparency
  There should be no 'fine print' and no hidden fees. Contracts are straightforward and results are clearly stated. BuyWithMe tells you exactly how many customers participated, how many purchases were made, and will help you better understand your BuyWithMe customers for future marketing efforts.
4. Businesses have the right to be paid in a manner that supports your growth
  You have the right to be paid in a timely manner, within 30 days of when your promotion finishes. BuyWithMe does not require any upfront capital expense. 
5. Businesses have the right to choice
  Your business is just that, your business. Therefore, your business needs may require multiple marketing options.  BuyWithMe believes that by doing our job well we will continue to earn your business.
6. All businesses should be treated as vital to an ecosystem that thrives through conscious capitalism
  BuyWithMe follows the philosophy of conscious capitalism.  You are treated as an essential long-term partner, which leads to higher quality products and services and ultimately happier customers.  It also means BuyWithMe actively supports the community and environment in which your business operates, knowing that it will result in strong support in return and a healthier economic climate.

BuyWithMe is a community-buying website that connects savvy shoppers with select local businesses to take advantage of exclusive deals on spas, salons, travel, fitness, restaurants and activities. Unlike other community-buying sites, members are given seven days to gather friends and make a decision on which deals they will choose. In turn, local businesses that partner with BuyWithMe benefit from immediate feet in the door and increased interest from quality frequent shoppers, as well as new customers -- all without any upfront costs.

About BuyWithMe
BuyWithMe ( is the premier community-buying website that connects savvy shoppers with the best deals and offers from local businesses in their city. Through the power of community-buying, shoppers have access to exclusive one-week deals for spas, salons, travel, fitness, restaurants, activities and other services. BuyWithMe currently publishes daily deals in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego and Washington D.C., and plans to be in 15 markets by the end of 2010. BuyWithMe is headquartered in New York City.

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