Buying from merchants on the map
Here’s how to buy from local merchants
Tap on the Pin Icon to access the Map.
Tap on any pin to reveal the name of the business. You can Zoom in and Zoom out, as well as move the area of the map to explore.
Tap on it again to explore the available deals they showcase in their storefront.
Tap on a deal to explore it in further detail and buy it
Tap on Buy Now to add it to the cart and browse the other products available at this merchant
When you are ready to make your purchase, tap on the Shopping Cart icon and proceed to the cart and your purchase.
Econic is about buying local, where both consumers and merchants support their local small businesses.
That’s why we put pins on the map.
We hope you enjoy your experience buying with Econic powered merchants.
How we use your data
In order for Econic to create personalized buying and selling experiences, we need to connect sales and purchases to locations and people. This is why we ask your permission for a number of the functions on your mobile device. Econic’s AI loyalty, pricing and sales functions will not work without access to these features.
For business owners especially, you can use your device camera to take and upload pictures of the goods and services you are selling in your Econic shop.
How your deals work
Econic AI identifies the best goods and services you can buy from your Econic merchants. They reward you with great deals that can save you money, rewards your loyalty and make it easier for you to buy the things you want.
The Four Deal Types
Daily Deals – also called Blue Deals – represent what’s on sale. These deals promote products or services that are available now. They can be Daily Deals, Spot Sales, Clearances, anything that will get you interested to check out the deal.
Local Deals – also called Green Deals – these are deals from the businesses closest to you. These deals should be of interest to you based on your purchase history.
Schedule Deals – also called Red Deals – this is all about you buying at your convenience. In this deal type you will find services to schedule, whether it’s an appointment for pick-up, take out or delivery, or events. You will also book services like plumbing, nails and haircuts from any local business.
Buy Again – these are convenient 1-Click Rebuys. Econic AI creates these deals based solely on your favorite products and services.
Your Econic powered merchants may change the names of the deals to reflect their business or specials.
How Local Loyalty works
It’s an old adage to say, “your money is worth more here.” This is what merchants used to tell their customers back when loyalty mattered.
As a trusted Econic member, every purchase in the app is discounted from the store price.
5% first purchase in a month
10% off on the second purchase in a month
15% off on the third purchase in a month and thereafter.
The clock resets every month.
You are given priority and exclusive services that are only offered from the Econic app.
How we handle your personal information
Our signup process follows strict security guidelines to protect your data and privacy. While specifically entering business details into the app, our rigorous data security policy requires you to complete the full business stage setup without leaving the app or switching between apps to copy and paste information.
We recommend you start and finish in one pass – it only takes around 5-10 minutes.
Econic is fully compliant with the GDPR, CCPA, HIPPA. We are a fully certified Microsoft solution that uses all the security features offered in the Azure cloud. We employ the highest standards of data protection and privacy and allow you to delete your data and account at any time.
How the Map Screen works
The map represents the center of where you live, work and serve customers. This location-based view represents the buying opportunities that are available to you now from local Econic merchants. The Map, very simply, presents the sellers near you that have a good or a service that is available to you now. This is why local businesses place their pin on the map in the location where they interact with customers.
How to Search the Map
When you tap into the Search bar in the map screen, you are presented a variety of options:
You can search by Address or the Name of the merchant.
This type of search will display the business or address in the center of the map.
Or you can select a Business Identity Attribute, such as Women-Owned Business and see only businesses that self-identify as women owned.
The Business you are looking for will have a green Map Marker to highlight it on the Map if it is open.
The red pins represent sellers that are closed for business now .
The green pins represent sellers that are open for business now.
How to see the Business name of the pin
Tap on a pin once to reveal the name of the business.
Tap on the name to access the deals available from that Seller.
Understanding The Icons
Econic’s Community Guidelines
We’re glad you’re here. Please behave responsibly.
Econic is built upon a trusted network of verified local buyers and sellers that transact with each other digitally, and in the neighborhood, just like always. We are people that know and trust each other, say hello and care about each other. When we know and care about each other, we don’t commit fraud and post hurtful messages.
These Community Guidelines describe behaviors that are required or not allowed in Econic’s trusted environment. Violating any of these guidelines may result in loss of access to your Econic membership or the deletion of a buyer or seller account.
Econic’s 5 Simple Rules of Conduct
- Use your true identity Econic is based on real, verified identities. Fake buyers and sellers will be removed.
- Use valid payment methods Buyers are trusted based on executing successful transactions with payment methods that are current and in good standing.
- Buyers must receive Goods and Services purchased as listed Sellers guarantee the accuracy of the goods and services they have listed in their Econic store. Any item listed must be sold and received by the buyer as listed.
- Post Real Ratings and Support Concerns Buyers can only rate sellers after they have successfully purchased from a seller. You will honestly rate that experience. Buyers or Sellers who attempt to hack the ratings system or otherwise manipulate the ratings or the support system, will be immediately expelled.
- Do not engage in harmful activity Any activity that could hurt someone, whether physical harm, a scam or emotional distress, will not be tolerated.
Our members play an important role in keeping this a trusted community for buyers and sellers. Violating any of these guidelines can be reported in the Support-Feedback section of the app under Contact Support.
Econic Membership for solopreneurs, gig and freelancer workers
Most people who decide to launch a side hustle or a small business based on their expertise, want to create a sustainable business, while following their passion and controlling their future. At the same time, the smart money wants to limit the risk of failure.
Econic AI is a smart, data driven platform for the creation and management of a business, with no cost of ownership of the technology. The tech is free, so is the ongoing IT expense and maintenance. We let you be you and provide the launchpad for your future business. Use our Econic members to test your business idea or launch your new career without the risks usually associated with starting a business.
If you’ve recently left your job or want to improve your gig business, we’ve got your back!
Signing up customers to your Econic app
There are several ways to invite customers to your Econic powered business:
- When customers enter your place of business, they can scan a physical QR code that you have positioned to make it visible and easy to access.
Customers can also scan a QR code the side of your truck, your business card, website, t-shirt and however you chose to display your QR code.
Your customers can scan a digital QR code from your mobile device that is attached to your account. You can find that QR code by tapping on the My Business menu
Then tap on QR codes to display the QR codes your customer or any referral can scan.
How to use QR codes
We provide business owners unique QR codes that allow you to invite customers to your mobile business. The QR codes can be printed as stickers for your doors, posters on the wall and point of purchase displays near your cash register. We also provide you QR codes within the app, so you can invite customers to your mobile business just by pointing your phone in their direction
Econic and your existing POS system
All Econic sales take place outside of your existing business and the POS you may use. Depending on your business, you should find that you earn more revenue and can be more profitable with the Econic platform.
We offer any business to make a side by side comparison and see which platform actually helps you make more money – and put more money in your pocket at the end of the month. We believe Econic will win.
You own the data your business creates
We are committed to 100% transparency and data accessibility. All of your sales and financial data is available in your account. You can view it at any time in your secure web-based Econic dashboard. In order to fully protect the privacy of buyers, their data remains private.
Order and booking notifications
You will receive receipts for all product sales and service bookings through the Econic app. If anything is required of you to fulfill an order it will be included in your notification, that you can find in the online dashboard.
You can manage your Notifications and workflows in your secure online dashboard
Can I cancel my account at any time?
Yes, you can. Any fees due to Econic for goods or services sold will be collected and the remaining balance will be forwarded to your bank account.
To cancel your account, tap on the My Account icon or menu.
Tap on the Personal Data button, which give you access to Delete Account. Tap on that and follow the instructions for deleting your account.