What Motivates You To Invite Other Merchants?

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As you know we've always strived for delivering great services for merchants to mange their online presence. This year we have made "spreading the word" our top priority - we want to be able to serve more and more merchants such as yourselves. Hence we're pondering - what will further motivate our merchant members to invite their fellow merchants to join? What has worked well in the past as you invited your merchants, and what hasn't? What kind of programs can we build to make inviting others to join our network fun and rewarding?

Maybe a Regional Tournament? Why not make it fun, like a game? Merchants will compete in their respective regions to win the grand prize, by reaching out to your local communities and help your fellow merchants find their presence here at MC. Winners take home a grand prize, and runner-ups will also be rewarded for their great efforts.

Other great or crazy ideas? :)
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cal

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I'm motivated to connect to other merchants so they can easily find me if looking for someone that builds fences. Fence Atlanta | Fence Company
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A & L, Licker Law Firm, LLC

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I will connect with any merchant who wants to connect with our firm:

http://www.merchantcircle.com/busines...
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Barry

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the possibility that the merchant may be looking for an RV, or may know someone who is, the likelihood that a merchant has an Idea i haven't tried yet, & generally just building our network. Free advertising is great. Put the Mayor program back up & I'll keep coming daily. Keep it pulled & I'll probably log in once a week.
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CajunAEDSales

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NOTHING NOW DUE TO REMOVAL OF MAYOR PROGRAM. - MC WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?

THANKS A LOT, KIM

PS: EXCUSE CAPS
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Claudia Beck, Champion

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I have invited many merchants to join because MC seemed like a great online platform for them to promote their businesses.

Also, because I know many startups who could use a "webpage" but have no budget for it, so I would send them here.

I apologize for this next comment, but...
now with the new design and lack of allowing any customizations at all to our own pages, the glory of a brand new merchant getting their own, free "web page" here is not tempting to anyone.

Only time will tell in terms of traffic and results with this new look and system.
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Sarah Belle

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Typically I like to invite merchants because it's a nice way to connect and offer one of our free gift baskets and get our "foot in the door" so to speak.

I know a lot of times companies make changes to their website and everyone gripes for a while and all settles down once you get used to it but.....I've been here for a long time, both on my Avon account and on my "real" job at Valley Boys Roofing. I have to say I still don't like the changes, I think the site is hard to navigate and the ads are overwhelming.

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Sarah,

This is great feedback and advice. Thanks so much for sharing with the MerchantCircle community. Hope you are having a great start to your week.

Best,

David Gwynn
MerchantCircle
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Grant Allex

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I see the most benefit in connecting with merchants in cities that I do business. This allows them to at least see who I am and what I am offering. It also gives my page more back links, which will help it in the end with the search results. This is one of my favorite features.

If you would like to connect to me, check out my Moorhead MN Insurance Page or take a look at my website for a free MN or ND insurance quote. If you are into videos, I have a playlist on youtube that features the best insurance videos online.

Thank you Merchant Circle for this great website!
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Grant,

This is great insight & advice for other merchants on the network! Thanks so much for sharing with the MC community.

Best,

David Gwynn
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I connect with all merchants that send me a request. I know it helps get the name out, about my business, and helps my network also.

I do miss the unlimited invites, that were available in the past, those gave me incentive to send out invites to other local merchants. The larger my network is the better, for that reason I invite other merchants to my network.

Chair Caning & Wicker Repair
704-235-8171
www.chaircaning.webs.com
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Community Rep - Rory Goodman

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Thanks for the insight! We hope your business is able to grow and thrive with us here on MerchantCircle!