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Now Launching: “Services”

Hello everyone,

I’m very excited to talk about the launch of Services!

Repetition is the mother of success:

So, before we discuss services, below, let’s do a quick recap on our recent discussions.

 

Recently, we discussed at length (in a post titled “The future of empowr: We need your vote”) where we think the world is headed:

We made the argument that, thanks to technology and automation, there’s plenty of ecomomic theory and evidence to support the idea that we appear to be headed to a world of abundance, where most everything we want or need, is in our hands fast, for virtually free…

… but only if we get to the future first and exploit the network effect for the benefit of the empowr economy, before other (strictly profit-driven) companies do that first.

We asked for, and received your approval, for a bold set of moves desgined to make us the pioneer in that direction. We promised we would start rolling out those items in the coming days.

 

Before we got started, we stopped to have a quick discussion about AMCO cash outs, titled “Where’s my cash out?”…

… because a few citizens were showing signs of confusion about how AMCOs worked, so it seemed like a worthwhile pause on our progress to address their confusion.

 

We were right; a number of citizens were confused, and some were expressing expectations that didn’t match reality, so rather than string them along -- by looking the other way while they continued in empowr with those unreal expectations….

... we decided to slow things down even further…

… by having yet another discussion about cash outs, this time titled “Is empowr the right place for you?”.

 

This time, we used a hypothetical example about a group of people that move to the Pacific Ocean to pump up dirt from the bottom of the ocean and create a new island country.

Our hopes were that, by approaching the topic in another way (using a story) these citizens would be more likely to understand the disconnect between some of their expectations and reality.

 

The reality is that:

1.  Thanks to the sheer willpower (hard work, blood, sweat and tears) of the empowr community – YOU -- the empowr economy has been growing at astronomical (record!) rates – literally doubling each month since last summer.

I can’t say enough about this.

Your success really goes to prove what can happen when a group of people put their minds to accomplishing something.  This wasn’t an easy thing to achieve and everyone gave so much of everything they had to this effort. 

I am so very proud of everyone – citizens, success coaches and employees.

 

2.  How much cash goes out to empowr citizens is a fairly disconnected subject from the empowr economy: 

Specifically:

When Joe pays Sally $100 (to buy something from her) using his empowr earnings, those earnings are not bringing outside (U.S. dollar, Euro or other) currency into empowr.

And then, when Sally takes those new earnings, and uses them to buy something from Henry, that event is also not bringing outside (U.S. dollar, Euro or other) currency into empowr.

And then, when Henry takes those new earnings (that he received from Sally) and buys something from Jack, that also brings no outside currency (U.S. dollar, Euro or other) into empowr.

… and so on, and so forth.

 

3.   On a side but somewhat unrelated note, outside currency into empowr has also been growing nicely, which has allowed empowr to provide more overall AMCO cash outs to its citizens each month.

 

4.  However, while the empowr economy (meaning sales between citizens) has been doubling monthly…

… outside currency (in to empowr) has not been growing at that same astronomical rate, nor was it ever expected to.

 

5.  That means that if someone had an expectation that, with each $1 they sold in empowr to someone else, they would receive an accelerated matured cash out (AMCO) in the approximate amount of $1, their expectation is a false one.

As the empowr economy continues to take off, the correct expectation is that the earnings they received (in exchange for products and services provided) can be utilized in the empowr economy to purchase other products and services…

… which is exactly how a functional economy works.

 

Just imagine:

If everyone that sold a product or service in, say, France, expected to have matching U.S. dollars given to them (on top of their local currency) the French government would go bankrupt in a week.

Can you see how unrealistic such an expectation is?

Make no mistake, empowr continues to be 100% commited to providing as much AMCO cash outs to its citizens as it possibly can, as it is demonstrating monthly.

But as the empowr economy continues to succeed…

… and the economy’s growth rate continues to dwarf empowr’s cash influx, it should be absolutely expected that the amount of AMCOs given per $1 in empowr sales, will become a smaller and smaller number.

Also, please remember that together we agreed that AMCOs should be used to reward behaviors for “what’s most important now”.

That is, as we move forward with the new set of solutions…

… that have been designed to address the top pain points you have communicated to us…

… pain points such as the cost of acquiring products, plus the hassle and cost of shipping products…

… it should have become very clear (from multiple recent posts) that Services, Sharing and Transporting will now go to the front of the AMCO line.

 

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OK, now, with that conversation behind us…

… I think almost all of you will agree that it’s now time to move forward.

As many of you have grown quite accustomed to, we will need to have this conversation again every 90 days or so, as we’ve repeatedly done in the past…

…in order to ensure that the few folks that somehow find themselves with unrealistic expectations, also have an opportunity to figure this out.

But that’s OK. Let’s consider it a shared price we all pay for educating new citizens and ensuring they have the right knowledge, mindset and expectations

Therefore, let’s get started.

 

Services

As you know, the empowr team has been working day and night to get all of the necessary features and improvements in place to build the empowr economy…

… with a goal of having virtually everything you want or need becoming available to you in the empowr marketplace.

The first of many of these improvements starts TODAY, by enabling all empowr citizens to:

        List services now easier than ever before

        Sell services locally (to those in your circle of trust)

        Secure payment for sales with in-person validation

        Hit Daily Goals and receive AMCOs based on your service sales 

 

Why the focus on services?

Many of you have shared your concerns (pain points) about listing products for sale in the marketplace, including:

            … “I don’t have products to sell”…

            … “I can’t afford any out of pocket costs to acquire products”…

… “I can’t afford the shipping costs for products”…

            … “But I have a skill, talent or time that I can offer”…

Providing services to each other can often be done, with less (or in many cases, with little to no) out-of-pocket costs.

And with lots more services soon becoming available, you’ll be able to buy a lot more with your empowr earnings.

For that reason, by making it easy for services to grow on empowr, big changes can begin happening with very little effort.

 

Making it easier to list services

 

Of course, you have always had the ability to list services by going to the empowr marketplace and manually entering in all of the details…

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… but now, with a new “List it!” feature, listing services (and even products, by the way) is about 100 times easier.

 

Here’s how:

 

Simply search for a product or service that you’d like to offer…

Now Launching: “Services”

…  and then (if you find a service that you too would like to offer) simply click the new “List it” button – to instantly – magically -- list the same product or service into the marketplace…

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… using the same photos, title and descriptions used by the original listing:

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And since you’re utilizing a previously approved listing, your listing will be instantly and automatically approved for everyone to purchase.

Just make sure all the listing details are 100% consistent with your capabilities and wishes as a service providder, and adjust any and all elements you want to, such as price.

We’ve taken out almost all of the effort of listing a service.  Now, you can just focus on providing an awesome service to your customers and reaping the benefits.

Soon this process will be even easier as you’ll be able to see the most popular listings for sale based on how many people are offering them – all on a “Hot Stuff” page (more on that in a few days!)

 

Offering services locally

Unlike products that can be shipped around the world, with services, you want the freedom to only sell to people within a certain distance from you.

For example, if you’d like to offer dog walking or car washing services, you only want to offer that service to people within, say, 10 or 20 miles from you – not to everyone in your country.

So, now, with these newly updated buyer requirements, you have full control over who can purchase your services (and products) based on their distance from you:

Now Launching: “Services”

As a service provider, think about how far you’re willing to travel to provide that service.

 

Getting and giving credit for a completed in-person service

Once a service has been successfully provided, the seller and buyer will want to use the new confirmation process, which I’ll illustrate in a moment.

By following this new process, they’re:

1.  Instantly marking the service as “Service Received”, so the service provider doesn’t need to spend any time tracking down the buyer at a later time

2.  Instantly releasing funds to (paying) the service provider

3.  Confirming to the empowr platform that the two citizens did, indeed, meet in-person, at the same location. This helps reduce fraud and enables AMCO cash outs for the seller.

 

Here’s how it works:

For best results, you’ll want to do the following using your mobile device, for reasons I’ll explain a moment.

First, you’ll need to visit the “Marketplace” tab, and go to your I’ve Bought page (if you’re the buyer) or the I’ve Sold page (if you’re the seller):

Now Launching: “Services”

 

Note: If you’re using the empowr Android app, click “menu” in the navigation bar, and under the “More Features” section, click “I’ve Bought” or “I’ve Sold”:

Now Launching: “Services”

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Once on the I’ve Bought or I’ve Sold page, locate the service that you’ve purchased or sold, and click the “Actions” dropdown to select “Service Received” (if you’re the buyer) or “Service Delivered” (if you’re the seller).

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As a buyer:

 

Once you’ve clicked “Service Received”, by clicking “Confirm” on the next page, you’re acknowledging that you received the service provided and will be releasing your funds to the seller:

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As a seller:

Once you’ve clicked “Service Delivered”, by clicking “Confirm” on the next page, you’re acknowledging that you provided the service and are ready to be paid.

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Once both buyer and seller click “Confirm” empowr will verify the transaction in seconds.

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Once the transaction is successfully verified, both buyer and seller will be notified that the transaction was successfully confirmed!

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Congats buyer!

You’ve received a wonderful service and are a happy customer!

(How do we know that the service was, most likely, a wonderful service and you’re happy? Stay tuned – I’ll explain that in a moment).

 

And Congrats seller!

You’ve successfully sold and delivered a service; the funds have been transferred to you, and you’ve even confirmed with the empowr platform that you did, in fact, meet in-person with the buyer.

And you truly enjoyed working with this customer! (How do I know that? Again, I’ll hit that subject in a moment).


Tips:

        Remember – as a buyer and seller, whenever possible you’ll always want to confirm the transaction at the same exact time, with both of you at the same place.  Among other factors, both parties’ GPS locations are recorded, and this is an important factor in the AMCO calculations.

We recommend you confirm the service immediately after the service is provided, to reduce the chance of any issues. In this manner, sellers never need to work hard later, to get the buyers to press “Service Received”.

 

        Also, for best results, you’ll want to confirm the transaction from a qualified mobile device.

Qualified mobile devices must be iPhone 5 or greater with an operating system of 8.0+ or an Android device with a Marshmallow operating system (6.0 or greater).

 

If the seller is not available to confirm the transaction for any reason, as a buyer, you can still move forward with confirming and paying the seller for the completed service.

Now Launching: “Services”

As a seller, if you’ve provided the service and the buyer is unable to confirm the sale, you’ll want to contact the buyer and make sure that they mark the service as “Service Received.”

If after 72 hours the buyer still has not marked the service as “Service Received” you’ll have the option to file a dispute against the buyer.

Now Launching: “Services”

Remember – marking the service as both “received” and “delivered” is a crucial step in the process, and it ensures that both the buyer and seller receive credit for the transaction.

As a service provider, always do your best to communicate with the buyer so they mark the service as “Service Received” prior to raising a dispute.

 

New dispute process

We have heard you! You are frustrated with the dispute process, and have asked us to improve that process.

I’m happy to tell you that a totally new, streamlined dispute process has been designed from the ground up.

And, the engineers have completed development and testing and – guess what -- it has just launched!

Expect a new blog post in the next 24 hours, about the new dispute process – after everyone has had a chance to read this blog post.

 


RATINGS are about to become EVERYTHING on empowr

Many people have commented about “bad sellers” and “bad buyers”. You’ve made it clear that this is an issue that you want addressed.

We’ve heard you and, as you’ll soon learn, ratings are about to become an incredibly critical part of being an empowr citizen.

Product or Service providers (Sellers, Sharers and Transporters) with bad ratings will very quickly find it difficult to get new customers, as the marketplace and even the profile feed stories will stop showing them and their items to potential customers.

 

Even one bad rating will hurt…

… and just a couple of bad recent ratings and they’ll find life getting much more difficult.

 

And the customers (of the Sellers, Sharers and Transporters) that don’t behave well, will also soon find themselves unable to buy much in the marketplace, as they’ll be blocked from bidding, buying, using and transports.

 

Even one negative rating will hurt them…

…  and just a couple of recent bad ratings will lock them out of the exploding empowr marketplace.

 

The result will soon be that virtually ALL the business will be going to the BEST product sellers and sharers, service providers and transporters…

… the ones that are most honest, prompt, effective, courteous and best know how to treat their customers with the respect they deserve.

 

And the ENTIRE marketplace (products, services, sharing and transports) will soon only be available to the best customers..

… the citizens that are most honest, prompt and respectful of the hardworking product and service providers, sharers and transporters.

 

In addition to blocking poorly rated citizens from participating in the marketplace…

…  the marketplace and profile feed algorithms are being redesigned to push the top-rated sellers to the top of marketplace searches and profile feed stories.

That means that someone with a 4.9 or 5.0 overall rating will be many times more likely to be seen and purchased from, than someone with a, say, 4.5 or 4.6 average rating.

 

Again, we have heard you, and we agree that it’s time to protect the economy and marketplace that you have been working so hard to build and make successful.

In the coming days and weeks, empowr is about to become a place where we’ll only encounter highly legitimate and effective sellers -- and only incredibly respectful and responsive customers.

 

Ratings transparency

Along with everyone’s ratings being used by the empowr platform to block all buyers, sellers and transporters that are not rated well…

… everyone’s ratings will soon appear at the top right of their profiles, making it transparent to all, the kind of person they’re dealing with.

 

Again, we heard you on this topic, and you’ve got our word that the quality of marketplace participants is about to rise dramatically.

Expect a blog post on this topic (ratings) in the coming days.

 

Right now, all you need to do is simply take a moment (one single click!) to rate each other (1 to 5 stars) as honestly as possible, after each transaction.

And this is your chance to start fresh with an awesome (5 star) rating, as a product or service provider, and as a customer.

 

 

And finally…

        Services will now count towards your AMCOs

For the first time ever -- your confirmed service sales in April will go towards your May AMCOs.

To maximize your AMCOs from your service sales, you must be sure to confirm your sales with your buyer at the same time, and the same place

If you are not in the same place, you will still earn from your service sales – but you won’t earn AMCOs from those sales…

… so be sure to communicate with your buyer to ensure you are able to confirm at the same location.

Yes, we know that this approach has a flaw – that certain types of services that are not offered in-person will still not be elgible for AMCOs…

… so we promise to keep thinking about solutions for how to accomplish that, without being overrun by fraud.  As always, if you have any ideas, please don’t hesitate to share them.

 

        Services will also count towards your Daily Goals

Another feature we’re redesigning, based on your feedback, is the “Daily Goals” feature.

You’ve asked for more flexibility and choice in the activities required to hit Daily Goals…

… and we’re working on bringing you that.

For now, your confirmed ("Service Received") service sales will count towards the listing portion of your daily goals, exactly the same as your product sales do.

For every three $5 (or larger) product or service sales that are marked “item/service received”, you’ll be credited with hitting your daily listing goal.

Note: In order for your service sales to count, you’ll need to confirm your sales with your buyer at the same time, and the same place.  

 

Haven’t sold anything recently?

As you sell more items throughout the month, the system will backfill your daily listing goal for any days in the past you may have missed – so that you are always receiving credit for the sales and transports you make.

Soon, you’ll also be able to hit your goals for transporting and sharing as well.

 

Earning a piece of empowr (with stock options)

As a reminder – over the next 3 months (April, May and June) – your stock option points will be tripled for every Daily Goal that you hit. If you hit 80% or more of the possible Daily Goals in that period, empowr will then double that final (already tripled) number. 

That means that you could earn 6 times more potential empowr ownership by hitting your Daily Goals at least 80% of the time, in the next 3 months.

If you haven’t started on this yet, you should start today to ensure you don’t miss out!

 

Summary

I hope you agree that now, it’s time for this community to rise up and do for services what, together, we did for products:

        It’s now super-easy to list services – you can now list many services in just minutes

        You can be assured that only citizens that live close to you can purchase your services

        And with the new confirmation process, you’ll receive your earnings instantly, as soon as you’ve provided the service

        For every three (3) $5+ service sales that are marked “Service Received”, you’ll be credited with hitting your daily listing goal.  

        The new confirmation process also allows empowr to confirm that the provider and buyer were at the same location, based on their GPS location, helping to block fraud and opening up AMCOs to you

        And with the new focus on ratings, the time is now to achieve 5 star ratings and become among the first to catapult yourself to the top of the marketplace directory and profile feed stories, making life much easier for yourself going forward


Any questions? We’re here for you.


Your President,
Brian Woosley


Note:  Your comment may be deleted.

This post is NOT about cash outs or any other topic but Services. We’ve spent a lot of time recently discussing cash outs, and we can all agree that it’s time to allow our citizens to focus on other topics without having to read through a barrage of comments that do not relate to this post’s intended topic.

Therefore, I am asking customer service to join me in deleting any comments that don’t directly relate to this post’s topic: Services. 

441 Comments
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Russ Toews

I would really like to participate in services but I will likely have to wait until more people are involved in my area. Or I suppose I could try to get more people involved in my area. :-)

23 months ago
Mila Sorensen

Hi Russ, I don't see any downside to you bringing more empowr citizens on board!! ;) As empowr continues to grow each and every day, you'll have more and more people close to you who you can provide services to. We're excited at this opportunity for citizens to have another way to increase their earnings. Thanks Russ!

23 months ago
Hendra Suregar

Thanks for the news and comment.
The same with me. I would be quite difficult to hit the daily goal through the Service feature since a few citizen found here in this small island in Indonesia, everyday I close loop almost with Singaporean and Malaysian citizens. It is impossible for me for face-to-face transaction. Hopefully there will be more people joining the Empowr in the near future. Thanks.

23 months ago
Ben John

Greetings dear just investment in your country,



My name is Mr.Ben John.I'm a banker and I want us to discuss about a project that will be of benefit to both of us.You will get 40% of the fund and 60% for me. Reply for details. benjohn.ben2011@outlook.com

Mr.Ben John

23 months ago
David Darwish

Thanks Brian

23 months ago
Mila Sorensen

Thanks, David :)

23 months ago
Ben John

Greetings dear just investment in your country,



My name is Mr.Ben John.I'm a banker and I want us to discuss about a project that will be of benefit to both of us.You will get 40% of the fund and 60% for me. Reply for details. benjohn.ben2011@outlook.com

Mr.Ben John

23 months ago
Amada Marcelino

Dear President Brian and empowr staff,
Good morning!
I LOVE reading this new post.
.Honestly, I am much COMFORTABLE on SHARING of PHOTO BIDDING
Is Sharing Photos count he same as on Services you just post ? Are they the both the same as AMCO distribution for next month?
I am very attentive on every post you made and I really want to follow them step by step, my profile can attest on that!
Good luck, good health and success to all of us!
May God bless us all with the love of the Lord--- mady

23 months ago
Mila Sorensen

Hi Amada, good morning to you, too! We're so happy to hear that you're comfortable with and enjoying Photo Bidding. This is a great way to increase your earnings as well, by making it easier to complete successful sales. When you successfully sell a product via Photo Bidding, this counts as a successful sale (granted its marked as Item Recieved). Successful sales can only increase your potential AMCO. As Brian mentions in this post (and JC mentioned in a few previous posts), services will also now push you to the front of the AMCO line. Both Brian and JC reiterate that providing a service, is much the same as providing a product. So, if you're completing successful sales via Photo Bidding, and are also providing successful services, you'll be increasing your potential AMCO. Don't forget to check out JC's post "Where's My Cash Out?" if you haven't already. Thanks Amada, I hope this answered your question. :)

23 months ago
Amada Marcelino

Thanks, Mam...
I understand now, they are both the same as to AMCO computation....
Thanks and take care, Mam Mila Sorensen------- mady

23 months ago
Krishna Pal

Yes
My one problem my empower cashout not trensfer my paypal account
My paypal account is ok .
Asking paypal career web busyers .problem. help me

23 months ago
Jodi Fishchick

Are Empowr citizens indemnified from vicarious liability?

23 months ago
Mila Sorensen

Hi Jodi, unfortunately I am unable to provide any legal advice. empowr is merely a platform that enables commerce to occur. You are not obligated to participate in any commerce activity that you don't want to participate in. That being said, we hope that you'll try out services and let us know what you think! Thanks Jodi!

23 months ago
Tony Vo

i agree the option view. thnaks

23 months ago
The Fritz

This seems to give a lot of power to the less-than-honorable or those who haven't taken the time to educate themselves.. So, is the 5-star rating system starting over fresh? ..I ask because I've had a superb amount of users who have purchased blogs from me and left the stars rating blank, leaving me with I think a 3.2 on description and communication. I write excellent descriptions, and for my blogs no one has contacted me - doesn't seem to me that they're doing their part at all, or they're only clicking stars willynilly, if at all. If it sounds like I have a lack of trust and confidence in other users, it's from experience..

23 months ago
The Fritz

I am looking forward to the Transporter gig, it sounds fun.. My other concern is the amount of users in my area - there are a few, but not enough to where I'd have, let's call it, job security selling my products and now whatever service I can come up with.. Transporting might work - I'm hoping it will.

23 months ago
Mila Sorensen

Hi Chris! We will be working to integrate existing ratings into the new rating system - more information to come soon! Keep in mind, the rating system will be the economy's main way of weeding out untrustworthy buyers and sellers. It's great to hear that you're excited about the transporting opportunity, as well (so are we!!). As Brian mentions in this post, we're working on providing more ways to hit your Daily Goal, to give everyone options and different ways of hitting their goals and being successful here at empowr. Also, as more citizens join empowr each and everyday, this means that the number of empowr citizens near you is growing. We're looking forward to what is coming in empowr's future. Thanks Chris!

23 months ago
The Fritz

ok, thanks for the reply... we'll see how it works out.

23 months ago
Bob Poster

Hello Brian,
Thanks for this Update. I am looking forward to providing a service where I can test out this new feature. The good thing it is local so I can get back to coaching quickly. Thanks again!

23 months ago
Mila Sorensen

Bob, we can't wait to hear how citizens feel about services once they start trying it out. We're just so excited to give citizens another way to earn, by providing something locally to other citizens. You'll have to let us know how your experience goes! Thanks Bob!

23 months ago
Sudhir Singh

Thanks Brain. Let us hope for the best.

23 months ago
Austin Grady

I love the transparency of the new rating system that pays us to be honest, respectful and prompt. No more hoping that we are dealing with a good citizen, the rating tells us that they have earned a spot in our Circle of Trust!

23 months ago
Mila Sorensen

Hi Austin, that's precisely the intent. We know that many citizens have been concerned with the quality of both buyers and sellers - not knowing who they can trust to transact with. We believe that this new rating system will alleviate this issue, and provide the transparency that's currently needed. Thank you Austin!

23 months ago
Godfred Darkmens (Oly)

This is an awesome idea, let's see who works harder. I want to know if confirmation of service can not be done on PC but strictly phone devices?

23 months ago
Mila Sorensen

Hi Godfred, the confirmation can be done via your mobile device or your computer! Thanks!

23 months ago
Illi Mai

Not sure how services or empowr transporters are realistically feasible at this time in empowr's current state because I live in San Jose, CA (the third largest city in California!) but there are hardly any local people to provide services and transport goods to..?

23 months ago
The Fritz

excellent point..

23 months ago
Sudeshna Dasgupta

Hi Brian,
It's a really brilliant idea. But the sales that haven't shipped , and have shipped, what will be the fate? Will it be counted as sale after item received or it has no value? Can you please explain me ?
Thanks

23 months ago
Mila Sorensen

Hi Sudheshna, I apologize if I am not understanding your question completely. Your sales that are marked as "Item Received" count as completed sales. As a buyer, if you do not receive an item that you have purchased, and you've done everything in your power to communicate with the seller, then you can always opt to dispute the purchase. Does this answer your question? Apologies in advance for any misunderstanding. Thank you!

23 months ago
Sudeshna Dasgupta

Sorry, Mam, I think I was not quite clear in presenting the issue. Here it was told that only services will be counted henceforth, my question is what will be the status of the products which the buyers have purchased from me and I am yet to deliver and vice-versa like which I bought from other sellers and yet to receive?
Thanks

23 months ago
Tong Hieu

Hi empowr team,

Is it OK if I provide a service that teach people make money online outside of empowr (like Youtube or Amazon...etc)?

Thank you very much.
Tong

23 months ago
Mila Sorensen

Hi Tong, without seeing how you are promoting your service, I can't tell. Empowr doesn't allow any get rich quick or money making schemes, but if your service is educational, and not promising anything, then it could work. One thing to keep in mind is that you won't get credit for AMCOs or daily goals for those services unless they are meeting in person with the buyer. I hope this helps! Thanks Tong, and all the best!

23 months ago
Alexxia

I agree with this, Tong! It would be good to have those possibilities too. :)

23 months ago
The Fritz

Yes, this is an important topic. I've made several unsuccessful attempts at listing a class on Environmental Awareness as an educational service.. with no clear answer for what moderators are looking for, or what it is that they don't want to see it's been impossible so far to complete the listing.

23 months ago
Olga Puchkova

Hello Brian!
This is definitely
Wonderful news, and new opportunities for citizens.
But in this connection it turns out there is no sense to sell the goods in order to earn AMCO
Or something I did not understand correctly.
Thank you for your not easy work.

23 months ago
Delilah Jones

Olga, thank you for sharing your concerns! Selling is still a crucial part of AMCO's there are just many more options of how and what to sell. You can sell near you and use a transporter or you can sell a service your especially great at. It is still crucial to get that 'item received' marked on anything you sell the typical way as that will give you credit! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts!

23 months ago
David Bruyland

Thanks for the update, Brian. I'm looking forward to helping to build the empowr platform. And I'm very happy with this new feature.

23 months ago
Delilah Jones

David, we look forward to you trying it out! Get ready for some service ideas! :D

23 months ago
Atif Ali

Hi M Brain i have one question about service,i have a good knowledg about in photoshop,web designing,logo maker so if someone want to ask me that complete my desire project and when i completed their want so Is that eligible for AMCO .

I hope you understand my knowledgh will. thank you

23 months ago
Delilah Jones

Jawad, that is a perfectly valid service to provide! One thing to keep in mind is that you won't get credit for AMCOs or daily goals for those services unless they are meeting in person with the buyer. I hope this helps clarify some for you.

23 months ago
Gerald Belanigue

This (service) is indeed a great idea but still needs to be polished. I know flaws will come out along the way (as what other features had). But as what IEs says, "There is always room for improvement". So I am looking forward for this feature to be optimized (with less flaws) in the near future and finally citizens can have great benefit from it. I still have to test this out myself so I can share my thoughts and suggest improvement.

Meanwhile, I was just wondering if selling products has NOW lesser weight in terms of AMCO compared to Services, Sharing & Transporting?

23 months ago
Delilah Jones

Gerald, thank you for stopping by to share your thoughts! You are correct, all new feature will come with some growing pains. The only way we can improve on them though is for the community to USE them so we can see what needs to be fixed! :) Selling does not have a lesser weight but transporters and service providers will given the preference at first because they will have gas costs to think about. Transporters are being provided to help shipping costs for sellers which is why they will come slightly before. I hope this helps! Thank you again for sharing your concern.

23 months ago
Gerald Belanigue

Thanks for the response Delilah. You answered my question clearly!

23 months ago
Wilnor Occeno

Thanks Gerald, i was suppose to ask that either but i sawyou already have asked for it. It is clear now for me as a legit product seller that thing! Thanks Delilah for that great answer! Now you will still see me in the market place with 1,000% full blast! Great future will be to all of us in no time!

23 months ago
Crispina Palopalo

This is really exciting and can'take wait how it turns out. Indeed there are so many services that we can think of and hope will have more flexibility and avoid fraud too at the same time. Marketplace is soon to blast and we'll be proud of. Such a great idea and hope for the best. Thank you dear Pres. Brian. Thank you Empower and to all. Simply amazing idea.

23 months ago
Delilah Jones

Crispina, thank you for your kind words! Your support means the world and we can't wait to see what you choose to provide as a service! :)

23 months ago
' Trever McGhee Join Www.empowr.com/JoinThisCountry

Love the direction that Empowr is taking here.

It will bring people together to work together like a real live society.

I see why the system at this point must have each person check in at the service point close to the same time as possible through their phones to double verify their GPS location to prevent fraud which hurts everyone within Empowr when calculating the AMCO's.

My suggestion on that in the future maybe we could have multiple coaches/moderators review completed service transactions just like listings.

That way the majority of transactions that take place at a distance can count as the outweigh the local transactions and add a level of personal security of not having to meet face to face with a stranger who could be meeting that person for the wrong reason.

Building websites for people, online coaching, booking agent, virtual assistant and more can be done at a larger scale online than compared to meeting each person individually due to travel time back and forth. This increased volume of transactions increases Empowr Revenues and ability to do more.

Another way to auto-approve these transactions that take place without meeting could be by the sellers rating. There could be set minimums of having completed 10 or 20 transactions in person to qualify for auto approval.

23 months ago
Delilah Jones

Trever, these are awesome ideas! As this service feature is in it's first launch we will see how it works and what pain points can be seen (if any!) after a few weeks of the community using it. I will definitely make sure these ideas are brought to the team though! Thank you for your support!

23 months ago
Sheryl Woodard

I love Trevor's idea as the services I do offer such as bookkeeping, accounting, tax filing etc requires a drop off and pick up and they are confidential documents normally transported by the buyer. A credit repair service takes sometimes 2 months to complete and is mainly done over the phone with the buyer, as well as, virtual assistant work is normally done in projects. When project is completed then payment is rendered. I am sure all these options will be addressed allowing more flexibility in providing services as we move forward. I really like the possibilities.

23 months ago
Tam Dieu

Thanks Brian for launching great feature!

23 months ago
Eduardo Orpilla

Dear Brian...Thanks for the update. And I'm very happy with this new feature...Way to go!

23 months ago
Ben John

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23 months ago
T Asia

Hello my dear's!
Good post!!!
Thank you Brian C Woosley !

23 months ago
Jodi Fishchick

Puzzled as to how Buyer & Seller ratings will be of any use.? At present, there is only be the opportunity to rate those who complete a transaction and mark as received. Buyers who do this will of course all get a good rating, unless you have to chase them up several times to have the item marked as received. This then gives buyers the opportunity to get back at sellers by giving the seller a bad rating. There doesn't seem to be any way to make it known that a buyer constantly puts back items unpaid; or a seller never ships an item and it always goes to dispute (you can't rate a seller unless the item is marked received) Will the new system address this in a fair way? Will there be an opportunity to dispute a vindictive rating? I know other systems only allow buyers to comment after the seller has left feedback - which leaves sellers open to abuse for being honest. No other system allows for the constant dumping back of unpaid items. Just wondering what new checks and balances will be put in place? Thanks, J

23 months ago
Delilah Jones

Jodi, these are great questions! It's true that one or mutiple negative ratings could affect you, which is why you'll always want to do your best to avoid unsuccessful transactions. The more you communicate, the less room for misunderstandings and an overall negative experience. More information will come as we figure out what needs improving (if any!) and what seems to be working great in the next few weeks!

23 months ago
Rini Ruchiyati

This is great....
Since I have pet at home, I should try this new service thing in my listing
And see if there anyone live nearby my place would love to have this transaction
With me using this new features ???

23 months ago
Delilah Jones

Rini, what an awesome way to look at it! The only way to know is to try it out am I right! :)

23 months ago
Руслан

Hi I have a question about how to be with online services, if I create sites, I work in remote access, since then, if a person is 1000 kilometers away from me, it will be considered valid or not. I believe in economics

23 months ago
Delilah Jones

Alisa, one thing to keep in mind is that you won't get credit for AMCOs or daily goals for those services unless they are meeting in person with the buyer at this time. This will still count towards your Daily Goal though! I hope this helps clarify!

23 months ago
Руслан

thanks for the answer

23 months ago
Igor

Thanks Gerald, i was suppose to ask that either but i sawyou already have asked for it. It is clear now for me as a legit product seller that thing!

23 months ago
Aman ArorA

Thanks for clearing most of the doubts in mind aboout how to use the feature. And also preety much in line with my last recommendation in which I request you about buyer's rating as well ! I am always on your side and looking to help people with offering best and services that possess information and value...

Thanks

23 months ago
Delilah Jones

Aman, thank you for your supportive words! The team is always listening to what the community is saying, even if we don't always respond back! ;D

23 months ago
Ken Spence

I have a small engineering business and workshop where I can do some auto repairs and servicing. As there can be no set price for theses services, how would I go about making a listing that would be approved?

23 months ago
Jodi Fishchick

Good question, I was thinking the same. Service listings seem to need to be a fixed price eg walk a dog, wash a car, mow a lawn. Will there be a way to set an hourly rate? eg bookkeeping, personal trainer, cleaner
If an hourly rate service was possible, could you "Empowr" the labour cost and "real money" the parts? Complicated.

23 months ago
Delilah Jones

Ken, this is a great question! I would recommend, to start, initially setting the service as a finite thing, such as 1 hour inspection. As the team gets a better idea of what the community wants and needs, we can offer better functionality for sellers. I hope this helps a bit!

23 months ago
Ken Spence

Not really an option but thanks for the reply - I would take up dog walking if I didn't live 20kms from the nearest town :)

23 months ago
' Trever McGhee Join Www.empowr.com/JoinThisCountry

Love the rating factor and how it will now play out.

It will differently help solve future problems.

I have over 300 plus items out of 900 plus transactions that I've done in the marketplace over the last 7 months that I've bought using empowr money and my own personal money from my PayPal account that I'll never see because it's impractical for that seller to send them to me because of how low they went.

These items would not only cost them more in shipping than the product itself or they were sponsored by someone that bought it at a really low price, for example, I've got a silver coin collection that I paid over $2000 for that will never arrive because the sponsor I bought it from only paid $15. The set's worth $5000 but because there was no other bidder it went low. In my opinion, when you know this we shouldn't even be allowed to put it up to sponsor it but you have no choice to or you have to dispute it and penalize the seller for trusting the marketplace with such a high-value item. I would have paid more but I couldn't because the other bidders dropped off. The marketplace place if jammed with listings like this where it's totally impractical for the seller to send them.

These items that go so low can't be sponsored because there's no way that the seller would even come close to getting enough, that's why I have such a high number of 300 items.

*****One suggestion is that Empowr creates an option that allows the buyer to choose to release the seller from sending them the item because it went to low, the majority of the auctions in that 300 I would even release the money I paid as I know the sellers just made honest mistake of not setting a reserve price. I know leaving the money within the system helps Empowr in the long run and the seller, rather than forcing them out of the marketplace place or severely affecting their AMCO with a regular dispute.

*****Another suggestion is that they allow the Buyer to give the seller additional money on top of the sale price when they know it went to low because the other bidders dropped off. The majority of the 300 items I won, I would have no problem paying extra to get the items, as I really would have liked to have the items. That button would be awesome to have, for it would allow people to share their success here on empowr with others, while at the same time driving up the amount of revenue within the system to help Empowr to do more, to increase the AMCO's

*****Next the one thing I don't like about the old system is that anyone can give you a bad rating for the wrong reasons and it affects your rating.

With this new system will you be able to object to a bad rating since it will only take one rating to affect your AMCO.

It would be great to be able to dispute a rating just like a sale since they're now going to carry so much weight within the system.

The coaches could use their position to agree to correct/delete a bad rating given in error or out of spite. The system could be abused by people trying to knock people off the top spot if there's no safety check in place for leaving a bad rating without justification.

These are just suggestions, as I love the mission and the direction Empowr is taking, and I have total faith through all the bumps and grinds Empowr will fully deliver on what they're promising as the transformation in the last 7 months has been phenomenal.

23 months ago
Delilah Jones

Trever, keeping it coming with the ideas! As far as your first point, buyers and sellers are able to dispute transactions if they are not happy with the item or the outcome. Your second point is valid but empowr does not condone outside payments so that would be rather difficult to incorporate but I will bring this up to the team! Lastly, it's true that one or multiple negative ratings could affect you, which is why you'll always want to do your best to avoid unsuccessful transactions. The more you communicate, the less room for misunderstandings and an overall negative experience. More information to come as far as the rating system as well so keep your eye out!

23 months ago
Petronella

Hi i have a question, does selling product still count for AMCO?
Or is it now only for the new features listing service?

23 months ago
Delilah Jones

Awotinko, selling will still count towards your AMCO! Please ensure you continue getting 'item received' marked on all sales.

23 months ago
Monique Armstrong

Wow, really awesome!

23 months ago
Soni

Well Done Brian, "SALUTE TO YOU FOR THIS STEP"
I appreciate this step with a hearty welcome also.
As I am the person who has suffered a lot for this service. I am an astrologist, Palmist and have been providing the services to many citizens of empowr since I entered but alas, I was not getting any benefit out of my service other than a "Thanks" Only.
This step will help for me and as if almighty listened to my problem and instructed to you to add this in AMCO systems and also updated the delivered window for a smooth transaction.
But there is a problem while clicking the 'service delivered' and 'service received' system is verifying and there is not an end of this process. Getting auto refresh and again the circle is revolving.......going on till the browser not closed.
Please look this tech problem. My money is pending for this. But adding this for AMCO boost up my business. I have got many scopes on this platform and in future also I will get. Thanks a million to you

Regards
Soni

23 months ago
Delilah Jones

Soni, this is a great question. If this screen pops up it is because the system is having trouble confirming this transaction. Please hit the hyperlink at the bottom that should state "buyer/seller Not Available" and your buyer will be able to manually send you the funds. If you do not hear from them within 72 hours you will have the option to dispute this transaction.

23 months ago
Soni

No Dear, I will like to get the fund through empowr only. I will raise the dispute and system will credit the money to my account. But please make this problem correct as soon as possible.
I will be happy Delilah if I can give you my service to you. Lol

23 months ago
Soni

Hello, Delilah Jones
Thumbs up to you. I followed as per your instruction and succeed now. Cheers

Soni

23 months ago
Amy Maria Talledo

Very important news, and new opportunities for Empowr citizens.

23 months ago
Ron Tarlton

Ought to be interesting.

23 months ago
Imad Nissan

So the location it doesn't really matter as long as the provider and the receivers of the service are in same spot, that means the provider would click "service delivered" and same minute the buyer will click "service receive", but the location doesn't really matter where it is, as long as the GPS would detect the same location on same time, am I right?

23 months ago
Huuhung

Hello June Hinton
Let me ask two things:
1. If both buyers and sellers are in two different positions, and have different time periods, how can both of you confirm at the same time? This we do not consider the validation location at each IP on each computer will know the different position on each account is okay. Only if the buyer or seller confirmed the phone but forget to turn on the GPS on the phone, what will happen, so can be recorded AMCO?
2. When the seller sends the product, the transit time is limited, it is not accurate when the product arrives at the buyer, so how does the seller know when the buyer will receive the goods and confirm

23 months ago
Ryan Bauer

Is the rating only going to be for completed sales? The fraud items are never completed sales so there is not a rating option. it just leads to a dispute and unpaid items.
I appreciate the work you guys are doing to make this place and currency more valuable by the day. Great job. Keep it up.

23 months ago
Sasha O''Neil

Hi Ryan, yes, ratings are for completed sales so you will have to pay for the item to be able to rate it. Thanks for the support and keep up your great work too!

23 months ago
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