Check-in Aggregator App
ChX is a new mobile app (under development) exclusively created for location based retail check-ins... that lead to a better user experience, increased customer engagement and activated retail social media channels!
ChX also provides a one-touch check-in process for users to follow any liked stores or locations they patron. ChX aggregates the most popular social media apps to create a streamlined process to check-in and then follow stores easily!
HOW IT WORKS
CHX PROCESS: The active app user is notified to check-in when they are very near or enter a new retail store location.
- The shopper chooses which social media channels to "share" their new chX-in to, (multiple are selected)
- The shopper has the option to share the most recent photo or video from their smartphone attached to the check-in
- The shopper is prompted to follow the store's social media channels or download the store's primary mobile app*
- The shopper can immediately engage with the store's social media channels of your choice: Facebook, Twitter, Swarm, Instagram, Yelp, etc.
- The store can direct message the shoppers of deals, discounts, store aisle info or other relevant information, while they are inside the store!
CHX USERS: ChX is being developed for the reluctant, interested and active mobile users to easily "check-in" to retail locations and follow businesses they patron. Users are smartphone app patrons that seek active retail store incentives, increased store engagement and an ability to directly communicate for more information.
ENGAGEMENT: Location based stores and businesses, seek to develop new relationships with active shoppers and online followers while inside their stores. They gain the added benefits of social media mentioned, new followers and the ability to directly communicate with shoppers, all while in-store! ChX creates an engaging new relationship for on-going future communication and increased revenue opportunities.
STATUS: iOS ChX app is being currently being developed under the following framework challenges...
Problem #1 • The Big Ask
Consumers must download and manage a vast array of social media check-in apps on their smartphones, and then they are asked to "check-in" to location-based businesses of their own accord... so most don't! This process is multi-step, too involved!
The ChX app sends the user one "push-notification" when inside or near a retail location offering them to "chXin" into the business live and in real-time, with no mobile app searching required. The user can then share their chX to their social media channels of choice and the process is efficiently completed, with very minimal initiated from the user.
Problem #2 • Location Engagement
Retail stores and local businesses seek to add active in-store customers to their social media channels, but are no easy app processes to achieve this. Most retail locations have hidden social media signs on doors, windows, walls and on random counters... but most customers never see even see them. For those that do notices them (see below) the ask is too big... open your app, type in the search, sort results and then follow... a 4-5 step process at least!
The reality is that most consumers find it too difficult and time-consuming to find the stores active channels and then follow that business. The business and the shoppers lose an live in-person opportunity to connect socially and for any future communications!
REAL STORE EXAMPLES OF THIS PROBLEM
ChX provides location based businesses with new socially active followers, providing real-time social media data and thus developing a live engagement channels for underutilized sales, marketing and revenue opportunities! #winning
Problem #3 lost opportunities
Currently, consumers have to expend time searching on various social channels and media sites, to find relevant active social media business profiles... so many consumers simply give-up and a major opportunity is lost... Dam.
ChX allows customers to have instant access to FOLLOW a business's active social channels in real-time in every location! Consumers can then follow a businesses they actively patron with 1-touch ease and simplicity... Nice!
The chX watch app is currently under development...
Q: How is ChX different than other check-in apps like: Swarm, Yelp and Facebook?
A: ChX is an aggregator app, and combines all these existing and new social check-in apps into one interface for the watch user, seeking to simplify the user's process. It also leverages location based "push" notifications, NFC, beacons and other new technologies to alert your watch app, so you are reminded to check-in. ChX never shows you where other friends are at... as we believe this a bit odd - "big brother-ish." ChX is not used solely for connecting with other people, it is designed to connect with a business, company or store you patron. Companies are looking to find direct to mobile/wearable communications to customers.
Q: How can ChX help me follow the location stores, businesses, or companies?
A: After checking-in to any location with ChX, we offer you to follow that business's pre-seleceted social channels, in one easy to find step. Each company/business location can pre-select what social channel they would like their fans to follow, making it easy for both parties to directly engage. Research shows that when consumers reach out to companies, and companies reply directly a strong new relationship is thus developed. The business can then engage with customers via social media channels of their choice.
Q: Can I share a photo or personal comment using ChX?
A: Yes, if you take a photo on your iOS phone, simply touch the camera button and ChX will pull and attach the last photo/s taken to your shared check-in. If you want to add a personalized comment, simply hold your finger down on any social icon for 2-3 seconds and a comment box will pop up. The default text for the a check-in is "Just checked in at (location name) with chX app #chXin #storename"
As ChX develops with new user data, we will modify and iterate the default check-in making it more customize-able for the user and locations.
Q: How does ChX generate revenues?
A: ChX is a new app solution to serve the B2C geo-location check-in industry, so first we focus on getting users and customers! We can see great sponsorship opportunities from the companies and businesses, as partners. We do not plan to add advertising in the beginning, but as the user base grows, we can offer a variety of sponsorship and top-tier placements to companies. The goal is to get millions of people to #chXin first via the watch app.
Q: When can I download the chX app?
A: As mentioned, we are in development right now, but if you are interested in being a alpha/beta tester please add your name in the form below. We hope to have a version out to you by Q3 of 2016.
Q: Will you be developing chX for Android or Windows?
A: Based on users feedback and new platform growth, we will know more about developing for other platforms, for now we are just doing iOS watch for simplicity.
Q: Are you recruiting team members now?
A: ChX is a project by BHMC and founder Jared Brick, if you are interested in being a part of chX, please use the form below. If you have a related skill set, please share that with us. Thank you for your interest.
Q: If you have a burning question, please use the form below and we will reply to you.