Own your own business. Protected Sales Territories Available.
A ground floor opportunity for the entrepreneur who enjoys sales and marketing.
The Skout Deals marketing platform is revolutionary. In the process, we have created a great entrepreneurial territory ownership opportunity where you can own your own business and build a client base that provides ongoing residual earnings while building equity. If you are entrepreneurial and looking to purchase a business with a low-upfront cost, no production or inventory headaches and tremendous upside, this may be the perfect opportunity for you.
Earn a residual commission on every sale you make within your territory.
Solutions for merchants of all sizes.
Regardless if you sell to large or small merchants in your territory, we have tailored solutions for both.
Your business. You’re the boss.
Work hard. Reap the rewards. It’s your business.
We’re on call to help.
We’ll give you all the info and support you need to be successful.
What are the responsibilities of a Skout Deals Territory Owner?
Territory Owners find merchants that are looking to grow their business, and help them do it.
You’re our feet-on-the-street, even though most of the time you’re calling from your office chair. You’re responsible for helping merchants decide whether Skout Deals is a good fit, leading them through the process, demonstrating the product and answering any questions they may have. You’re dedicated to their success, providing suggestions and building a partnering relationship. You’re in the community and evangelizing the Skout Deals app and growing your local app user base.
And don’t worry, we’ll provide you all the resources you need to succeed.
On top ofthat, you’ll be joining the Skout Deals family on the ground floor. You’ll be representing a revolutionary mobile marketing platform, unlike any other.
I’m a deal finder, through and through. One day I was on Google looking for “Best Shopping Apps for Deals” and up popped Skout Deals and I downloaded it. I’m really glad I did. It’s now my number one go to app to find nearby deals. Love that everything is 25% off or more.
I’ve tried other location based deals app before and hands down Skout Deals is the best. There is AWESOME DEALS and it’s easy to find things. It feels like I’m actually walking through the mall without leaving my sofa.
Recently I was introduced to Skout Deals and it’s now my go-to deal finding app, What I like about Skout Deals is it’s all nearby deals with real savings from local businesses. We have already saved a ton. Our best deal I found was 92% off, I couldn’t believe it.
Skout Deals is hands down the best of the coupon apps I have. I love there is no clipping required and after I save them they remind when when they are going to expire. I belong to a coupon Facebook group and more and more we are sharing deals we find on the Skout Deals app with each other.
How much sales and business experience do I need?
Ideally a year or more. However, if you do not have business ownership or sales experience, but do enjoy helping others, have a passion and desire to succeed and think you have what it takes, we encourage you to apply as well.
How much technical expertise do I need?
Ideally, above average. You’ll be performing online demos, answering technical questions, preparing PowerPoint presentations and deploying personal email campaigns. If you use a variety of apps and social networks regularly, can troubleshoot your own computer issues, you’ll be fine .
What will I need to learn?
You will need to learn about the product, the sales process and become proficient with the various technology tools required to succeed in your role, such as screen sharing software, etc. This includes technical information, as well as how to identify ideal clients and best practices.
What kind of training do you offer?
We provide an comprehensive Sales Training based on best practices along with technical training materials through our online Skout University, or “Skout U”. When ever possible, we try to streamline the process with written and online training resources allowing Territory Owners to learn at their own speed. You will also have in-house support staff resources you can contact as needed. Much of our training is self-guided online, or one-on-one, or in small groups over Skype with your Regional Territory Manager. Your Territory Manager provides ongoing coaching and any internal support you require to win more business. We also encourage communication and collaboration amongst your peers.
How will I be evaluated?
Depending on your territory size there is minimum volume requirements and code of conduct.
What kind of companies are a good fit for Skout Deals?
Merchants of who have one or more “bricks and mortar” locations. Big or small. They sell to consumers directly with walk-in traffic, and are actively engaged in marketing their product or service. We offer turnkey solutions for small merchants and can provide custom solutions for large enterprise merchants.
How much work is it to onboard a company?
It depends. For small to midsize business that are posting their deals through our self-service online platform, very little if any additional effort is required.
What is the best way to sell new business?
Networking and cold-calling. Reaching out personally to entrepreneurs, business owners, marketing managers, and influencers in your community and getting them excited is the best way. By developing relationships with them they’ll help you build and grow your book of business. Most of the time you are able to do this from their home office. Or, if your style is to be a face-to-face salesperson, that’s fine too. You decide.
How long is the typical sales cycle?
It varies, for some to medium sized merchants it can as long as a single call if you can make a presentation to the decision maker immediately, most often it’s a two or three calls if you need to schedule a separate demo meeting. For large enterprise sized merchants it varies.
How much does a protected territory cost and how much money can I make?
Territories pricing depends on size and number of merchants within your territory. For qualified candidates you can purchase a territory for as low as $2500 down and we will finance the rest. We provide generous residual remuneration structure, with bi-montly payouts. Based on achieving our minimum volume commitments of a standard sized territory you have the potential to be earning a six figure income in the second year.
How do earn commission when merchants sign up for the forever-free plan, or free-trial?
Our forever-free plan is very basic in features. It allows merchants to post up to two deals for free but provides no additional benefits such as data tracking, more deal types, customer targeting, multi-location management and guaranteed social media ad exposure to people nearby. For those merchants who are serious about growing their business, a paid plan will significantly drive more business.
Our 30-day free trials do not include guaranteed social ad exposure but are a great way to see all the features. In order to get the guaranteed social media ad exposure to people nearby, merchants must upgrade to a paid subscription. We also offer incentives for merchants to upgrade well before the free trial ends.
What is the selection process?
Our goal is simple, “to succeed together”. It’s very important to us that we find people with the entrepreneurial spirit and sales and marketing ability who can represent the brand and fit in into our culture well. We give preference to those who live in or near the territory they own and are well connected within their community, although it is not a always requirement based on the candidate and situation. We’ll review your application and if we like what we see, we’ll schedule a initial phone interview to learn more about you and answer any questions you may have. If it seems like a good fit, we’ll have you sign and NDA and provide you additional information regarding the opportunity and compensation and next steps.