New Member Will Use Wexford Town as National Test Market for Fundraising App

One of our newest members, Hubangel, have announced that Wexford town and area has been chosen as the national test market for the Hubangel App and Website. Hubangel is a smartphone App that connects Not-for-profits (“Hubs”) to local retail businesses who pass on promotional offers and coupons to their Hub members, friends and supporters. 
Co-Founders Declan and Ann Jones are no strangers to local fundraising and Declan came up with the idea while standing outside a supermarket collecting for his club,  “I got to thinking….what if there was a way for not-for-profits to give something back to local business, something of real value, and what if they could give a benefit to their members and fundraise at the same time?” From those hours standing with collection bucket in hand, came the simple but powerful idea of Hubangel.
Hubangel was used during the Wexford Festival Opera in 2014, when users from all over Ireland and abroad downloaded and used the App. Member were then able to avail of special offers and discounts on local products and services which also provided a small commission to the festival. Building from this initial success, Hubangel have now decided to implement a detailed Wexford cluster launch on August 27th, the learnings of which will help Hubangel roll out nationally.
This Wexford test market is great news for Chamber members, or any retail business, looking to increase sales and build customer loyalty, while also doing their bit to help the community. All they have to do is create a free no obligation Merchant profile then create and deliver promotional offers to “hubs” and their members. With zero outlay, merchants only pay a commission if they sell something.
Hubangel builds on the existing networks already established by not for profits and so the effect for both merchant and hub is remarkable.  A motivated audience can now see and avail of offers which come directly from retailers to member’s  smartphones  – a win-win-win for business,  not-for-profits and their members.
Hubangel are running a series of information events for both “hubs” and merchants during July and August.  The next Merchant evening is on Wednesday the 29th July 6.30pm to 8pm at Talbot Hotel, Wexford.