USave's business model is to offer discounted name brand merchandise and quality pre-loved items in an easy-to-use online shopping and auction service, and to gain market share and customer loyalty through commission rebates and financial incentives to New Zealand charities, schools and community groups. We offer an effective fundraising system that generates revenue through commission share, listing fees and upgrade advertising options.
Our unique and proprietary system taps the market of the millions of Kiwis that support charities, schools and community groups and accommodates everything from small independent merchants to importers, manufacturers and distributors.
Every purchase or sale generates a donation for the shopper's chosen cause. Donations are instantaneously calculated and deposited at the time of sale. The site has a Buy Now section for new items and a Garage Sale section for pre-loved or auction merchandise. USave’s commissions are below market, and name brand merchandise is offered at below-retail prices.
USave's unique shopping/fundraising business model shares the savings associated with online retail with the community-at-large, assuring repeat business and customer loyalty. The site was designed and built from the ground up. Our My Tracker transaction monitoring system simplifies the sale, and our Distributor Portal feature adds significant value to our custom e-commerce solution. USave's eye-catching branding is also trademarked.
Personal giving in New Zealand reached an all time high of $1.75 billion dollars in 2012, and all non-profits have an ongoing fundraising need. We are poised to make huge splash by making personal giving even easier!
Investment capital will primarily be designated to an extensive advertising campaign. USave can leverage our advertising dollar through co-branding with member charities. By providing matching funds and working with participating non-profits to deliver a campaign, USave can take advantage of the discounts charities receive and get broader advertising reach for a limited spend.
USave's OPEX is minimal and easily managed and with investment we can be profitable within a few months.
USave is a winning business opportunity: Merchants win with more sales at low cost and a higher margin. Charities win with an on-going income stream. Shoppers win by saving money while helping their favourite cause. USave wins with commissions, fees and ad revenue.