Localvantia is in the pre-registration phase. We, as affiliates, are simply locating potential merchants and registering them with SFI, who will then contact the registered merchants with all the regulations of Localvantia when the program goes into effect (scheduled for October 2017).
Your pre-registration for The Warehouse New Zealand. has been APPROVED.
The Warehouse New Zealand.
17 Chalmers Street, Hornby, Christchurch, Canterbury, 8042, NZ
Phone: 064 03 349 5389
Note! Be prepared to follow-up later with this merchant to procure their formal acceptance for participation in the Localvantia program.
To view all your Localvantia merchant submissions to date and the statuses of each, see:
Local vantia Pre – Launch.
Badge #1 recognizes both pre-registrations and final registrations (final registrations being the merchant opting in as an official Localvantia merchant).
Looking for all New Zealand on line stores. This is going to be huge.
Let me register your business today.
I will need. YOUR entire Address + phone number for the physical Store.
Or Home address if you operate from HOME.
A Business website Link Plus a photo of your physical store.
Or A Photo of yourself, with products you sell from home.
If not in New Zealand I can get one of my team at SFI from the country to register your Physical Store.
Gery’s Forum Post.
I think many are trying to make this way more complicated than it is. You’re not supposed to speak to or otherwise contact the merchants until we launch this fall. All you’re supposed to be doing now is pre-registering merchants (adding them to a list so you can hit the ground running when the program launches) AND securing your favorite merchants before some other affiliate does.
Just to reiterate, here are the steps from the announcement:
1. Visit your favorite merchant(s).
2. Take a good picture of their storefront.
3. Go to www.sfimg.com/MyAccount/lv_prereg and complete the pre-registration form for the merchant and upload the photo you took.
4. Monitor your list of registered merchants and results at:
Then, this fall, when the Localvantia website/search engine goes live, the merchants will be contacted directly to confirm their registration and formally opt in to the program.
Note: Follow-up contact with the merchant may involve SFI and/or you—the affiliate who pre-registered them—so do not pre-register any merchants you’re not willing to follow up on later. What form will the follow-up take? It could take many forms, including mailing literature, leaving a brochure for the owner, phone calls, or meetings.
When Localvantia officially launches in October, we’ll have a public search engine like this at Localvantia.com.
When you click on an individual merchant, you’ll get a detailed “profile page” with up to 12 images, descriptions, information on menus, parking, reservations, etc., special offers, info on Versa Points and MRP, map, customer reviews, and more
Now there are even more reasons to get busy pre-registering merchants for Localvantia: exclusive NEW BADGES! Just 10 approved pre-registrations gets you started with the first badge…and you can earn up to 3000 points for Badge Quest! Full details here: http://news.sfimg.com/2017/08/02/new-localvantia-badges/
Q: Spend the time before applying, to look professional?
Make sure you have your business online to send in link. I use GDI For the domain. Add A store front photo if you have a physical address.. Or photo with you in it if working from home.
Q: What if it’s a business that doesn’t have a store front?
You should, as a general rule, target businesses with storefronts, but if there is no storefront for, say, a local photographer who operates from his or her home, we suggest photographing the owner of the business, perhaps posing with his or her camera.
Q: Are the merchants I pre-register permanently mine?
That depends on you. All merchants you pre-register need to be thought of as accounts, accounts that must be maintained and cared for. For most merchants, we expect them to opt in to the program without a lot of fuss…and there may be little, if any, ongoing care needed by you, their account manager. However, there will absolutely be some merchants that will require follow-ups by you, which could include direct mail, phone calls, or personal meetings. If you’re not willing to be active in this way, you should not pre-register Localvantia merchants.
Q: Once Localvantia launches, will there be literature, brochures, X-Cards, etc. available to give to prospective merchants or for following up?
Yes, there will be a nice array of marketing aids available, both of the printed and digital variety, but remember that pre-registering them is the first step—which you can start doing right now.
Q: What about brand new SFI affiliates? How will they know about the merchants in their area that offer VersaPoints for shopping with them?
It will be part of the SFI system once Localvantia is launched. When a new affiliate comes aboard, we’ll let them know about all the Localvantia merchants that they can shop at to earn easy VersaPoints. As their sponsor, you can help make sure they know about Localvantia merchants, too.
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