A few weeks ago (23 days in fact) I began another project, a 21 Day Info Product with Nate McCallister, and I had every intention of finishing within my allotted time. It did not work out that way. Crap.
Anyway, this is an excerpt from my upcoming ebook, which I expect to get done in like 3 days……or weeks, give or take, just don’t tell Nate!
And if you like to act first, ask questions later, then sign up here and come back and read!
Paribus……oh Paribus…….where have you been my whole life?
If you purchase things online, and really, who doesn’t these days, then you pretty much need Paribus. It has become 100% my favorite new app. And the best part is, after the initial set up, I DO NOT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING!
What is it?
I’m glad you asked.
Every retail store you purchase products at has some sort of price match plan in place for customers AFTER they purchase something. Do you know them all? Me neither.
Every retail store you purchase products at is *begrudgingly* willing to give you the difference in price drops (and it meets guidelines), if you ask. Will you remember to ask? Me neither.
Every retail store you purchase at lowers and raises prices daily, sometimes on items you have bought recently. Will you remember to check daily? Me neither.
Every retail store you purchase at will put the money back directly onto or into your payment method, after you email them after catching the price drop. Will you remember to email? Me neither.
So what does all this mean to you? To me?
Paribus gets user permission to access your emails, and it then scans your email for receipts on items you have purchased. It then monitors those items at the store you purchased at, and if a change occurs in the allotted time it files a claim on your behalf.
It is that simple.
I was very comfortable using my personal email address and signing up, but I can understand why it would cause concern for some. This is directly from Paribus:
- First, Paribus does not live in your inbox. It places webhooks to detect and pull store messages based on sender and subject alone. So, inbox security stays under the supervision of companies that you already trust (e.g., Google and Microsoft).
- Second, security is embedded through our entire architecture, including dedicated firewalls, VPN services, intrusion prevention systems and stringent access controls.
- Third, Paribus complies with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Complete credit card information is never stored on Paribus servers. And we use Stripe, one of the world’s most secure payment processors, to handle all transactions.
- Fourth, data is transmitted securely via SSL (TLS 1.2) bank-grade encryption. Any sensitive information stored is encrypted using AES-256 encryption.
This all makes me feel secure, and comfortable, especially as the company is gaining traction and publicity in the tech world.
How can this be a free service? Simple, really, Paribus keeps 25% of every dollar they save you. That’s it. There are no hidden fees, subscription costs, start up charges, nothing. And they only get their 25% AFTER your payment has been issued by the retailer, thus completing the price drop transaction.
So, finally, the nitty gritty. I buy online, and I buy a lot. My very first day of being signed up, Paribus scanned back 30 days of my online purchases. It notified me of several price drops, and sent out claims on my behalf. The next morning I received responses and was credited with $8 into my Paypal account, returned from Amazon.
A week later the same process took place for a $22 price drop from Kohl’s.
To me, that is worth it. Because after that initial set up day, I haven’t had to do any “work” since.
So feel free to investigate fully, by all means. In fact I would expect nothing less. I had a conversation just today, in fact, with Eric Glyman and Karim Atiyeh, the co-developers, and I brought up the security issue again, because it is important. And they showed me they were tested and certified as secure by none other than McAfee, and they are generally regarded as the world’s largest dedicated security company.
To me, all this adds up to one more tool in my arsenal. One more way to use technology to my advantage to squeeze a bit more profit percentage for doing the exact same work.
So…..what are you waiting for?
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