"Make money on no-shows"?
That sounds great!
But practically, how do I get started?
1. Install Agreeable
2. Create an account
Follow the prompts to register. Note that you do not need to enter payment information at this time.
To be frank, right now it's easiest if you're a seller. When you post something for sale on your favorite Facebook swap group, Craigslist, LetGo, or wherever you prefer, you can include something like this:
If you're interested in buying, send an Agreement to AGREEABLEANG in the Agreeable app (download at http://apple.co/2jWO0yj).
It probably goes without saying, but just in case: Be sure you have already downloaded the app and registered before you advertise! The app is free to download and there is no cost to create an account, but you will need to put in payment information (for potential no-show fees) before you can accept an Agreement.
Back to business...I've estimated that our family may be saving a couple thousand dollars a year worth of time and not-lost sales by eliminating no-shows, so I also list the items for less than I typically would. Now I have a quicker turn-around and spend less time answering repetitive questions, checking in before meetings, etc.
If you post on Facebook swap group pages, remember that must of them have rules about going in order of who contacted you first and allowing each person in line a certain amount of time to respond before moving on to the next one, so be sure to include something along the lines of:
I will wait to receive an agreement proposal from you for 1 hour after you've communicated interest, then the next interested party will have an opportunity to purchase the item.
When you receive a proposal, it will look something like the picture to the right.
Clicking on it will allow you to review the details and then accept, counter, or reject the proposal.
You'll get an alert when your meeting is starting (in the future you'll get reminder(s) ahead of time!), and you can access a map of the meeting location via the dashboard.
The map/meeting screen will give you a countdown of how much time is remaining before no-show fees are assessed. If both parties are there on time, no one is charged anything, but if you are stood up, the app will notice. When time runs out, the no-show fee will be withdrawn from the absentee party and deposited into your account. Woot woot.