Elephanti Brings Main Street Fun Back to Shopping

Revolutionary New Model Set to Counter Brick & Mortar "Showrooming"

Dec 04, 2012, 07:00 ET from Elephanti

NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CyberLMJ, an advanced solutions development company, announced today the official launch of Elephanti, a powerful tool designed to bring the convenience of the internet to in-store shopping. Every Elephanti merchant offers each Elephanti member a guaranteed discount on everything in store anytime they check-in. With nearly 1,000 businesses signed in New York and San Francisco, Elephanti merchants are beginning to see the benefits as members begin to shop smarter.

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The free application offers its members a convenient, one stop shop where they get the inside track on merchants, brands and services they are passionate about, discover new places and receive guaranteed member discounts – whether for milk or for shoes. For merchants and brands, Elephanti offers a way to connect with their customers, be featured on a mobile app and benefit from the booming social world.

"This is a new model - there is nothing available like Elephanti and we've seen a terrific response from merchants and consumers so far," said CEO and founder Lalin Jinasena. "There's no question that retailers are looking for successful ways to connect with today's digital consumer and reward them for buying in-store. At the same time, shoppers are seeking ways to cut through the noise of random deals to be rewarded in somewhere they visit regularly as well as know they will get a deal when they want it on something special."

With Elephanti's innovative advertising model, merchants can post additional offers on the application for free and only pay Elephanti if a member checks-in to the store. Members can browse relevant offers in the application and receive an everyday guaranteed discount just for checking in, driving in-store traffic and rewarding loyalty.

Elephanti has launched in New York and San Francisco and is available for merchants and consumers across the nation to sign up, bringing Elephanti benefits to their town. The app can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play. To create a merchant profile, please go to:  http://www.Elephanti.com

How It Works

Members sign up to Elephanti and tell Elephanti the stores, brands and venues they love.  They can follow brands and retailers, search for items they are interested in and make an intelligent shopping list of items they would like to buy. When they activate the list with one click, they will see the best merchants and routes to take to buy all of the items they're interested in. By checking-in to a store they will earn a guaranteed everyday discount and check-ins are private by default.

Merchants sign up through Elephanti's website for free and create a profile to promote their products and services. They receive the benefits of a virtual storefront and mobile presence and merchants can enable a loyalty program without the high cost normally associated with creating one. With Elephanti's innovative ad model, offers can be posted in the app without cost. Merchants pay Elephanti only when a member checks in.

About Elephanti

Founded in 2011 by Lalin Jinasena, Elephanti is an innovative new application and website which connects merchants and shoppers for a smarter shopping experience. Its mission is to create a platform which gives businesses the tools to bring shoppers back into brick and mortar locations and members the ability to cut through the noise of random deals to embrace relevant offers and discounts.

Elephanti is a platform for both merchants and shoppers. Merchants receive a free virtual storefront, mobile presence, loyalty program and access to the innovative check-in ad model to drive foot traffic into stores. Members can view merchant inventory, receive recommendations and guaranteed everyday discounts as well as exclusive offers from their favorite merchants. Available on iOS and Android. For more information please go to http://www.Elephanti.com.

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