NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Scoutsee, the first social media affiliate marketing platform, has launched its mobile app in the iTunes App Store. Scoutsee provides a mobile app and tools that allow anyone to make money by promoting products in their Instagram, Facebook and Twitter posts. If a product is purchased via the post, the Scoutsee user receives a commission from the sale, typically between six and ten percent of the purchase price.
"The influencers on social networks are all targeted by 'influencer networks' and other middlemen to broker transactions for promoting a brand's products. Scoutsee enables the millions of influencers on Instagram to facilitate their own transactions, individually or directly with brands," said Tom Kwon, co-founder and CEO of Scoutsee. On Instagram, there are more than six million users with over 10,000 followers.
Scoutsee is easy to set-up and use from a smartphone. Product pics and posts on Instagram drive Followers to the Scoutsee user's own store of curated products, each with a direct link to purchase. When purchases are made, the commission is transferred to the Scoutsee user's PayPal or bank account.
While a large number of Followers is important for a Scoutsee user's success, more important is engagement. If a Scoutsee user garners likes, shares a tip or best practice, and recommends a product that helps in the achievement of their pursuits, their followers will likely engage with their posts. Offering genuine inspiration about products the Scoutsee user truly uses is key to maintaining their trust.
"It takes a lot of time and effort to build an honest and engaged following," added Scoutsee CEO Tom Kwon. "The best Scoutsee users don't just push a product for money, rather, they offer advice on purchases that will add value to their Followers and build upon their loyalty. This symbiotic relationship between Influencers and their followers is the premise upon which Scoutsee was built."
Scoutsee is based on patent-pending technology that combines proprietary link structures with a product catalog and secure payment gateway. The Scoutsee product catalog contains more than 8,000 brands, including Amazon.com, Rakuten and eBay,, with hundreds of millions of products across all categories.
Scoutsee Partners with Brands
Scoutsee was beta-tested and is now planning to launch its partnership with Spartan Race, the world's leading obstacle race company. Spartan Race leveraged its passionate influencer community, who promoted events and lifestyle products through shop-able posts powered by Scoutsee on Instagram to their vast followings. Click through rates saw double-digit increases and conversions were considerably above industry standards.
"Scoutsee provides incentive for influencers in the Spartan Race community to promote our races and lifestyle products on social media. We are very happy to see increased engagement with our brand, and increased demand for our products, through Scoutsee," said Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race.
With Scoutsee, brands can activate a virtual sales force from within their large Follower communities. Scoutsee works with brands and agencies to develop custom incentive packages for recruiting Scoutsees and provides dashboards for tracking performance.
Scoutsee is the first affiliate marketing platform for social media. It provides a mobile app and tools for anyone to make money for promoting products on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Scoutsee is privately funded with headquarters in New Jersey. For more information, visit www.scoutsee.com.
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