FAQs for App Users – The Consumer

 

How much does the App cost?

Our Sirkle App is free and contains no adds.

 

What are Sales Promotions?

A Sales Promotion on the Sirkle Platform is an item or service that is offered to a consumer at a

monetary discount, or by offering the consumer a free item and service of value. Some companies

refer to this as ‘specials’. A typical example will be a restaurant offering a promotion of two burgers

for the price of one, or where an optometrist offers 30% off the price of spectacles.

Sales Promotions are usually short term and have a call to action for the consumer. “Buy today and

get another item free”.

Sirkle is therefore a search engine for Sales promotions.

 

If Sirkle is a Search Engine for Sales Promotions, why can’t I simply

Google for promotions?

Whilst some businesses may advertise a special on their own website, this special will be

specific to their business. Depending on the state of search engine optimisation of the site,

Google will not necessarily display that special on that site if Google has not yet picked it up

(through Google crawlers).

Furthermore, if you search for, example, ‘Pizza Special’, the information that will be

resolved may be old and no longer valid. Even worse, a good valid promotion may be

hidden away on page 5 of the Search Engine Results Page, and the consumer will not be

aware of it, statistics show that 93% of all people will not read results that are on page 2 and

beyond.

So, when you ‘Google’ for promotions, you will at best be offered some selective snippets of

both active and old promotions. Sirkle, on the other hand, is a specialist sales promotion

platform, both national and international. We are a dedicated and specialised search engine

for all types of sales promotions, a ‘Bargain hunter in your pocket’.

 

Can I access your platform from my smartphone?

You can access our platform from any device – on your PC or Mac you will use the browser

version by entering the URL ‘thesirkle.com’.

On your tablet or smartphone, you can either use the browser version or you can download

our Sirkle App from Google Play or the Apple App Store.

 

What can I expect to see on Sirkle?

You will see active and upcoming sales promotions based on your location, if you have

allowed Sirkle to access your location.

When you click on a specific promotion, you will see all the relevant details of the

promotion, from which you can then navigate, call to make an appointment or further check

out the business by clicking through to their social media site.

 

Is there a way for me to see a promotion in my area without having

to open the app?

Yes, you can choose a setting that will allows the platform to notify you of nearby

promotions, within 1km of your present positon. How handy is this…?. Imagine walking in a

shopping centre and the platform notifies you that there are 12 shops that are all offering

fantastic specials. Furthermore, if you ‘like’ a specific business location, you will receive push

notifications of all the promotions that they offer.

 

How will I know if my favourite pizza place has a new promotion?

If you ‘like’ the location you will receive notifications of their future promotions.

 

How do I prevent the platform from irritating me with continuous

notifications?

You can opt out at any time from receiving push notifications by ‘un-liking’ the business

location. You can also disable the ‘nearby promotion’ setting.

 

If I prefer not to receive push notifications, how will I be made

aware of any promotions?

Sirkle has thought of everything…. You can search for any category of promotion, example,

nail bars, and you will be presented with all nail bars close to you.

 

Do I, as the consumer, have to pay Sirkle anything for making use of

a promotion?

No, Sirkle merely links the business and the consumer by means of our platform. You will

pay the business that offers the promotion directly when you make use of the promotion.