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Pre-Proposal: DASH MERCHANT VENEZUELA - MASSIVE ADOPTION PROGRAM (2000 merchants in 3 months)

Discussion in 'Pre + Budget Proposal Discussions' started by AlejandroE, Mar 13, 2018.

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Would you support this proposal?

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  2. No (please let us know why)

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  1. CarlosTrujillo

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    Hello, I'm the legal advisor of the team. I think it's necessary to clarify that the Venezuelan government has already begun to create a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies in the country, you can see that in "Gaceta Oficial 6,346 - Creación de la Superintendencia de Criptoactivos y actividades conexas" and is regulating the activity of the national exchanges, as well as the accounting and tax framework, we have begun to develop together with specialists in the subject with important advances. I'll be happy to explain this and much more to the merchants with Dash Merchant Venezuela so that we can turn our country into a DASH nation. Greetings
     
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  2. demo

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    I am a result oriented person. I dont care about how hard you work, I dont care about your high quality and your motivated team, I only care about the results of your work.

    So I would not pay you unless there is a result. I would require an escrow service, and I would pay you per merchant you manage to convince. You are asking 170 dash, you promised 2000 merchants, so I would pay you 0,085 dash per merchant you manage to convince. Furthermore, if I wanted a smarter contract, I would not pay you per merchant, but per dash transactions every convinced merchant does.

    One step beyond, I would allocate all this 170 dash in the budget system, and I would give X amount of dash to whoever in Venezuela manages to convince a merchant (which means that not only you you would be able to receive funds, but anyone who resides in Venezuela and is interested in working at the merchant adoption field). And of course I would constantly and endlessly vote and change this X number, in order to adapt accordingly to the market (to the job offering and the job demand).

    This is how I would do business. But I am not a masternode owner (tx God), so dont take my opinion too seriously.
     
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  3. paragon

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    Thanks for the proposal! We’re glad to see Dash making such progress in Venezuela across so many proposals!

    Is there currently an incentive for a merchant to accept Dash other than the hope that they may get more sales in the future and that Dash is a better store of value than the Bolivar?

    Have you considered giving merchants any type of direct incentive to implement Dash (not including the referral commissions given to the referrer) such as a discount on sales in Dash or a monthly bonus for accepting Dash as long as we verify every month they are indeed accepting it? I think some of us would support such an idea to give merchants that extra reward/upside for making the transition to Dash which may be intimidating and debatably profitable in the minds of many merchants.

    Also, how much will integration with full legal compliance cost a merchant? Could we subsidize certain key integrations entirely (meaning completely offset their cost) in the case where we believe a particular merchant is especially important to spur adoption in Venezuela? If Venezuelans distrust the national currency very much, perhaps this would be unnecessary. I’d value your input on what incentive is not too much or too little to bring most merchants on board and to motivate them to refer other merchants. Perhaps you could survey some merchants and ask them what incentives would sufficiently motivate them.

    Regarding the merchant referral program which requires a merchant to make five successful referrals in order to receive $15 in Dash as compensation, by structuring it this way, you are basically saying that if the merchant cannot bring a total of five or more merchants to successfully adopt Dash at their businesses, then he might as well not try to acquire us any merchants at all because he won’t receive anything in return for acquiring us 1-4 merchants. I don’t think that this is fair to the merchant or optimal for Dash as merchants who don’t believe they can acquire us five or more merchants will not end up acquiring us any. I think that every referral that a merchant makes should be compensated with Dash (if you do it proportionally, that’d be $15/5 = $3 although I wouldn’t be against giving more assuming that market research indicated that more was more appropriate to provide sufficient incentive). If, for whatever reason, you really wanted to incentivize merchants to refer five or more of their fellow merchants, what you could do is give them a bonus on top of the $3 per merchant every time they acquire a total of five new merchants (maybe you double or triple every fifth payout to $6 or $9).

    Thanks in advance and keep up the laudable efforts!
     
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  4. AlejandroE

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    Hello Paragon, thank you very much for reading our pre proposal and giving us your feedback. Regarding your points:

    - Yes, we are thinking and planning a strategy for giving incentives to merchans that accept and have real transactions in Dash. In this way, they will incentive their clients to pay in Dash too, and this will increase the number of transactions.

    - We will give free advisory to merchants regarding to the legal framework of Dash and cryptocurrencies in Venezuela. Thanksfuly Venezuelan goverment already made cryptos legal and there are decrets/ executive order which show this. We will give these detailes to merchants when we visit them and also in the educational courses/trainings. We made a survey and we noticed that the major incentives for merchants to accept Dash is to have their capital (sales) in a strong curreny, a fast/easy way of accept payments (instead of current POS network) but they NEED to have more information in order to trust in this new system.
    There are some important (VIP) merchants that we want to get, and we will approach them in a different way we approach the other merchants. These are: hotels, airlines, big chains of supermarkets, pharmacies, etc.

    - Referral program. You made a very important point here and we will absolutely consider it. Giving a bonus for each merchant they refer instead of giving bonus only if they get 5, is a great idea. We will discuss this point right away.

    Once again, thank you very much for your feedback, it is very valuable for us!
     
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    Thank you very much Nate! Looking forward to keep working with you.
     
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    Extraordinary proposal..!

    Very well designed .. Get directly to the merchants to adopt a Dash as payment method is fabulous ...!

    Dash Maracay wishes you success ...!
     
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  7. AlejandroE

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    Thank you very much for your words. I also wish you success in your proposal. Cheers!
     
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    Excelente pana, tienen mi voto!
     
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    Gracias Isaías! Estamos en contacto.
     
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    Thank you all for your support. This week will do some activities related to merchant adoption in order to test our strategies. Soon we will post some updates!
     
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    Hello guys!!!!!

    It' s a really good idea and if the proposal is approved there will be a lot of work to do. I know many merchants that will love to accept cryptocurrencies but they don't know how to use it, so I think is a tremendous idea the free courses regarding all the necessary information about Dash.

    Good luck, you have all my support.
     
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  12. AlejandroE

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    Hello G.Comparetto, thank you very much!
     
  13. jose larez

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    Great proposal!
     
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    Congratulations team for this interesting project that complements very well the efforts the rest of the DASH's projects in Venezuela (DASH Venezuela, DASH HELP, etc) are doing

    Merchants need a lot of education to lose their F.U.D. (fear, uncertainty and doubt) and adopt crypto economy and DASH safely. Starting with small and medium merchants can generate a wave of change that moves the rest of the big retails into DASH.

    As a member of the AgroCognitive team I would like to suggest you include the open markets in your work plan because that will help a lot to us to connect the field with the city (AgroCognitive will work in the root of the food chain with farmers and agro industry in general)

    Good luck and have our support!
     
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  15. pedro sandoval

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    hey guys, first let me congratulate you in your project...

    I have a couple of question regarding the manage of the tokens, most of the merchant that de DASHPLC community has bring as users are asking about the treasury of their coin, if some one bills 20$ and the market is dropping they would have problem of cash flow paying bills, how are you handling that aspect whit the merchants?

    and the second one is, in DASH PLC we have develop a app for merchants to control the cashiers and be able to match the countability of every operation, are you willing to share your program to integrate more ways to doit.
     
  16. fl0at1ng_p01nt

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    If I had Masternode I would vote Yes on all of your Proposals.

    Also, we would like to help including this project in our campaigns calendar on the Facebook platform.

    Much success for your team guys.
     
  17. AlejandroE

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    Hello, thank you very much for your support!
     
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    Hello, thanks a lot for your workds. We really appreciate it your offer to be included in your Facebook campaigns.

    Best regards.
     
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    Hello Pedro, thanks for your support. Regarding to your questions:

    - We will teach all the merchants we get how to exchange their Dash to fiat (Bolivares, USD, etc) in that way they can do whatever they want with their money (stay in Dash or either exchange it to Bolivares, USD, etc). Always pointing out that Dash still has a growing trend since 1 year ago so it is a good idea to stay in Dash or either buy more Dash with their fiat currency.
    - Absolutely, pleas email me and see how can we work together. Our first program will be in Caracas, but once we finish these first 3 months we will expand the program to other communities, massive adoption is the most important point and we have to reach to every city on Venezuela.

    Best regards.
     
  20. splawik21

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    Awesome proposal guys.
    Wel prepared and as always fully convinced to support it. Good luck.
     
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  21. AlejandroE

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    Hello splawik21, thank you very much for your support! We will submit the proposal for April cycle.

    Best regards!
     
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    Dash Merchant Venezuela UPDATES

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    We were in the 6th Dash Caracas Conference last March 24th. There, we made the activity called "Let's Use Dash" for anyone who want to understand more about Dash (mostly merchants). The information we provided to people was related to:
    - How to buy/sell Dash with Bolivares (How to use the Exchanges)
    - Legal topics about Dash and cryptocurrencies in Venezuela
    - How to accept Dash in your business.
    - How to list your business in www.discoverdash.com


    It was the first time we made this kind of activity and we were amazed about the interest from people, in less than 2 hours we helped 59 merchants. Below there are some pics.

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    2- Last week we started doing some tests of our sales strategy, in order to make adjustments and improve it. We already have small and big companies interested in accepting Dash and in receiving information from us. For example, we are in conversations with Grupo Paramo, they are the owners of all Duty Free stores in all Venezuelan airports, they have around 40 stores/restaurants and they told us they want to pay the sales comissions to their employees in Dash (+700 people). So this is a very good start!

    Another example is the following kiosk (pic below), the owner is a middle age woman and she is very excited about Dash, this kiosk is the first one accepting Dash as a payment method in Venezuela. We know she will be a very good ambassador of Dash, she is already reffering other merchants to us. If you want to give her some love this is her Dash Address: Xv6nJ3ERNmuirXALA5712FGDcBKhsGuopn :)

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    Thank you very much for your time.

    Our proposal is LIVE now, you can check it an vote here https://www.dashcentral.org/p/DASH-MERCHANT-VENEZUELA
     
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  24. demo

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    Is she listed in https://discoverdash.com/ ?
     
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    I would like to go meet her and buy a colgate using dash. Can I?
     
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  26. AlejandroE

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    Hello Demo, we are going to list her this week. In order to make the process easier for merchants we will do all the registration in discoverdash and in ther other merchants directories.
     
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    Absolutely! You can buy what ever you want in that kiosk using Dash.
     
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    This is crucial, because the Dash community should be able to check anytime whether the merchants really accept dash or not.
     
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  29. George Donnelly

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    This is wonderful and I want to do something similar here in Medellín.

    I'd love to see your flyers, stickers and other merch as maybe if we buy some of them through you we can both come out ahead.
     
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