Wamé works with businesses with long lines to provide customers location-themed games to play with others in line to win discounts
Wamé works with businesses with long lines to provide customers location-themed games to play with others in line to win discounts Read more
The most popular businesses often have some of the longest lines. Long lines can serve as a testament to the business’s popularity, but can also hurt a business. Customers often get bored when they have to wait in line, which can decrease their perceived quality of the restaurant. In other cases, they may even leave the business and go elsewhere, which hurts that business. So how can businesses keep their large crowds but ensure their customers stay satisfied in line?
Introducing Wamé! For businesses, we work with you to keep up customer satisfaction in line while promoting your brand. For customers, we provide you entertainment with others in line while offering sweet discounts to use at that business.
How It Works For Businesses:
You can help develop entertaining games for your customers that revolve around your business's theme. This way, customers remain satisfied while you promote your brand and specialties. The discounts you decide to give your customers make them more likely purchase your products, which boosts your sales. You can choose a plan from various levels.
Here are the various plans:
- Level 1: $20/month - make one game that you help develop available to your customers
- Level 2: $40/month - make 2 games available to your customers
- Level 3: $80/month - makes 3 games available to customers and incorporates a buzzer/timer system within the games to let your customers know their wait time is over
- Level 4: $100/month - provides level 3 perks with one more game along with data analytics (average number of people waiting in your lines, average wait times in your lines, how many people play Wamé games)
- All businesses get a free one month trial.
You have several options for games to play. When you play our games, you win points for that business. When you reach a certain amount of points, you are eligible for discounts for that business. The more points you accumulate, the better your discounts are! You can also purchase power-up features to use in games to increase your chances of winning in those games. You can get power-up features through in-app purchases.
The price is as follows:
- Pay $0.49 per feature
- Pay $1.99 for 5 features
- Pay $3.49 for 10 features
- Pay $4.99 for 20 features
We are Anish, Fiona, Susan, and Yuxiao, students at UC San Diego. All of us have experience with design and come from backgrounds of cognitive science and computer engineering. We have all spent a good amount of times waiting in long lines because we wanted to try out popular experiences (restaurants, nightclubs, and amusement parks). But when we wait in line at those businesses, we would get bored and wondered if others felt the same. Our user research showed that we were not the only ones getting bored in long lines. From this knowledge, we thought there had to be a way to both benefit businesses and address boredom from long lines. This led to Wamé!
How Funding Will Be Used
For the next six months, we plan to be hard at work to develop Wamé, and we need your help to make our idea a reality. Your donations will cover the initial costs needed to run Wamé, shown below: