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S H A R P X: Keep a Network of Barbers & Salons on Retainer.

SHARPX is a subscription-based app for booking barbers, nail techs, stylists & more. Let's take customer loyalty to the next level.

S H A R P X: Keep a Network of Barbers & Salons on Retainer.

SHARPX is a subscription-based app for booking barbers, nail techs, stylists & more. Let's take customer loyalty to the next level.

$4,482
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16
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, July 24 2016 10:09 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 24, 2016

About

 

 

You always want to look your sharpest. But for most of us, there is a balancing act between how often we're willing to spend and how long we're willing to wait before going to a shop. This is what we call the "Client/Shop Problem":

1. The client wants to look their sharpest at all times.

2. Shops want a steady stream of clientele.

Many clients wait until its absolutely necessary to visit their favorite shop, and many shops frequently have empty chairs as they wait for their clients to return. So what's the disconnect?

What if we could strike that perfect balance that will bring you into the shop as often as you like, while also making it worthwhile for the professionals that serve you? SHARPX will be the only solution on the market that recognizes and endeavors to solve this age-old, problem shared by shops and their clients.

 We started from the ground up with an idea, pencil, and paper. Today SHARPX is in prototype form. Through Kickstarter we will bring the platform to v1.0.

Original Sketches
Original Sketches

 

With the SHARPX app, clients subscribe to buy a monthly allotment of swipes for a specific shop type (barbershop, nail salon, etc.). Each swipe is used to pay for services at participating shops. Swipes renew each month. The more swipes you buy, the less you pay for each.

Swipes
Swipes

Eliminate the lines. Book ahead of time to know when you’re up. Going out of your way to get cash, or pay ATM fees is also a thing of the past. S H A R P X will be integrated with secure, trusted digital payment systems such as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.

Because client subscribers get to pick a number of swipes that they’re comfortable with, those swipes are use or lose. This subscription model means demand is no longer a guessing game. Every shop and service provider is discoverable in search, and has a profile page to show off their unique brand. SHARPX provides potential clients with the tools to discover your shop and empowers them to take action by booking. The Digital Line shows which of your clients is up next. One more hassle off your hands to focus on what you do best.

 

 

                                Benefits

Use Anywhere
Use Anywhere

 Frequent traveler? SHARPX swipes are good wherever there are participating shops. Whether you need a haircut in Miami or San Francisco you’re covered. Getting a shop in your area is as easy as downloading an app.

Swipe with Friends
Swipe with Friends

 Why buy so many swipes? Swipe with a friend and make it a group affair. Don’t forget the tip!    

Promote Brand
Promote Brand

 Profiles allow shops and professionals to show off their work and promotions. Get your followers up and lock in mores clientele.

No need to worry about keeping track of texted or phoned-in appointments, who came in before who, or keeping enough change on hand. 

 

Initial Goal: SHARPX MVP (Minimum Viable Product) for iOS • A bare bones app to serve as the basis for features to come. Shops can sign up to promote their brand through profiles, and clients can sign up to search participating shops with this lean version of the app.

$100K: SHARP X iOS v1.0 • SHARPX for iOS as it is intended will be developed and rolled out to the App Store. In addition to MVP features, this full version includes key features such as subscription /Pay-As-You-Go payments, booking for clients, and Digital Line for shops. 

$150K: SHARP X Android v1.0 •  The wait is over! SHARP X Android will be developed and rolled out to the Google Play store. Android users will be eligible for the beta test.

SHARP X Android
SHARP X Android

$200K: Faster, Smoother Rollout • More bandwidth to handle more traffic from users. Our servers will be bolstered to handle more clients and shops. This means lower wait times to join, more shops in your area, and a faster, smoother in-app experience.

Stretch Goal - More Bandwidth to Accommodate Users
Stretch Goal - More Bandwidth to Accommodate Users

$250K: App Upgrades, Web Tool Development Begins • SHARPX is more than an app! We will be building out a beautiful website that showcases the work SHARPX professionals do. Clients will be able to explore shops, manage their accounts, and bookings. Service providers can view their earnings, manage their appointments, settings,and promote their brand further.

 

SUPER REWARD - Haircut with Celebrity Barber Arthur Pique
SUPER REWARD - Haircut with Celebrity Barber Arthur Pique

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Important!!
At launch, SHARPX will start with the US dollar and serve shops in the U.S. We plan to expand to other countries/currencies later, but for now bear that in mind if you live outside the states and want to use the app.

Technical Risks
For version 1.0, the SHARPX team will partner with the experts at West Agile Labs. West Agile has a wealth of experience delivering solutions to clients of various sizes - from early stage startups to larger enterprise clients.

Cost
The SHARPX team has two certified Project Management Professionals who have built careers on budgeting the cost and schedule of large projects from start to finish. That said, we calculated every expense related to the SHARPX project: development, cost to ship rewards, Kickstarter fees, transaction fees, and taxes.

Of course exact costs are hard to predict, but in addition to the above considerations, we've over-prepared with our goal numbers to ensure unexpected costs don't derail delivery of the app.

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    SUPER REWARD #1: Celebrity-style Haircut

    Sit for a haircut with celebrity barber Arthur Pique! A veteran of over 15 years, Art is best known for shaping up the biggest names in football. His resume includes New York Giants Odell Beckham Jr., Antrel Rolle, and many more. You do the backing, we'll handle the details.

    As Seen on:
    WSJ: https://on.wsj.com/25g5Ota
    AskMen.com: http://bit.ly/25g5Xgv

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