SelectSitter is rolling out in-app payments!

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Ditch the checkbook, and stop running to the ATM.  SelectSitter is rolling out in-app payments!

Hi fellow parents and babysitters! We have some big news here at SelectSitter. We are rolling out in-app payments starting December 10 (postponed to Jan. 2019). That means soon you’ll be able to find, book, and pay your babysitters directly through the app. For all you sitters out there, this means you’ll be able to accept payments right in the app. No more last-minute trips to the ATM, and no more hunting down the checkbook. Just log in to the SelectSitter app and securely enter your payment info. We’ll take care of the rest. We’ll even send you helpful reminders when it’s time to pay your sitter and when you have funds waiting for you in your account.

We’ve been working on this new feature for the last several months. We actually got the idea from all of you! In-app payments has been the No. 1 request we’ve heard from parents and sitters since we launched last November. Now, after some experimenting, we’re ready to answer that request.

 But first, let’s go over the highlights!

  • We’ll send you helpful reminders to make sure you pay your sitter.
  • We’ll also keep you posted when you have funds waiting for you in your account.
  • Your payment info will be securely stored in the app, which means you can pay your sitter anytime and anywhere.
  • No more trips to the ATM or scrounging up cash for those last-minute babysitting requests.

December 10 can’t get here soon enough! This is babysitting in the digital age.

Demo Day Presentation

Back in August, SelectSitter presented at the efactory’s Demo Day about how our app, SelectSitter, has grown and developed through our involvement  in the e-factory’s Accelerator program.

If you were unable to attend Demo Day, check out the video below of co-founder Sarah presenting on SelectSitter.

We’d love to hear from you, message us at founder@selectsitterapp.com, with any questions or ideas to help us grow our startup!

November | Local School Closings

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Can you believe November arrives this Thursday? Or did it totally sneak up on you like it did us? With the new month here, do you have sitters booked for this month’s SCHOOL CLOSINGS? We can help!
Download the SelectSitter app today and be ready for when your kids are out of class!
Sitters are available for the following local school closings:
NOVEMBER SCHOOL CLOSINGS
Nov. 2
Republic (1 hr. Early Release)
Willard

Nov. 5
Springfield
Willard

Nov. 6
Nixa
Springfield
Ozark
Willard

Nov. 9
Republic (1 hr. Early Release)

Nov. 16
Republic (1 hr. Early Release)

Nov. 21 – 23
Nixa
Republic
Branson
Springfield
Joplin
Logan-Rogersvill
Ozark
Willard

Nov. 30
Republic (1 hr. Early Release)

Sitter of the Week

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Meet our “Sitter of the Week” Avery F.

Avery is working on her masters degree in chemistry and physics at Missouri State University. She has taught high school physics and also has several years experience in childcare. She has experience as an overnight nanny, daycare work, as well as assist with special needs children. She has certifications in CPR and first aid and has a full background check available.

One SelectSitter mom shared, “Avery arrived on time and ready to play with my girls. Both kids absolutely adored her. She went above and beyond!”

Check out Avery’s profile on SelectSitter and book her now!

We want to feature your favorite sitter! Let us know who you love and trust!

Sitter of the Week

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Meet our “Sitter of the Week” BreAnna W.

BreAnna is currently attending Missouri State University. Caring for children is her passion, and she has years experience watching children ages 0-13. She has babysat for many families in her hometown of Joplin, as well as nannied for a family for the entire summer.

One SelectSitter mom shared, “Bre is great! She is able to care for my three young children for hours at a time. They have fun with her and she’s good at following our routine so every one stays happy”

Check out BreAnna’s profile on SelectSitter and book her now!

Do you have a favorite sitter? Share them with us and we would love to feature them!

You don’t want to miss this!

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So, you’ve heard us share about our participation in the efactory’s “Cohort 3” and “the accelerator program”, or maybe you have been following along on their blog, but maybe you still are not exactly sure what we have been doing these past 11 weeks? Well we are rounded out the 12 week program and we would love to show you our progress!

Join us Monday, Aug. 13 for DEMO DAY!

What is DEMO DAY?

It is the finale of the efactory’s Accelerator Program for Cohort 3 and a chance to hear our final pitches.

SelectSitter and the two other companies in the program (Easy Access Hunts and FitbyPhase) will have 10 minutes each to update community members on our progress and next steps.

Demo Day will be held upstairs at the efactory. It’s free to attend, and we would absolutely love the support.

REGISTER HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/demo-day-cohort-3-tickets-45236602897

 

 

Share to Win

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SelectSitter is stronger when great parents and sitter like you spread the word. We are built on connections and recommendations. So, we thought we might try a little giveaway to say thanks for sharing our app.
Whether you’re a parent or a babysitter, anyone could use an extra $150 in their pocket. And we want to put it there!
From now until July 22, for every person you share the SelectSitter App with, you’ll receive an entry to win a $150 Visa gift card! Plus, extra entries will be given when you leave us a review on our Facebook page or in the App Store.
HERE’S HOW TO SHARE SELECTSITTER:
  1. Download SelectSitter form the App Store for FREE here:

iTunes App Store

Google App Store

    2. On the “More” tab at the bottom, click “Invite Friends”

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   3. Share away! The more you share, the better chances you have to win.

1 parent $150 winner and 1 babysitter $150 winner drawn. Contest runs from July 16-22, winners drawn on July 23.

Accelerator Progress / Week 4

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We’ve officially wrapped week 4 of the efactory’s accelerator cohort 3!

This past week was all about marketing, social media and ensuring we have some good content! The speakers continue to blow us away with insight and frankly, our heads are spinning…but in a good way!

Check on the efactory blog to see all the cool stuff we are getting to do. Check it out:

https://efactory.missouristate.edu/efactoryaccelerator-cohort3-weekfour/?mc_cid=52fbf7224d&mc_eid=8041beb04d

And we still need your help!

Here are five easy ways you can help SelectSitter:

Biz 417: APP SIMPLIFIES THE PROCESS OF FINDING A RELIABLE BABYSITTER

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In this month’s Biz417 Magazine, SelectSitter is featured. The article is in their Startups section which covers newly launched or opened businesses. Be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine on newsstands now and read all about how we got started.

Thanks Biz for the opportunity to share our App story!

https://www.biz417.com/issues/may-june-2018/selectsitter-app-finds-reliable-babysitter/

 

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