Each time you shop through MainStreetSHARES, you earn cash back PLUS stock in the company. Even more awesome, that same shopping also makes the company more valuable.
So, your shopping gives you ownership in something that it also makes more valuable.
We're proud to say that we pioneered the idea, and even prouder that it's catching on with savvy consumers just like you!
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As a consumer, you have more power than you know. You create wealth every day. In fact, you're the ultimate source of all wealth that's created in the economy.
So, we believe that you should share in it. It's only fair. We started with virtual shares and now that the new crowd-funding act has made it possible to give you actual stock, we're giving our members a full ownership stake in MainStreetSHARES*.
You've made others wealthy. Now, unleash your value for you.
MainStreetSHARES earns commissions when you use our links to visit and purchase from our partner stores. We also earn advertising and other revenue. You keep the majority of commissions from your own shopping, plus you share in all other company revenue streams via monthly cash payments.
msSHARES are virtual shares that you earn when you shop through our participating stores. You also earn bonus shares, equivalent to 10% of the shares that each of your referrals earns.
From big box stores to popular boutique shops, you share in our retail partners' profits, through the commissions they pay MainStreetSHARES on your referrals' shopping. The exact amount you earn is listed on each retailer's details page.
In this phase, we locate and work with forward thinking members to help educate Main Street regarding how MainStreetSHARES is changing the economic game in their favor. From then, membership will begin to grow steadily, as early adopters reach later adopters, and the simple brilliance of what we're doing takes root.
Membership increases steadily as members reap the rewards and continue to spread the word. Media pick-up increases as our innovative empowerment of Main Street is juxtaposed against stories of the increasing wealth gap. The combination of member interest and media coverage creates a feedback loop, leading our growth to a critical mass. At this point, MainStreetSHARES will go viral.
Shared monthly revenue and referral commissions, plus msSHARES will fuel growth at every stage. Member excitement increases continuously as members earn more money and recognize that the growth in membership is multiplying their own potential return when MainStreetSHARES is acquired. Retailers also take note of increased member spending, thereby leading to more valuable member offers, increasing commissions, and more advertising revenue for members to share.
As a large percentage (very possibly the majority) of online shopping is directed through MainStreetSHARES and a significant share of retailer ad spending is redirected to MainStreetSHARES, its value will be massive and undeniable. To sell effectively online, retailers will increasingly turn to MainStreetSHARES. Likewise, it will be difficult for even large advertising companies to capture retailers' advertising revenue. They will then seek to acquire MainStreetSHARES.
Note: This is a projection and in no way intended to be a guarantee. While we are aware that it is atypical for a "traditional" company to publicize its plans in this manner, we believe it's important for our vested members to understand our objectives.
Smart question! MainStreetSHARES is all about our members, but it's important to know who's managing your company.
Vince bootstrapped BigCrumbs.com into a profitable cash-back business before re-launching as MainStreetSHARES. He's always had a passion for creative ideas and enabling everyday people to share in the economy. So, after helping members to save and earn millions of dollars with BigCrumbs over a decade, he decided that MainStreetSHARES was the best way to give members a real share of the economy (literally).
Vivian has worked with merchants for nearly a decade and it's her job to get you awesome deals and the best cash back rates. Direct, creative, and business-minded, she's a deal-making super-hero.
Briana runs our Member Services (a.k.a. Customer Support) department and it's her job to ensure that you're absolutely happy on Main Street! She's one of the quickest studies you'll meet and she genuinely cares about youse guys.