MARKETING AND NETWORKING
Dialpad | November 25, 2022
Dialpad, Inc. the industry leader in AI-powered communication and collaboration today announced that Dialpad for Startups, a part of the company’s signature Dialpad for Good umbrella of programming and resources aimed at supporting underrepresented founders and small businesses beyond the technology sector, will now be available in Australia and New Zealand. Dialpad for Startups generates immediate value for startups and their backers by removing communication obstacles and freeing up time and resources to focus on product development, understanding market fit, acquiring customers and hiring talent. Eligible businesses accepted into the program will receive an award-winning business communication package, encompassing seamless and reliable voice calls, business text messaging, and video conferencing ideal for supporting a company’s main phone line, sales and customer lines. Qualified applicants receive 10 free, lifelong Dialpad Talk seats and 10 free, lifelong Dialpad Meeting seats, generating an estimated $5,000 USD in savings per year. From there, discounts are offered on additional licenses of Voice, Ai Sales, and Ai Contact Center, while new Dialpad Meetings licenses remain free.
“Dialpad is committed to helping emerging businesses grow sustainably, uniquely providing programs that offer an affordable communications solution. We are helping bypass future obstacles and stresses related to telecommunications needs, from early growth through to scale,.We’re looking forward to partnering with the top startups, accelerators, and venture capital organizations in the Australian and New Zealand region that have the same commitment to responsible growth as we do, as we build on the nearly $4 million USD of startup support offered to date while expanding access to our programs for entrepreneurs globally.”
Clinton Ball, Head of Dialpad for Startups
Dialpad for Startups is open to angel or VC-backed startups; different sizes of companies will be eligible for different levels of discounts and benefits. To date, Dialpad for Good has offered $3.75 million USD to 750+ startups in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, granted $600K USD to Black founders in tech, and committed $400K USD to nonprofits and community support. We’ve seen a tremendous impact on our business since enrolling in Dialpad for Startups thanks to the ease of integrations, the flexibility of the system, and the pricing setup, both now and in the future,” said Andrew Whitford, Founder and CTO of Removify, a rapidly-growing Australian-based online reputation management company that recently expanded into the United States. “Dialpad’s lifetime discount and support as part of this program demonstrate that Dialpad understands the needs startups have as they scale. Businesses interested in learning more or applying for Dialpad for Startups can visit Dialpad for Good.
Dialpad is the global leader in AI communications for business, transforming how the world works together. Dialpad customers benefit from a TrueCaaS™ experience, truly unified business and customer communications, including a cloud business phone system, text and team messaging, video meetings and the world’s most advanced AI contact center all in one beautiful app. More than 25,000 innovative brands and millions of people use Dialpad to connect their teams from anywhere. Visit www.dialpad.com for more information and a demo.
Bwanaz | November 23, 2022
Bwanaz (JJFK Inc.), an online fusion marketplace platform that combines wholesale and retail, announces today that it has partnered with World Depot, a global supplier that boasts 65+ warehouse locations worldwide and a 500 million dollar yearly-revenue, to make wholesale affordable and easily accessible for small businesses. This gives small local businesses the opportunity to expand and grow in the marketplace. Big companies have unmatched buying power and ample resources to beat out small competitors," says John Xie, founder of Bwanaz.com (JJFK Inc.) "That's why these big companies have monopolized the market. To this day, it's been next to impossible for small businesses to flourish because they simply don't have the means to purchase wholesale in bulk the way large companies can, so wholesalers always work with the big players. It's like the rich grow richer and the poor get poorer!" John Xie continues. "But that's all about to change. With Bwanaz partnering with World Depot, we now have a way to close that gap! This partnership makes it possible for small businesses to purchase items with shockingly low wholesale prices and with small MOQ's- as little as two units! Even when combined with shipping, the total wholesale cost will still be 30% to 35%, or as much as 50% lower than what the big companies can get.
"This is revolutionary! This will change the entire existing retail and wholesale structure of our current marketplace because this will even out the playing field among the big and small players. Anybody who has tried starting a small business knows how difficult it is to promote and maintain its growth. This partnership between Bwanaz and World Depot is the solution to helping small business owners get their big break!"
Terry Tan, co-founder of Bwanaz.
On Bwanaz.com, customers can find World Depot Inc. and see all the new products that have been listed. New products have recently been introduced under categories such as home, garden, kitchen, and pet products. The Wooden Computer Gaming Desk With a Drawer, LED Patio Lights, LED Mirror, Chandelier, Throw, the Dog Car Seat, the Aluminum Hanging Basket for Flowers, and the COSVALVE Food Processor are all new additions to the website. More products are coming.
Bwanaz is a California-based e-commerce, high-tech fusion marketplace that combines wholesale and retail onto one platform. In a world where industry giants are becoming more and more prominent and crushing out small businesses, Bwanaz seeks to ensure that these small local businesses can retain a competitive edge in today's market by creating opportunities that allow them to buy less and sell more. Visit Bwanaz at www.bwanaz.com to accelerate the growth of your small business to new heights today!
Mercato | November 22, 2022
Mercato, the nation's leading eCommerce platform for independent grocers, has announced its new initiative to improve access to healthy foods and foster economic stability in low-income communities. Thriving Communities works with local governments, private funders and non-profits to bring more grocers onto the eGrocery platform so they can digitize their inventory, offer delivery and enable enrollment and utilization of SNAP online.Mercato, the nation's leading eCommerce platform for independent grocers, has announced its new initiative It creates what founder and CEO Bobby Brannigan calls "The Mercato Effect" whereby grocers going online provides residents access to healthy, culturally appropriate foods and the ability to redeem public/private food benefits which in turn creates more jobs, increases grocers' sales and keeps dollars circulating within the community. As the son of an independent grocer in Brooklyn, I know first-hand how critical these independent, local grocers are to the economic and social well-being of their communities," said Brannigan. "They are the lifeline for so many residents to get fresh, healthy, culturally relevant foods without having to travel far or wait weeks to go to the market. By giving local grocers the tools and technologies to operate online, they can increase their own revenue and fuel healthier ecosystems throughout the country. New York City was the first city to partner with Mercato, leveraging Thriving Communities to test a technological pilot that offered subsidized groceries to a cohort of New Yorkers.
"The pandemic challenged food security in unprecedented ways, Mercato's innovative work piloting online grocery benefits making healthy, affordable groceries accessible to all New Yorkers, no matter where they live. New York City is proud to innovate with technology and public benefits, and we are thrilled that Mercato recognizes this too."
Kate MacKenzie, executive director, New York City Mayor's Office of Food Policy.
Getting onto the Mercato platform was game-changing for our store and our shoppers," said Gustavo Rodriguez of Key Food Stadium, located in the Bronx. "Our sales are increasing literally every day, especially fresh produce, and the technology and service Mercato provides enables us to fulfill orders seamlessly and with the same personal attention and care that our shoppers need and deserve. It feels incredible to be feeding and helping low-income residents in our community." Mercato is looking to expand Thriving Communities by finding and collaborating with partners in other cities including Chicago, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
Mercato is an eCommerce and local delivery platform that provides thousands of independent grocers across the country with the tools and technologies they need to stay competitive in the marketplace. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, it was founded by Bobby Brannigan, the son of a neighborhood grocer in Brooklyn, who saw his father needed to modernize his inventory and delivery systems to stay in business and better serve his shoppers. Since launching in 2015 Mercato has brought more than 1,500 stores across the country onto the platform.