April 01 12:46 PM
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Blasts are values which can be purchased on your web site and then redeemed with the contact/account for a value greater than the purchase price. Typically, a Blast offers can be used to help a business develop new customers, launch a new product line and increase business during off-hours.

As an example, the contact/account could offer a Blast worth $100 in goods or services at a price of $60. The offer for redemption may be limited to specific hours of the day or days of the week. This helps the business increase customer traffic during off-hours.

While the contact cannot add or edit their blact - only you can do that - you can provide the contact with the link and password so they can monitor purchases.

Blasts are easy to build and launch. Each blast has:
  • Start and Stop Dates.

  • Total Blasts available (no more can be purchased after the total is reached)

  • Maximum Blasts per person

  • Paypal Account for Blast Purchases (the customer's Paypal account or yours)

  • Optional Email notification for Blast Purchases

  • Password for remote Blast purchase reviews

  • Price for a single Blast

  • Optional view tracking for the client

  • Redemption Method (Printed List and/or QR Code Voucher)
Some notable features to our Blast system:
You Name It: We actually had meetings about what to call this portion of Linear. Obviously, in arriving at "Blasts" there was not a lot of agreement. Hence, the first thing you will want to set in your "Blast Defaults" is the system name. This site uses the name "Daily Deals".

Peeking: You can allow web-visitors to see Blasts before they are available for purchase.

Member Early Access: Your defaults can be configured to allow registred members to purchase Blasts before the general public.

Clacik here for a sample list of Blasts (renamed "Daily Deals") on this site.

smiley pete"Linear publishing has provided a turnkey solution for Mile High Newspapers that far exceeds anything that we could have accomplished on our own. While the capabilities of the system are impressive, what I have found most useful is Linear's willingness to implement new features and its ability to support the ones it has. The Linear system has so many features, that one newspaper will never use them all. I have looked at other newspaper content management systems, but have yet to find one that matches Linear's price, tech support and feature set."

Justinian Hatfield
New Media Manager
Mile High Newspapers
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