Sqoot Goes Topless

We believe in transparency because we’ve got nothing to hide. We’ve got nothing to hide because we’re transparent. That’s just how we roll.

One of our most frequently asked questions is: “what are the commissions for each deal provider?” In the spirit of transparency, we’ve exposed all commissions through our API for every provider and every deal. So now:

  • Offers API includes a commission attribute. This is the dollar amount you’ll earn when the deal is purchased.
  • Providers API includes a commission (or percentage) that we’ve negotiated with the deal provider.
  • Search for deals or order the results by commission. Read more.
  • Widget embeds the commission amount in the HTML as a data attribute.

So what? Well let’s say you offer Schrute Bucks to your users. You can offer Schrute Bucks based on the deal’s commission. Once they buy a deal, you can use our Commission API to make sure they get the right points.

Look, we’ll even prove it with a demo: incentivized daily deal program. Get nerdy and view the source to see how we did that using only daily deal widget and some JavaScript.

We thrive on your feedback, so fire away with your feedback.

8 responses to “Sqoot Goes Topless”

  1. Jason Patrick says :

    You guys are mind readers. Love the new functionality and transparency. Thanks

  2. Avand Amiri says :

    Thanks Jason!

  3. Tracy N says :

    I’m surprised to find this photo still up on your page in light of the recent issue regarding "women-as-perk" at your hack-a-thon event. I have to be honest, seeing this makes me think your apology about that is insincere. Your company has now, on two separate occasions, objectified women in an attempt to titillate and gain male clients. As a woman now studying computer science, I want to tell you how disappointed I am by this. CS is such a progressive and innovative field and it moves with lightening speed. This is one of the reasons I am so excited to be a part of this field. But it seems that ideas regarding women’s role in tech are, sadly, way behind the times. Women in tech belong behind keyboards, hammering out excellent code, not topless on your blogposts.

  4. Tess says :

    Do you really not know how awful this is?Jobs women can aspire to at Sqoot: drink server, topless visual aid. Coder? Not so much, I guess.

  5. Locke says :

    Tracy. Shut your whining ass up, honey. Do you honestly have an issue, or are you trying to work yourself up into palpitations?

  6. Shay says :

    Locke, she is likely doing what you are doing, expressing how she feels about something. In addition, she’s being respectful, constructive, and articulate.

  7. Tracy N says :

    Hey Sqoot! I came back here to check on this post and it seems, after checking in a couple of different browsers, that you have decided to take the picture down. Thank you for that. I appreciate that you listened to and addressed the concerns that I and others had about this.Locke, I decline your offer to shut up about things that I honestly and reasonably take issue with. But I do appreciate your assistance in highlighting how some people respond when a woman speaks out about sexism.

  8. Geoff says :

    Hey guys–This is great, thanks. I have a somewhat related question about the commissions…When I drive users to a provider of yours that they may already be a member of, and they end up logging in and purchasing an item… What level of protection exists to ensure that we will in fact receive the commission? Further, how long is the cookie persistence for such assurances?Finally, (and this may already be addressed in the above), what commission does sqoot make on such sales? Are these exposed on your API as well and perhaps I’m just missing it?Thank you.

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