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January 11, 2011

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Cimbal – The Smart Way to Pay

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cimbal  - startup featured on StartUpLift

Use your mobile device to scan a unique 2D bar code for “transactions” – secure login, loyalty/reward capture, targeted offers, discounts and payments.

Target Audience: Consumers, merchants, banks – the 3 constituents in a transactions where Cimbal seeks to add value.
Competitors: Square, Foursquare, Shopkick, Gowalla, Bling, PayPal, Facecash, mPayy.
Website URL: http://www.cimbal.com


Feedback sought:

  • Visit http://www.cimbal.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?
  • Now go back to the site and comment on various elements of the site.
  • What do you find bothersome? What do you like?
  • What do you think of the sign up process?
  • Would you download our app (www.cimbal.com/product.html) and sign up for a free trial/free account? If not, why?
  • How do you think the site compares to other similar sites/competitors?
  • Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have.

About Cimbal:

Cimbal® is a software based transaction system. Cimbal’s software turns a mobile device into a high powered scanner capable of scanning Cimbal’s two-dimensional bar codes from any presentation format including LCD screens, card terminal readers, televisions, and printed materials to expand the point-of-sale to any medium.

Cimbal “transactions” may include (i) secure authentication and login; (ii) loyalty & reward capture; (iii) targeted coupons and discount offers; (iv) payments; (v) e-receipts and much more, all via one easy to use “app.” Best of all, Cimbal can be used in store, online and person to person, in a simple, consistent user experience. Cimbal is entirely software based so no terminal or card reader hardware is required, allowing parties to get more utility out of their existing technology investment, promoting faster consumer adoption and easier deployment by merchants. Cimbal, the smart way to pay.®

Here is a short video on how Cimbal works:

       
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    Latasha
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    Visit http://www.cimbal.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?…
     

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    Jan 11 2011
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    Visit http://www.cimbal.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about? It appears to be a way to pay for store transaction using one’s smartphone.
    Now go back to the site and comment on various elements of the site. The site is very easy to use.  I went through each tab and each section to get a feel for the use.  It’s very user friendly and everything loaded within seconds.  There was no difficulty in understanding any of the items on the site.   I feel the site itself, is very eye catching, the colors are appealing to the eye and the font is very readable to all age levels.
    What do you find bothersome? What do you like? Under the FAQ section, I do find this sentence kind of bothersome:  “You don’t need any additional hardware to swipe cards“. I feel that it sounds kind of redundant.  I think it would look more professional to say, “You do not need additional hardware to swipe cards“.  I did download the demo and try it out.  I think that is a very good feature to allow people to see how this app really works.
    What do you think of the sign up process? The sign up process feels very secure to me.  It was simple and self explanatory.   The steps were clearly defined.
    Would you download our app (http://www.cimbal.com/product.html) and sign up for a free trial/free account? If not, why? I would have to do some extensive research to make sure this app can in no way be hacked.  From the demo and the video, I am concerned about someone hacking into my account at the same store I was in and using my phone to pay for their items.  It’s something I might be hesitant to do until I have further understanding and clarification about the possibility of theft as well.
    How do you think the site compares to other similar sites/competitors? I have not really looked into any similar sites or competitors because it’s something I have never considered prior to this experience.
    Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have. I am just concerned as to the security of this application.  Although I feel quite comfortable signing up for the account at the website, I am concerned as to using the app in public.

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    jfinigan
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    greatfeedback4u
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    mimax28
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    What do you find bothersome? What do you like? What I didnt like at first glance was…
     

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    prwriter2008
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    1. Visit http://www.cimbal.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?…
     

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    melaniestuber
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    Tricia
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    Gigglet20
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    Orchid7
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    shelleth
    Jan 12 2011
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    What do you think the site is about?
    Marvelous! Looks like a solution to having left my purse at home (but brought my iPhone) and needing to buy something!
    Now go back to the site and comment on various elements of the site.
    Homepage seems simple and professional. FAQ, News & Contact pages are not as professional looking as rest of site.
    What do you find bothersome? What do you like?
    Cimbal as a consumer page – “sign up today” words should link to registration page as the button in top right corner is easily missed.
     
    Can’t use in UK yet!
    What do you think of the sign up process?
    Tried three times & could not get ‘Next’ button to work after completing account details. Page kep blanking out the password & confirmation each time I pressed Next.
    Would you download our app (http://www.cimbal.com/product.html) and sign up for a free trial/free account? If not, why?
    Yes when I can use it the UK!
    How do you think the site compares to other similar sites/competitors?
    I’ve never seen a site competing in this space.
    Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have.
    Personally I don’t like the name and can’t see how it relates to the product. Also the logo reminds me of something else but I cant put my finger on it yet.

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    alpha9ner
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    What do you think the site is about? The site is about a new system to use your smart…
     

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    kybocskay
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    pd4sw
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    Jan 13 2011
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    Sierra12346
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    sallie smith
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    Jan 18 2011
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     What do you think the site is about? I think Cimbal is a software that…
     

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    lyndzeb
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