BRAVO, LLC is announcing the first and only patent pending GPS Payment Gateway allowing anyone, at any time, to tip or send someone cash right from their smartphone. BRAVO Tip or Pay, which was first piloted in Phoenix, Arizona and is now expanding nationwide, allows users to locate the person they’d like to tip via GPS, Near-Field Communication, QR code or the individual’s BRAVO code, assigned to the service professional during their registration process.
The user may choose to send any amount to the intended recipient, and the gratuity will be transferred directly into the recipient’s account. The app which can be used to not only tip or pay an artist, but also a service provider or send payment to someone has been tested by restaurants, hotels, valet companies, beauty salons and even used as providing donations to emerging artists. This is the only app that is both non-invasive when exchanging funds, meaning that an individual’s security is not in jeopardy and cost-effective, due to a low two percent transaction fee.
Many service workers truly depend on tips as they make less than minimum wage “tip credit” provision afforded by amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). However, according to a recent survey, 78 percent of Americans carry less than 50 dollars in cash and one in 10 Americans leave home with no cash in their pocket. “Digital tipping is the wave of the future and makes smart business sense,” said Maria Luna, CEO BRAVO.
The current fear everyone has when exchanging funds is cybersecurity and data breaches. With BRAVO, security is paramount. User phone data is encrypted and the application has a security PIN and sensitive data is not stored at BRAVO servers, but immediately sent to PayPal’s affiliate, Braintree, which generates a one-time-use token, providing zero chance for hacking or theft.”
The brainchild of Hector Rodriguez-Luna and Maria Luna, with over 30 years of experience in the technology, business/service and marketing industry, BRAVO Tip or Pay is poised to become the tipping industry app of choice. In its first few months of piloting the app, businesses have reported an increase in gratuities captured, employee morale and repeat business. Since inception, BRAVO Tip or Pay has had a hundred percent crash-free performance and a 56 percent increase in user downloads over the beta-testing phase.
BRAVO differentiates itself from other tipping apps by providing the ability to tip anonymously, and does not require the collection of personal information or photos of service professionals in order to tip. The app allows users the opportunity to rate their service experiences on a five-star scale and simply, safely and discretely provide gratuity in whatever dollar amount desired. Bravo also provides security and peace of mind for service industry professionals with the ability to avoid the need to carry large sums of cash, a method to better budget earnings, and the opportunity to build clientele based upon star-ratings and reviews.
BRAVO works as follows:
- Set up profile with Facebook or create account with email and password.
- You can choose whether you want to set your account up to give tips or receive them.
- It will then ask to enable location services.
- If nothing is in the area you can reload or scan the service professional’s QR code or enter their Bravo code.
- Once located, the service professional’s picture and name will appear. The customer may choose any amount to send to the intended recipient and the gratuity will be instantly transferred into the service professional’s personal bank account.
To begin using BRAVO, users and service professionals may download the free app from the App Store for iPhone and Google Play for Android Devices by visiting www.TryBravo.com.
About BRAVO, Tip or Pay, the Cashless Way
BRAVO, Tip or Pay, the Cashless Way is the latest mobile-based cashless tipping application, is the fastest, most convenient way to show gratitude to service professionals from any smartphone. Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., BRAVO offers a smart gratuity solution for a fast-paced, mobile-driven consumer base. The app allows users the opportunity to rate their service experiences on a five-star scale and simply, safely and discretely provide gratuity in whatever dollar amount desired. BRAVO provides security and peace of mind for service industry professionals with the ability to avoid carrying large sums of cash, a method to better budget earnings, and the opportunity to build clientele based upon star ratings and reviews. BRAVO is available for download on Android and Apple devices from the Google Play and iTunes stores. For more information on Bravo’s smart gratuity app, visit trybravo.com.