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Garzan

Wandering around on the internet, I found this Smooci review. http://nomadphilippines.com/bangkok-escorts-smooci-app-review

While I do not in anyway work for Smooci, I think it's a great concept, so I'd like to see it succeed. An "Uber" for freelancers ought to be awesome. :-)

 

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18 hours ago, WhiteThai said:

If you pay in advance, what happens if your not happy with the service? The beauty of SEA is that if you get a girl in your room and she pulls some shit like no kissing or some other b.s., you can kick her out and your only out the bf. But if you pay upfront, your powerless.

We are trying to take away that powerless feeling many people get when having a bad experience with an escort, and ultimately limit the chances you will have such an expereince.

While we can't guarantee every experience will be amazing, the rating link a user recieves after a booking means they at least have some way to share their expereince and warn or recommend to others. The ratings score is already having a huge impact and most girls are very conscious that their ratings effect the number of bookings they get. We are also about to launch the photo verification and the ability for users to read all comments, which will only further impact the need for companions upload accurate pictures and perform genuine service, and the ability for users to influence a companions success on the platform based on their performance and service.

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Shaggydog67

If is up & running in November when I am there I will definitely give it a try

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Candy77
12 hours ago, Smooci said:

We are trying to take away that powerless feeling many people get when having a bad experience with an escort, and ultimately limit the chances you will have such an expereince.

While we can't guarantee every experience will be amazing, the rating link a user recieves after a booking means they at least have some way to share their expereince and warn or recommend to others. The ratings score is already having a huge impact and most girls are very conscious that their ratings effect the number of bookings they get. We are also about to launch the photo verification and the ability for users to read all comments, which will only further impact the need for companions upload accurate pictures and perform genuine service, and the ability for users to influence a companions success on the platform based on their performance and service.

The ratings help the users vet the girls to some extent. How would the girls vet the user, most importantly first time users? 

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LuckyAye

Great concept,

Theres been a few times when no one will answer a call, and i want someone to come over. So i would use this site. I just had a look for Bangkok, this afternoon, 1hr..some stunners for 2400 baht...now that is cheaper than most BKK Gogo..i would reckon once the freelancers get on it, prices will fall.

 

 

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Dreek
I don't want to give too much away with regards to our tech and algorythms but we have a very talented tech team don't take any unnecssary personal information. In fact a client doens't even need to give their real name, the only name we need to confirm a booking is the name they have given to their hotel in order for our booking team to confirm that the client is where they say they are. Along with our SMS OTP verification (which can be done on a local, disposable sim) this is enough for us to give the escort confirmation that the booking is genuine.
Our system is not flawless and relies heavily on the rating and verification systems, but it is definietly working positively so far. As noted, new escorts will not yet have a rating (or photos verified in our new photo verification system), but we will be giving new companions a guide and tips, explaining how the rating and photo verificaton works, and showing why it's important to fill in details correctly, add accurate photos, and give good service. Any companions who try to cheat the system or offer poor service will soon be rated accordingly, being exposed and finding it difficult to get more bookings. If their behaviour continues they would eventually be banned (companions have to offer government ID in order to join the platform, so we can ensure they are of legal age, and make it difficult for banned users to rejoin).

Right now we don't earn any money, but eventually we plan to add premium member services. For a small fee (similar to dating fee charges) we will offer clients a number of extra features, such as the ability to book 24 hours in advance, see all user comments, and see which photos have been verified. But essentially it will still be possible for non paying users to use our system and make and complete a booking without paying.


Few questions
1) do you have to have a local number for the verification process?
2) what if the client is using an Airbnb apartment or renting a condo, how would the process work.

I would suggest taking a cut rather than the sign up fee. If verified pics and comments are open for all the more clients you will get rather than having to go through the hassle of being a paid member

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On 4/19/2017 at 1:06 AM, Dreek said:

1) do you have to have a local number for the verification process?
2) what if the client is using an Airbnb apartment or renting a condo, how would the process work.

 

1. Any country mobile number will work, as long as it is active/receiving a signal.

2. This shouldn't be a problem. The info would be passed on to the agency/companio and if they required further details they would contact the client directly.

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L.O.S Lyle
On 4/11/2017 at 11:04 PM, Candy77 said:

The ratings help the users vet the girls to some extent. How would the girls vet the user, most importantly first time users? 

Attitude, age, penis/ball size, looks, cheapness, power, etc;):Dance1::07::Dance1:

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chris2004

The last thing i would want is to order up a girl like a pizza.

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Shilo
57 minutes ago, chris2004 said:

The last thing i would want is to order up a girl like a pizza.

I like pizza...plus, nothing worst then running across town to pick one up at the shop and when you get home it's cold and missing half the promised toppings.

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Justinkredible

I tried the agency escort thing in Bangkok  during my last trip and it was a disappointment because the girl who showed up was not the girl in the pictures. That's a HUGE foul IMO, because EVERY agency and every web ad says "100% GENUINE PICTURES GUARANTEED!!!"  I had also made arrangements for her to show up with a certain type of outfit, but did she? Of course not. It was the typical bait 'n switch bullshit I was trying to avoid by using an agency. It was "Bangkok Busty" by the way, and I don't recommend them. 

My point is this is just another middle man. Now you've got an agency girl who also has a deal with Smooci... that's TWO middle men, which drives the price up. And there is NO guarantee you will get the girl in the pictures, even if it says "100% GENUINE PHOTOS GUARANTEED". They will just send the nearest and first available girl they have, just like the agencies do now. Even the ads that say "Independent! No agency" are bullshit. It may start out good, but after a while this will be no different. 

So it's my opinion that while this will see some success because people will use it for convenience, it will still be shit.

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2 hours ago, Justinkredible said:

I tried the agency escort thing in Bangkok  during my last trip and it was a disappointment because the girl who showed up was not the girl in the pictures. That's a HUGE foul IMO, because EVERY agency and every web ad says "100% GENUINE PICTURES GUARANTEED!!!"  I had also made arrangements for her to show up with a certain type of outfit, but did she? Of course not. It was the typical bait 'n switch bullshit I was trying to avoid by using an agency. It was "Bangkok Busty" by the way, and I don't recommend them. 

My point is this is just another middle man. Now you've got an agency girl who also has a deal with Smooci... that's TWO middle men, which drives the price up. And there is NO guarantee you will get the girl in the pictures, even if it says "100% GENUINE PHOTOS GUARANTEED". They will just send the nearest and first available girl they have, just like the agencies do now. Even the ads that say "Independent! No agency" are bullshit. It may start out good, but after a while this will be no different. 

So it's my opinion that while this will see some success because people will use it for convenience, it will still be shit.

I booked 2 Girls via Smooci in March this year. Both where the Girls I did see in the picture on Smooci. The confirmation call came from the Agency just one or two minutes after I booked them (not from Smooci). Girls have been from different agencys btw. My experience is WYSIWYG. I recommend Smooci and will use them again  in June. 

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Justinkredible

I'm willing to give it a try in BKK whenever I make it back there, but not if prices are the same as agency prices. They want B5,000 for 2 hrs.... I'm sorry, that's just too much when there are sooo many other more reasonable options out there. I hooked up with a FL from Tinder in Patts last trip and it was a total bust. In person she was gross, annoying, and asking too much. But for some reason thought she was some kind of fancy high class escort... I'm considering that box checked and don't need to do it again.

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On 5/30/2017 at 11:54 AM, Justinkredible said:

And there is NO guarantee you will get the girl in the pictures, even if it says "100% GENUINE PHOTOS GUARANTEED". They will just send the nearest and first available girl they have, just like the agencies do now. Even the ads that say "Independent! No agency" are bullshit. It may start out good, but after a while this will be no different. 

We haven't faced any issues of bait and switch via smooci. When companions sign up they need to produce government ID. If it was discovered that an agency sent a different companion, or the companion sent a friend, we would immediately remove that companion and potentially also remove the agency.

We are about to launch our premium service which will allow users to read all the comments and see photo verification. 

We are trying to tackle the problem of photoshopping through a user led photo verification system: after a booking the client gets sent a review link where that can rate their experience, write a comment, and vote 'yes' or 'no' as to whether each photo was accurate.

Photos which get a high number of no votes are automatically deleted (votes count after 5th vote is received), while photos which get a high number of yes votes will get a verification stamp on the photo.

Along with the ratings and comments, this should help tackle the problem somewhat.

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KiwiScottie

Might be wrong , but I reckon it could be a success in phuket , where the options out on the streets and the bars are not so plentiful 

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Garzan
On ‎5‎/‎31‎/‎2017 at 3:26 PM, Smooci said:

We haven't faced any issues of bait and switch via smooci. When companions sign up they need to produce government ID. If it was discovered that an agency sent a different companion, or the companion sent a friend, we would immediately remove that companion and potentially also remove the agency.

We are about to launch our premium service which will allow users to read all the comments and see photo verification. 

We are trying to tackle the problem of photoshopping through a user led photo verification system: after a booking the client gets sent a review link where that can rate their experience, write a comment, and vote 'yes' or 'no' as to whether each photo was accurate.

Photos which get a high number of no votes are automatically deleted (votes count after 5th vote is received), while photos which get a high number of yes votes will get a verification stamp on the photo.

Along with the ratings and comments, this should help tackle the problem somewhat.

Are you getting any closer to including independents on the site? I know it's "coming soon", just curious about any sooner than the last "coming soon" 555

 

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4 hours ago, Garzan said:

Are you getting any closer to including independents on the site? I know it's "coming soon", just curious about any sooner than the last "coming soon" 555

 

We have been saying 'coming soon' for over 2 months now. We are about 95 % there but keep facing some frustrating last minute tech issues. Every time wee seem close and run tests we get small annoying issues on the app freelancers will need to work on the system.

The app itself is quite complicated, as the companions will use it to upload and manage every part of their profile, but they will also use it to accept and manage bookings, including the GPA tracking and some communication tools to keep clients in the loop. On top of that we are trying to keep the user face as simple as possible.

I'm not a tech guy and have been a bit vague about the actually launch dates, but we are painstakingly close.

We are just a few days away from being able to launch premium memberships which will allow users to see all the comments and book 24 hours in advance, which will bring us a step closer to the launch of the app for independents.

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Garzan

Cool. Hopefully after the independent companion app sees the light of day, you be able to work on extending to Pattaya. :-) There isn't a lot of (need for) escort agency service in Pattaya, so I can totally understand why you haven't extended your range down to here. 

On a related note, I think the premium service extras will be valuable, but at least for me, I'd be waiting for the Independents before I seriously considered it. (Especially since I do everything I can to stay as far away from Bangkok as I can.) 555

 

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SirL

I think Smooci will work much better in Bangkok than Pattaya.  

In Bangkok the P4P scene is really just about finding and BFing a girl, there's not so much hanging out in bars being entertained.  Guys just want to meet a girl and do the business, and if the meeting process could be shortened there'd be a market for that.

In Pattaya guys want and expect to spend the whole evening (and day) hanging out in bars, they don't mind the time spent doing so, and so there's less demand for an app that shortcuts the finding a girl process.

In Bangkok as well there are loads of independent part-time girls that I guess would welcome an app that lets them be found by guys without the girls having to spend time hanging around physical bars or wherever.

The nature of Smooci is IMO much more suited to Bangkok, and I'm not sure there's much demand for what it offers in Pattaya.  TF works much better in Bangkok than Pattaya.

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Garzan

You want to and expect to spend the Pattaya day in bars. :-) Personally, I can think of few things I enjoy less than sitting around in some bar with too loud music, uncomfortable chairs, and a bunch of obnoxious drunk feckers. 555 Browsing an app from a coffee shop is much more my cup of tea. (But I also live here full time and am not on holiday.)

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SirL
43 minutes ago, Garzan said:

You want to and expect to spend the Pattaya day in bars. :-) Personally, I can think of few things I enjoy less than sitting around in some bar with too loud music, uncomfortable chairs, and a bunch of obnoxious drunk feckers. 555 Browsing an app from a coffee shop is much more my cup of tea. (But I also live here full time and am not on holiday.)

I didn't say I wanted to hang around in bars all day (and in fairness the day was in brackets).  Personally I've work to do, I work on my laptop in my condo late mornings and early afternoons.

I do think quite a sizable number of guys do hang around in bars all day though.

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Smooci Premium Memberships

We are happy to announce the launch of our Premium Member's service.

Our Premium Member's service is designed to take your Escort booking and companion experience to a whole new level, giving you even more control and information.

Smooci Premium Members get:

- Access to all unedited comments on companions profiles

- Ability to book up to 24 hours in advance

- Ability to see user verified photos (no more photoshopping issues)

- Ability to make 1 hour bookings and use of GPS tracking on all bookings

We have created membership options ranging from 3 days to 1 year and all billing is discreet and non-recurring (meaning no repeat billing on any payments).

Please also note that if you don't wish to become a premium member you can still use Smooci for free, able to search all our online companions and make instant bookings direct to your door.

For more information, or to become a premium member, please go to https://smooci.com/premium

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Alacrity

Smooci - Banking Problems

To those of you following Smooci,

Hi, sorry about that. The premium sign ups are offline while our pay merchants do some quick upgrades. It's out of our hands but we are told it should be complete in 48 hours.

This doesn't affect any features on our site, we just can't accept payments while they are undergoing the upgrades.

Jun 30th

No this isn't the case, we don't have any issue with the locally governments, the issue we have is with regards to our pay gateway. The site can function but we can't currently accept premium memberships.

Unfortunately it could be another week or more before we are able to accept payments, but other than that, smooci will be operating as normal. We are signed up to quite a big pay gateway, but they have had some technical problems and are undergoing major updates. As we are a new client with tham and not processing high volumes we are low on their priority list so we just have to be patient and wait for them.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

July 7th

Initially we were told the payment system would be down for 2 days, and then 2 weeks, but as we are seen as a low priority client it's taking a long time getting accurate updates. As a result we are now in talks with a new payment provider based in Europe and hope to be working with them within the next 4 weeks.

We are also working on adding a bitcoin payment option for those looking for more anonymous payments, and we hope to have this integerated very soon. Once this is ready and / or we have a new pay processor we will launch the premiums again.

July 17th

I also follow Smooci with a great amount of interest.  I also happen to work at a bank.  I want to accept Smooci comments at face value, but my guess is that Smooci is having trouble finding payment processing services / banking service. 

As an unfortunate consequence of US policy, banks everywhere will be hesitant to accept an escort related agency in its portfolio.  They will have risk assessment teams that will weed out accounts that are too risky or might cause the bank “reputational” risk.  Its getting harder and harder for adult businesses to get banking services.

As a result, the industry, in order to get payment processing and banking, has to have some sort of dodge that obfuscates the underlying business: sex for money.

If you are a club, you say that you only host a venue where people can meet and make exchanges.  If you are the eroticreview, you say that your reviews are for entertainment purposes only.  If your sugardaddy.com, you’re just a dating website.  The details of sex for money might be only skin deep, but they are always below the surface.

Smooci is more aggressive: Smooci arranges the escort service.  I can’t think of any website that does the same which has payment processing. 

I sincerely hope I’m wrong, and will be happy to change my opinion based on example.  Smooci should look at backpage, which has had payment processing shut down in traditional banking, and see how they do it.

Edited by Alacrity

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Smooci

We have now added a Bit Coin payment option and can accept premium memberships again.

We are working on integrating a new card payment option with a European bank. We have been approved and will have that option up asap.

Sorry for the delay.

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Garzan

Any new progress on allowing non-agency ladies into the database?

 

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