LITTLE ROCK, AR - (Marketwired - July 08, 2016) - The Rhea Lana Consignment App was recently released within the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores.
The application allows consumers and franchisees to enhance the shopping and consignor experience by providing event information, social engagement among users and a rewards program. Users may create their account with a valid email address or through a Facebook or Twitter account. "Since our company's conception, it has always been our desire to meet and exceed the technology demands of this industry. The new Rhea Lana's App allows for instant connectivity between our community of consignors and franchise owners; giving our shoppers visibility into our events and services as well as also providing a direct line of communication to receive education or help. This industry first app is an extension of our mission to make the Rhea Lana's experience more seamless, while continuing to serve the wonderful families who've built our business into 80 franchise locations across the country," says Rhea Lana Riner.
Consumers are encouraged to get connected via social media platforms by earning points for liking, sharing, viewing, commenting or checking in. The application also allows moms to connect in real time to the parenting world with a photo and video stream synced with the official Rhea Lana's YouTube and Instagram pages.
The application benefits Rhea Lana's franchisees by enabling them to send out geotargeted push notifications to users within a specific area. This allows franchise owners to schedule notifications around their events and business news.
In the app's first month live, the application has generated over 2,200 downloads across the iPhone and Android markets. A majority of the application's views result from the "Events" section, along with almost 5,000 user account views.
As the first web-based, computerized children's consignment event in the country, Rhea Lana's has grown exponentially since its inception in 1997. Founded in Conway, Ark., Rhea Lana's now spans over 25 states with 80 locations. Rhea Lana's continues to centralize its efforts in user-friendly technologies and expansion of business by offering consignment management services.
Franchising Gator named Rhea Lana's among the Top 200 fastest growing franchises in 2016. Rhea Lana's has been recognized as a Top Retailor and Franchise Business by FBR the past five years. Rhea Lana Riner was personally honored with a Silver Trophy for Maverick of the Year at the 2013 Stevie Awards for Women in Business and was named the 2016 Silver winner for Woman of the Year. The Conway Chamber of Commerce recognized Rhea Lana Riner as the 2016 Business Executive of the Year. Rhea Lana's Franchise Systems, Inc. was awarded the 2016 Bronze Stevie for Company of the Year. Multiple Rhea Lana Franchises have been ranked as National Top 10 Consignment Event Sales by Consignment Mommies. The business has been featured by Fox Business, Fox News, USA Today, Bloomberg Business, WINC, Arkansas Times and other local and national publications. In the 2011 report from Franchise Business Review on Child Service Related Franchises, Rhea Lana's Children's Consignment, Inc. ranked in the Top 10 nationally. Rhea Lana's was also ranked in Inc. Magazine's 5000 list of fastest growing privately held companies in 2011.
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