Last year I wrote a post about a brand new app for smart phones called myConsultant that had been developed by Kevin McKinley, the husband of a Thirty-One Gifts consultant. I got a ton of feedback about the post, and recently Kevin contacted me about the updated (and even cooler) app. I interviewed him for my radio show in March and a lot has changed for Kevin.
He quit the job he had when he started his myConsultant journey and has been hired as a full time app developer. He has also made some really great upgrades to the myConsultant app, so I thought I’d give you an update on what exactly it is and why you need it if you do parties for a living.
With its beautiful interface and sleek design, myConsultant is truly an app created with you (the direct seller) in mind. It’s available for Android and iPhone. myConsultant has so many features, you’ll wonder how you managed to live without it once you have them.
Here’s a rundown of what you get in this amazingly affordable app:
MyCalc – you’ll go here when it’s time for your customers to check-out. You can input the tax rate, shipping rate and even choose whether shipping is taxed or not in your state. When you’re ready to add up the products on your client’s order, you’ll find an itemized calculator that gives you the option to add a discount to either individual products or the entire order. The itemized calculator also allows you to apply the discount before or after tax & shipping. This means no more confusing notes and trying to calculate monthly specials and taxes on your own. It’s one of the best features of the app, in my opinion.
Sales tax look-up service – This is a subscription based service where you can select your location based on GPS or type it in manually to find out what the correct sales rate is where your party is being held. This is an invaluable resource when you are in the middle of a party and need the tax information on the spot, especially since, in some areas, sales tax rates can change from block to block.
Vehicle mileage – With tax time upon us, you’ll love this feature. It provides an easy way to keep track of all those miles you are driving for your business. You can even email a detailed list to yourself at the end of the year in an excel format and just hand it to your tax professional.
Background themes – To add a little fun and personalization, there are a number of different backgrounds to choose from. From pink tribal to winter owls, you can customize myConsultant to your preference.
Want to learn more? Check out the app here. The next time you do a party and it takes you half the time to check out your customers, you’ll be glad you did! You can also like their Facebook fan page here.