Three Square Market Receives its First Micro Market Technology Patent

Three Square Market (32M) announced today that on October 27, 2015, the U.S. Patent Office granted 32M a patent on its micromarket and mobile application.  This is the culmination of a two-year investment by 32M and is the first of several patents it expects to obtain in the near future.

“When we entered the micro market arena, we made a strategic decision to develop cutting-edge technology” said Todd Westby, CEO of 32M’s parent company, TW Companies.  “Given the investment we made, both in the short- and long-term, we didn’t want to see our proprietary efforts go to waste by not protecting our intellectual property.”
32M runs over 20% of its micro market transactions through its smart phone application and expects this trend to increase over the next several years.  “When we entered this arena, there was no one with a smart phone application yet the demand for apps was extremely high” added COO Patrick McMullan.  “Despite significant skepticism from the competition and operators, we rolled this product out and it is now one of the major reasons we have opened over 1,300 stores in less than 3 years.  Our app does everything a kiosk does except take cash.  You can even check out faster on the app than at the kiosk.  Consequently, we filled a significant void and have expanded our app to include several administrative functions such as inventory management, reporting, and other features that provide even greater efficiency to our operators”.

The mobile market continues to capture record monthly growth in volumes of transactions in the retail industry.  Over 70% of shopping efforts involve some usage of a mobile device whether it be searching for a location, buying on-line, seeking reviews, or other related activities.  “In the micro market arena, a mobile device purchase also eliminates other potential service issues” added CFO Tim Westby.  “We have over 25 stores that operate with no kiosk at all.  These stores have no bill jams or connection issues, let alone kiosk cost.  And our operators who offer the mobile app as a supplement to their kiosk, see their per employee sales being higher and they have virtually no customer service challenges”.

32M intends to vigorously protect its intellectual property rights associated with its patent.  “We have invested a great deal of time and expense in this process” added Todd Westby.  “We brought the mobile app to the market and we intend to protect our competitive advantage”.

32M’s patent can be found under U.S. Patent Number US 9,171,300 B2.  The 32M mobile app is free to download and is available for both Android and iPhone.  To learn more about Three Square Market, go to  32M is a subsidiary of TW Companies, which also owns TurnKey Corrections (, a premier technology and service provider to the corrections industry, and American Institutional Supply (, a supplier of products to the corrections, vending, hotel, education, and fitness industries.

Mobile-Only Markets Are Calling Your Name!!

It is no doubt that smartphones are being used by an overwhelming percent of the population – and the number only continues to rise! Nearly two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone. eMarketer expects that mobile search users will make up about 49% of the U.S. population, this year. Recently, comScore released a blog post stating that, “For the first time in March, the number of mobile-only adult internet users exceeded the number of desktop-only internet users.” We have also learned that consumers spend 85% of their time on smartphones, in apps.  Basically, the mobile world is taking over!

Take advantage of this opportunity by opening up your own mobile-only market with Three Square Market!

I would add to this picture: a personal trainer, calendar/planner, networking event, shopping center, photo album, arcade, GPS/map, TV, newspaper, clock, mail, bank, flashlight, library, business platform, cash register, etc…
There are many reasons why you should jump on the mobile-only bandwagon!
Some benefits you can look forward to enjoying include:
  • More Sales: Customers will put in enough money to last longer beyond only one purchase
  • Eliminate Human Error: 32M reports will show which platform customers are using for purchases
  • Low Cost: It is less expensive to open a mobile-only market
  • Increase Profits: Pushing mobile sales by offering discounts/sales will increase profits
  • Easy to make changes/updates
  • Fast
  • Convenient
  • Available at all hours
  • Empowerment to customers/clients
  • Appealing: Most people have/prefer smartphones

Encourage Customers to Use the Mobile App, And Increase Your Total Sales!

Here’s why encouraging your customers to use the mobile app discount may significantly increase your market sales:

– All mobile purchases are done with a user’s Market Account.  By needing to add funds to their market account – users are 4x’s more likely to make additional purchases they normally would not.

– Eliminating the need to wait in line, will increase a customer’s ambition to buy!

– Smartphone app usage will additionally increase a market users account security by users no longer needing to log in with others nearby.

– Track all purchases in the transaction platform so you know who is buying with the kiosk vs. mobile.

– You have the ability to add a discount: you can add discounts to mobile app purchases to encourage users to buy more when using the mobile app.

For more information on distinguishing your market transactions by platform or adding a Mobile App Discount to increase your market sales – contact us at or

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Selling Technology with Technology!

As we enter 2015 … Technology has an obvious leading role in our lives.  From Smartphones with any app add-on a person could dream of  –  to vehicles with their own traveling WiFi, our lives revolve around instant gratification from technology.

As a business we sell the ability to take a companies break room into the latest of technological advancements.  Why wouldn’t we be selling technology with technology???

If you aren’t already aware of these online hosted please get to know them and use them in your sale!  Bookmark them on your laptop, tablet & smartphone!

Why 32M? 

What Is a Micro Market?

The Mobile App


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Have a Happy Tech-Savvy New Year!