ShopSavvy, the No. 1. Shopping App with 40+ Million Downloads, Offers Bargains, Deals, Price-Matching and One-Touch Purchasing to In-Store and Online Shoppers
WHAT: Tens of millions of Americans will be using smartphones and tablets in their holiday shopping this year – and more of them will be using ShopSavvy than any other shopping app. The original shopping companion, ShopSavvy has just released ShopSavvy 6, which offers new features including an iPad-friendly interface that makes shopping with your iPad or iPad Mini better than ever.
HOW IT WORKS: You enter the product name or scan the barcode of the product you are interested in purchasing, and the app pulls up where the item can be found cheapest in your area, by geography and/or price. The app also tells you where the product is currently in stock and if the store you are standing in has a price-matching guarantee -- so you schlep no farther than necessary to get an amazing deal! With one-touch purchasing, you can buy the item without ever leaving ShopSavvy. And the ShopSavvy Deals tab brings users a stream of special offers, promotions and coupons.
NEW TRENDS: “Year of the Tablet” -- The iPad’s immense popularity has created a new wave of shoppers: ones who never leave home. This year retailers are pursuing these consumers like never before with offers of discounts, price matching and free shipping. They’re even letting them in on some of the same deals previously offered only in stores. Last week’s Wall Street Journal describes how “sales growth during the busy Thanksgiving weekend more often is coming from Internet shoppers.” ShopSavvy’s just-released ShopSavvy 6 has been tailored for iPad users
One-touch purchasing from around the Web – With ShopSavvy 6, online shoppers don’t have to go from website to website to make their holiday purchases. ShopSavvy offers easy in-app purchasing from a wide range of retailer websites, including Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Barnes & Noble. With one-touch shopping, ShopSavvy users who scan an item in a store and see a better deal online can purchase it immediately without ever leaving the app. All it takes is the one-time entry of payment information in ShopSavvy's convenient mobile wallet. It’s much like one-click ordering through Amazon -- the difference being that ShopSavvy search results are neutral and enable consumers to compare prices from a wide range of retailers.
Social shopping. If you find a great deal somewhere (perhaps a special Black Friday weekend sale), you can easily share it with other ShopSavvy users. You can take a picture of any product and add your own deals and discoveries to the ShopSavvy database to share with millions of other users. It's Wikipedia-style crowdsourcing for shoppers. The user community can help you save money and vice versa.
WHO: This app has the potential to save your viewers hundreds of dollars, and hours of time, during the busy holiday shopping season – from Black Friday to Cyber Monday all the way up to last-minute holiday shopping. We can put you in contact with ShopSavvy users in DMAs nationwide to demonstrate the app or be interviewed. The app’s co-creator, Alexander Muse, is available for phone, satellite or in-person interviews.
WHERE: With advance notice, we would be happy to facilitate a price-comparison/shopping segment at a convenient local Walmart or Best Buy store.
VISUALS: - Your reporter testing the app to find the best deals
and try out all the new features. Shoppers schlepping from store to store, hauling bags. People scanning electronics, toys, games, etc.
TRY IT YOURSELF: ShopSavvy is available on iPhone, Android and Windows phones. Download ShopSavvy for free in Apple’s App Store:
WHY: Because it’s time for our smartphones to harness the power of the Internet to save us time and money!
WHAT ELSE: Because ShopSavvy users are on track to scan tens of millions of items this month, ShopSavvy can predict the hot holiday trends. We can tell you exactly which products are the most scanned in your DMA in any product category – just ask!
The company's technology is licensed by hundreds of companies, including Walmart, CNET, PriceGrabber, Consumer Reports and The New York Times to power their shopping apps.
ShopSavvy has secured investor funding in a round led by Eduardo Saverin, a Facebook co-founder and private investor.