Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, we’ve dramatically enhanced ShopSavvy’s user interface and product information to make it simpler than ever to get the information you need, so you can purchase items directly through the app.
All of you smartphone and tablet users are increasingly skipping the store lines and identifying products to purchase via keyword searches. That’s why we’ve updated our app to ensure we’re giving you the information you need. From full-screen product photos to demo videos and community reviews – you now have more details than ever to make your purchasing decisions within the app.
Just one example of the many data enhancements to the shopping app: more than 10,000 videos of men’s and women’s shoes, clothing and accessories in use. Our hope is that this added information will help you feel even more confident making online purchases without ever leaving ShopSavvy.
Some other cool features in the ShopSavvy update include:
Cleaner, easier-to-navigate user interface
More product reviews that are conveniently accessible directly from the product screen
Higher-resolution product photos to give you a thorough understanding of what you’re considering for purchase
Thousands of additional videos to view directly within the product screen
30 percent increase in special deals and offers, a result of ShopSavvy’s partnerships with additional retailers, aggregators and other deal sources such as Fancy, a popular mobile app used to discover, collect and buy from a crowd-curated catalog of goods
The ability to identify new products of interest to you through the “Related Products” functionality
Enhanced option for you to flag incorrect or incomplete data and add prices for local stores that aren’t already listed within the app.
As if ShopSavvy hadn’t already made saving money easier, millions of Android and iOS users will gain a much richer user experience through this update, making it even easier for shoppers to get the product, pricing and additional information they need to make online purchases with confidence. This revamp not only provides unprecedented levels of detail about the products you’re looking to buy, but sets the stage for greatly increased sharing among members of ShopSavvy’s growing shopping community.
Holiday shopping is stressful enough, and calculating sale prices and coupons can make it even more difficult. Even worse is when a store advertises a product for one price and charges another.
Tim Conway Jr. and his co-hosts of The Cash Daddy Show recently discussed their difficulties buying holiday gifts for their loved ones. Co-host Colby Estes recalled that when trying to purchase a toy gun for his son, the retailer not only charged more than the advertised price, but would not use its price-matching service to match a competitor’s much-lower price.
Conway suggested shoppers use ShopSavvy to make sure they get the lowest price. Check out his report.
Today we released Product Cloud 2.0, the latest iteration of ShopSavvy’s proprietary big-data platform that enables our millions of active users to easily find real-time pricing, inventory, reviews and other information for more than 20 million products. Field testing of top price-comparison apps shows that ShopSavvy consistently displays more local store results as well as online price results and lower prices for a greater variety of products than Amazon Mobile, eBay’s RedLaser, and other major platforms.
Based on a study of 600 random product searches across popular product categories such as consumer electronics, video games, books, movies, home and family, and office products, ShopSavvy outpaced other apps in the number of results displayed. For example, with Product Cloud 2.0 ShopSavvy displayed on average 30 percent more local, in-store offers than RedLaser, as well as almost twice as many online price results. This new back-end update continues our commitment to local commerce and our customers will start to see improvement in results and content immediately.
Innovations like Product Cloud 2.0 bring much more robust connections to ShopSavvy Marketplace, which allows our retailers to enter and manage their inventory, price and store information directly into our mobile marketplace of retailers. We’ve been adding around 150 new retailer accounts each month and Product Cloud 2.0 advances our local store results in particular when our customers want convenience and immediacy of buying locally.
ShopSavvy has the best price on new products 67 percent of the time, while Amazon has the best prices only 5 percent of the time. The average competitor has the best result only 17 percent of the time. For used products, ShopSavvy has the best price 96 percent of the time, while eBay’s RedLaser only has the best prices 12 percent of the time. The average shopping platform has the best prices 9.5 percent of the time.
Our promise to customers is to provide a neutral and unbiased shopping experience. We are not trying to steer customers to any particular retailer or tilt the playing field for one retailer over another. We are committed to building a healthier and more vibrant marketplace for our customers and leveraging big data technology to help users shop smarter.
ShopSavvy Co-Founder Rylan Barnes spent some time with WFAA’s Shannon Powell Hart to talk about the different ways shoppers can use ShopSavvy on their smartphones and their iPad to find the lowest prices online or in-store.
Check out the Good Morning Texas Tech Tuesday clip below for a full ShopSavvy demo on a number of platforms, including iPhone, Android and even the newly released iPad version!
ShopSavvy was featured in a recent roundup of all of the go-to holiday shopping apps on KCRA Sacramento. The clip was picked up on more than 25 additional TV stations, including:
WLS-CHI (ABC) – Chicago, IL
WDSU-NO (NBC) – New Orleans, LA
KNVN-CR (NBC) – Chico/Redding, CA
KHSL-CR (CBS) – Chico/Redding, CA
KPRC-HOU (NBC) – Houston, TX
WITN-GRENC (NBC) – Greenville, NC
KNOP (NBC) – North Platte, NE
WHO-DM (NBC) – Des Moines, IA
KSNF (NBC) – Joplin, MO
WGAL-HAR (NBC) – Harrisburg, PA
WAND (NBC) – Champaign, IL
WBOY (NBC) – Clarksburg, WV
WJHG (NBC) – Panama City, FL
WLEX (NBC) – Lexington, KY
WPSD (NBC) – Paducah, KY
WAFF (NBC) – Huntsville, AL
KGW-POR (NBC) – Portland, OR
KPNX-PHX (NBC) – Phoenix, AZ
WRC-DC (NBC) – Washington, D.C.
WFIE (NBC) – Evansville, IN
KSAN (NBC) – San Angelo, TX
WLWT-CIN (NBC) – Cincinnati, OH
WCPO-CIN (ABC) – Cincinnati, OH
WOWT (NBC) – Omaha, NE
WJAC (NBC) – Johnstown-Altoona, PA
KSL-SLC (NBC) – Salt Lake City, UT
KPVI (NBC) – Idaho Falls, ID
WETM (NBC) – Elmira, NY
KFOR-OKC (NBC) – Oklahoma City, OK
KDNL-STL (ABC) – St. Louis, MO
WILX (NBC) – Lansing, MI
WNEM (CBS) – Flint, MI
KMTV-CBS recently featured ShopSavvy as their Holiday App of the Day, sharing the perks of downloading the app to find the lowest prices both in-store and online. It’s the perfect way to knock out that holiday shopping list and be confident that you got the best deal.
Last week ShopSavvy was featured on Anderson Cooper Live as one of the best money-saving apps. Andrea Smith, Lifestyle Editor for Mashable.com, demonstrated the app and talked about the unique features available for shoppers to use on their smartphone. “That’s a great idea,” said Anderson Cooper and we couldn’t agree more!
For more information on ShopSavvy or to download, visit iTunes.com/ShopSavvy.
ShopSavvy provides mobile shoppers with the lowest prices, no matter the retailer. This KCRA Sacramento reporter scanned a pair of sandals and was surprised to learn they were cheaper in the small Sacramento retail store than they were on Amazon. She was able to skip the shipping wait and purchase the shoes on the spot. We’re always happy to support local retailers like Pink House Boutique.
Since Eduardo Saverin, the other Facebook co-founder, invested in ShopSavvy reporters have been calling non-stop. Every week one or more reporters will call or email trying to get an interview with him. While I can’t confirm or deny the reports you may have read about the elusive entrepreneurs and investor, I can tell you having Eduardo on the team is VERY valuable. Eduardo is very connected and has made several very valuable connections in the short time he has been on the ShopSavvy team. Of course there are other benefits, for example, whenever Eduardo’s investment in ShopSavvy is mentioned in he press as it was today in the WSJ our downloads, which range between 1,000,000 and 2,000,000 each month, can double for the day. Eduardo has a unique vision with regard to mobile and retail – a vision we share. He is attempting to monetize that vision through several very targeted investments including ShopSavvy and Jumio. I wouldn’t take his strategy lightly and I wouldn’t believe everything I read in the New York Post.
Note to Reporters: we do not manage Eduardo’s calendar, but feel free to keep calling – we’ll take all the PR we can get.