I discovered an interesting new app that shops like people do. PoachIt is a shopping app that will chase down almost any product on over 5,000 retail websites, identify if the item is on sale or wait for it to go on sale and it does this twice a day. Founder Gidi Fisher says; “When people are browsing the web, they want to buy,” he says. “We want to make it easy for you to buy right now with a coupon, or, if you want to wait, we’re there for you, too.”
The app can also find coupons and tell you if the coupon can be used for the purchase or not. The technology is totally new according to Fisher and there is a patent pending. Fisher says that PoachIt has tested over 4 million coupon codes and found that 80% of them do not work. “Those sites force you into trial and error,” he says. “Without us, there’s a one in five chance you’d actually find a deal.”
Using the new app is pretty simple, shoppers can either download a Chrome extension or add the PoachIt button to their favorites menu. When they find the “can’t resist, must have” product on a retailer’s website, they simply click the PoachIt button to either track the item until it goes on sale or seek out any coupons available.
I know a lot of black women who love to shop. And I also know at least two women who are excellent shoppers. I call them my discount divas. They are deadly serious about sniffing out sales or waiting for the right sale to pounce on something for a deeply discounted price. Considering their skills such an app would certainly give them an unfair advantage over other bargains hunters. If you love a sale then you need to read more about this app at Wired.com.
Now You Know.