Peterborough, NH, April 27, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- FreePriceAlerts.com has launched a new bookmarklet that is the first online shopping tool of its kind to operate in Safari for the iPad platform, CEO Robert Wilkins announced.
“Using the same type of technology as Pinterest, consumers can now surf the web using Apple’s iPad Safari browser and shop their favorite sites knowing that finding the best price is just one click away!” Wilkins said.
To install it, consumers just point their iPad to this link, freepricealerts.com/download/bookmarklet/ and follow the instructions.
FreePriceAlerts.com also rolled out major updates to all its browser extensions. Enhancements include even faster load times, and a new “relevant offers” features that displays just below the FreePriceAlerts.com popup.
“The new ‘relevant offers’ feature also allows us to communicate with our customers about special promotions we are running,” Wilkins said. “Like, ‘Tell a friend and get $$$ off your next purchase,’ ‘earn points on this product,’ and ‘this product is also available locally,’ and much more.”
Over the next 2-3 weeks users of FreePriceAlerts.com will start to see upgrade messages from their browser alerting them that a new version of FreePriceAlerts.com is now available.
To date, FreePriceAlerts.com has saved consumers an average of over $26 per online purchase, totaling $30m—$20m of savings since November alone.
New Hampshire-based FreePriceAlerts.com is an automatic price search engine designed to instantly notify online shoppers—via PC, smartphone, or tablet—of the lowest price for the products they're shopping for.
The free service is extremely easy to use and also serves as a tool that can measure purchasing and pricing trends. People are using it to find better pricing on everything from diapers to DVD players.
Unlike anything else available, the FreePriceAlerts.com app downloads to any browser and when shopping online it automatically searches and confirms when the lowest price has been found.
FreePriceAlerts.com utilizes a proprietary, patent pending IP that is constantly being tuned to get better matches and improve the accuracy of the results. FreePriceAlerts.com gets smarter as consumers use it.
There are additional ways to save money through FreePriceAlerts.com, including saving searches, setting price alerts, and letting shoppers know when it’s available at their price. There’s also a FreePriceAlerts.com mobile app for iPhones (Android and Blackberry coming soon).
“FreePriceAlerts.com does for consumer products what travel sites have done for plane tickets,” Wilkins said. “There's simply no excuse to pay high prices anymore.”
FreePriceAlerts.com is a consumer shopping price engine owned and operated by myVBO. Founded in 2008, myVBO, is a cloud-based solution for business that combines business reports, purchasing functionality and social media in one unified interface. FreePriceAlerts.com was born out of the technology used to power myVBO's purchasing engine. More information is available online at myVBO.com.
Robert Wilkins has started five companies during his career and also spent 11 years as executive vice president of PC Connection. Much of his industry experience has involved the reseller industry and technology, which are both key components of FreePriceAlerts.com. Because of its uniqueness, unobtrusiveness, ease of use, and ability to instantly save money for consumers, he decided to roll out FreePriceAlerts.com as a stand-alone product.