Wish you had more control of your shopping experience? Well now you can. The market place is changing, it’s getting Alphatised
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“I AM woman, hear me roar!” We are all familiar with the Helen Reddie’s classic 1972 hit, but in today’s consumer society, maybe a more appropriate battle cry would be “I am woman, watch me shop”.
What woman doesn’t love to shop? But more importantly, what woman doesn’t love a bargain? Most of us deserve gold medals for our efforts and achievements in hunting down the best bargains. But in the digital space that means spending hours staring at a computer screen while our fingers do the walking across a plethora of global online shopping sites.
So imagine my surprise when I discovered a new shopping site called Alphatise. It’s a bit like a fairy godmother where “your wish is their command”. Literally!
The Australian innovation, which was two years in the making, is changing the way we buy and sell online today. Unlike other online marketplaces Alphatise, disrupts traditional retail models allowing the shopper to tell the seller what they want to buy and what they’re prepared to pay for it. Amazing!
Through a growing index of more than 250 million products, Alphatise is a one-stop shop where “you will find whatever you desire”. It’s not one store; it’s many. There are big-name brands from fashion to food, beauty to technology, electronics to perfumes; the list of products is endless.
And in a world where we now communicate and network through social platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, Alphatise is also the world’s first social commerce platform.
HOW DOES ALPHATISE WORK?
Alphatise - Have a say in what you pay! from Alphatise on Vimeo.
Simply download the free mobile app or jump online to the Alphatise website. Browse the products (and there are literally millions!) and start “wishing” on products you want and indicate the price or discount you’re prepared to pay.
If enough shoppers push for a new price or discount and the seller agrees, a deal is offered. This means that suppliers can sell based on actual market demand and you get the product you want for the price you want. When a seller agrees to your “wish” and a deal is offered, you’ll receive a notification with the option to accept or reject the offer. If your “wish” for a discount is accepted, your notification will also include a time limit for how long the offer is valid (generally a matter of hours). Then just head into store and purchase whatever it is you desire at the discount offered.
For example, I have a black-tie function at the end of September and I need a new pair of shoes. So I went straight to Louboutin (yes, the luxury French shoe brand is there!) and lodged my “wish”. It wasn’t for a specific pair of shoes, but a wish for a discount. It was a seamless transaction, where you spin and wish. Now I just wait to see if my fairy godmother will grant it! Fingers crossed the seller agrees, then I’ll just head into store and choose whatever my heart desires at the discount they offered.
Alternatively, if you can’t find what you want, there’s an option to scan the barcode of any product from any store and post that as a “wish”. It doesn’t have to be a product or company listed on Alphatise.
Whatever your method, it’s a win-win for everyone: we all save precious time shopping around for a better deal, and retailers get to move their product.
Alphatise is a social commerce engine evolution, not a retail revolution.
Happy shopping! Let’s get Alphatised.
Download the app at Alphatise.
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