New Slice Gives Shoppers More Ways to Save Time and Money -- or Even a Life
(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/10/14 -- Slice, the free mobile and online app that is every smart shopper's essential companion, today released version 5.0, a new design that delivers additional ways people can instantly save time and money. Leveraging Apple's immersive design and technical capabilities, the highly-rated app now delivers visual shipment tracking, personalized spending analysis, and real-time price drops and product recall alerts, helping people make more informed purchase decisions.
The convenience of online shopping has an inconvenient by-product of e-receipts and e-mail notifications, which flood inboxes, making simple tasks (returns, expense tracking, shipment timing, etc.) a major hassle. Slice cuts through the clutter and keeps tabs on your purchases in a whole new way. The latest features deliver organization and savings in a beautiful interface, including: Price Drops - A real-time, network-wide feed of the latest price drops, streaming online retailer sales and deals for anyone who loves a bargain! Product Recalls - The Consumer Product Safety Commission's real-time list of all product recalls issued help shoppers avoid flawed and dangerous products that can cause injury or sometimes death. "Slice & Dice" - Play with your purchases! A fun, interactive display of the individual user's spending data broken down by retailer and purchase type, as seen by year, month, week and day.Cash Pushed Through the App Slice users already save big bucks thanks to price drop notifications, alerting shoppers to hundreds of thousands of dollars in effortless savings, averaging $23.32 per notification. The new "Discover" feature lets all Slice users in on the action by illuminating every price drop notification occurring live across the Slice network.
"Our users tell us time and again that they love our package tracking feature, but the latest Slice app has so much more to offer," says Thad Hwang, vice president of consumer products for Slice. "Slice 5.0 takes an enormous amount of information about your purchases and makes it organized, accessible and actionable. We take care of the nitty gritty details, so people can focus on the fun of shopping." The new Slice takes full advantage of Apple's immersive design and technical capabilities, including gestures and the accelerometer, to include bigger product images, striking graphic design, and a more intuitive user experience. Bringing this technology to life, the "Slice & Dice" feature delivers a personalized "gamified" analysis of each shopper's online spending using floating, interactive bubbles that expand and contract to represent spending by category, retailer, and purchase type.
The new Slice app is free and available in the App Store. For more information, please check out this video or visit www.slice.com.
About Slice: Slice is online shopping, smarter. Its free mobile and online app is every smart shopper's essential companion. By safely accessing and organizing electronic receipts via email, the Slice app tracks the progress of purchases and shipments, analyzes spending habits, and sends alerts about price adjustments and product recalls, making it easy to save money -- or even a life.
Slice has processed more than 160 million items to date for a total purchase value of over $4 billion. Slice was listed in Lifehacker's best iPhone and Android apps of 2013, named one of the "Best Productivity Apps of 2012" and one of the "World's Greatest Apps" in 2013 by Business Insider and was selected as an Official Honoree in The 17th Annual Webby Awards in the Utilities & Services category.
Based in Palo Alto, CA, Slice is backed by DCM, FLOODGATE, Innovation Endeavors (Eric Schmidt), Lightspeed Venture Partners, NPD Group, Rakuten, and Siguler Guff, as well as Michael Birch and Rick Thompson. To learn more about Slice, visit www.slice.com.
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