LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Slickdeals, the largest consumer-driven deal sharing platform, announced a series of new features and updates in advance of Black Friday to help people navigate all of the holiday sales to save money and time this holiday season. With the goal of empowering consumers during the busiest shopping season, Slickdeals is rolling out a newly-designed website, updated Black Friday mobile app and website section, a special section commemorating its 15-year anniversary, and introducing Emmy-nominated TV host Robyn Moreno as its holiday brand ambassador. The company's 15th anniversary marks impressive growth for the longstanding leader in deal-sharing, as today over eight million people rely on Slickdeals every month for the best online deals. Slickdeals' strong community of users has brought the company into the forefront of social commerce by saving consumers over $2 billion to date.
"People make better decisions when they are informed. When it comes to finding deals, our mission has always been to be a place – either online our through our mobile app – where people can help each other find the best deals," said Josh Meyers, CEO at Slickdeals. "This is the time of year when people are spending time with family, traveling to be together and celebrating a new year. Millions of real people power our site and our apps to help others save money and time, so those dollars and hours saved can be spent on what is truly important."
In collaboration with feedback from its community, Slickdeals is releasing new updates and even more powerful tools to help its consumers save. The company will continue to work with feedback from its users to evolve the design and function of its website. As part of the redesign, Slickdeals is introducing the Price Tracker, giving users another easy and powerful tool to find great deals online. Price Tracker currently supports over 40 top retailers including Amazon, Macy's, Newegg, and Walmart. With a simple click and copy of a link, Slickdeals users will be able to see the best price on a product, receive alerts whenever Price Tracker finds a lower price, and provide a price history so consumers can make the most informed decision.
"Slickdeals' partnership with Newegg is incredibly valuable to us, because we share a common goal of creating happy consumers," said Soren Mills, chief marketing officer of Newegg North America. "Their wide-reaching platform allows us to connect with millions of fans discussing and sharing Newegg deals. Tapping into this kind of direct feedback from Slickdeals' audience ultimately helps drive sales and increase customer loyalty—especially during the holiday season."
#Slickdeals15 Launch, Holiday Ambassador and Giveaway
In celebration of the company's anniversary, Slickdeals has built out a special resource for the 15 days leading up to Black Friday – www.slickdeals.net/slickdeals15 (live on Nov. 13). The resource will feature highlights of the company's 15-year history and engaging insights for holiday shopping.
In an effort to increase awareness of the benefits Slickdeals brings this holiday season, the company is officially teaming up with highly sought after and ever-resourceful lifestyle expert, Robyn Moreno. The Emmy-nominated TV host and author will bring her expertise, style, and money saving tips to help share the Slickdeals story with a special presence on the Slickdeals15 section of the website and upcoming Twitter party @slickdeals.
"No doubt this is a great time of year to find savings for the holiday gifts you are planning to purchase, but don't be fooled," explained Moreno. "What sounds like a deal may not be, and that is why Slickdeals is such a great resource with millions of people that have the knowledge and experience to help you differentiate between what is legitimately a bargain and what isn't."
To keep the celebration going and the excitement building through the holiday season, Slickdeals is launching a Holiday Giveaway. Each week, people can enter to win a fantastic prize, including:
- Caribbean Vacation (or cash equivalent of $5,000)
- Ridiculous Home Theater (or cash equivalent of $5,000)
- Fiat 500 (or cash equivalent of $16,000)
- Trip for 2 to Vegas (or cash equivalent of $15,000)
- High-end car – can choose from Corvette Stingray, BMW X5, Porsche Cayman or CLA AMG (or cash equivalent $50,000)
To enter, go to www.slickdeals.net/giveaway/. Certain restrictions apply and a cash option for each prize is also available.
Updated Mobile App & Website
In anticipation of the 2014 holiday shopping season, Slickdeals is refreshing its official Black Friday site section and its Black Friday mobile app to complement the evergreen Slickdeals mobile app, with nearly two million installs. The distinguishing factor of the Black Friday mobile app is that Slickdeals doesn't simply list ad scans of all the Black Friday deals. Each individual deal is created as a separate post, so the community can then evaluate, and vote on, each deal. Like a good friend, the Slickdeals community can specifically help people identify the top recommendations from each merchant.
Through its mobile apps, Slickdeals leverages its community to highlight the best deals, discounts, sales, promotions, coupons and freebies to maximize savings in online shopping. Special features to the update include:
- Push notifications for Frontpage Deals: Letting users know when the hottest community-vetted deals hit the Frontpage of Slickdeals
- Improved Deal Alerts: Allowing users to know when a deal alert is mentioned in a forum
- Updated Frontpage Deals: Immediately notifying users of deals that have been vetted by the Slickdeals community and hand-picked by the seasoned team of deal editors
Slickdeals is furthering its commitment to its essential and growing community with updates to provide the best platform. This year, Slickdeals has worked to update its popular website with a header, Frontpage, and Deal Details page redesign-- making it cleaner, more modern, and easier for everyone to discover the best deals while showcasing the community that is at the company's core.
Founded in 1999, Slickdeals.net is a free, user-driven deal-sharing site with a mission to provide consumers an avenue to collaborate and share information in order to make the best shopping decisions. Slickdeals is the largest deal-sharing platform on the Internet, and with the help of its community, has saved members over $2 billion. Slickdeals has done this by providing its users a forum for communication and various shopping tools. The company prides itself on being user and community focused, never allowing paid placement for Frontpage deal listings.