CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TalkTo – the easiest way to get answers from nearby businesses without calling – is making it even easier to save time this holiday season with the introduction of a local shopping feed. The feed -- available now in the latest TalkTo release for the App Store for iOS and Google Play Store for Android -- provides time-saving answers to pricing and availability questions about the hottest gifts and toys for the holidays.
Want to know if Xbox One is in stock before battling store crowds? The local shopping feed shows nearby retailers that have already provided that information so consumers have it ahead of time.
"Time is precious, especially during the holiday shopping season," said Stuart Levinson, CEO of TalkTo. "We've been delivering answers from local businesses to individuals, and now those responses can benefit everyone. As more answers are collected in TalkTo's feed, local shopping with nearby merchants becomes faster and easier."
Additionally, TalkTo is introducing the ability to search for a particular business, product or service within the feed, simplifying local shopping even further.
Over the past year, local businesses have answered hundreds of thousands of questions asked by TalkTo users, eliminating the need for tedious phone calls. Simply type in a question to the business, and TalkTo ensures an answer is delivered.
The local shopping feed is designed to protect users' privacy. Questions in the feed are about pricing and availability, and aren't attributed to the user that asked them. Questions related to reservations and appointments are also not included in the feed.
TalkTo – which launched in 2011 as a TechCrunch Disrupt finalist and has been named one of Mashable's "25 Standout Apps" – makes it simple and convenient to get answers from any local U.S. or Canadian business without making a phone call. Get answers on–the-go by downloading the free TalkTo app for iOS and Android phones, or get answers on the Web at http://talkto.com/. TalkTo is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. and is venture-backed by Matrix Partners.