ALEXANDRIA, VA (PRWEB) June 10, 2004
While analysts expect online shoppers to shell out more than $150 billion by year-end 2004, consumers are missing the opportunity to save hundreds-of-millions of dollars when they shop. "Cash back shopping mall sites, such as Butterflymall.com, offer a great selection of name brand and niche merchants that you can shop from as usual including online coupons. But they offer an added benefit -- automatic rebates," says Dan Sondhelm, proprietor of Butterflymall.com, an online shopping portal which offers cash back bonuses on every sale.
"Butterflymall.com gives back most of the referral fees (the commission a merchant pays Butterflymall.com for referring sales) on all sales back to shoppers, either as cash, or as credits to each consumer's secure Butterflymall.com shopping account which can be used for future shopping," Sondhelm adds. Shoppers can earn an average of 4% or up to 40% cash back on every purchase.
"Retailers, who understand the brand loyalty of their prized customers and appreciate each and every sale, are happy to partner with Butterflymall.com and rebate a percentage of the sales made through the Butterflymall.com Web site," Sondhelm explains. "However, unlike other online shopping portals which also collect referral fees, and quietly tuck them into their own pockets, Butterflymall.com refunds 80% of those referral fees back to its shoppers," he adds. "Receiving a rebate on purchases is a nice way to give yourself a little gift every time you shop!"
Here's a sample of the rebates available at Butterflymall.com:
Barnes & Noble = 4% cash back
Circuit City = up to 2.4% cash back
Expedia = up to 4% cash back
The Gap = 4% cash back
Nordstrom = 4% cash back
Office Max = 3.2% cash back
Orbitz = $4 rebate
Overstock.com = up to 12% cash back
Smart Bargains = 6.4% cash back
Target = 4% cash back
Wal-Mart = up to 8% cash back
While online shopping offers its own rewards -- 24/7 shopping, speedy price comparisons, no crowds, no need to stake out parking spaces, or wait in long lines -- Butterflymall.com's cash back offer is an added benefit that all savvy shoppers can take advantage of. "It's perfect for cost-conscious businesses owners who order office supplies, computer equipment or secure travel arrangements for employees, as well as cash-strapped college students and retirees who prefer to ship presents directly to loved ones," Sondhelm sums up.
Shoppers simply log onto Butterflymall.com and register for a free shopping account. They then choose from among 600 well-known retail establishments, and select the perfect holiday, birthday, anniversary or any time gifts for family and friends. They can do their routine shopping as they normally would. All new users get an immediate $3 credit. Additionally, online coupons can always be used at Butterflymall.com for added discounts. If your favorite online merchant is not on the site, you can ask for it to be added.
Following are analyst growth projections for online shopping:
Only 4% of retailing done on the web currently
- Sales reaching $230 billion in 2008, up from $76 billion in 2002 and $100 billion in 2003
- 63 million shoppers will buy online for first time over next 5 years
- Experienced Web shoppers will buy larger number and broader variety of products
- 76 million subscribers with internet access in US in 2004, up from 59 million in 2001
- Broadband subscriptions will reach 35 million for easier shopping in 2005
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