ItSpot Launches Toronto Social Shopping iPhone App

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ItSpot launches its innovative ItSpot Toronto Social Shopping iPhone App, just in time for the Holiday Shopping Season. Shoppers will now have an invaluable App to discover current promotions and see other shoppers’ opinions and purchases.

We’ve gone many levels deeper to create an App that allows shoppers to interact with each other, and to share deals while shopping,” explains Desmond Leung

ItSpot, a new location-based social media entity, is betting its savvy and sophisticated iPhone App will revolutionize how deal-seeking shoppers will shop in the future. ItSpot’s foray into social media is focused in the Social Shopping space with its innovative iPhone App called “ItSpot Toronto Social Shopping”. This new App not only allows shoppers to find deals in major shopping areas in Toronto while ‘on the go’, but also lets one see other shoppers’ amazing finds and opinions (known as “raves”) in real time. Over time, ItSpot intends to roll out customized Social Shopping Apps in other major cities in North America.

With the Christmas and Holiday Shopping Season about to begin, the ItSpot Toronto App is now launched and ready for use by any shopper looking for great deals in Toronto’s major shopping districts such as Yorkdale, Yonge & Dundas, Yorkville and other shopping malls or areas. By downloading the free App from Apple’s iTunes App Store, shoppers can experience Social Shopping at their finger tips by finding current promotions sorted by major shopping centres and retailers. Users can also view recent raves by shoppers about their favorite stores and purchases, allowing them to have greater foresight into their own shopping excursions and potential purchases.

ItSpot’s Principals, Ron Cheung and Desmond Leung, believe the time is right for Social Shopping to take hold. “The ItSpot App extends the most successful principles of mobile social media to capture the convergence of people, places and retailers. We have developed a product that enhances your shopping experience as you shop. Whether you are shopping alone or with friends, we have incorporated a ‘social’ element to our ItSpot Toronto App because you can see other shoppers’ raves, what they have bought and/or what deals they have found. You will find the App extremely useful to discover the promotions you didn’t even know existed. But it is more than a directory of stores and promotions. We’ve gone many levels deeper to create an App that allows shoppers to interact with each other, and to share deals while shopping,” explains Desmond. “Everyone is after a terrific deal; everyone is also after information on what the latest fashion trends are and what other shoppers are thinking – why not have that information on the phone as you shop to optimize your finds and overall shopping experience?” adds Ron.

In addition to the ‘promotions’ and ‘raves’ features, ItSpot has cleverly built into its iPhone App a gaming feature to enable shoppers to earn points when they ‘drop in’ virtually to a store and to pick up virtual gifts which can be sent to friends via email. Eventually, ItSpot aims to work with retailers to convert the virtual gifts into actual store gifts or promotions directly from the retailers.

Future releases of the ItSpot App will include video and photo sharing capabilities of purchases, and versions on the Android and Blackberry platforms.

ItSpot is currently recruiting and offering Elite Shoppers of Toronto the opportunity to showcase their fashion sense and savvy shopping on the ItSpot Toronto App. These seasoned shoppers will share their knowledge and shopping tips around the city.

“We believe the ItSpot Toronto App will become an invaluable resource to shoppers. The fun continues as shoppers start to ‘buy and send’ virtual gifts to friends,” says Desmond. “When you use the ItSpot Toronto App and discover big finds or make terrific purchases, your shout outs to friends help spread the word. It’s definitely a win for you and a win for retailers.”

About ItSpot

Founded in 2009 by Principals Ron Cheung and Desmond Leung, ItSpot is a social media company that has created an innovative platform for the development of mobile Apps for smartphones. Their first product is the ItSpot Toronto Social Shopping App that focuses in the Toronto retailing space. For more information about ItSpot, please visit http://www.itspot.com or call at (416) 961-8216.

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