Local commerce is highly dynamic and a hard challenge for search engines.
San Carlos, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2011
ShopNow LLC today announced availability of Halloween Store locations and hours in its handy iPhone® app -- ShopNow®. With just one click, the ShopNow iPhone app finds Halloween stores that are nearby and open. ShopNow's new 'seasonal' one-click shopping category enables any on-the-go iPhone user to quickly and easily find local Halloween stores, party stores, costume shops, or other stores with seasonal Halloween merchandise.
ShopNow is an iPhone app focused on having the most up to date listings of store locations and store hours. The ShopNow iPhone app not only provides a real-time selection of stores nearby that are open for shopping, but also includes ever changing seasonal store information.
ShopNow intelligently combines a number of store types into key shopping categories for one-click access to stores near the iPhone user, as well as allowing traditional search entry. Results are shown with store hours and a visual highlight of all local stores open at that moment, including special late-night shopping hours when available.
"Local commerce is highly dynamic with seasonal pop-up stores, store closings, existing store's shifting locations and special holiday hours all creating hard challenges for traditional local directories or search engines," said Mike Sawyer, Founder of ShopNow. "The ShopNow platform is able to dynamically change a store's hours for seasonality and events, as well as accommodate listings for temporary pop-up stores such has Halloween Stores. Our goal for ShopNow is to be the best and most accurate source for consumers to turn to for store locations and hours.”
ShopNow continues to build out its curated directory spanning over 500,000 U.S. chain and independent stores with a focus on local retailers of consumer lifestyle products that are shopped for on a weekly, monthly and seasonal basis. Store listings and hours are gathered directly from retailers, as well as through community-sourcing from mobile ShopNow app users.
The ShopNow iPhone app is free and available now via the App Store.
ShopNow is a free iPhone guide to local retailers with store locations and store hours. ShopNow provides consumers with quick mobile access to a constantly updated and curated local directory of over half a million U.S. retail stores. ShopNow LLC was founded in 2009 in San Carlos, Calif., with a mission to help connect consumers with national brands and local retailers. For more information, visit shopnow.com.
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