Powsumer will rely on broad-based internet participation to bring the best deals to consumers, much the same way Indiegogo uses the internet to crowd-source funds for many worthy causes. - Corbin Bernsen, co-founder, Powsumer
Akron, Ohio (PRWEB) March 28, 2013
Powsumer a new consumer-driven pricing website founded by Corbin Bernsen, will use “big data” to pursue the best deals for shoppers, according to a recent article on Akron Beacon Journal Online. Since the launch of a funding campaign on the Indiegogo crowdsourcing site, Powsumer has drawn attention for its use of crowdsourcing to fund a crowd-powered venture.
“Indiegogo is a great way to launch Powsumer,” says Corbin Bernsen, co-founder and president, Powsumer. “Powsumer will rely on broad-based internet participation to bring the best deals to consumers, much the same way Indiegogo uses the internet to crowd-source funds for many worthy causes.”
The Journal noted: “Consumers would tell Powsumer what they want to buy and how much they want to pay. Powsumer would use ‘big data’ — large, complex sets of information that is the project’s secret sauce — to determine the likelihood of a supplier agreeing to that price.”
Powsumers disruptive e-commerce technology will allow communities of individuals to more actively participate and drive down the price in the consumer choices they make. The patent-pending technology includes protection of the “big data” analytics associated with the process of bringing consumers together into purchasing groups ("packs") through social and web networks as well as procuring suppliers that are willing to fulfill a packs purchasing demands. Each pack will be established by a “pack leader” that defines the product or service the pack wants as well as the lowest price each member of the pack is willing to pay for the product or service. Powsumer connects suppliers with the pack and helps negotiate and close the deal as a volume purchase. Suppliers of products can be anywhere in the world and will drop ship the product directly to individual consumers without Powsumer ever handling the specific product. Big data will allow for robust metrics for both the consumer and the supplier around real time market data, product and pricing trends, and current surplus inventory throughout the U.S. and world.
The $100,000 funding goal will be used to pay for further development and launch of the Powsumer.com beta site. The Indiegogo campaign can be found at: http://igg.me/at/powsumer/x/2593754. Supporters of the campaign will receive a range of perks from founder certificates and hoodies to a visit with the Powsumer team, including founder Bernsen.
Founded in 2011, Powsumer is a consumer driven pricing site that is enticing to educated consumers everywhere. Powsumer brings together consumers into purchasing groups ("packs") with social and web networks who demand the lowest price for things they want. Powsumer provides distributors, retailers, and manufacturers a conduit to sell at profitable margins.