A visually captivating platform which makes sharing grocery prices more fun, social, and engaging, leading to better price discovery and greater savings when shopping for groceries.
Toronto / New York (PRWEB) March 26, 2013
Flyerbug Inc. today announced the launch of a new social platform taking aim at high food prices across the United States & Canada. The grocery-centric pricing platform makes sharing grocery prices easier than ever before, leading to better price discovery and greater savings when shopping for groceries.
The service is free to use, and can be accessed either through Flyerbug.com, or can be downloaded as a Mobile App for iOS and Android devices.
“The economic climate of the past few years has forced many shoppers to pay closer attention to household expenditures. Groceries remain a major budget item for consumers, and we’ve seen a steady increase in food prices over the past few years,” says Flyerbug founder Raul Sukraj.
“Continued speculation in food commodity markets, rising fuel prices, expansion of biofuels productions, and increase occurrences in severe weather events, suggests that high food prices are here to stay, and paying more at the supermarket may be the new norm,” added Sukraj.
In response, households are becoming more budget-conscious when it comes to grocery purchases. Savvy shoppers are turning more to couponing sites, shopping apps, deal sites, and are using flyers more than ever for comparison shopping.
However, these techniques can be limited in scope and don’t go far enough to help consumers cope with food prices on an everyday basis. This is where Flyerbug comes in; it helps shoppers maximize on savings every time they shop for groceries by addressing some fundamental challenges that exist in grocery retail today:
1. Grocery price comparison is difficult and time consuming - the economic benefits of grocery price comparison are compelling but it’s difficult for the single shopper to practice
2. Grocery sales go undiscovered - not all grocery sales make it into weekly flyers, and as a result, shoppers are not aware of these unadvertised sales unless they are physically in the stores
3. Difficult for retailers to share ad-hoc grocery promotions - the current flyer promotional model limits the scope and reach of ad-hoc/hyper time-sensitive grocery promotions
Flyerbug was built to address these needs, and does so through an open, social pricing platform powered by the collective crowd.
Flyerbug aggregates grocery prices from savvy shoppers and retailers and organizes them into a convenient, easy to use service. The platform helps shoppers save through price comparison and better price discovery, as well as helps retailers share and connect with local shoppers in real-time.
To learn more about Flyerbug visit http://flyerbug.com. Sign up for an account today and start shopping smarter for groceries.
For Flyerbug, food prices matter. Flyerbug is the social platform with a mission to help combat high food prices. Flyerbug's open pricing platform makes it easy to share and compare local grocery prices. The result: a visually captivating platform which makes sharing grocery prices more fun, social, and engaging, leading to better price discovery and greater savings when shopping for groceries. To learn more about Flyerbug, visit http://flyerbug.com. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Raul Sukraj, 647-898-6079
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