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Shopatron Unveils Local Product Search for Manufacturers

Posted on 6.07.2015

A new local product search feature from Shopatron is helping manufacturers provide better search experiences to their customers.

Shopatron’s Local Product Search includes patent-pending Finderbot technology and enables brands to bring local product inventory visibility to their website. With the feature, customers will be able to quickly discover products at local store locations. The search function establishes a consumer’s location when they visit a brand’s product pages. Consumers can activate the Finderbot technology by entering their mobile phone number and clicking “Find it for Me.” Finderbot then makes real-time stock requests to retailers without inventory feeds, aggregates their responses and displays them on a Web page that is both mobile and desktop friendly. Then, a text message containing a link to localized search results is pushed out to consumers in real-time as stores respond to Finderbot’s inventory requests.

“Shopatron’s Local Product Search solution is a first-of-its-kind and a game-changing technology for brands and retailers,” says Shopatron founder and CEO, Ed Stevens. “Real-time inventory feeds from larger retailers allow some exposure to local product availability. However, that leaves a significant gap of product visibility from local retailers without these feeds. Shopatron’s Finderbot technology bridges that gap, providing consumers same-day in-store pickup for all local products. When brands and retailers can delight consumers in this way, it creates a win-win scenario across their organizations and in their channel partnerships.”

Additional features of Shopatron’s Local Product Search include inventory storage, inventory API, a local search widget and program performance data. The feature enables brands and retailers to sell more products and is a convenient tool for consumers looking to purchase products at local retailers.

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