Retale Launches RetaleBot, the Ultimate Shopping Companion
CHICAGO, IL (August 22, 2016) – Retale (www.retale.com), a location-based mobile advertising platform for retailers and brands, today announced the launch of RetaleBot, its first-ever Chatbot. RetaleBot is a deals and weekly ads search companion. It helps shoppers find the latest offers, coupons and store information through Facebook Messenger.
“RetaleBot is a next-generation tool for today’s mobile, social shopper,” said Christian Gaiser, founder and CEO of Retale. “And for our retail and advertising partners, the benefits are sizable – extending the scale and reach of their offers and promotions through our platform.”
Globally, more than 1 billion people currently use Facebook Messenger. With RetaleBot, Retale extends the reach of its location-based mobile advertising platform directly to Messenger users without them ever having to leave the service. In using Messenger as another channel to amplify its reach, Retale enables new opportunities for retailers, brands and agencies to increase store traffic, basket size and conversion.
With RetaleBot, shoppers will be able to:
- Search for deals by product, category, or store name
- View weekly ads right in Facebook Messenger
- Pull up their shopping list at any time
- Instantly add or remove items from their shopping list
- Clip or save coupons through Messenger
“There is currently no shopping Chatbot like this available through Facebook Messenger or otherwise,” said Gaiser. “Whether it’s virtual reality, wearables or Chatbots, Retale is a leader in innovation, constantly developing new, mobile-first technologies that connect shoppers and retailers in compelling ways.”
Founded in October of 2013, Retale has quickly become a go-to shopping resource for today’s mobile shopper. Reinventing the way shoppers consume information from stores and brands, Retale allows 40 million shoppers worldwide to discover and receive great savings through ads and coupons, as well as get up-to-date store information through Retale’s mobile app and website. All information is location-based, making it possible for shoppers to find the best offers on products at the most convenient location for them. 5,200 of the world’s top retailers and brands, with 1.2 million store locations globally, currently use Retale’s platform, including JCPenney, Big Lots, Target and Toys “R“ Us.