Local tech startup Resonant Technology Solutions has unveiled SNIPE – a mobile app that acts like a personal shopping companion, showing users the best deals and bargains available when they’re in a mall.
“It’s like Tinder, but instead of matching people with each other, we match customers with bargains,” said Robert Suyom, Jr., one of Snipe’s creators.
“Sale posters are everywhere, but we want to know what specific products are on sale. Snipe makes information available right when and where customers need it.”
A user can swipe a coupon to the right if he likes it (or, in short, he can “Snipe” it). Sniped coupons are then stored in the wallet. If a user doesn’t like a coupon, he just swipes it down.
A user can redeem a coupon by going to the wallet, tapping on the desired coupon, and showing the generated redemption code to the store’s cashier. After redemption, a user can finally purchase the bargain. Note that no purchase occurs in Snipe. Customers still pay for the product in the store.
We think it’s a fun way to shop, since it would save shopaholics from all the walking. Besides, going through every store with sale promos going on can be a hassle.
Snipe begins its work by detecting which mall the user is in and displays the deals available there, one-by-one in random order, on a digital coupon roll. The user can then narrow down his search with a filter of bargain categories.To help users save time and money, Snipe lets them swipe through bargains that would’ve taken users hours to sift through as well as take advantage of the promos featured in the app.
SNIPE can be downloaded for free on both the App Store and the Play Store. Deals are initially viewable in these select malls in Metro Manila: Alabang Town Center, SM Mall of Asia, Glorietta, Greenbelt, Power Plant Mall, SM Aura, Bonifacio High Street, SM Megamall, EDSA Shangri-La Plaza, and SM North EDSA.
Likewise, deals are available in the following categories: apparel, shoes, bags, accessories, sports gear, health and beauty, gadgets, home and appliances, as well as food and services.