Using Coupons at Checkout
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You and me are no stranger to online purchases. In fact, nowadays, there may be more purchases made online now than made through actual stores. Buying online is easy, it is accessible, and it is reasonably safe. I, for one, am guilty of too much window shopping and purchasing online. Just when I thought buying through the internet couldn’t get better, now I discovered that discounts can also be more instantaneous and within reach.
The world of e-commerce has grown exponentially and along with it, hordes of services such as apps, plug-ins, and toolbars are bombarding us whenever we open our browsers. One may get irritated with these intrusions but there are a handful that are actually quite useful.
Save Time on Saving Bucks
Enter Coupons at Checkout™. “Have you ever wanted a coupon code but spent ages trying to find one? We find every coupon code for you automatically”, so goes one of the taglines of this real-time coupon-search engine that thrives on bringing savings to online shoppers. Coupons at Checkout™ is a browser add-on that automatizes searching for coupon codes – enabling you to save not only your bucks, but a great deal of time and effort as well.
What exactly is a coupon code? These are alphanumeric text with no images or logos and serves as codes. Buyers enter these codes on the check-out page to avail of discounts on price, shipping, or other bonuses. Generally, sellers give out these codes as promotions to attract more consumers. Though it can be easily acquired, consumers who might not know about its availability will most probably miss out on its benefits. .
What’s great about Coupons at Checkout™ is you will have almost a ninety-percent chance of being able to save each time you make a purchase. This service benefits all online shoppers, especially those who appreciate a good discount but who does not have the time searching for coupons. .
The technology behind Coupons at Checkout™ has a patent-pending and is backed-up by a strong database that searches tens-of-thousand of e-marketing sites. It is a web-browser extension or a “plug-in” as opposed to a tool-bar, which clutters your browser. There is nothing to modify and no registration is needed so no personal questions will be asked. Best of all, this service is free. With Coupons at Checkout™, savings is literally just one click away.
For consumers who wants to get started on this money-saving service, go to http://couponfollow.com/checkout and click on the “install now” icon on the upper-right corner. In a few moments, the program integrates itself and activates in your shopping cart check-out page whenever you shop online. When it finds coupon codes, it will high-light the coupon box in red at the check-out page. Then, it will present coupon code/s for you to choose in a drop-down list and apply them with a simple click. When you click the text codes, it will displayed on the check-out box but make sure to click the “apply” button or “enter” button for you to redeem the codes.
While the benefits of using this service is obvious to the consumer, it also benefits e-commerce business owners tremendously. Coupons at Checkout™ makes sure that shoppers can find the seller’s coupon codes without leaving the website. The customers are notified of the seller’s on-going promotions – lessening the need to look somewhere else, say a competing brand or store for a better price. This helps the retailers to close the purchase loop and lessen shopping cart abandonment, thus, driving more sales. This service also helps solidify the brand by reaching new potential market by giving-out coupons. In fact, it is research-proven that up to 55% of shoppers become a follower of a brand when they learn about its sales, specials, and promotions.¹ Also, in the recent times, customers are known to be pickier and thriftier and are more likely purchase only when promotions are offered. In studies made by Forrester Research, it is found that between 78% and 88% of the time buyers say that a discount closes the sale for a someone who is undecided
One of the most effective type of marketing is through word-of-mouth. What better way for sellers to promote their products than through the own words of their buyers? Here is where Coupons at Checkout™ helps multiply the effectiveness of seller’s campaigns by turning their own buyers into advocates – sharing the discounts that they have discovered with their contacts, friends, and extended networks through social media like Twitter and Facebook. After applying the code, consumers are asked to post on their social media of choice. While there’s no immediate earnings for either buyer, seller, or Coupons at Checkout™, this is a win-win situation for everyone. It promotes a symbiotic relatioship in which everyone in the e-commerce loop benefits. For business owners who are interested, you may reach Coupons at Checkout™ at firstname.lastname@example.org
What the Press Says
Coupons at Checkout™ has garnered rave reviews by users and the media alike. It has been featured on Good Housekeeping, Cnet, Lifehacker, Venturebeat, Tech Hive, The Examiner.com, and The Kim Komando Show just to name a few. It is a very useful tool for just about anyone who is looking to save money when purchasing on the web and beneficial to e-business owners alike. Coupons at Checkout™ is available for PC and Mac computers and is compatible with all of the most popular browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome.
The company also has a main website that features latest discounts and showcases trending brands. Here, you can also sign-up for news-letters so you won’t miss out on savings you might otherwise not know about. In their site, the people behind the service track the newest discount coupons on Twitter and organize them according to the number of times they have been tweeted and retweeted. This ensures that they are promoting the most popular or “trending” coupon codes. They also have a voting and feedback from their own editors and forum.
1. The Impact Of Online Coupons And Promotion Codes (September 2011) – Forrester Research