TechWeb Takes the Daily Deals Experience to the Next Level

Jun 02, 2011 (05:06 PM EDT)

LOS ANGELES, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new website for those who crave deals opens its virtual doors to the public. – your daily deals dashboard – creates an overarching experience for all daily deal activities. Now users can cut through the clutter and find the deals they want, link up their daily deal accounts to automatically track their deal purchases through a single sign-on, and plan the outings that they've purchased deals for... all in one place.

Cravist's deal aggregation feature includes over 400 domestic and international markets across the major daily deal sites, and is quickly growing.   Its aggregator also offers a Twitter option where users may choose to have deals in their local area from various deal providers automatically delivered straight to their Twitter feed.  Also, since part of the decision process for many consumers involves checking the Yelp ratings before buying, Cravist eliminates the need for that extra step by displaying Yelp ratings next to each merchant.  

With Cravist's deal management feature, consumers will no longer have to worry about deal vouchers expiring or having to remember which site each deal was purchased from.  Once the user links their daily deal site accounts to, it automatically updates and tracks the deals they've bought and allows them to easily access their vouchers from anywhere.  But it doesn't stop just at tracking the deals.  Through Cravist, users can now make their reservations for their restaurant deals through OpenTable (if it's available), add the merchant to their FourSquare To-Do lists, and follow merchants on Twitter to get additional information such as daily specials and happy hours.  Once they've used their deal, they can mark their deal as used and rate the merchant on Yelp, all from their daily deals dashboard.  

To take that a step further, Cravist will soon be releasing its iPhone app, which will bring these key features plus additional location and time-based features into the palm of your hand.  

As CEO and co-founder, Jane Lin, states, "Our goal is to make participating in daily deals fun and easy. In addition to enhancing the experience for people who already love to use daily deal sites, Cravist is drawing in people who previously didn't use daily deal sites to use them, now that there are fewer reasons not to."

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SOURCE Cravist