NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 20, 2012) - Inuvo, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INUV) (the "Company" or "Inuvo"), an Internet marketing and technology company that manages a network of websites and builds and markets browser based consumer applications, today announced that it has launched an update to its shopping comparison and cash back site www.bargainmatch.com. BargainMatch pays its users an average of 5% cash back from over 2,500 online stores and helps consumers get the best possible deals by stacking coupons, cash back and the lowest prices.
To use BargainMatch, consumers simply enter the item they are searching for and BargainMatch searches an index of millions of products to determine a best match. Then, BargainMatch shows users the merchant with the best price for the product they're searching. BargainMatch factors the store's base price, tax and shipping, any available coupons and the cash back rebate offered to the BargainMatch consumer. While most shopping comparison engines focus on the store price, BargainMatch combines all available discounts finding the true lowest price on an item.
BargainMatch currently supports over 2,500 online merchants, millions of products and features over 5,000 daily deals and coupons. Users can share product links from specific pages and then their commentary to Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or email.
"We think BargainMatch offers the easiest way for consumers to get the best prices on the products they are searching for online. Our BargainMatch consumers are extremely loyal and we have seen a high amount of repeat purchase activity based on the cash back feature," stated Peter Corrao, Chief Executive Officer of Inuvo. "To make BargainMatch even better, we are in the process of updating the IE and Firefox versions our companion browser applications, which have built a base of 100,000 live users since their launch in August, to include real time shopping comparison, which will allow consumers to know whether the product they're looking at online can be found elsewhere at a lower price. We are confident that BargainMatch will be highly utilized during the holiday season and give even more market visibility to the Inuvo brand."
On Friday November 16th, the new BargainMatch app for Google's Chrome browser was released in the Chrome Web Store. It features both automatic cash back at many stores as well as a real-time shopping comparison component, which alerts users of other competing prices when a user has browsed to a supported product. Thus, a user might be on one site looking at a digital camera and find that the same camera is available for $30 less, plus cash back from another merchant. Consumers can download the app by going to the Chrome web store and searching for BargainMatch.
About Inuvo, Inc.
Inuvo®, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INUV), is an Internet marketing and technology company specialized in marketing browser-based consumer applications, managing networks of website publishers and operating specialty websites. To learn more about Inuvo, please visit www.inuvo.com.
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