PHILADELPHIA--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Clutch, a leading loyalty, rewards, gifting and mobile commerce platform for consumer-focused retailers and brands, today announced a new version of its mobile shopping app with features to shop from more than 2,000 local and regional merchants in major U.S. cities. Consumers now have the choice of purchasing and sending gift cards, and finding deals from local merchants and national brands, all within a unified mobile shopping experience.
“Since we launched the Clutch app nearly a year ago, support for local commerce has been an important differentiator for us”
Clutch is the first and only application to address today’s fragmented mobile shopping landscape by providing one app that unites shopping, gifting and loyalty with users’ real-time location and social data. Available as a free download on the iOS and Android platforms, Clutch includes mobile wallet functionality, product discovery through collections and social shopping feeds, shopping, gifting, loyalty and more. Consumers receive the most relevant offers while merchants reach the most targeted customers.
“Since we launched the Clutch app nearly a year ago, support for local commerce has been an important differentiator for us,” said Andy O’Dell, co-founder and chief commercial officer at Clutch. “As part of our unified mobile shopping experience, consumers always have been able to use their phone to find specials offered by local merchants. We are building on this commitment by being the first to allow consumers to purchase gift cards from thousands of local merchants, in addition to their favorite national brands. This is the start of a massive expansion of local and regional merchants available in Clutch over the coming year.”
Through the new version of the app, when consumers browse to buy and send gift cards, they see a new “Shop Local” section. When they tap this section, they can search for local establishments based on city, state, and zip-code. The consumer is presented with gift cards in all categories from merchants within a 25-mile radius, and can filter results based on their interests. Results appear in a list or map view and consumers can click on each result to see more information on the gift as well as proceed to the cart to purchase the gift card and send with a personalized video message.
The Clutch Nearby feature also enables users to search for promotions and specials at stores within proximity and also notifies them whenever they are near any retailer for which they have a gift card stored in the app’s mobile wallet. Consumers can get the best deals on the products they want by using Clutch’s price comparison shopping tools. Clutch alerts users of the lowest prices online and at nearby stores, including local merchants.
Clutch is the loyalty, rewards, gifting and mobile commerce platform for consumer-focused retailers and brands. The company creates brand advocates by delivering consistent and relevant experiences across all engagement and buying channels. In addition to its retailer platform, the Clutch consumer app – available for iOS and Android – is the only mobile wallet that simplifies what you already do. Get the best deals, give the best gifts, and share stuff you love with your friends and family in a single place. For more information, please visit www.clutch.com, follow Clutch on Twitter @ClutchShopping or like Clutch on Facebook.