Techvibes is a media sponsor of the upcoming GROW Conference in Vancouver and will be highlighting the 15 Canadian startups that are selected to showcase at the conference's opening reception at Launch @ GROW on August 17th.
Vancouver's Wishpond is one of the fifteen startups that has been selected and may be one of four chosen to pitch live on stage at the GROW Conference on August 18th.
Wishpond is a company making a difference in retail shopping. Many shoppers research products online, but still shop within their local stores. Shoppers want to find the best product at the right price from the nearest store. Using a typical search engine doesn't help in finding a good selection of items from a number of stores.
Wishpond is a local search engine that brings together all of the products that your local stores carry. It goes beyond big box retailers to provide results from local small business that are unique to your specific area. The service also helps businesses publish their product information online with Retailconnect. Retailconnect makes it easy for business to import their database to Wishpond.
Using a local shopping engine, Wishpond helps shoppers find products in stores nearby. When you make a wish on a product you like, Wishpond will: alert you when the price drops; find similar products that match you desired price; and send personalized deals from nearby stores who will match that price.
You can also take it anywhere you go with the Wishpond iPhone app.