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Leading Computers and Electronics E-Retailer Debuts on Windows 8 and Introduces Key Features and Functionality across Mobile Devices and Platforms
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., October 9, 2012 – Newegg Inc., the leading electronics-focused e-retailer in the United States, today announced a complete revamp of its mobile website, an updated iPad app, and a new app for Windows 8 marking the company’s debut on the platform. Arriving just before the holiday season, Newegg’s updates aim to make a great mobile shopping experience even better for customers nationwide.
Now offering a myriad of new features and functionality introduced across devices and platforms, Newegg has revamped its mobile website, making it more intuitive and easier to use. Key functions of the mobile website include the ability to view deals, search for items, view product details and reviews, manage account information and track orders.
According to industry analyst firm Gartner, mobile app downloads worldwide will reach 46 billion this year and is predicted to reach 310 billion downloads by 2016. Newegg is meeting the consumer demand for cutting-edge applications via a comprehensive mobile strategy that doesn’t discriminate by including apps for every operating system including the iPhone, Android phones, BlackBerry phones, Windows Phone 7, iPad, Android tablets and BlackBerry Playbook. In addition, Newegg’s newly launched Windows 8 app has recently been highlighted as one of the “Great apps for Windows 8” in the Windows 8 store.
“Our goal is to provide a compelling mobile experience across all platforms and enhance the shopping process for our customers,” said Shelley Perry, senior vice president and chief technology officer of Newegg North America. “We recognize that today’s consumers are using their mobile devices more than ever before to make online purchases, and we want Newegg.com to be the leading resource for shopping on the go, anytime and anyplace.”
Using Newegg’s mobile options, customers can view deals, filter and sort products via sophisticated search capabilities, view their account history, scan barcodes to find the item they want, and check order details quickly. Customers will also gain the ability to search by product categories, enjoy greater access to images, and, on the iPad, iPhone and Android phones, benefit from side-by-side comparisons of similar items to determine which one to purchase.
Newegg.com offers an extensive product selection, competitive prices, rapid delivery and stellar customer service, and is committed to providing an excellent shopping experience to customers across all platforms. The company makes shopping for the right technology products and solutions easy with state of the art decision-making resources, such as detailed specifications, how-to’s, customer reviews and high-resolution photo galleries.
Visit Newegg’s mobile website at http://m.newegg.com or download Newegg’s mobile apps at http://www.newegg.com/mobile.
About Newegg Inc.
Newegg Inc. is the leading electronics-focused e-retailer in the United States. It owns and operates Newegg.com (www.newegg.com) and NeweggBusiness.com (www.neweggbusiness.com), and regularly earns industry-leading customer service ratings. Newegg delivers a world-class e-commerce platform and is committed to serving the online technology community, from tech-enthusiasts to small and medium-sized businesses. Both Newegg.com and NeweggBusiness.com feature a comprehensive selection of the latest computer hardware and consumer electronics products, detailed product descriptions and images, as well as how-to information and customer reviews. Newegg Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in City of Industry, California.