Katie Evans , Managing Editor, International Research
Where 2 Get It Mobile Locators Allow ViewSonic Customers to Easily Search, Find and Buy Products
ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan 08, 2009 -- Where 2 Get It, Inc., a leading provider of mobile and Web location-based services that helps manufacturers get found where users search, today announced that global visual display products leader ViewSonic(R) Corporation has selected Where 2 Get It`s Mobile Locator Suite to offer consumers advanced functionality and broaden ViewSonic`s reach in the expanding mobile landscape including Send to Phone, Send to Email, Mobile Web, and 2-Way SMS.
ViewSonic is adding the Mobile Suite to complement Where 2 Get It`s Business Locator and Product Locator solutions, which have allowed ViewSonic to successfully convert ready to buy online consumers into buyers.
"Where 2 Get It continues to offer solutions that are ahead of the curve," said Melinda Beecher, Senior Manager, National Channel Marketing, ViewSonic. "They have delivered significant value to our Web-based customer experience as well as our channel partners. Our online retailers say they depend on the locators as a valuable source for leads."
Where 2 Get It`s one-way SMS application allows the consumer to send location and driving direction information from ViewSonic`s corporate website directly to the consumer`s mobile device (Send to Phone) or email address (Send to Email) to themselves or to another party.
Where 2 Get It has also created a Mobile Web (WAP) site for ViewSonic allowing consumers to find locations from their mobile device by entering in a city, state or zip code.
Other features in development include an iPhone specific locator application branded for ViewSonic and an IVR solution with a toll free number where consumers can call and enter their zip code to find the closest ViewSonic Authorized Dealer Locations.
Coming soon will be the Mobile 2-Way SMS to allow consumers to find the closest ViewSonic Authorized Dealer locations as well as offering mobile marketing for consumers who opt-in. The consumer will send a text message to the Short Code "LOCATE" with the text "ViewSonic" and a "zip code" and in return will have the closest ViewSonic Authorized Dealer locations returned to them via text message. ViewSonic can later send mobile marketing campaigns to consumers who opt-in, such as contests or voting as well as sending out coupons and specials.
"ViewSonic is a forward-thinking company that truly understands the consumer buying process and the need to get found where users search; be it their corporate website, mobile device, GPS device, major search engines and Internet Yellow Pages (IYPs)," said Vickie McGee, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, Where 2 Get It.
ViewSonic originally chose Where 2 Get It`s Business Locator to provide where to buy functionality on their corporate website allowing consumers to search for local retailers using zip code, city/state or address. ViewSonic then added Where 2 Get It`s Product Locator to their corporate website product pages which allows consumers to purchase products online through their Authorized Dealers. ViewSonic is adding Where 2 Get It`s Mobile Suite to allow consumers to find locations from mobile devices. In the near future ViewSonic will also be adding Search Locator to allow consumers to find ViewSonic Authorized Dealer locations from search engines and IYPs.
ViewSonic will showcase new products at CES 2009, featuring its latest innovations in visual display technology including the first 120Hz full HD desktop LCD, a complete line-up of LCD HDTVs, high resolution digital photo frames, versatile digital signage displays and much more. Visit ViewSonic at CES 2009 in Las Vegas January 8-11 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm at the Bellagio, Ballroom 6.
ViewSonic Corporation is a leading global provider of visual display products. ViewSonic develops, markets and supports a broad range of innovative products including LCD monitors, LCD TVs, projectors, digital signage displays, digital photo frames and other display solutions. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corporation at 800.888.8583 or 909.444.8888; or visit www.ViewSonic.com.
About Where 2 Get It
Since 1997, Where 2 Get It, Inc.`s location based services have helped consumers find products and services, online and locally. The company offers comprehensive Web-based dealer locator and product locator technology for manufacturers, as well as Web- and mobile-based store locator and zip code locator technology for retail stores and restaurants. Where 2 Get It also offers local search services including search engine marketing (SEM), search engine optimization (SEO) and local submission. Where 2 Get It has more than 550 clients worldwide including Bostich, Columbia Sportswear Company, Hoover, Lane Furniture, Office Depot, Inc., Outback Steakhouse, Rockport, Seiko, Sony and ViewSonic. The company was named a California Top 100 Diversity Owned Business by DiversityBusiness.com. For more information, visit www.where2getit.com.