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The first fruit of the collaboration will result in an automatically personalized search engine instantly fine-tuned to each shopper’s individual tastes.
Mountain View and Palo Alto, California – May 14, 2013 – Announced today, Slice and TheFind are closely collaborating on a technology partnership to usher in the next great consumer-centric online shopping experience. The first fruit of the collaboration will result in an automatically personalized search engine instantly fine-tuned to each shopper’s individual tastes, preferences, past clicks, shopping history and purchases. Currently, TheFind offers an instantly personal shopping search experience for consumers who have Facebook Connected with TheFind.com, a process that allows the company to tailor search results to the stores, brands and products you have already ‘Liked’ on Facebook. At the same time, TheFind also gives preference to the stores, brands and products that you have previously searched for and clicked on at TheFind.com, or through the company’s mobile, tablet and Facebook apps.
Today’s announcement means that search results on TheFind will be further personalized using the shopper’s online purchase history that is stored in their email account. When shoppers link their inbox to Slice – a tool that uses information from electronic receipts in your inbox to create fun and useful consumer applications and experiences – TheFind can now provide those users with even more relevant shopping searches using an ever more powerful set of data.
“Slice provides shoppers with a powerful tool that gives them more insight and control of their online purchases,” said Siva Kumar, CEO of TheFind. “Through this partnership, consumers will see immediate results in the form of a shopping search experience that is instantly tailored to their own tastes and preferences. This unique, state-of-the-art, enhanced level of personalization with search as the centerpiece, has not been seen before in the world of shopping.”
“From the beginning, our goal at Slice has been to empower consumers by helping them make better use of their own shopping history,” said Scott Brady, CEO and founder of Slice. “This collaboration with TheFind lets people to make smarter buying decisions based on what they’ve done in the past, which makes the entire shopping experience a whole lot more intuitive."
The integration is already underway and is expected to make its debut with the highly anticipated launch of TheFind’s new iPad shopping experience, scheduled for release later in Q2. Following the iPad app’s launch, TheFind plans to integrate Slice across all its web, mobile, and social properties.
Slice uses information from electronic receipts in your inbox to create fun and useful consumer applications and experiences. Its popular flagship app, Slice, provides a simple way for consumers to manage all of their purchases, organize receipts, track shipping, take advantage of price adjustments and improve their shopping experiences. Based in Palo Alto, CA, Slice is privately held with funding from DCM, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Michael Birch, FLOODGATE, Innovation Endeavors (Eric Schmidt) and Rick Thompson. For more information, visit www.slice.com.
TheFind’s patented search, browse and discovery technology is expanding the eCommerce landscape through social, mobile and tablet commerce innovations. With an index of more than 500,000 stores and 500 million products, TheFind is the largest shopping search engine in North America and the only comprehensive shopping experience. TheFind was founded in 2005, venture funded by Bain Capital Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Redpoint Ventures and is a San Francisco and Silicon Valley-based company.