Bing Takes Another Swing At The Deals SpaceBy: Chris Crum - April 25, 2013
Bing announced Bing Offers today. This is a searchable collection of local deals on the web, aggregated from a “broad” set of partners.
Sound familiar? That’s probably because they launched Bing Deals two years ago, another deals aggregator. Apparently that didn’t work because these days that just redirects to Bing.
Update: A Microsoft spokesperson tells us:
“Microsoft has aligned all deal offerings under the Bing Offers brand – with a much wider selection of local and national deals presented across multiple channels.
In order to better serve our customers, we decided to work on creating a richer experience across devices. As part of the experiential rollout of the new Bing Offers experience, people will begin seeing local deals through Bing and Local Scout on Windows Phone 8. Also, the bing.com/offers site is mobile optimized for customers wanting to discover their deals from any of their favorite mobile devices, such as iPhone or Android.”
So now Bing is at it again with Bing Offers.
“Bing Offers brings together popular deals from across the web in one convenient place, creating a simple way for people to discover and take advantage of great local deals,” a Bing spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Whether looking for a new restaurant to try or a much needed spa treatment, consumers can use Bing Offers to search and filter one of the largest collections of local deals from leading providers. Additionally, Bing Offers is optimized for tablets, mobile and PCs, so people can find great deals no matter what device they use.”
The features as described by Bing:
- All your favorite deals in one place: You no longer need to browse through different websites, manage multiple sign-ups or sift-through your inbox. Bing Offers aggregates popular deals across the US to help you discover great deals at the right time and place.
- Quickly find the deals you are looking for:Search for your favorite deals by using any business name, category or keyword. Not looking for a specific deal? Then filter out irrelevant offers by location or category including: food, activities, health & fitness, beauty, travel, retail & services.
- Available on any device: The Bing Offers experience works seamlessly across tablets, mobile devices, and PCs, so you can use access great deals regardless of where you are.
Bing Offers is US-only at this point.