Online coupon site Savings.com has launched Answers, a new service that allows users to ask shopping related questions and receive answers from others in real time.
To try Savings.com Answers service, users ask a question about a product or a service they want to purchase. The service relies on the Savings.com community, who respond with answers and related coupons. Users are emailed with each new response to their question, and conversations are indexed so other shoppers can access the information.
"In a real-world shopping environment, people naturally consult friends and store clerks for advice, and we realized that the same real-time interaction was missing from the online shopping experience," said Loren Bendele, CEO of Savings.com.
"With the launch of Answers, online shoppers have a new, intuitive and extremely effective way to find and share the best deals and shopping advice on the Web."
Answers allows users and others to attach coupons and coupon codes to their responses. It offers online shoppers a forum to give and receive advice on all parts of their shopping experience, from finding the best deals to tips about planning a budget wedding.