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New iPhone App Focuses on Free Shipping Deals and Price Discounts

Posted May 24 2009 11:06pm
F ounders of Coupon Sherpa and FreeShipping.org introduce free shipping iPhone app that allows users to access free shipping codes and price discounts for online purchases

[Ft. Collins, CO] – Commerce over mobile devices, such as iPhones, is booming in the United States. With this in mind, the founders of Coupon Sherpa and FreeShipping.org have introduced an iPhone application that allows users to find coupon codes for online shopping and make purchases off their iPhone.

The app, which is free and available at the iPhone App Store, is also ideal to conduct a price comparison and see if you can get a better deal online versus an in-store purchase. The free shipping app features coupon codes for price discounts as well as free shipping deals from participating merchants. Users can search by store or category.

“A rapidly growing number of people are making purchases online through their mobile devices, so it makes sense to give them an app where they can get coupon codes for discounts and free shipping offers,” said Luke Knowles, who founded FreeShipping.org with his wife, Maisie, and Coupon Sherpa (www.couponsherpa.com) with his brother, Jesse Knowles. “This app is especially convenient when you are in a store and you want to know if the price there is good, or if you can find a better deal online. The only drawback to buying something online is shipping costs, and our app gives you free shipping coupon codes so you can save even more money.”

Knowles is building a cluster of businesses centered on frugal living. Launched in December 2007, FreeShipping.org is a one-stop destination for consumers to find online retailers that offer free shipping deals. The site, which now includes more than 1,500 name-brand stores, allows visitors to search by brand or category. Among the major retailers on FreeShipping.org are Victoria's Secret, Macy’s, Target, Bloomingdale's, Kohl’s, Sears, Best Buy, Old Navy and Nordstrom.

Knowles debuted Coupon Sherpa, which is also free and available at the iPhone App Store, in April. Coupon Sherpa allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to access in-store coupons from their mobile device and present that coupon to the cashier at the participating merchant. Finish Line, Zales Jewelers, Coldwater Creek, Gordon’s Jewelers, CompUSA and Jackson-Hewitt are among the retailers that offer coupons on that app.

The new free shipping app is essentially a mobile version of FreeShipping.org, Knowles says.

We are changing the way people use coupons. We believe this is the future of shopping,” Knowles explained. “ The free shipping app is a perfect complement to Coupon Sherpa because the free shipping one is for online shopping and Coupon Sherpa is for in-store purchases.”

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Created by the founders of FreeShipping.org (www.freeshipping.org) and Coupon Sherpa (www.couponsherpa.com), the new free shipping iPhone application gives users access to a variety of free shipping codes and price discounts from participating merchants.
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