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Searching this holiday season as Americans cash in on deep discounts apps like shop savvy make it easier to -- the best prices in town and on live but.
Not every retailer is happy about the yet joining us now is shop -- CEO.
Alexander views Alex I've I've been wondering what -- get nasty emails come from a -- -- of the folks who say -- driving customers away from us.
-- thanks for having me here today we we get a few nasty emails every once in awhile but almost the big retailers are back are in fact our customers.
But let's just talk about how what you do really helps the actual customer -- -- mobile shopping assistant where.
People are walking through store acts they see what they like that the -- -- they hold it up they scan the item.
And your -- what tells them where they can get it cheaper.
-- -- they really answers the question of where you should get a particular product.
So our users are always standing in stores they're scanning markets as you said and -- we give them great information about which stores around them carry the product and who carries -- -- -- in the help them figure out where they should buy it.
Power is -- -- for years I was using my Simon dot com and then I would just find out the cheapest one how are you different.
Well the way we we became different we launched packet three years ago really allowing users to scan the market with a phone and that was really unique to -- user really doesn't have time to type things into his computer when he's actually at the store so I think the the actual interface on this on the phone in the in the market actually made the difference -- -- 40000.
Retailers that you work with how did you -- them all.
Over three years has taken a long time when we began back in 2008 we had about twenty retailers and that it's been a long hard slog but what happens if you -- Italy's what did it matter of really wearing out shoe leather -- -- knock on doors.
Well it began that way and a lot of conversations I had conversations major retailers who told me they would never share their data with us.
And over time most of the big retailers have come to us and said we really wanna give you our data so we have automated systems were those retailers can just.
Push their data into our system and get it to the users on the phone okay how was the holiday season so far -- we still have just a few more days of deep discounts but.
Better than last year better than ever.
The holiday season was amazing even accounting for the fact that we are growing we now have over twenty million users ten million of them are active today even accounting for that growth we had a three times growth over last year and that's really interesting because users are actually remembering people off their phone every time they shop now.
Alex is it true that video games are still a number one sale is that what people are mortgage than anything else.
Yet this year we saw 2000% increase over based auto videogame interaction to tell you is -- is yeah they're very big.
On both a consumer electronics what's number -- -- -- really on the case.
That consumer electronics were number two with 15100% increase -- toys were a little bit lagging about 700% increase over baseline.
Unbelievable video games -- death upon us all right thank you very much Al graduate is Alex and happy new year area the successful.
Happy new year -- you listen he he saw a hole in and the need for something created a company around 40000 retails -- what about a.
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