SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Engage3, a pioneering retail intelligence and digital marketing solutions provider, was awarded US Patent #8,190,486 on "Techniques for Product Selection." The revolutionary patent covers how advertisers, manufacturers and retailers may recommend products to shoppers based on the shoppers' preferences. The product selection patent is all-encompassing in scope. Preferences can be anything from price to product attributes, such as gluten free and non-GMO; to size; manufacturer brand; and store selection.
"This patent is one of twenty patents that we've filed and forms the foundation for our Intent to Buy Platform," said Ken Ouimet, Founder and CEO of Engage3. "It is a shopper-centric solution that gives consumers the confidence that they are buying the right products at the right price and at destinations of their choosing, saving them time and as much as $3,000 a year."
ShoppingScout, the Intent to Buy Shopping Platform is rapidly being recognized as a retail "game changer." Dr. Bill Bishop, a widely recognized retail industry expert stated "What makes this app different is that it starts with what the shopper intends to buy. By starting with this information, ShoppingScout gives retailers and product manufacturers the ability to better target promotional spending."
Ouimet added that Engage3 is in very active discussions with retailers, manufacturers and media partners nationwide.
Note to Editors: The full patent can be found at http://www.google.com/patents/US8190486.
Engage3 is a consumer sales platform that works with retailers, manufacturers and media outlets to deliver personal shopping experiences and provide increased sales and market share. To help companies better understand shopper intent-to-buy and unlock billions of dollars in currently inaccessible profits, Engage3 uses intelligent sales agents to support consumer media and app providers in creating marketplaces reaching millions of consumers. The Engage3 personal shopping assistant, called ShoppingScout, is key to enabling consumers to better manage their shopping, find products, plan their shopping trips and negotiate for individual discounts. More information is available at engage3.com.