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Do you know any service that will send product alerts to customers?
Customer can signup to receive emails with new products or price drops, etc
skuba

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3144273 posted 10:28 pm on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

I am looking for a company that offers a solution to integrate product alerts to an ecommerce site. Customers can signed to recive alerts via RSS, or email, or other options.
I heard of mybuys but I am looking for other options.

Does anybody know?

Thanks

 

linkhappy

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3144273 posted 5:14 pm on Nov 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

Could you not just build this straight into you shopping cart system, it wouldn't be very hard to implement? We built a back in stock notification system last week, which is basically the same design.

skuba

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3144273 posted 10:50 pm on Nov 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

We don't have IT resources to build this for us internally.

sun818

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Msg#: 3144273 posted 11:04 pm on Nov 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

If you sort your inventory by most recently added, a RSS feed seems easy to accomplish. If you have your inventory in a database, many database systems also offer a meta field that will store "last modified" date. If your current platform offers modules, see if the features you want is already available.

linkhappy

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Msg#: 3144273 posted 6:22 am on Nov 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

I would recommend trying to find a local company to help you with this, or use one of the online freelance auction services.

An RSS feed is a good idea but there is still such a large percentage of Internet users that are not aware of it or what to do with it. I would recommend doing both, at least you keep the web savvy and not so savvy happy!

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