Monday, August 4, 2008

No More Fighting Crowds On Sales Days

No More Fighting Crowds On Sales Days

Discount Quest's interviews with consumers and its web marketing experiences revealed that women dominate in web shopping and that the cost of getting items to the front door dampened their enthusiasm to go online to make their purchases. When Discount Quest launched in December, 2005, their site, built to attract women shoppers, included free shipping offers as a featured area, so that its visitors could immediately benefit from free shipping on any purchase.

Nashua, NH (PRWEB) January 27, 2006

Now bargain hunters can shop comfortably without fighting overpowering crowds during January white sales, summer sales, post-holiday sales or any other sales offered throughout the entire year. A new website, Discount Quest (www. discountquest. com), has solved that problem by posting all merchandise discounted daily and weekly from such upscale stores as Barnes & Noble, Eddie Bauer, Circuit City, Old Navy, Appetizers-To-Go, Brookstone, Macy's, Gardener's Supply, Casual Male Big and Tall, David's Cookies, Lane Bryant, Gap, World of Watches and dozens of other national companies. In addition to the name-brand stores, discounts are also offered to prudent travelers through Country Inns & Suites and Expedia.

Discount Quest believed that shipping costs charged by many merchants presented a barrier for many online shoppers. "We decided that we would feature a free shipping area on the site that highlighted shipping-friendly etailers, so as to give our visitors an easy view into where they could save the most," Marsha McKnight explains. "We show where free shipping is offered on any purchase or with minimum purchase to any address in the continental U. S." Shoppers also get the benefit of discounts in addition to free shipping from some stores.

A "Tips & Trends" column, specifically directed to women over 35, carries news articles on the latest fashions, beauty, health and fitness, travel tips, gardening and home décor ideas. “There are other web sites offering discounts, but very few seem to have an ambiance for women or provide stories of interest to women, who after all make up the majority of shoppers online. We knew we wanted to change that.”

Launched in December 2005, http://www. discountquest. com (http://www. discountquest. com) is geared to serve the smart but value-conscious shopper who also wants to enjoy shopping from home by saving on shipping costs, read a few articles about current styles and trends, get information on new products for the home or garden, and purchase items at discounted prices.

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