Bing Deals - No, Not A Copy Cat

Sep 26, 2011 • 9:24 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Bing Search
 

Bing DealsBing announced they have launched a new deals site at bing.com/deals.

But guess what? Bing did not create a deals clone, they instead went to the best deals sites and partnered with them.

Bing said:

Instead of building another program, we're harnessing deals from major providers and retailers, including Groupon, LivingSocial, Nordstrom, Target and many others, to help you cut through the clutter and find the best deals in one central location. Now you have a place to browse, find and purchase. Because we’ve done the work, all you have to do is go to bing.com/deals.

How about that? Searching for deals! Take that Google on Google Offers. I like that because instead of Bing trying to bring the deals shoppers to them, they bring those shoppers to the original deals sites.

Features include:

  • One-Stop Shop: The new Bing Deals experience aggregates more than 200,000 deals across the US, including local deals, helping you easily match multiple deals to ensure you're getting the best one. There is no need to browse hundreds of websites or sign-up for multiple emails. You can find the best deals on the web at Bing.com/deals.
  • Browse for the Best Deals: Bing Deals cuts through the clutter by cleansing and organizing deals, so irrelevant deals are filtered out of your experience. You can browse by retailer, location, keywords or by category such as restaurants, spa services, arts & entertainment, and even nightlife to find exactly what you want quickly. If you're not sure what you're looking for, simply browse the top deals of the day to see if something sparks your interest!
  • Visual Search Results: Because shopping is a visual experience and so is searching on Bing, your deal search results are visually organized on the screen to help you easily sort through your options and find the best deal based on what you're looking for.
  • Daily Deals: With one click, you'll see the top daily deals featuring the very best offers in your metro area, with savings generally from 30%-50% off.
  • More Deals on the Go. If you've been enjoying Bing Mobile Deals at m.bing.com, you'll benefit from the same deals available on the PC.

Video Demo:

<a href='http://video.msn.com?vid=926bb345-b15e-431e-a35f-ee84175d574e&mkt=en-us&src=FLPl:embed::uuids' target='_new' title='Deluged by Daily Deals? Browse Over 200k Offers with Bing Deals' >Video: Deluged by Daily Deals? Browse Over 200k Offers with Bing Deals</a>

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Comments:

ConnorKeating

09/27/2011 10:40 am

It's kind of hard to say what's the reason behind all of this. Maybe a boost of online reputation for Bing, maybe a potential gold mine for Microsoft, who knows? About how good or less good it will be we will have to wait and let time and the users decide.

Tam

09/27/2011 02:21 pm

Google copying Groupon then Bing copying Google or Groupon Zero innovation from the giants here ....

444444

10/03/2011 01:06 pm

So what? Good companies always look for trustworthy partners! They are always on the lookout for allies whom they can successfully partner with and do well. Joint Ventures like these are always welcome, and have a very high rate of productivity and performance!    

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