Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Downloaded onto nearly 1 million tablet computers, Catalogue by TheFind has quickly become the most popular catalog-shopping app with more than 150 catalog titles, look books, and weekly circulars from over 75 of the most popular retailers. The only catalog-shopping app on the Kindle Fire, Catalogue by TheFind, has quickly amassed more than 150,000 Android users. In version 2.0 of the free app on the Kindle Fire, Android tablets and large screen Android phones, shoppers can now see the local availability of the products they are shopping for and want to purchase immediately.
Catalogue by TheFind seamlessly connects the lifestyle images in print catalogs from the couch to both the retailer’s physical front door and online checkout. Launched today, version 2.0 for Kindle Fire adds the ability to easily check an item’s availability – in real-time – at local stores . Access to inventory is initially available for Best Buy, Crate & Barrel and Williams-Sonoma, and will continue to roll out to additional stores in the coming weeks.
"Across all our platforms and nearly one million installs, our average user spends 14 minutes in the app during each session and looks at 5-6 different catalogs,” said Ramneek Bhasin, VP & GM of Mobile at TheFind. "In comparison to website shopping metrics, these are incredible numbers that are consistent across the industry. Clearly, the tablet is a new and more immersive type of shopping experience, one that lends itself well what print catalogs do best: help you discover new things you want to buy. The difference is that on a tablet, there are simply more tools to help you get it sooner, and more effortlessly.”
Catalogue is a free app that is available on the iPad, larger screen Android devices, and is the only catalog shopping app available for Amazon's Kindle Fire. For details, please visit http://www.thefind.com/apps.
About TheFind Inc:
TheFind makes it easy to shop, for anything you like, in every store, all at once. Made possible by patented search and discovery technology, TheFind is the fastest growing top-tier shopping engine and the one people return to more than any other according to comScore's measure of comparison shopping engines. Ranked number 12 on the 2010 Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies, TheFind was founded in 2005, has been profitable since late 2008, and was venture funded by Bain Capital Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Redpoint Ventures. TheFind is a San Francisco and Silicon Valley-based company. Copyright (C) 2010 TheFind Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.