I can’t even remember the last time I wrote a post about something like this. Normally I’m blogging about deals or writing up a tip article about how to save money doing something a slightly different way. But Marc found this nifty site and bent my arm to do a write up about it.
So this site is called www.salewhale.ca. And they list grocery products currently on sale. Not only that, but their site allows for certain customizing–I’ll get to this later. Lists can be created and saved by users on top of browsing the sales and flyers for individual stores.
So there are 4 main sections of the website which I wanted to talk about:
- First is the flyers section where users can browse a plethora of flyers for their local grocery stores. They have geo-targeting on, so they know your approximate city for added convenience. But you can change this if it’s not right for you. I would like to see more filtering options, but they do have a handy one which limits the number of stores by distance to your postal code, for those of us that don’t want to travel too far for a bargain.
- Their second section is the product search, simply a giant search bar enabling customers to find particular items of interest and they will go through their database to see if it’s on sale and which store it’s at. I found the search feature to be somewhat accurate, but there is great room for improvement. I did however like their related and recommended sections based on what you searched for. Handy for similar or complimentary products.
- The third gives customers an option to save any custom lists they have created before they go to the store. In order to do this part the customers will need to sign up to their service (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing as you can choose to me emailed when your watch items come on sale).
- The fourth is similar to the third in that customers can customize alerts to receive updates when new offers are released for products on their watch list.
Overall the website is beautiful and has one of the most easy to use interfaces I’ve seen in a while. They are a Quebec based company and it’s great to see another Canadian company starting to be recognized for their hard work. Rather than U.S. websites taking the majority of Canadian money (cough cough Retailmenot). Let’s hope they continue and save us all some money on our grocery bills.
Please leave a comment about your opinions of SaleWhale! Let’s have a chat about them.