As you may have heard, VendAsta has been working on a pilot program with three Saskatchewan Canadian Tire stores to launch Canadian Tire Deals, a new website based on our group buying platform.
Over the last month, customers at Canadian Tire locations in Saskatoon and Prince Albert have been receiving cards like this from the cashiers, inviting them to subscribe.
This morning, Canadian Tire Deals officially went live with a screwdriver set (at the Saskatoon locations) and a Baby Bullet food system (at the Prince Albert store). So if you’re interested in finally completing your toolkit, or making delicious mush for your baby, you’ll want to check it out right away.
We’re all pretty excited about this pilot. It’s a great way for Canadian Tire to clear out inventory, offer exclusive deals to loyal customers, and bring people into the store. It offers shoppers amazing discounts – that screwdriver set, for instance, is discounted by 77%.
And on our side, it’s opened up the prospect of a whole new set of clients for VendAsta’s group buying platform. In the past we’ve partnered chiefly with media organizations and YP publishers, but we hope other retailers will see the benefits of launching their own deals websites to move inventory, bring in traffic, and generate word-of-mouth.
What more can I say? Subscribe now, Saskatchewan folks. And all you Canadian Tire fans out there in the rest of the world, don’t despair…we’re working hard to bring the deals to your community too.