Vodacom today announced the launch of vouchercloud, a geo-location enabled app that seeks out the best local deals and displays them via smartphone.
Through vouchercloud, Vodacom has partnered with a range of top brands to deliver instant exclusive deals across a range of categories including shopping, eating out, leisure and entertainment. Some of our partners include Edgars, Jet, Makro, Game, Planet Fitness, Doppio Zero, Nu-metro Cinemas, McDonalds, Adega, Billabong and Pizza E Vino.
Hemmanth Singh, Managing Executive: m-Commerce at Vodacom said: “œIn the current economic environment, we‘re all looking for ways to save money. Why not get your smartphone to work for you? It‘ll locate all the nearby deals, sift through them and show you only those relevant to you, and then it‘ll give you step by step guidance right to the door. With our extensive partner network, we‘re confident you‘ll be saving money from day one.“
Vouchercloud uses the inbuilt GPS (Global Positioning System) in smartphones to pinpoint the user‘s location, searches for all relevant discounting retailers in the vicinity, displays the deals and then guides the customer to the shop’s front door using the smartphone’s digital mapping application. The voucher is downloaded to the smartphone screen with a single tap, which is shown to the sales assistant in store to redeem the discount. There is no need to print the voucher.
While the vouchercloud app has been developed exclusively in conjunction with Vodacom, smartphones on any network can download the app and use the service. The App offers Vodacom customers even better value on deals exclusive to them.
The app is free and available on, iTunes, Blackberry App World and Google Play. There is no monthly subscription fee for consumers to use vouchercloud.
Lyndon Munetsi, Managing Director of vouchercloud South Africa says “Since vouchercloud launched in the UK back in 2010, it has become the leading consumer app in Europe with over 6 million active users in the UK, Germany, Netherlands and Ireland. South Africa is the first emerging market to launch vouchercloud. We‘ve seen it work in other markets and we‘re excited about the opportunities for South Africa. I‘ve no doubt that vouchercloud will deliver amazing value to both merchants and consumers. On-going brand awareness and promotion for merchants will drive real feet through the door and consumers can expect a wide selection of the best deals from our partners.“