Clutch updates mobile shopping app

Friday 18 October 2013 08:03 CET | News

Clutch, a loyalty, rewards, gifting and mobile commerce platform for retailers and brands, has rolled out an updated version of its mobile shopping app with features to shop from approximately 2,000 local and regional merchants across the US.

With the updated app, consumers are set to be able to purchase and send gift cards and find deals from local merchants and national brands.

Clutch provides an app that unites shopping, gifting and loyalty with users’ real-time location and social data. Available to download on the iOS and Android platforms, Clutch includes mobile wallet functionality, product discovery through collections and social shopping feeds, shopping, gifting, loyalty and other.

Through the updated version of the app, when consumers browse to buy and send gift cards, they see a ‘Shop Local’ section. When they tap this section, they can search for local establishments based on city, state and zip-code. The consumer is presented with gift cards in all categories from merchants within a 25-mile radius and can filter results based on their interests. Results appear in a list or map view and consumers can click on each result to see more information on the gift as well as proceed to the cart to purchase the gift card and send with a personalized video message.

The Clutch Nearby feature enables users to search for promotions and specials at stores within proximity and notifies them whenever they are near any retailer for which they have a gift card stored in the app’s mobile wallet. Consumers are also able to use Clutch’s price comparison shopping tools. 

The Clutch app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Existing users are set to receive an update to their app that includes these updated features.

In recent news, Clutch has closed a USD 5.3 million Series B financing round led by Safeguard Scientifics, a provider of growth capital and operational support to technology and healthcare companies. Previous investors, including Ben Franklin Technology Partners, have also contributed to the round.

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Keywords: Clutch, mobile shopping app, gift cards, loyalty, mobile wallet functionality, Shop Local, Clutch Nearby
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