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Last updated: October 9, 2014

Challenges Facing Shoppers Today

The Goal: Find high quality products at the best possible price from a trusted store. In this quest, there is significant pain due to information overload. The shopping process has become more complex. Here are some of the reasons:

  • Multiple devices - smartphones, laptops, tablets with multiple operating systems - No communications between different screens

  • Product research
  • Online and paper coupons
  • Shop Both virtual and physical worlds
    ‘Touch' products in stores - Showrooming
    Buy online + in store
  • Location based deals and coupons, Daily Deals
  • Two hours wasted each week on average, deal hunting in 2012
  • Secret deals - hidden relationships between merchants and deal sites
  • Fragmented single function mobile apps

BuyVia helps you find the best deals on gear, no matter where you are. It combines access to our Expert curated deals along with the power of UPC Barcode scanning, product price comparison, and shopping alerts where ever you are.

BuyVia is the only service that bridges the virtual and physical worlds:

  • Hand curated and tailored to preferences
  • Intelligent shopping across all devices and locations
  • Consumer centric visuals and content
  • Empowers people to shop smarter and save

Hand Picked Deals from Experts

Launch the Website or App, and you will see a list of the latest deals our Experts recommended. These hand-curated deals were picked because of the quality of the product, reliability of the vendor, and their excellent price. Deals are not affected by whether we get compensated or not, unlike other deal sites. Product  reviews are written in easy to understand English with no technical jargon. Readers will be able to see how this product can benefit them and what the target applications are.

BuyVia is a next generation of deal website and shopping app.

- No items with bad reviews
- Name brands you know and trust
- Broad product line from technology gadgets to apparel to shoes
- Store you are familiar with
- Clear instructions on how to get a deal

Use the Category bar to select products within a specific area.

Click on a Deal to get details on that particular entry, and to make a purchase. You can even set up a Shopping Alert, to receive notification when the Deal becomes available again or falls in price.

The Share button in the upper right hand corner of the App or right next to the Deal on the website, lets you share this deal via Facebook, Twitter, Text, and email.

Account

Creating an Account using your existing Facebook, Google, or Yahoo login allows you to easily store your Shopping Alerts, and History in an easily accessible area. We will not post on your wall without authorization. Your passwords are secure because you are logging in with these sites directly, we never see or store your password.

When you create a new account, you can express your preferences and tell us what type of products you are interested in, and what stores you like. BuyVia adapts to your preferences and location.

You can login to the same account within our App or website. Start your shopping at home on your tablet, continue your research on your Smartphone, and then access the same information on your computer at home or work.

You can delete your account at anytime.  If you uninstall our app, you need to delete your account first to remove any data.

Shopping Alerts when products fall in prices

You can set these Alerts up whenever you see products or deals within the App or website. Get notified when they fall in price. You can enter your desired price and select from email or push notification.

If you select a specific product, you can get notified when you drive by a store that has it on sale at your desired price by selecting the Local option in our App.

Shopping Alerts can also cover a specific category. Receive notification whenever we post a new Deal within this category. Say you want to buy a new tablet computer, set a Shopping Alert for this category and receive alerts whenever a new tablet deal gets posted.

Alerts can also be set up to watch for deals with a specific keyword or phrase.

BuyVia Mobile App Help

The following sections include details on features within the BuyVia Mobile App.

Price Comparison Search

Click the Search button at the bottom of the screen to quickly find the lowest price on a wide variety of products, from trusted merchants, searched by name.

Search remembers the last phrases that you searched for.

The Share button in the upper right hand corner lets you share this deal via Facebook, Twitter, Text, and email.

You can set up a Shopping Alert to get notified when prices fall.

Synchronized Shopping List

Click the ... button at the bottom of the screen, then select the Shopping List button to see Deals you have clicked on, items you have scanned, Alerts you have set up, and more. Delete this Shopping List at any time by clicking on the Trashcan icon. This Shopping List is synchronized between the various versions of our App and with BuyVia.com. You can start shopping on your Smartphone with searches and barcode scanning in a store, and make your purchase at the best price, when you are on a larger screen of a PC or Tablet.

On the iPad, Shopping List is in the Left Column navigation area.

Special Features in our mobile Apps

UPC Barcode Scanning

Click the Scan button at the bottom of the screen to scan Barcodes on products as well as QR Codes. Scanning UPC Barcodes with 12 or 13 digits, will cause a search for product pricing to occur. Find the lowest price on products you see in both local and online stores. Buy the item with just a couple of clicks after seeing the bottom line price with Shipping and Tax.

The Share button in the upper right hand corner lets you share this deal via Facebook, Twitter, Text, and email.

Set up a Shopping Alert to get notified when a lower price is available.

Turn on the light in your Smartphone by clicking the lightbulb icon in the upper right hand corner.

If you are having trouble scanning an item, click on the barcode graphic on the screen to manually enter the digits.

Local Coupons

Click the Local button in the category selector of the Deals screen to see Deals and Coupons that are available in your nearby area. These include coupons that you can present in store.

You can also view Deals by store name, and Deals within a specific category.

Preferences

Click the ... button at the bottom of the screen to adjust your preferences. Access the multiple device synchronized Shopping List, About, Help, Send Feedback, enable / disable sounds, set your zip code, set a Local Deals radius.
Create an Account, Logout of the Account or delete the Account. Create a new Shopping Alert, display your current Shopping Alerts, and delete Shopping Alerts.
Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages, share the App with friends.
View our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Anywhere - Anytime

Because BuyVia includes an iOS and Android App and a website, access Deals anywhere, anytime.  A single account, accessible from any device, holds all your information. Shopping Alerts, History, etc are all automatically stored within this account and synchronized.

Save locally and online with BuyVia. The best deals and coupons for stores you know.