CouponMate is proud to announce that its proprietary browser extension is now available for Chrome, Safari and Firefox internet browsers. For the past decade, the CouponMate team has been building technology that makes it easier for retailers to market their products or services via the internet. Every person from the CouponMate team has a background in a digital agencies focused on building search technology for online retail. CouponMate was developed to provide better online sales while using conscientious consumerism to drive positive incremental change in the world.

The CouponMate project was developed by a team who wanted to use their skills in digital marketing, technology and retail to help other organizations do good and create positive, incremental change in the world. Though all the team members were highly knowledgeable in their areas of expertise, they weren’t sure how to translate that into real change until they began developing the CouponMate charitable giving model.

The CouponMate team began using their contacts in online retail and digital marketing to develop a new extension that would exercise a three-fold purpose: save consumers money when shopping online, improve retail sales for online businesses and provide funds for charitable organizations to continue their mission and make the world a better place. Throughout the development process, they drew from their collective experience in digital marketing, technology and retail sales to create a better coupon system than the existing web-based technologies that often left consumers wanting.

The browser extension was developed to take a more comprehensive look at coupon codes beyond a simple search or website listing. On the backend, it acts as a meta crawler that is constantly monitoring website codes, social media offers, SMS text messages and email campaigns to keep the available coupon codes completely up to date. It achieves this through several different methodologies including optical character recognition and natural language processing. CouponMate was then tied in to over 76,000 online stores, whose coupon codes are updated on a daily basis, ensuring that the consumer was receiving current coupon codes instead of working through outdated codes. The system monitors over 200,000 domains and usually have over 80,000 coupon codes available at any given time, providing a comprehensive list of options for consumers to shop through. The extension currently has over 2,000 sites fully automated where CouponMate will automatically fill in the best coupon code, create effortless savings for the consumer, with many more sites undergoing full automation. Non-automated sites provide coupon codes for consumer entry.

Though CouponMate’s effortless operation could provide sufficient reason for consumers to use it with their browser, the development team wanted to do more. Because the team received a commission from every purchase, they wanted to turn these profits around for the good of humanity. With over 5,000 current users, CouponMate is still paying for its development. When the extension receives approximately 50,000 users, it’s estimated that it will have paid for itself and its daily maintenance and 51% of all proceeds will then be sent to charitable organizations,. Each user is able to select which 501(c)(3) will receive the proceeds from the commission earned by their purchase.

With CouponMate being live, the team has already begun to realize some of the commissions necessary to pay for the program, but the team wants to do more. With the extensive expansion of mobile device usage, they are developing apps for both iOS and Android systems. They are also creating an extension for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, with both the mobile apps and the Internet Explorer extension planned for release by the end of 2015. Though the current system is limited in geographical location, the development team is working on expanding to global markets and is currently focusing on Canada, Australia and the European Union.

About CouponMate

CouponMate is a free coupon discovery extension that can be used on Chrome, Safari and Firefox internet browsers. Currently serving over 5,000 customers and covering over 76,000 online stores, CouponMate provides a better solution to the usual online search for coupon codes for participating stores by instantly alerting consumers to potential money-saving offers for the website they are browsing. Developed through MarketKarma‘s highly successful innovation management process, CouponMate provides the opportunity for consumers to use their purchases to drive effortless incremental change in the world. This is accomplished by sharing 51% of proceeds with 501(c)(3) organizations designated by the consumer once the development process expenses have been met.

For specific details on CouponMate’s revenue-sharing program, please e-mail hello@couponmate.com. For more information on the CouponMate program, please visit https://www.couponmate.com.

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