BARKINGDEALS.COM LAUNCHED THIS WEEK
December 8, 2010
Daily offers from BarkingDeals.com feature discounts between 50 to 90 percent off retail and free shipping on pet-industry purchases
Tampa, FL — Quick, name two things Americans love. Their pets and a good deal! Purchasing power reigns supreme with BarkingDeals.com, the brainchild of Steve Watters and Kristen Levine, founder of Fetching Communications. Recently launched, BarkingDeals.com is an easy way for pet-focused companies to jump on the social media marketing bandwagon. BarkingDeals.com functions like the popular site, Groupon. It offers recognizable products from pet manufacturers and distributors at 50 – 90 percent discounts to members. Products featured include pet toys, treats, pet accessories, lifestyle gear and shipping is always free through BarkingDeals.com. Members share daily deals with friends via Facebook, Twitter and email.
At a time when consumers are focused on smart spending, BarkingDeals.com offers significant savings on their favorite pet products so there’s no need to compromise on quality to save money. Additionally, manufacturers benefit by being able to introduce their brands to a niche group of receptive consumers who are likely to pass on recommendations to fellow pet-loving friends using social networks.
“When we noticed the popularity of economical, group-buying sites increase, we wanted to offer the same type of service to the pet owner community,” said Steve Watters, CEO of BarkingDeals.com. “By offering new deals daily, members can try products that they might not have tried otherwise. It’s a great way for manufacturers to launch or expand their social media programs to committed buyers and a great way for consumers to see what else is out there for their furry friends. It’s a win-win for all!”
“The success of BarkingDeals.com will be attributed to the growing number of American consumers who are active on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter,” Explains Kristen Levine, BarkingDeals.com marketing director and founder of Fetching Communications. “Pet lovers will easily be able to share their favorite deals to their pet-loving friends with a single click—growing our membership exponentially.”
“BarkingDeals.com is a new and innovative approach to buying pet products, and we are excited to partner with them,” said Clark Tran, Product Manager, Green Dog Organics. “With BarkingDeals.com, we’re able to reach a wider audience of pet owners who are eager to try new products – especially when they are saving a ton to test it out!”
Among the first deals customers can expect to see on the site are from Green Dog Organics, producer of safe, effective, and green pet treats, cleansers and supplies, and Teddy the Dog, apparel for pet owners. “We are really looking forward to capitalizing on the social media aspects of the Barking Deals partnership,” said Ted Pidcock, Owner of Teddy the Dog. “Having members share our deals on Facebook or Twitter will raise our awareness and expand our presence with new customers.”
Barking Deals is a social buying website that invites pet lovers and their friends to save up to 50 to 90 percent each day on their favorite pet products. The company aims to introduce manufacturers to a niche group of receptive consumers who share products with others in their social networks. Manufacturers interested in potential partnerships may contact Barking Deals at www.barkingdeals.com. Consumers may register at www.barkingdeals.com.
About Fetching Communications:
Fetching Communications is a marketing communications agency focused exclusively on all things pet. The firm represents companies selling products or providing services for pets, as well as organizations who want to reach pet-passionate consumers. Fetching Communications’ unique understanding of the industry and relationships within the pet marketplace offer its clients a distinct advantage. For more information please visit the website at www.fetchingcommunications.com.
Find out more at: http://www.BarkingDeals.com