Mobile shoppers have a new outlet for finding deals and savings at their favorite stores: Goodshop, an iOS app that aggregates the latest coupons and deals from more than 5,000 online stores. While shopping for great deals is one thing, Goodshop goes one step further, donating a portion of many purchases to a charity of the user’s choice, at no extra cost.
A user’s Goodshop experience begins by choosing their favorite charity for future donations. This can be changed later, and users have a list of over 110,000 schools and nonprofits in the US to choose from (everything from the ASPCA and Habitat for Humanity to a local animal shelter in your home town).
After choosing a charity, users select their favorite stores to prioritize those deals later on. Users can casually browse through top stores, like Amazon and Target, or search for specific retailers to meet their individual shopping needs.
Each store is listed alongside all available coupons, which could offer buy-one-get-one promotions, free shipping offers, or general sale prices on various merchandise. The deals vary per store, but users can browse those retailers from within the app, while available coupons are available in a tab at the side of the screen. In this way, users don’t have to bounce between Goodshop and the retailer’s website to keep track of available promotions.
When a user decides to make a purchase, an average of three percent of the purchase price is donated to the charity they chose at the beginning of the app. Some retailers aren’t compatible with these donations, but the donation amount is made clear before any purchase is made.
“The Goodshop app is a wonderful way for people to incorporate “doing good” into their everyday lives, while shopping,” said Colin Morris, VP of product at Goodshop. “We see it as perfect win-win, where shoppers can purchase everything they need, save money with great deals, and make the world better too!”