Slice: Shopping companion app updates with mobile recall alerts

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Online shopping companion app Slice has been redesigned on iOS and Android, receiving additional features that look to make the app an online shopper’s go-to resource for tracking packages and saving money.

Version 3.0 of the Slice app introduces “Recall Alerts” to the experience. These will notify users of recalls issued by manufacturers, relating to items they’ve previously purchased online. Slice syncs users’ inboxes to find purchase information for anything purchased online (or anything that has an e-receipt), so these Recall Alerts are set to appear automatically, without any extra input from the user.

These recalls are pulled from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and will include appropriate hazard and warning details, as well as information for what consumers need to do next if there’s a match to something they’ve purchased.

Elsewhere, the Slice app will continue to offer Price Drop Alerts and package tracking. These Price Drop Alerts track the prices of recently purchased items, and will notify users when an item goes on sale, if there’s still time to receive the difference from the store.

“Our goal is to make life easier for online shoppers beyond the transaction,” said Scott Brady, CEO and co-founder of Slice, in a company statement. “With Recall Alerts, you don’t have to worry about whether the stroller you bought is potentially dangerous. It’s like an insurance policy – you hope you never need it, but it’s there if and when you do.”

The Slice app is available to download for free on iOS and Android. To date, the app has processed more than 90 million items, worth a total purchase price of over $3 billion. Check back soon to follow the Slice app on AppData, our tracking service for mobile and social apps and developers.