Dragons’ Den backed chatbot aimed at helping customers through Black Friday
A unique and entirely free Facebook Messenger chat bot highlighting the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals the second they are live online has been released.
The bot, the first step into artificially intelligent discounting, will use ‘decision tree logic’ to become a personal deals butler to every person that downloads. This is because the bot will understand the deals people are most drawn to on an individual and personalised level.
Users will be directed to sign into Facebook Messenger, where they’ll be alerted to all the new Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals as they come in.
Pouch, famous for having had all of the Dragons on Dragons’ Den vying to invest in it this series, has also created joinpouch.com/black-friday/, a page dedicated to Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. The page, which will be live from tomorrow (Saturday 18th November), will have a directory of all discount codes, where users will be able to search by brand, department and product to find the best voucher code to suit them.
Pouch is a free browser plugin that finds and displays valid voucher codes in the top-corner of the website the user is browsing, removing the need to spend time searching traditional voucher code websites for codes that, very often, end up either to be incorrect or out-of-date. It works with more than 3,000 online retailers, including John Lewis, Topman and Ocado.
Jonny Plein, co-founder and chief financial officer Pouch, said,
“Pouch is known for innovation in the famously stagnant discount space, and we’ve created something truly amazing, if I may say so myself!
“Not only – as a non-invasive browser extension – is our primary aim to make discount voucher code website extinct, but we’ve created an AI chat bot that actually learns what people shop for and can serve the best deals and discounts accordingly.”
He continued,“The culture of Black Friday is to get the best deals quickly before they’re gone. That’s where our Facebook chat bot and the page come in.”