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ChatGPT now enters the shopping space

By Retail4Growth Bureau | June 08, 2023

SimplyCodes, the AI-driven and community-centric coupon tool, has announced the launch of its ChatGPT plugin, through which shoppers can receive a highly curated, verified, real-time listing of the best coupons for virtually any retailer directly from their database. SimplyCodes currently partners with over 40,000 brands through affiliate relationships, and these brands can now deliver their latest discounts and offers directly to ChatGPT users through the SimplyCodes ChatGPT plugin. 

The range of tasks and applications possible with AI tools like ChatGPT is getting wider. The latest is in the area of shopping. SimplyCodes, an AI-driven and community-centric coupon tool, has announced the launch of its ChatGPT plugin, now available in OpenAI's plugin store for ChatGPT. With its new plugin, SimplyCodes delivers coupon database with millions of verified discount codes powered by the ChatGPT language model.

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Essentially, as the company informs, after installing the SimplyCodes plugin to their ChatGPT account shoppers can ask ChatGPT to find the best discounts and coupons at over 300,000 US retailers. Prior to the availability of this plugin, shoppers had limited access to real-time pricing or discounts information when using ChatGPT for shopping purposes.

"Shopping hasn't been a core use case for ChatGPT to date," says Michael Quoc, founder of tech accelerator Demand.io, creator of SimplyCodes. "Our goal with the SimplyCodes ChatGPT plugin is to bring our industry-leading coupons and deals service directly to the hands of anyone using ChatGPT for shopping, price comparison, or product research."

SimplyCodes utilizes AI, crowdsourcing, and blockchain to empower its community of shoppers to earn rewards for contributing to its database of coupons. As a result, SimplyCodes has achieved roughly 3x superior coupon coverage to competing coupon tools such as Honey and RetailMeNot, according to data testing firm TestBirds. This means shoppers are far more likely to find a working coupon and save money using SimplyCodes than any other tool.

"Prior to SimplyCodes, when shoppers asked ChatGPT for deals at popular brands like Nike, Walmart or Kohl's, they would receive either no information or worse, they would receive lists of coupons that were often expired or didn't work," said Sean Gartland, VP of Product at Demand.io. "With the SimplyCodes ChatGPT plugin enabled, shoppers will now receive a highly curated, verified, real-time listing of the best coupons for virtually any retailer directly from our database."

To use the SimplyCodes plugin, users can browse the plugin store (similar to an app store) within ChatGPT, search for "SimplyCodes" or "coupons" and then enable the plugin (video walkthrough here). Going forward, whenever queried about deals and coupons, ChatGPT will call up the SimplyCodes plugin and return the best verified, real-time deals and coupon codes to satisfy the user's request.

Through 2023 and 2024, SimplyCodes will introduce its native iPhone and Android applications as well as additional AI integrations and features. SimplyCodes will also continue to build its lead in coupon coverage, aiming to provide accurate real-time discounts at over half a million e-commerce stores globally. SimplyCodes will also be available internationally starting in 2024.

Retailers seeking to connect with more customers using AI can now partner with SimplyCodes for integration into the SimplyCodes AI ecosystem. SimplyCodes currently partners with over 40,000 brands through affiliate relationships, and these brands can now deliver their latest discounts and offers directly to ChatGPT users through the SimplyCodes ChatGPT plugin. 

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