San Juan, PR–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – PRNewswire)–January 16, 2008–Acompraronline.com, is a newly launched website and consumer retail service developed by Esteban Colon from Puerto Rico and Jorge Elguera from Peru that enables shoppers in the United States & Puerto Rico to get great deals on luggage, children’s clothes, electronics, and a host of other categories. This venture takes aim at the surge in online spending by U.S. Latinos which is currently estimated by Jupiter Research to be around $12.8 billion in 2007 for retail products, and expected to grow to $21.6 billion by 2011.” The website leverages technology to enable the average shopper to get savvy about purchasing brand name consumer products that they would like to buy, at great prices and without having to shop around for deals at ten different stores,” says Esteban Colon, co-founder of http://www.acompraronline.com (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080115/NYTU081LOGO)
Latina shoppers looking for some winter wear for their husbands, supplies for kids going to school, or gifts for relatives can still catch up on some great deals at this convenient website that is simple to navigate. New product deals/offers are entered on a daily basis. Upon selection of the product or brand name, shoppers are redirected to the online retailer for the final purchase.
The site also clearly provides options from the retailers to ship to Puerto Rico or to the United States, making it easy for the customer to send gifts back to the island or, simply stock up on the great value offers available online. Currently, acompraronline.com has 136 retailers, and over 400 product deals, in 23 product categories. “These numbers will be constantly increasing as the staff continuously adds retailers, categories, and products to the site based on consumer preferences and feedback,” says Jorge Elguera.
Among the many features of the site there are:
— E-mail Alerts — The consumer can register to receive e-mail alerts of product categories of their interest. If the consumer enrolls to these e-mail alerts, every time the staff identifies/uploads a new product in their selected category, the consumer will receive an e-mail with a visual of the product, its price, and a link to the product’s site.
— “Su Shopper Personal” — If the consumer does not find the product they are looking for they can send the staff an e-mail and they will search for deals of the stated product among the retailers partnered with acompraronline.com. Once the product is found, the consumer will receive an e-mail with a link to the product.
— “Foros” — There are several discussion forums where the “community” of acompraronline.com registered shoppers can post reviews, comments, technical trouble shooting, etc.