An ex-software engineer in the field of Software Engineering of Enterprise applications, Abhiram Sampath, along with a team has announced the launch of price-monitoring and alerting website, Wispri.
The platform is free to join, with an account taking just a couple of minutes to set up, and allows users to enter a specific product they’re looking for and the price they’d like to pay. The site will then monitor that URL and send the user an email or text alert once the price has reached the price they’re willing to pay (or if they choose, any drop in price).
With prices on e-commerce sites changing so frequently and so many deals dropping each day, Wispri’s developers understand that looking for the best deals can get overwhelming, and have simplified the process of looking for the best price.
Founder, Abhiram Sampath stated: “I’ve worked for over a decade in e-commerce and price changes happen very often — sometimes fluctuating over the course of a couple of hours. If you are not in the right site at the right time you will miss the deal!”
The alert algorithms work on the majority of Australian websites at present and don’t just send alerts from their partner sites but from any online site. The team hopes to engage passive shoppers who only want to make a purchase of a product when the price suits their pocket.
Since its soft-launch last month, Wispri has seen more than 50+ alerts from popular sites like Amazon.com.au, JB Hifi, Catch, Kogan and many more.
Wispri uses machine learning, so all you need is a valid product URL to be monitored and with the addition of the Chrome Plugin, any hassle of copy and paste of URLs is removed.
On getting the best value for money, Sampath stated:
“When you Google and pick a product, there is no guarantee you are getting the best price. The user just picks up a product that has been advertised by the company. An almost identical shirt on Connor for example would be better than a shirt from another Rivers site, but the user would have bought the shirt from Rivers site (who at the time had a better price), and then Connor drops the price. Wispri saves users the hassle of shopping around for very similar products and delivers the best price to the customer.”
The team are currently working on new features and talking to more potential e-commerce partners to bring customers special offers in the coming months.
About the founder
Abhiram Sampath has over 16 years’ experience of software engineering of Enterprise applications and System software, working for Yahoo, LandmarkGroup and Netstarter.
Abhiram has been in retail e-commerce for the last 10+ years working across Hybris, Magento and custom built software.
Abhiram loves to build systems that can scale from tens to millions of requests by best development principles and DevOps processes combined. Abhiram interests include Machine Learning, Dev Ops, and Microservices.
Contact: [email protected]
Learn more at: www.wispri.com.au
Wispri is a new service that helps you find the product you’re after but at the price you want to pay.
Consumers often pay way over the odds for products, even when shopping around online. Products such as cosmetics have a mark up price of around 38%, and people are willing to pay 50% more than the suggested value for a good night’s sleep on the latest mattress — however, goods such as printer ink can often have a mark-up over a staggering 300%!* (almost the same as many diamonds).
So what’s it about?
Basically Wispri is an online monitoring service that that uses web crawlers to monitor and report price changes on different websites. Or in simpler terms, we just watch your product like a hawk, till it hits the price you want.
Who are we?
We’re a small team of tech geeks who love to build products that offer real value. While hunting for deals ourselves, we realized that there was nothing that tracked individual product deals: a few hundred lines of code later, we launched Wispri to fill that vacuum. And we’re constantly tweaking it to make it better.
We’re partnering with more brands each day to bring you exclusive deals. Watch this space!
Simple to use
Step 1: Create an account
Step 2: Login and enter the URL of a product you’re looking for and the price you’d like to pay for it and sit back and wait for an alert to let you know it’s hit that price (or lower).
Our engines monitor thousands of products across the web, so whether it’s a new winter coat or the latest smart phone you’re after, simply add the url to Wispri and stop paying more than you should.
With a recent customer saving a whopping 35% on a pair of wireless headphones, Wispri is a site you really can’t afford to ignore.
Stop shopping around and get started by setting up an account today!
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