‘Facedeals’ Offers Discounts Based On Visage
‘Facedeals’ Offers Discounts Based On Visage, This new marketing app uses facial recognition cameras to scan your face as you walk by participating shops. Facedeals software scans your face, offers personalized deals via phone as you shop, Imagine walking into a random clothing store and before you even hit the sales rack, your smartphone pings with a series of personalized deals and special offers.
Facedeals is a new marketing app from a company called Red Pepper that uses facial recognition cameras to scan your face as you walk by a participating shop.
As soon as the system makes a verified match, it will check into your Facebook account and mine it for your “likes” — which are then used to create deals specific to your interests.
Now just in case you’ve started seeing flashes of Minority Report – the Tom Cruise film featuring one of the creepiest mall scenes – know that Big Brother hasn’t infiltrated the retail world yet. Facedeals is still in its testing stages and will likely be released under a different name.
As well, you have to opt into the service through Facebook and set up your own Facedeals account first, in order to receive any deals.
“For businesses, there is no easier way to deliver customized deals. Users receive personalized offers simply by coming through the door, which removes the guesswork typically performed by both parties,” the company writes on its website.
“Businesses will no longer wonder which offers will stick. Patrons will no longer plan outings with a deal-a-day mindset, but can simply frequent their favorite spots and count on being rewarded.”
Red Pepper’s hometown of Nashville, Tennessee is serving as its testing market, but the company has revealed plans to expand into other key cities soon.