Waatcher was founded in 2015 as Nicolas helped his wife Nikki find great deals online. There were many products marked as on sales based on list price but this is very arbitrary. The true value is based on market demand and price history. Each product has a different price range depending on the category and the brand. It was very difficult to track and the price changes all the times. There were many times Nicolas missed sales because he was not available when the price dropped.
Nicolas set out to build Waatcher to track prices on Amazon. Standard deviation was used to know when the price was low. It compensates for the different price ranges for each product. An email alert system was put in place to notify when it's a great deal. The result was so successful that Nicolas invited his friends to use.
Nicolas then added product review videos from YouTube. This helped buyers make better buying decisions.
By 2016, Waatcher was tracking over ten million products with three million videos.
By end of 2016, Nicolas beta launched buy target for his close friends. Buy target allows buyers to set target prices and will buy the items when the prices drop below them.
Waatcher is now open for anyone to sign-up and save money.
Nicolas has over 18 yrs of solftware development. He was one of the first person to build the music playlist to be installed on your MySpace profile page. He was a director of SEO and revenue for a social shopping network and was a CTO of a fashion marketplace startup.
"We hope that moms and students could save a couple of dollars to make their day happier." - Nick
We have a very talented team of contributors that are crucial to our existence and our growth. They contribute to our technology, product, marketing and general strategy. They are professionals from many different fields and are kind enough to help us.