NearbyNow Personalizes Shopping in Time for Valentine's Day

New Online Concierge Service Can Find and Buy a Gift at Your Local Mall in the Same Day

LOS ALTOS, CA--(Marketwire - February 12, 2008) - Valentine's Day is for lovers, and nothing makes the day more special than a thoughtful gift. But even the most thoughtful lovers can find themselves scrambling for just the right gift a day or two before the big day. This year there's no need to worry with the help of NearbyNow's new Online Concierge Service that helps you find and pick up a gift at your local shopping mall in the same day, and even get a personal introduction to a salesperson that can help.

The NearbyNow service is simple to use, and it's free. Go to to find the closest mall to you that offers the NearbyNow concierge service, then access the Product Search functionality. From here you can search the inventory of every store in the mall for "diamond earrings," compare products and prices, and use the "check availability" feature to put it on hold to pick up later that day. The NearbyNow service will call and reserve the product on your behalf, and even send a text message "claim check" telling you exactly who to ask for when entering the store. This personal attention ensures you won't be wasting any unnecessary time at the store when picking up those diamond earrings, or any other products you might reserve in the future. You can also use your mobile phone to search local malls while you shop by texting to NEARBY (632729).

"We know that life can get in the way sometimes, and time is of the essence for some shoppers," said Scott Dunlap, chief executive officer of NearbyNow, Inc. "We have improved our service to make sure that last minute shoppers, and all consumers in general waste no extra time at the store."

About NearbyNow, Inc.

NearbyNow, Inc. provides a unique online service that allows consumers to search all products, brands, and sales currently available at local shopping centers using the Internet or mobile phones. Working with shopping centers and retailers across the United States, NearbyNow enables consumers to easily access local information both before and during their shopping trips. The company also creates an efficient marketing tool for retailers to target nearby consumers, helping to drive sales by turning online shoppers into in-store buyers. NearbyNow is headquartered in Los Altos, CA. Additional information can be obtained by phone at (650) 947-1300 or via the Web at, or try our service at a shopping mall near you by texting to NEARBY (632729).

Contact Information: MEDIA CONTACT: Corporate: Alicia V. Nieva-Woodgate Trier and Company for NearbyNow 415.515.0866 Consumer: Samantha Curley Trier and Company for NearbyNow 415.399.1002