Wide Open Spaces Launches New Social Shopping Search Engine for Sportsmen


With the unveiling of the Wide Open Spaces socially enhanced shopping search engine, hunters, anglers and shooters now have a single place to search, compare and buy all their outdoor needs.

Austin, TX—Wide Open Spaces has released the Internet's first comparison social shopping search engine for the 47 million hunting, fishing, and shooting participants in the US. The shopping search engine is the first ever fully dedicated, socially enhanced comparison site, bringing together the Web's greatest selection of outdoor gear and presenting options side-by-side, perfect for helping sportsmen find their ideal products at great and often discounted prices.

Wide Open Spaces has brought together more than 1.5 million products from over 1,200 brands and 142 retailers in one single search engine.

Online shoppers using the social sharing features of the site are able to immediately share a deal on Facebook and Twitter, or quickly email their fellow hunters and anglers about an offer that's about to expire or has limited quantities available, all from the same product listing page.

With more than 1,200 brands like Winchester, Shimano, Buck Knives, Columbia, Garmin, Duck Commander, Nikon, Under Armour, Yeti, and more available, outdoorsmen and women of any level or interest will be able to find everything they need.

Outdoorsmen and women can choose to search for the specific items they're interested in, or click on one of the many categories to see everything that's offered. There's even a designated tab labeled "Sales," sharing the best deals of the moment and capitalizing on all sorts of vendor, retailer and brand discounts.

"We've realized that it's difficult for sportsmen to find and compare the gear they want," said Denis O'Dwyer, CEO and co-founder of Wide Open Spaces. "Our social shopping search engine puts everything in one place, and fills a long lasting void in the market. With one search query, you can find every option you'd ever need. It enables you to spend your time and money wisely, and allows you to get back out on the boat or to the blind, well equipped and ready to go."

A total of 142 retailers, such as Bass Pro Shops, Sportsman's Guide and the Knife Depot, have teamed up with Wide Open Spaces to offer their high quality products and great prices to shoppers searching through the comparison site.

Online retailers are already recognizing the value of the shopping search engine and its capabilities. As John DeMarco of FieldSupply.com noted, "Wide Open Spaces continues to be a key partner for FieldSupply.com. When Denis told us about the comparison engine, it was obvious they were developing a concept our industry needs. By putting purchasing power in the sportsman's hands, we knew we had teamed with a company that was doing something right. And doing it first."

Customers who have used Wide Open Spaces' shopping search engine have been pleased with the results. "I'm always looking for the latest hunting gear, and it was becoming increasingly hard to source enough good deals that didn't make me feel guilty for spending so much," said customer Chris Harwick. "Now that I've been using the Wide Open Spaces social shopping search engine, I can quickly compare prices across multiple stores to ensure I'm getting my gear at the best prices, and can quickly share my finds with the guys on my hunting lease."

The shopping search engine is accessible by anyone who visits the Wide Open Spaces homepage. Clicking on the "Shop" tab at the top will lead them to all 1.5 million products. Or, it can be visited directly at shop.wideopenspaces.com.

About Wide Open Spaces

Wide Open Spaces is the premier online destination for all things hunting, fishing, shooting and outdoors, providing content, commerce and community to an audience of sportsmen and women who share a passion for the great outdoors.

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Wide Open Spaces is a truly optimized site for social and mobile users, highlighting the best of what's happening in the outdoor world. For more information, visit WideOpenSpaces.com.


Eric Pickhartz
Managing Editor
Wide Open Spaces
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512- 298-3747