Grouply decision support platform
4th Party has developed Grouply, a white label decision support platform for households. Grouply helps consumers make better, more informed decisions for complex and costly household categories such as energy, insurance, telco products, home loans, home services and more.
Grouply Energy currently supports Australian retail electricity and gas product comparisons (SME energy products are also available) based on our proprietary WattPrice energy pricing analytics. Our white label web service can be co-branded and adapted to support other household product categories including solar, home and contents insurance, Internet, home loans and more.
Grouply can also be deployed as a chat-bot experience, either as a stand-alone web-chat or via a deployment through Facebook Messenger.
Our underlying energy pricing analytics data is also available for license to retailers and industry analysts seeking more insights into relative retail energy market pricing and trends.
Grouply.co/energy supports price comparisons for over 3,000 generally available Australian residential retail electricity, gas and dual fuel market offers.
According to Choice Magazine's 2016 Consumer Pulse research, energy consistently rates as the leading cost of living concern for Australian households (both high and low income). 81% of those surveyed said electricity is the household cost that concerns them the most, with concern over gas costs rising rapidly.
Grouply Energy enables a better, more consumer-centric energy comparison and buying experience;
Proprietary WattPrice pricing analysis - provides a transparent, easy to understand comparison rate for energy products. WattPrice takes into account product consumption tariffs, connection and other fees, conditional discounts as well as any other financial incentives offered to provide an apples-to-apples comparison between different energy products.
Comprehensive product comparisons - for all generally available residential retail market offers from every retailer in Australia.
Includes targeted exclusive offers - which are then presented within the overall market so consumers can easily see how these exclusive deals really stack up. Energy retailers may also selectively present exclusives based on specific household attributes.
We put consumer privacy first - consumers do not have to provide personal contact details to compare products.
Online purchase support - enables consumers to complete their purchase within our platform for participating retailers.
Grouply provides a platform for trusted brands to help their customers, audience or membership buy energy better, together - driving engagement and loyalty and delivering new value to householders.
Grouply is available as a co-brandable web service under license and/or revenue share on transactions.
Decision support chat-bots
The Grouply platform also supports chat-bot implementations either as stand-alone or Facebook Messenger chat application deployments. A chatbot is a service, powered by rules and sometimes artificial intelligence, that users interact with via a chat interface.
Chat-bots provide householders with an alternative way to access decision support tools and access intelligent automated insights on local energy market trends and advice.
Energy pricing analytics
Our proprietary Watt Price energy pricing algorithm generates powerful and insightful analytic data on relative energy pricing across all contestable energy zones in Australia.
Watt Price generates an 'all-in' comparison price for all generally available residential and SME energy products. WattPrice takes into account product consumption tariffs, connection and other fees, conditional discounts as well as any other financial incentives offered to provide an apples-to-apples comparison between different energy products.
Our insights data is updated monthly and licensed on a one-time or recurring monthly basis in multiple formats including CSV, Excel or Tableau data visualisation format.