Whether you are on the hunt for a new handbag or the best computer deals, below are some of the best mobile shopping apps to help you quickly find what you need but to also save you time and most importantly, money!
The thing is, I love geeky/tech toys and gadgets but I don’t like to shop; which means using my smartphone and the right apps. When someone mentions the mall I absolutely cringe, I will go if I have too, but if I can avoid it I always will.
Amazon Price Check – I have to admit, I am a loyal Amazon fan. When I need to buy something online, chances are that Amazon.com is my first choice and they usually have what I need at the best price or comparable. The app lets you access pricing right on your smartphone or iPhone and you can order from your device immediately. This works well for impatient minded people such as me.
BuyVia – It’s simple, use this app to find the best deals, steals and coupons on smartphones, laptops, cameras and more. Best of all, the app is Free.
Goodzer – This app is specifically designed to help you find what you need locally so that you can go out and buy it right away and not wait for it to be shipped. It’s nice to have the option for the times that you just can’t wait.
RedLaser – Shop smarter, save more. The app scans the barcode then helps find local places to buy what you need, so that you can order with your phone and then pick up from the store. Alternatively you can compare online prices to see if buying locally is indeed cheaper.
ShopSavvy – Scan a product, review your order and submit. The app search results to find the items you are looking for cheaper, suggests sales dates, coupon codes and rebates. One of the best features of the app is the User Generated content – if the app doesn’t have the product you are seeking, just tell them and they will find it.
Guessing the right value for items, especially big purchases such as cell phones and laptops, can be confusing at best as can knowing where to look for what you need. Price comparison apps are simply the easier way of shopping in today’s mobile world. I’m not sure how we all survived before the use of tablets and smartphones but when used right they really can help with everything from a simple to-do list to shopping right from your phone and being productive with work.
What shopping or price comparison apps are your favorite and why?
Belinda Lima is a freelance writer for several sites. She graduated from the University of Texas with her Graduate degree in Creative Writing and now uses her word smith talents and her love of technology to write about a variety of social media, consumer electronics, and mobile accessories topics in her articles.