Mobile App for online shopping

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This is December, and even though you love shopping this time of the year it can be painful rather than pleasant experience. Stores are overcrowded, list of gifts to buy goes on, and you never know if you get a good deal. Online shopping is already a great solution but smartphone can forever change yours as a consumer behavior. Mobile shopping apps, that are very cheap or free, enables not only buy-on-the go and search for the best deals but also gather and compare information on the spot and check product’s availability. Besides, findings of Brand Anywhere and Luth Research revealed that 51% prefer to buy from retailers with mobile-specific website. Accenture’s carried out research reports that only 17% of shoppers would speak to store assistants to check item’s availability whereas 71% of shoppers will use smartphone.

There are a lots of mobile shopping apps, so beginners can start mobile shopping using a few listed below:

Price Check by Amazon enables to find a desired product typing name, scanning a bar code, using voice or taking photo. Similarly RedLaser helps to find and compare items online and in-stores. In addition, it has a useful feature allowing to make a list of items and share via facebook, sms, e-mail. Also one might start with a well-known ShopSavvy application that is community-powered meaning that buyer can enter a barcode into system if it is missing. It has a history list as well and enables to save a product’s details in order to purchase later. Shopkick gives rewards, so called kicks, for spending money or just scanning products. Therefore, shopping becomes not only money spending but also fun activity. Some mobile applications, such as Consumer Report Mobile Shopper 2012 or Barcode Scanner , are especially useful in comparing prices.

All in all, the list of mobile shopping applications goes on. Once you have smartphone and installed it to get the best bargains this Christmas shopping season remember to read reviews and ratings.

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