Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks. Here’s how my lovely, penny-pinching, shop wise, and sales savvy fiancé explained it to me.
‘Comparison shop, find the best price, save money, and you’ll have more money to spend.’ Well, dear iPhone user, here’s the app that comparison shops while you shop, saves you money and time, and, it’s free.
Scan And Compare
It all began on a dark and stormy night. We were out shopping and checking names off our gift list. I noticed a few people checking prices on their iPhones and said it was lame.
Lame? Alright, poor choice of words. Affected. These people were shopping in a store, scanning the bar codes, checking for better deals online.
Kate The Clever didn’t agree with my assessment and did a little scanning and comparison shopping right then and there to show me how it’s done.
She uses ShopSavvy (among others) on her iPhone whenever she’s shopping in a real, physical, made-of-atoms retail establishment.
Simply put, ShopSavvy is a barcode scanner and QR code reader. Walk into a store, scan an item you’d like and have ShopSavvy compare prices online. That’s comparison shopping in the digital age.
ShopSavvy is easy to use. Point the iPhone’s camera to a barcode or QR code. The rest is easy.
ShopSavvy then looks online to find the same product at a different retailer with the focus on lower price.
One tap of an iPhone button later and you can have a list of competing retail businesses with the same product, including their price.
The iPhone being what it is, it will also display a map with directions so you can see if the savings are really worth the extra shopping effort.
I’m smart enough to know that driving across town to save $10 isn’t really a bargain, but it’s an option I want.
Here’s what happens when you use apps like ShopSavvy to help with your price comparisons.
You save money. The money you save can go into buying more, or simply spending less.
ShopSavvy can find promotions, weekend sales, special offers, and present not only price tags, but product features. Products can also be shared with friends or family members on Twitter, Facebook, or by email.
This is the way to shop in the 21st century.