September 29, 2012

Are You Ready For Holiday Shopping? Get Out the Apps!

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Believe it or not, I've already began my holiday shopping. It wasn't on purpose. I just saw some items on sale that I knew were on people's list so figured I'd get them sooner rather than later. Holiday gift shopping has come along way since pen and paper. Mobile apps are revolutionizing the way we shop nowadays (and I love it!). We've all been there...




That's why I do most of my shopping online. But if you dare to go in to the stores this holiday season, here's how mobile apps can help you shop:

1. Compare prices. I think this is the best way to use your smartphone while shopping. RedLaser app allows you to comparison shop with the scan of a bar code. You can see if there's a better price somewhere else and some stores might be willing to let you purchase that item if you show them "hey I can get this at your competitor for less."

2. Check reviews. Before you buy a product, read the reviews! User reviews are becoming more and more important these days because we want to buy items that are reliable. Do your homework before making a purchase.

3. Coupons. Many apps like FourSquare have started initiating geo-targeted coupons. If you check-in, it will notify you of coupons in the surrounding area. Or checking in may allow you to get a certain percentage off at the particular store. I know I've scored 30% at LOFT for checking in on FourSquare.

For the fashionistas out there, eBay's Fashion app allows you to snap pictures of fabrics to find matching or compatible items on eBay. I would use something like this since I'm trying to find the best deal while shopping.

Will you be using any mobile apps this holiday season? 


Disclosure: This campaign has been brought to you by Splash Creative Media on behalf of eBay Mobile. I was compensated for my post, but all opinions expressed are  my own.

13 comments:

  1. You are on top of it girl! I haven't even thought about holiday shopping yet haha.

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    1. haha it wasn't planned... I am just good about keeping an eye out for items I know people on my list would want

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  2. The ebay app sounds amazing, as does the redlaser one. I'm definitely going to see if I can get them on my phone! So useful for shopping.

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    1. Definitely should download it! I'm all about using my phone for my shopping needs :)

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  3. Well I have a lot of experience to use ebay different apps & I found them really very easy and convenient to use really...I always love to shop exactly in this way. Therefore your post is very much helpful to me...thanks

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  4. oh man you are freaking me out talking about holiday shopping already
    honestly i am one of those people that won't start shopping until Dec.
    brett

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    1. haha sorry! Just wanted to help make you prepared :)

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  5. I am a major shopping app fan and actually working on a post about all the ones I use!

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  6. Oh wow - holiday shopping already! My problem is usually I have no idea what to get everyone, haha. But definitely downloading the Red Laser app on my phone right now - that could be useful!

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    1. haha I know... a bit early. Definitely try the RedLaser app, even if it's not for holiday shopping hehe

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  7. Apps are my best friend. Great post =)

    http://bit.ly/ODXCg9

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  8. Ive been meaning to start holiday shopping so I don't get overwhelmed, last year i had a mini breakdown lol! I love the app sugestions they will come in handy for sure! thanks!

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