Mobile Apps shaping the way customers are shopping

by Deepak Sharma on Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Mobile technology will change the way Retailers interact with their customers, the way customers shop and the way they have options to move on if Retailers are not spot on. Check this iPhone application, called Checkout SmartShop - a shopping assistant meant to help you find online and local prices when you’re out and about shopping.

The App lets you enter barcode on your iPhone (better would be scanning or taking pictures) and find out the price and availability of the product elsewhere, online and other stores. you get to see the user reviews and store locations also with the app.

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With Apple selling 1 million iPhone 3Gs over the first weekend, you can well imagine the impact, SmartShop kind of app can have on Retailers. Question to Retailers, Do you have your mobile strategy in place??

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by Sol on 1:44 PM. #

Hey, I do editing work for Management One. I was wondering if you might want to occasionally post retail articles that I get.

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Ryan Wise

by Ryan W. on 12:27 PM. #

I don't have such an option on my phone but guess it's a great idea. Knowing where to buy the needed product and its price is really convenient.

by susankellogg on 8:53 PM. #

Mobile technology will change the way Retailers interact with their customers, the way customers shop and the way they have options to move on if Retailers are not spot on

by nerinossa on 11:07 AM. #

Thanks, good information !!

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by Satya on 1:25 PM. #