Joseph Pisani wrote an interesting article comparing Shopping Apps. He goes through the features and benefits of 5 apps: RetailMeNot; Amazon; RedLaser; Cartwheel by Target; and Flipp.
Check your app store to see what’s available for your phone.
As I noted in an earlier post, Best Buy seems to be reluctantly embracing the “showrooming” phenomenon whereby consumers go to their local stores to try out the devices they later buy online. Best Buy seems to be recognizing that convenient locations will only help so far – they still need to compete on price.
These apps will make comparing prices much easier. You can check advertised prices, you can check internet pricing and you can even get coupons you didn’t know were available.
Attention retailers. Location is important. Pricing is important. But you better make sure you’re efficient at running your business so you can stay in business.