It’s that most wonderful time of the year once again and retailers are competing for a slice of the
One way smart businesses are taking advantage of this is to attract customers via mobile apps, coupons and social media. “Smartphone apps allow customers to instantly compare prices of popular back-to-school items in real time,”
Not everyone knows about the best ways to uncover deals for their children’s back-to-school expenditures. To start them off in right direction, Barbara recommends investigating these useful free popular shopping and coupon smartphone apps:
eBay ReadLaser: Barcode and QR code scanner, lets customers find local deals easily—digitize your wallet and more.
ShopSavvy: Barcode and QR code scanner, users can also add barcodes to the system. Includes Slide2Pay technology.
Zoomingo Local Shopping: Local deals from over 50,000+ retail stores. Rewards earnings too. Geofenced 3,000+ malls and alerts customers to best offers when visiting the mall.
Shoptopia: Find the best local deals, save them to the site for future usage and more. Personal shopping companion, allows customers to find what’s hot and trending as well.
And don't forget about the mobile app “ Keyring,” it lets customers scan and store their existing loyalty cards so they don’t have to carry any plastic/paper when shopping.
Other coupon/deal-related sites online which have complementary mobile apps include:
Retail Me Not: Very popular online site that offers over 500,000 coupons from a variety of sites updated daily.
Yowsa: Removes the need for coupon clipping (merchants can add coupons as well). Location based.
The Coupons App : Real-time coupon display, ability to share coupons and more. Features a coupon widget, voice searching and gas pricing updates based upon customer location, more.
"Parents spend money on their children during back-to-school time,” Barbara said. “It just makes good business sense for a business to use these powerful free mobile apps and coupons to showcase their cost-saving deals in as many places as possible.”
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