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5 Smartphone Apps to Make Holiday Shopping Easier

Holiday shopping can be quite stressful but these 5 smartphone apps will make your life a little bit easier.

  1. eBay Now

eBay is known for their virtual auctions but eBay Now is a shift from that model. What’s great about eBay Now is that you can purchase items from your favorite local stores such as Best Buy and Target without having to bid on a price. You even get same day delivery! If you’re in a pinch and need a gift right away, eBay Now can be a life saver. It’s currently only available in select U.S. cities such as New York, Chicago, Dallas and certain parts of San Francisco.

 

  1. PoachIt

There are many price tracker apps out there but PoachIt’s easy to use and stunning graphics makes this app a fan favorite. PoachIt allows users to track items that they’re looking to buy by either using their smartphone to scan a product’s barcode in stores or by using the POACH button when shopping online. The app will notify you whenever that item has gone on sale, they’ll even send you real working coupons and promo codes for that item if available.

 

  1. Pinterest

If you haven’t yet used Pinterest then you should stop reading and head on over to their site. Pinterest is a app that allows you to build unlimited virtual pinboards for any occasion. Why try to write down your Holiday list when you can just pin it and share it with everyone!

 

  1. Fancy

Fancy is a global community dedicated to buying items curated by celebrities and people like you. There’s a little something for everybody on the site, whether its limited edition LEGOs or a cute holiday dress or a pair of jeans from a up-and-coming designer in Europe. The app allows you to “fancy” (collect) and share your favorite items with friends which earns you credits to be used on the platform. You also have the option to purchase a limited edition fancy box curated by some of the biggest names in entertainment or browse the shops of people from around the world while saving money.

 

  1. SnipSnap

Many stores send out holiday coupons but it can tough to remember to bring them when you’re going shopping. SnipSnap is the answer to your problems. By allowing users to capture an image of the coupon, you’ll never have to worry about forgetting your coupons ever again!  The app stores all of your coupons so when its time to check out you simply pull out your phone and be on your way. The best part about the app is the search feature. Users are able to search the app’s database for other available coupons for tons of other stores. The app will also notify you of expiring coupons.

With these apps, your Holiday shopping will be a breeze or at least a little less stressful!

Author: Chris Coleman