Holiday shopping is stressful enough, and calculating sale prices and coupons can make it even more difficult. Even worse is when a store advertises a product for one price and charges another.
Tim Conway Jr. and his co-hosts of The Cash Daddy Show recently discussed their difficulties buying holiday gifts for their loved ones. Co-host Colby Estes recalled that when trying to purchase a toy gun for his son, the retailer not only charged more than the advertised price, but would not use its price-matching service to match a competitor’s much-lower price.
Conway suggested shoppers use ShopSavvy to make sure they get the lowest price. Check out his report.
ShopSavvy Co-Founder Rylan Barnes spent some time with WFAA’s Shannon Powell Hart to talk about the different ways shoppers can use ShopSavvy on their smartphones and their iPad to find the lowest prices online or in-store.
Check out the Good Morning Texas Tech Tuesday clip below for a full ShopSavvy demo on a number of platforms, including iPhone, Android and even the newly released iPad version!
Lots of you email us each week and ask about our business model and our plans in general. I thought I would take a few moments here in the final hours of 2010 (before our guests arrive) to give you a behind the scenes look at the ShopSavvy platform.
Got an iPhone and want ShopSavvy? We are VERY close to being ready to submit ShopSavvy to the iTunes market, but we really need your help. We want to test our image recognition across a large number of actual iPhone cameras and barcodes. Our goal is to test on at least 1,000 iPhones and at least that many barcodes. You can help us – i.e. the faster we get this testing completed the faster we will submit ShopSavvy (oh and it will be free). Here is what we need:
Use your iPhone (tell us which version you have) to take a photo of a barcode.
Make sure you hold the camera about 3 inches from the barcode (not any farther please).
Title the file the number of the barcode i.e. 062338796823.jpg (this is important)
Email the file (with correct title) to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can send one barcode we will be appreciative. If you can send ten we will forever be in your debt. Anyway, thanks for your help (in advanced). Please tell your friends to do the same.
The driving force behind Big in Japan is largely due to the success of ShopSavvy (our barcode scanning/price comparison application for Android). In turn the success of ShopSavvy is due in large part to our relationship with Google. We hope that we have played a small part in the success of Android – Google’s mobile phone operating system. I was surprised, and humbled, when I noticed that Sergey Brin wrote about ShopSavvy in the latest Founders Letter published today. Each year Larry and Sergey take turns writing an annual letter – this is the first time one of our projects has ever been mentioned! Check out the full letter here. I just wanted to take a minute to thank Larry, Sergey, Eric and Dan for supporting Android and our development efforts – we really appreciate everything you have done! Keep up the great work.
Our first release compatible with Cupcake is available for beta testing. If you agree to beta test, find and report a bug first and send us your address we will send you a Big in Japan t-shirt for your trouble. Download the APK for ShopSavvy here: http://tinyurl.com/sscupcake. Send bugs to email@example.com. Thanks for your help!