The internet is a modern marvel that has changed the way we see the world. It has revolutionized almost all the aspects of life including the way we live, talk, and even the way we shop. The craze of online shopping is ever increasing and it has spread across the world like a wildfire. In less than a decade of internet shopping- buying goods online- has gone from being virtually non-existent to become worth billions of pounds every year.
Automated Shopping Lists
Most brands offer smartphone apps that let their consumer easily create, edit and share shopping lists, receive coupons, sales notifications and many more. By using one store’s app, you can simply clip coupons on your phone before visiting the store. So the app pulls up the coupons, based on the previous purchases. When one swipe the card at the check-out counter, all the coupons get applied to the order.
Simplified comparison shopping
Few numbers of apps available on Google Play store simplify the process of comparing prices and sales across multiple stores. BuyVia, a crowd-sourced app, helps you to find the right product at the right price so you will never regret your purchase decision again. Simply put your shopping list into BuyVia and it’ll tell you where that list of things will cost the least.
Amazon is working on the hybrid grocery store models that merge the seamless convenience of online shopping with a brick-and-mortar store. A few years ago, the company launched Amazon Go which is the brand’s first brick-and-mortar grocery store in Washington. As customers enter the store they will have to log-in with their smartphones and the sensors will track what items they take from the shelf. And as they walk out from the store, their bill is automatically tallied and charged to their account.