8 apps to navigate holiday shopping on-the-go – video
According to the National Retail Federation nearly 80 percent of holiday shoppers plan to shop on CyberMonday with an expected $105 billion in online sales; of the mobile device users, 21 percent of smartphone and 34 percent of tablet users projected to purchase their gift online.
Fox 10 News with Anita Roman
For those that want to get their list done on-the-go or avoid crazy lines and crowds, mobile is going to be the way to get it done. Here are eight apps that can help you this holiday season check things off your to-do list. Watch our report on Fox 10 News with anchor Anita Roman.
Apple iPhone users are getting organized, the Apple App store has already done the work for you and categorized shopping apps for all of your needs and identifies which apps work with Apple Pay.
While Amazon, Target and Walmart are the holiday standards, there are other specialty apps that can help you cross those items off your list.
AmazonPrime Now – on-demand delivery from their fulfillment warehouse is available in PHX and you can get your items within two hours for free and one hour with a small fee, depending on location and availability. AmazonPrime membership is $99/year.
Jet.com – This is an Amazon competitor that uses smaller merchants which allows them to set lower prices on items based on the proximity to the customer; membership is $50/year.
Black Friday Ad 2015 – This popular Black Friday ad aggregates all the holiday ads from top retailers, sends news alerts and leaks from these stores. It also allows users to add items to a wish list or buy directly online.
Aside from Groupon or Etsy that have experiences and unique handmade items, try Fancy for that quirky to cool item.
Fancy is a crowdsourced shopping platform to find fancy and unusual gifts from eclectic stores and merchants
Shopping sites like Zappos and HauteLook are popular with men. For those that are looking to branch out check out JackThreads.
JackThreads is a style destination shopping platform for men that has reputable and fun brands. They have styles ranging from outdoor to nice casual.
These next two apps can be used to find the cheapest price through digital offers and geolocation.
RedLaser is a barcode and QR Code reader and shopping assistant. This app will scan items and find the cheapest price, provide reviews of products, find the best deals near you and aggregate coupons from retailers.
RetailMeNot – This app is the world’s largest marketplace for digital offers, it has over 600,000 coupons and 70,000 retailers.
Venmo – If you need to go in for a gift for mom, Venmo, the mobile payment app lets you make and share payments with friends or family members.