The best shopping apps to compare prices
Buying online is not as easy as it sounds. With so many places to buy the same product, you want to be sure that when you click “buy” you got the best price. This is where price comparison apps come in.
A quick search can make sure you’ve found the best deal and maybe even an additional coupon code. There are plenty of price comparison apps to help you out here, and we’ve researched the best of them.
(Available on iosios, AndroidAndroid)Buy technology? Download BuyVia on your iOS or Android device. It compares prices in national and local outlets and allows you to configure alerts (including geotagged) for products. In a store and you don’t know if the price on the shelf is the lowest you can find? Use the UPC barcode reader for an immediate response. BuyVia also simplifies technical jargon for gift buyers and cites reviews (including those of PCMag) in its product descriptions, recommending who it would make a good gift and how they can use it.
(Available on iosios)Price.com searches large and small sites for the lowest prices, coupon codes and recommendations. It has a barcode scanner but also allows you to search from photos you have taken. So if you are looking to replace, say, a speaker, take a photo of your current speaker and suggestions appear.
(Available on iosios, AndroidAndroid) Whether your cart is online or IRL, Mycartsavings has a cart full of bonuses for you. The app will track the price of an item and notify you when it reaches the amount you’re willing to pay. If you are multitasking, you can search for the app with your voice.
(Available on iosios, AndroidAndroid)And of course, the Amazon app has a barcode scanner that you can use when you’re in a store to find the item on Amazon and check its price. Choose the camera icon next to the search bar and hold it over a barcode. The app also includes Alexa, which can play music or audiobooks while you shop.