- Posted August 13, 2013 by
Holmdel, New Jersey
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These 9 Free Smartphone Mobile Phone Apps Will Save Back To School Parent Shoppers Big
Holmdel, NJ (PRUnderground) August 13th, 2013 - It's that Most Wonderful Time of the Year once again and retailers are competiting for a slice of the $72.5 billion dollar Back to School shopping market. Closing in as the 2nd-highest retail money maker according to the National Retail Federation, "Back To School" a lucrative opportunity for businesses to increase their profits by offering competitive prices for parents online.
One way smart businesses are taking advantage of this is to attract customers via social media, coupons and mobile apps. "Mobile Phone Apps allow customers to instantly compare prices of popular back-to-school items in real time," Barbara Ling of Lingstar commented. "No longer are consumers tied to their desktops to research where the best deal can be found; they can instantly check prices while standing in the aisle. Once bought, they can easily share their savings on Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms."
Not every parent knows about the best ways to uncover deals for their children's back to school expenditures. To start them off in right direction, Barbara recommends investigating these mobile popular shopping and coupon smartphone apps:
Amazon.com Price Check : Free app by Amazon that lets you search for Amazon products quickly using barcode, picture, voice, and text search, and access product descriptions and customer reviews.
eBay ReadLaser : Barcode and QR code scanner, lets you find local deals easily, digitize your wallet and more. Free. Read More Here