We found 5 free iPhone shopping apps that are useful for shoppers of all types. They’re convenient and easy to use no matter the type of shopping that you normally do – online, large retailers, or smaller locally owned businesses.
eBay is a quick and easy way to sell and buy items online at discounted costs. You can often choose to either bid on an item, or buy it outright for the specified price. To use this app for buying or selling items, you are required to sign up for a free account.
The eBay iPhone app allows you to browse items by category, search, or by popular deals. You also have the option to use the barcode scanner included in the app to search for a product.
ShopAtHome.com is a great app for people who do their shopping online. The app helps you search for available coupons in a variety of ways – by product, by store, by product category, and also features daily deals.
This app requires shoppers to sign up for a free membership with ShopAtHome.com. The membership gives you access to the coupons and cash back awards as well, which are credited to your ShopAtHome.com account.
Cash back awards are sent to you up to 12 times per year by check. The app also features a code scanner that allows you to find coupons by scanning the barcode of a specific product.
Gilt On The Go
If you prefer high-end designer products, Gilt On The Go is a good choice for you. The app allows you to find deals on products by category and color, with filters that allow you to narrow down results by size, brands, or color.
Gilt On The Go allows you to purchase products while you are using the app, once you sign up for a free membership. There is also an incentive to invite friends to Gilt On The Go – if you invite someone and they make an order, you receive $25 when their first order ships.
Shopping By The Find
Shopping By The Find is an app that features a barcode scanner to assist you with finding the best deal on an item – both online and at a location near you. You also have the option of typing in the product name or barcode directly into a search box.
Shopping By The Find requires a free membership to use the app. On top of scanning for the best deal on your favorite products, it also allows you to search for coupons in 3 ways – by top rated deals, by store, and by product category.
By creating an account with Shopping By The Find, your search data is stored on the app as well as on the companion website, TheFind.com. The app can alert you when coupons or discounts are offered for items that you have searched.
If you live in a big city, ScoutMob is a great app for finding deals at local merchants. Once you sign up you choose a city from their list – if yours isn’t on the list, you can choose the nearest one or email ScoutMob to request that they add your city.
Most of the deals featured seem to be focused on food, and there is an option to search by cuisine type. There are also categories for clothing, jewelry, vintage and consignment stores, as well as used clothing stores.
ScoutMob has some very unique features. There is a section in development that will list local events that are happening near you. There is also the “Stache Cam,” which allows you to take a picture of yourself or someone else with a mustache overlaid onto the image. There are 4 mustache designs to choose from.
Do you find any kind these apps to be useful? Do they apply to the kind of shopping that you do? Please share your comments in the section below!