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November 13, 2017

How Technology Can Help You Save Money While Shopping

We are living in a digital era. Technology has been influencing us in many ways; how can it not impact shopping? Indeed, technology can save you money while you shop. There are several technological innovations that can be quite helpful in getting the best offers, so you can easily save money.

As a shopper, you are equipped with smartphones and other gadgets and, of course, countless apps and other features. Here are a few ways you can make use of technology to save money while you shop.

Use the Apps That Help You Save Money

The apps that directly help you save money are aplenty. You can go to the sites and other apps that compare different products, explain their features and offer you a price comparison. They can, in fact, act as the best advisor  for you.

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You can use several kinds of apps and services to help you out with your purchases. There are also sites that help you choose between products, as well as services that provide suggestions and best offers available among a host of markets. In essence, you need to use the right apps at the right time and reap the benefits.

Go Online Whenever Possible

What does that mean? Well, the digital age that we are living now has changed the way we shop. There are a lot of retailers who have exclusive offers for online purchases.

Browsing for the offers available on different sites will give you an idea of whether you are getting a better deal. Apart from the goods, you may also go for online means to pay your utility bills, or even make your traveling plans. Even your banking transactions can be done online through the official apps and sites from the comfort of your home. That will save you money that would otherwise be spent on extra expenses.

Go Social

Major brands promote their products on their social media profiles. Facebook (News - Alert) and Instagram are a couple of sites where the services tend to promote themselves. Following these profiles can turn out to be helpful in many ways.

In fact, these brands and products offer some personalized discounts to their ardent followers. That is precisely why we would advise you to like and follow all your favorite brands and services. You can even follow the voucher sites so that you can keep getting good offers from them. Once you have followed them, you can keep an eye on your newsfeed or timeline so you will not miss any special offers.

Create Wishlists and Price Alerts

You can create wishlists on your favorite products on the online shopping services. This will help you save all your products on a single page. That way you would not need to browse through the products individually.

You can create a wishlist for each of the online services. Apart from helping you have all the products that you would want to purchase in one location, it would also be helpful to make a price comparison. In fact, creating a wishlist is quite similar to other individual services. You just need to search for your product and then look for the button that says something like add to wishlist.

Turn On Your Phone Location On

Money saving apps tend to save your money based on your location. Setting your location settings to ON (News - Alert) will help you get location-based alerts.

In fact, if you are on the latest version of the software you need to set the location settings to be configured per-app basis. Just scroll to the app you want to grant permission to and then choose your preferences. Once the location is enabled, you will begin getting alerts about the prices near your location if there are any.

Final Thoughts

Those are just a few tips you can use to save money while you shop. Technology has changed everything around us and shopping is not an exclusion. The traditional market and even grocers have undergone a huge transformation.  

Edited by Erik Linask
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