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Do You Use Your Phone to Help You Shop?

Have you ever snapped a photo of an item you found while shopping to remember it or send to a friend? What about when trying on clothes in a dressing room? If you have, you're not alone. While the majority of shoppers aren't necessarily using their smartphones while they're shopping, it's part of a growing trend. According to a recent survey, 19 percent of Americans will use their mobile devices while shopping this holiday season, and the number is twice as high for younger consumers. Thirty-nine percent of shoppers ages 18 to 29 say they'll use their phones to find stores, sales, and products they're looking to buy.

It seemed this year there were a ton of new shopping sites and apps to get us through the holiday season. Do you take advantage of them on your phone? Or do you use your phone in another way while shopping?

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dexaholic dexaholic 7 years
I use my phone to figure out sale prices (I use an app call AppBoxPro). I also use it to take and email photos to my sister of items I think she or her girls will like.
bethinabox bethinabox 7 years
I use my phone all the time. If I'm buying something that I want to be sure is a good product, sometimes I'll do a quick search online for reviews before I buy it. I also occasionally will check Amazon if I find something I like but want to know if there's a better price. :) I LOVE having my iPhone! I honestly don't think I'll ever go back to a non-smartphone (unless of course I end up dirt broke LOL)
magickalrealism magickalrealism 7 years
I just got a droid and this is really great for me - I can comparison shop on the spot, and since I'm of the generation where retirement is totally up to me, it's really valuable.
Akasha Akasha 7 years
One of my good friends is the most indecisive of shoppers. As her shopping buddy she relies on me to tell her what she can and shouldn't buy. One day I wasn't able to attend she emailed me pictures of everything she tried on or contemplated purchasing. It was an interesting way to have a shopping day. I tend to use my iPhone to check prices at other stores to see if I can find it anywhere cheaper.
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