25 Free Shopping Apps to Find the Best Deals Online

By Tinuiti Team

60% of mobile shoppers worldwide say that their phones are the primary way they purchase items.  If you are one of those people who shops on your phone- here’s how you can be sure you’re getting the best deal.

Below are the top mobile comparison apps for online shoppers.

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Top 30  Price Comparison Apps

Want to start saving cash? Then give these top price comparison apps a whirl:

1) ShopAdvisor, iOS, Android – ShopAdvisor aims to tell you when to buy the products you’re interested in. You simply put in the products you want (or browse pre-listed ones), and the app monitors price changes in-store and on the web. shop-advisor-online-shopping

You can even set the maximum amounts you’re willing to pay, and ShopAdvisor will alert you when the product hits that threshold. Another cool feature of this app? It doesn’t just allow you to scan in-store items; you can also scan products from magazines, too.

2) TheFind, iOS, Android – Primarily used for comparing clothing, beauty and electronics prices, The Find lets you scan barcodes and locate deals in your area, as well as online.thefind-app-online-shopping

You can also set alerts for specific products and get notified of price drops, and you can browse deals by product category. Another cool feature that’s unique to TheFind: you can even monitor social media updates of your favorite brands and stores on the app.

3) ShopSavvy, iOS, Android, Windows Phone – With this app, you’re able to monitor products and receive alerts when they go on sale or can be bought at a discounted price.shopsavvy-online-shopping-app

You can also see ongoing sales at major retail locations or browse by product category, and you can use the app to scan barcodes and SKUs when researching products.

4) Milo, iOS,Android – A local shopping app created by eBay, Milo lets you search the shelves of stores in your area. It will show you if a product you want is in stock, what stores it’s located at and where you can find the best prices. It also have a barcode scanner for in-store use.

5) Consumr, iOS – This iOS-only app lets you compare prices, read up on products and even see user-created reviews. If you sync the app with your Facebook account, you can also view reviews created by your friends.consumr-app-online-shopping

Use the app to add your own reviews, and you can start earning rewards to use toward future purchases.

6) ShelfBucks, iOS, Android A brand new app available on iOS and Android, ShelfBucks lets you get personalized deals sent straight to your cell.

Major retailers outfit their shelves with ShelfBucks Beacons, allowing shoppers to immediately access reviews, promotional offers, ratings, descriptions, pricing info and more for products in the store. It streamlines the shopping process and eliminates the need for time-consuming online research.

7)Shopular, iOS, Android – Shopular is a comprehensive mobile shopping app that shows you top deals and sales from your favorite retailers in the area.shopular-online-shopping-app

Just walk into a store, and Shopular shows you the most relevant deals to your preferences. It also sends you notifications for specified products and lets you redeem coupons right from your phone.

8) RedLaser, iOS, Android, Windows Phone – RedLaser is perfect for price comparison on the go. If you’re at a store, simply scan the barcode of a product with your phone.

You’ll immediately get a breakdown of pricing from both online and brick-and-mortar stores near your current location.redlaser-app-online-shopping

You can also store loyalty cards on the app, which can help you save even more cash, and you can browse deals in your geographic area.

9) Smoopa, iOS, Android – Smoopa simplifies in-store price comparison with an easy-to-understand coloring system. Simply scan a barcode in store, and compare the price to those of other merchants. If your store offers the current lowest price, Smoopa displays a green button.

If it’s not the lowest, you’ll see a yellow button, as well as other options to buy the product.smoopa-app-online-shopping

The app also allows you to earn awards in the form of gift cards, charity donations or even rebate checks, and you can create your own “collections” of products or browse other public collections.

10) ScanLife, iOS, Android – ScanLife allows you to search products and view in-store and online prices for each. It also locates coupons and deals for you, and it can recommend related products you might be interested in.

Additionally, ScanLife lets your share your deals on Facebook, and you can earn gift cards by regularly using the app.

11) PriceGrabber, iOS, Android – With categories for furniture, electronics, clothing, toys, jewelry and more, PriceGrabber makes it easy to find the best prices both in your city and on the web.pricegrabber-app-online-shopping

You can also use it as an in-store scanner to make sure you’re never paying more than you should.

12) BuyVia, iOS, Android – Ideal for tech purchase, BuyVia simplifies confusing tech jargon in product descriptions and even includes reviews for most products.

You can set up alerts for specific products, and get notified of sales and deals, or you can also use it as an in-store bar code scanner. Just scan the code, and instantly see pricing from both local and national vendors. Then, you’ll always be sure you’re getting the best price.

13) SavingsCatcher, iOS, Android – If you’re a regular Walmart shopper (and let’s face it: who isn’t?) then this is the app for you. Just scan your Walmart receipts, and SavingsCatcher will compare the prices you paid against the prices of other merchants in your area.

If it finds a better deal anywhere near you, it will give you back the difference, and you can use that toward future Walmart

14) Amazon Shopping, iOS, Android- Amazon’s mobile version of shares all of its counterparts features and ease of shopping. Consider also using Amazon Local for local deals, Amazon Fresh, Amazon Music, and or Amazon Instant Video.

15) Polyvore, iOS, Android- Polyvore is a fashion shopping app that has an Instagram feel, but Amazon functionality. For more visual shoppers, its convenient to browse, buy, and view community tips and recommendations. polyvore-app-online-shopping

16) Poshmark, iOS, Android- Poshmark is an online marketplace app which boasts over 5,000 brands, and 70% off retail prices. Similar to Polyvore, Poshmark is a place to browse ideas and purchase fashion items at a discount price.

Additionally, Poshmark has a consignment functionality, which allows users to sell worn items, much as they would on Craigslist or at a resale store.

17) Etsy, Android- Etsy is well know as a handmade marketplace for online shoppers looking for items with more of a personal touch.The mobile app similarly highlights Etsy’s homemade items, alongside information about what other Etsy shoppers enjoy.etsy-app-online-shopping

18) Ebay, Android, iOs- Ebay is an online auction shopping channel app which allows mobile users to shop, browse and bid on eBay items globally.

Ebay’s mobile app has the added bonus of activity alerts, barcode scanner, and the ability to follow both sellers and searches.

19) Groupon, iOs, Android- If you are a Groupon user, the Groupon app is a must. You may not be browsing available deals often, but the functionality of pulling up purchased Groupon bar codes is priceless.key-ring-online-shopping-app

For mobile shoppers, Groupon offers discounted items, and local services across food, wellness, fashion, hotel, and personal care.

20) Key Ring iOs, Andriod- Full disclosure Key Ring isn’t an online shopping service, but it’s a fantastic accompaniment for any in-store shopper.

Key Ring aggregates all of your discount card membership information in one location, where you can scan and share coupons and sales all in one location.

Key Ring aggregates all of your discount card membership information in one location, where you can scan and share coupons and sales all in one location.fastmall-app-online-shopping

21) FastMall, Android- Think of Fastmall as a map app for malls. Fastapp houses a directory and map for your local malls, which you can access without wifi.

23) Slice, Android, iOs- Slice combines package shipping with price monitoring in an app that allows shoppers to monitor the arrival and distribution of their purchased items, including push email notifications, and a visual tracking map.slice-app-online-shopping

In addition, slice assists with price adjustments for price match items- after they’ve been purchased.

If you want to save cash in 2015, the make sure to download a few off these apps. They simplify your price comparison efforts and ensure you always get the best possible deal – no matter where you’re located.

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