While we haven’t officially launched ShopSavvy Wallet you can set yours up if you update ShopSavvy on iOS or Android. This week was the first week I spent a lot of time playing with the feature. Yesterday I spent a couple of hours at Barnes & Noble scanning books. In EVERY case I was able to find the book, DVD or product from one of the retailers who supports our wallet (Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Target, Buy.com and so on) for less money. In fact I was pretty excited that EVEN with shipping I was able to buy books from the Barnes & Noble Marketplace for less than I could get them in the store with my membership. I bought about seven books and I was able to save anywhere from $3 to $22 on each book. The only downside? I am buying way to many things – I am a little nervous about what my credit card bill will look like this month.
‘Slide to Pay’ is an awesome feature. I simply scan the book, find the blue ‘buy it now’ button next to the retailer, tap it, review my order and ‘slide to pay’. Seconds later (much faster than I could buy from the same website on my Mac) I get confirmation that the book is on its way to my office. Neat. Over the coming weeks (in preparation for Christmas) we will be adding 20-30 new retailers.
In the last five days more than 4677 users have created wallets. If you would create one and buy something I would love your feedback. Holiday shopping in 2011 won’t be the same if you do – I promise. Here is a quick video of me using the wallet feature in ShopSavvy: