Have you ever wondered, while shopping, whether or not you were getting the best buy? May it be a can of soup, a new computer or even some random item on a shelf that is calling your name, you can use Google Shopper from your Android phone to find out if you are getting the better end of the deal than what the store you are shopping in is offering.
Google Shopper allows you to scan an item for a cover, a barcode, a voice or even text in order to locate exactly what it is, what prices it goes for and where you can find it. This allows you to figure out the best place to buy just about anything in the world.
How to use Google Shopper
As long as your cell phone is compatible with Google Shopper, you can begin using it right away. Since it supports other forms of search besides images, you do not need a camera on your phone to use Google Shopper. Once installed and ready to use, open up Google Shopper on your phone to get started.
When you first open Google Shopper, it will attempt to find the closest stores in your area based on your phone’s current location. If you have GPS capabilities on your phone, you can take advantage of this feature.
Click the “Options” button on your cell phone. Now, some new features will appear for you to begin using.
The first is Browse. This is the default search for Google Shopper which will allow you to search for items through text, voice or other methods.
The second is History. This allows you to go back over what you have previously searched for.
The next is Shopping List. Google Shopper allows you to build a shopping list that lets you go through items one by one to find the best deals. This can be as simple as an eggs and milk run to as complicated as comparing different computers you are interested in purchasing.
Then, we have Change Location. This allows you to change the default location your phone has been assigned via GPS. So, if you have moved, are in a different area, or for some reason the location comes up wrong on your phone, you can correct it from this area.
About simply gives you some information on Google Shopper.
Now, click “More.”
This will open another menu that gives you access to Google Shopper’s settings.
You can now work with some of the settings for Google Shopper, such as setting up beeps and vibrates when it finds a product you are searching for or setting up whether the phone utilizes your location or not. You can even opt out of sending usage stats to Google.
In the top right hand corner of Google Shopper, click the “Magnifying Glass” icon.
This will allow you to search for a product yourself. You can either type in what you are looking for or click the “Microphone” icon to speak your search. Once you enter in what you want to find, it will begin filling in details of what it may be. In this case, we were looking for Pepsi, so it is bringing up a variety of options to search for in relation to Pepsi products and sales.
If we click “Pepsi throwback,” this will fill the screen with results on this particular version of Pepsi. It shows me prices and sellers where I can find Throwback Pepsi. Now, if you click on any of those results, you get even more details.
Now, we can save this listing to a shopping list, we can share it through social media and we can even +1 the result so Google knows it is correct.
In another scenario, perhaps you are out shopping for a book or product you know little about. Perhaps, you just think you can find it cheaper elsewhere. You can use Google Shopper’s barcode scanner to find the best deal and information you need for that best buy.
Click the “Camera” icon in Google Shopper.
This will wake your camera up and allow you to align a barcode within its designated blue box area.
You want to then center the barcode the best you can in that area so Google Shopper can “take a picture” of it and begin its search.
If Google Shopper finds a match, it will begin listing them for you to see. For this example, it found the item that was scanned but we still have few results for it. If you click on those results, you can get more information to use during shopping just like with the Throwback Pepsi example.
These are just some of the basic things Google Shopper can do when you start using it. By utilizing Google’s search results while shopping, you can find deals and steals no matter what you are looking to purchase.
Can Google Shopper really find you steals and deals?
Google Shopper provides you a powerful way to find information, prices and vendors for items in your everyday life. These can be items you have in your kitchen or something you see on the go; they can also include those larger purchases you just did not think about investing in until you out and about looking them straight in the face.
Google Shopper allows you to compare prices, keep notes and figure out if you truly are getting the best deal. If you take the time to use Google Shopper, you will see just how powerful a shopping buddy this app can be.
Download Google Shopper.