Tuesday, November 15, 2011

FREE Price Check by Amazon App Expands to Android Platform

The Amazon.com Price Check by Amazon app, originally released for the iPhone, is now available for Android mobile phones

Price Check by Amazon is a price comparison app that provides shoppers the easiest way yet to compare in-store prices with the low prices on Amazon.com and its more than two million online merchants, across all categories of products – from toys to consumer electronics. Shoppers can use the app to scan a barcode, snap a picture, or say or type a product name to see prices from Amazon.com and its other online merchants and read product reviews. Shoppers can then purchase the item with 1-Click and have it delivered directly to their doorstep.

“Consumers want a fast and convenient way to determine the best possible price available for a product,” said Sam Hall, director of Amazon Mobile. “Since Amazon is widely known for its vast selection and low prices, Price Check for iPhone quickly became one of our most popular apps following its release last November, which is why we’re excited to expand the app to the growing number of Amazon customers using Android phones.”

With Price Check by Amazon for Android, shoppers can price check four ways:
  • Scan a barcode: Amazon’s barcode scanner will match an item and provide pricing from Amazon.com and its other online merchants in seconds. One exclusive feature to the Android app is the ability to scan in either portrait or landscape mode, making it faster and easier to find products.
  • Snap a picture: Snap a photo and instantly match the picture to books, DVDs, CDs, video games and more.
  • Say the product name: Speak the name of a product to return accurate product matches and pricing from Amazon.com and its other online merchants.
  • Type your search: Type the product name to instantly find products and prices.
“So far this year we’ve seen shoppers with iPhones choose Price Check’s barcode scanner to check prices more than any other search method available with the Price Check app and use Price Check millions of times, most frequently on weekends,” Hall said. “We’re thrilled to now offer Android users the same instant access to Amazon’s prices wherever they shop.”

Using Price Check by Amazon is fast and simple. For example, a customer may be shopping for a blender in a home store and decide to compare the in-store price of the item to Amazon.com and across more than two million online merchants on Amazon. With Price Check, the customer scans the barcode on the blender, and immediately the app displays prices sorted from lowest to highest. When available, the results show the Amazon.com price – with eligibility for FREE Super Saver Shipping or FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime. The customer can then decide whether to make an in-store purchase or make a purchase directly through the app using Amazon.com’s secure checkout.

Price Check by Amazon includes prices on millions of products – from books to HDTVs to baby strollers – from Amazon.com and its other online merchants. The app also includes access to Amazon’s popular shopping features, such as product details; customer reviews and ratings; adding to Wishlist; sharing via Twitter, Facebook, text message or e-mail link; and immediate purchasing using 1-Click ordering and Amazon Prime.

Price Check is available for free on the Amazon Appstore for Android at http://www.amazon.com/mobile-apps or from the Android Market. For more information, please visit www.amazon.com/pricecheck_android.

Amazon’s mobile shopping applications include Amazon Deals for iPhone, Price Check by Amazon for iPhone and Android, Amazon Student for iPhone, Amazon Windowshop for iPad and the Amazon Mobile App for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and Android-based devices. Customers can learn more by visiting www.amazon.com/amazonmobile.


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