ShopSavvy, which you probably know as the barcode-scanning, price comparison app, is launching a major new feature today: SavvyListings, a mobile marketplace. With the addition, the company is hoping to turn its user base of some 20 million into customers who buy and sell items directly with each other.
To use the SavvyListings feature, you simply scan the barcode of product in question, then head to “Options,” and “Sell this Item.” (You will need to sign in with your ShopSavvy account). ShopSavvy, thanks to its database of pricing information, will be able to suggest a price for each item you choose to sell. It will also default the item’s condition to “gently used.”
Like a dumbed-dumbed version of Craigslist (yes, it can get even more basic, if you can believe it!) listings don’t have to include images, descriptions, categories or shipping costs. It’s just “I have this item,” essentially. Potential sellers can then reach out the buyers to make any sort of pickup and delivery arrangements they choose.
From then on, the item will appear under the “Local Stores” section until it’s sold.
The result transforms ShopSavvy from just a utility for comparing prices into a country-wide mobile yard sale.
Only one problem? If you have second thoughts after listing the item, there doesn’t seem to be an option to delete it from within the app itself. (So no, my copy of “20 Under 40” is not actually for sale, but thanks for asking).
ShopSavvy is best known for its mobile app that allows consumers to scan barcodes to find the best deal from local and online retailers. Founded in 2008, ShopSavvy was the first mobile shopping application that incorporated barcode scanning as its primary search mechanism. The app got its start on Android after winning Google’s Android Developer Challenge in the summer of 2008. 7M+ users, 13M+ downloads Top 10 Android App Top 100 iPhone App 9K+ downloads per day...