Because I’m pretty sure most of you all love shopping as much as I do, I wanted to tell you about a new service that will make shopping forever easier for you. Because let’s face it, shopping can be tough, right? But really, how many times have you been in a store contemplating whether or not you should buy something or whether you should wait to see if you can get a better price? Pongr, a new soon-to-launch company I’m working with, will make sure you never encounter this problem again. I’m really excited about Pongr and I think you guys will love it too!
So, all you need is a cell phone, which clearly all of you have (though I suppose there could be some lurkers reading my blog with no phone. Hmm) and you can get the best price on literally thousands and thousands of products. Woot! A shopper’s dream!!
The next time you’re at a store and contemplating a purchase, try Pongr out. If you want to check the price on a book, DVD, CD, or video game, you can take a camera phone photo of the item and either e-mail the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org or text it to SHOPP. Pongr’s software will recognize the item (don’t ask me how; there are smart software guys for that) and you’ll immediately receive a list of stores and websites where you can find the item at the best price. Then you can either purchase the item right from your phone, wait and get the item online when you’re at your home computer, or get directions right to the store.
But you can also price check items that aren’t books, DVDs or video games. Like clothes, purses, and shoes! Seriously, this excites me because I’m the queen of online bargain hunting and the fact that I can do it right from the store is going to make my life so much easier (and my wallet heavier I hope). Instead of taking a photo of the item, you’ll enter either the UPC barcode or the product description and once again, Pongr will immediately send you the best prices. Oh, and the Pongr service is totally free besides the cost of a text message.
So try Pongr out before it officially launches. Remember, they’re is still adding tons of products to the databse, so if there’s anything you’re looking for and can’t find, let us know so it can be added for the future. Also tell us if anything isn’t working for you or if you find any amazing deals! And for all you iPhone users, there’s going to be a special Pongr app that will make Pongr-ing even easier.
Also, you should probably participate in the Pongr contest as well. If you make a video showing how you use Pongr, you could win a MacBook Air, an iPod Touch, or an Amazon gift certificate. I know you guys are super creative, so I kind of feel like if you enter, you just might win. Which will make me crazy jealous because I wish I could win.
Pongr was also recently featured on NECN. Yay!