We like an app we can get our teeth in to, so of course we welcomed the brief from mySupermarket.co.uk who asked us to take a look at their free Shopping List app, mySuperList.
We read up on the app prior to downloading and from what we could gather, this was a big boy. An app that helps Android users to compile and update their shopping lists, taking into account special offers and new products from major supermarkets (Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Boots, Superdrug, Ocado and Aldi). But in actual fact, downloading the app was straight forward, only 5MB, not too weighty at all.
Once downloaded you can connect to mySupermarket in three ways: by registering directly or connecting via Facebook or Google Plus. We chose to connect directly, to see what other direct benefits this would bring about.
After popping in my details it became immediately apparent that this was a location based service, which makes sense. The opening screen suggests the app will help me to discover savings and will give me tips on what and where to shop. Handy.
And so my shopping begins. Firstly I am presented with a list of popular grocers from the surrounding area, pleased to see some of my favs on there. Naturally, as a fan of all things orange I started with Sainsbury’s.
On entry I get a list of departments to shop by, much like any on-line shopping experience. Soon enough I found myself whooshing through the list of goods on offer, as if running through my favourite aisles at my local store. mySuperList connects fairly seamlessly to the supermarket database, returning the many 1000s of products in stock. An image and item description is displayed for each product, along with up-to-the-minute pricing and special offers. This is a really neat way of casually shopping in my spare time, and checking out deals.
Once I’ve found my desired grocery I simply add it to my basket. Now this is where mySuperList gets clever. Returning to my list home page I discover a price total (to the foot of the screen), on selecting this, up pops a price comparison of what my order looks like compared to other local stores. A list of prices are displayed against each brand. If another supermarket is cheaper than the current, I can switch my shopping list over and continue my shopping at that store. Alternatively, if my current list is the cheapest, I can complete my order by connecting to the supermarket’s online store. Cool!
There are a number of other cool features, such as a barcode scanner which I can use to scan products around the house, build my list and seek deals. Also, I can keyword search the entire supermarket database for products, which is a good time save – particularly if I already know what I want.
mySuperList might just change the way I collect and price my shopping list going forward – you’ll be surprised at the £££ difference between stores. This app will be very popular for those constantly on the move and will pay dividends when it comes to uncovering savings and capitalising on limited time offers from multiple stores. Oh and one more thing, there are no ads, which is a big plus.