Price shopping with your mobile made easier

The Dutch site has introduced a mobile version of its popular price comparaison site, according to Emerce. Recently also has announced TextBuyIt, an SMS based service allowing people to check prices via SMS and eventually buy products.

The site offers an mobile specific version of the main site. The site has a very simple text based and hierarchical navigation structure. With a few clicks the user has access to the products. The site gives an indication of the prices in webshops as well as the ratings. The Ilse Media group (part of KPN Telecom) targets 100.000 unique visitors per month within 1 year.

Amazon TextBuyIt lets people text the name of a product, its description or its UPC or ISBN to 262966 (that’s “Amazon” on the keypad) from anywhere their mobile phones work — including from inside physical stores.  Amazon stocks matching items, the service returns two results at a time. Shoppers can immediately buy one of the first two the selections by texting back the number “1” or “2,” or they can ask for more by texting the letter “M.”

New TextBuyIt customers will be prompted to enter the e-mail address associated with their existing Amazon account plus a shipping zip code. The service then calls them and walks through the checkout process using an automated voice system. Shoppers get confirmation by text message and e-mail.

Kieskeurig – the Web interface:

Kieskeurig – the Mobile interface:

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  1. Great news and i think more surprising news to come because we are living in a world where things changes quite frequently.

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