Amazon the Top Choice with Smartphone Shoppers
Be a Smart Phone Shopper
You don’t know for sure whether your smartphone will give youcanceror cause your . But if you’re using it to shop, it canimpair your abilityto make smart spending decisions.
That’s because phones are so convenient, finds that folks are using theirdowntimeto phone-shop at odd moments—while they’re inbed(43%), in thetub(14%) and…on thetoilet. A full 18%. Yes.
Hygiene issues aside, the real hazard of phone shopping when you’rerelaxed, researchers say: is that you might .That adds up to impulse shopping—athigher prices. Not the best use of your cash.
Chucking your phone isn’t an option, butself-restraintis, says Dr. Brad Klontz, a financial psychologist. Some 45 million smartphone owners used shopping apps, according to . The top apps were eBay, Amazon, and Groupon.
- Pick the right apps. or can help you comparison shop, Klontz says, as opposed to store apps which just feed the impulse habit.
- Cool off.Fill up your virtual shopping cart—but wait 24 hours before you click buy. “The desire to ‘just buy’ will have dissipated, and you can make a more rational assessment about whether the purchase is a wise one,” says Klontz.
Some 45 million smartphone owners used shopping apps, according to .
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