Asda launches transactional online shopping iPhone app

 

By Posted 19 Nov 2011, 14:16

The weekly chore of grocery shopping can be difficult for some people with the busy lives we live these days. This is why revolutionary ways in which we approach the weekly shop are becoming more convenient, like online shopping and delivery, making it possible to get on with the rest of our lives. Now Asda has launched an even more convenient way of shopping with their new transactional iPhone app.

The UK supermarket giant can now be accessed through your mobile device. Much like with regular online shopping customers can now browse and price check all products from the store’s website online using their smartphone. They can amend existing orders whether its delivery slots or adding items up until the night before their delivery is due by 10pm.

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The app also features a scanner function which enables customers to simply scan the barcode of a product they already have if they wish to order it again, adding it to their basket instantly to save them searching the whole inventory to find it. It also features an integration of Asda’s Price Guarantee which lets customers compare the prices of about 14,000 of their products against products from Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrison’s. This ensures that if a customer does find a product cheaper elsewhere they get refunded the difference plus a penny.

The app will also feature directions and maps with a store locator, enabling customers to pinpoint their nearest Asda supermarket and see what their opening and closing times are, as well as what services and key information they have on offer. The app was reportedly created to cater for the 60% of online shoppers who do so using their iPhone. The convenience of being able to do a weekly chore whilst on the move is something that is bound to be appealing to a lot of people, particularly parents.

Will you be doing your weekly shop online using the Asda iPhone app from now on?