School of Thoughts

February 11, 2007

Mobile Shopping…

Filed under: Bangalore,General,Technology — Sanju Rajan @ 4:26 am

No,I’m not going to write about buying a new mobile or online shopping using the mobile.
Have you heard about online shopping, window shopping,credit shopping and other types of shopping? Yes, I’m sure you would have. But yesterday while doing a round of grocery shopping in a supermarket chain here, I saw a different way of shopping. And I would describe it as mobile shopping. I saw a lady going around in between the huge racks with a trolley full of grocery items in one hand and a mobile phone in the other hand. She was talking out loud (obviously) over the mobile phone with somebody back home I guess, picking items one by one and dropping it in the trolley. The conversation was like this “Bread -1? ,Soap powder – 1kg ? washing shop- 2?, Noodles – 3 covers ?”. I was standing there with a list of items in a sticky/small piece of paper (as I have a very bad memory,time to upgrade RAM 🙂 ) and was just thinking – oh! the world has gone so much forward and people have invented new methods of shopping, thanks to the huge penetration of mobile phone.As I moved out of her way allowing her and her trolley full of items to continue forward, I was just wondering how much money are the mobile service providers reaping indirectly by these kind of inventive methods in different areas of a customer’s life. Don’t forget the money made through the TV polls, mobile contests, ringtones, hello tunes,etc..

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3 Comments »

  1. Interesting. Till about recently when I switched my mobile, on my previous mobile I had a tool called “Handy Shopper”, on which I used to note down all my shopping list requirements. I said bye bye to pen and paper a long time back. 😀

    Comment by jnarin — February 14, 2007 @ 4:52 am

  2. @niranj
    I’m really bad in typing in the mobile !! 😦

    Comment by Sanju Rajan — February 14, 2007 @ 5:00 am

  3. и всё эе: бесподобно.

    Comment by знакомства транс — December 17, 2009 @ 10:22 pm


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