Simitless helps your family save up.

Simitless helps your family save up.
Simitless helps your family save up.

App 55/60: Shops Price Tracker

Simitless helps your family save up.

As difficult it might be to accept certain facts, it doesn’t change that they are what they are. And currently, everything is pointing towards the fact that little by little the times are getting tougher.  If you count yourself among the number of normal people, you start feeling the need of having to shop around to make ends meet by the end of each month. Inflation, innumerable price increases, shamelessly booming profit margins of large international corporations: in a word, the financial pressure on households keeps growing. How are we trying to find the best way to save our declining purchasing power a little, you wonder? Well, we have to resort to comparing prices. But that is not necessarily a fast nor simple endeavor. Shops, discounts, special offers, sales, loyalty cards – keeping in mind such a vast amount of numbers and data is a challenge. But every challenge can be faced with smarts and proper tools. And although we cannot assist you with the former, we do have a nifty tool to help you tackle the issue in question. 

A Simitless app model, geared towards facilitating the price comparison of the everyday items, will not only aid your fallible memory but enable you to optimize your purchases, whether you shop for and with your family or alone. Moreover, the app makes it easy to spread the word about good deals to those around you more effectively. Plus, monitoring the prices of the items you need in everyday life becomes as easy as pie. Sounds… interesting, wouldn’t you agree? Let’s have a look at the app itself, then.

Consult the application model, then click the " & nbsp; Use this model" button to create your own copy of the app. To save your progress, think of creating an account by following the instructions on the green buttons! Once your application has been created from the model provided, invite your family members to join your application by creating a Simitless account ( Edit app Access rights).

The application opens on a table where you can add (or import ) a list of products. In the record of each product, a table allows you to input the prices that you find in each store. To simplify the comparison later on, you can add the quantity of the product you can get for the indicated price, as well as specify if this is a special offer. With such system in place, you can easily compare the current price that looks appealing to you in this particular moment with your previous purchases. If the price is indeed good, add it to the table for future reference. The best, i.e. the lowest, price on the list is displayed at the bottom of the table. In addition, said price is carried over to the main table – the table that the app opens on. Keep in mind, however, that due to the great variance in quantity measure units (e.g. centiliters, grams, once, pint, drained, dry, etc.), this price is calculated ignoring the quantities completely. It is, therefore, mainly informative.

To modify the list of supermarkets, click the field title, then " Edit data type", then find the "Manage selection values" list at the bottom of the configuration page.

And just like that, almost by magic, you have an app that helps you compare and save on all your purchases. Plus, you get a tool that enables you to track of the evolution of the prices of the items you need almost in real-time (well, as much real-time as the frequency of your shopping sprees).



If this article stroke a cord with you in encouraging you to take your money-saving practices onto a new level, maybe it can push you towards finding a new way to increase your income, to set up a new side-gig or to earn a little extra each month… by means of the same application. Simitless is in the process of setting up its network of consultants. Have you considered becoming a Simitless application designer all by yourself? For more information, have a look at this article: Become a Consultant.

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