Imagine an app that reminds you to buy your groceries before you run out, or helps you make that shopping list you’ve been putting off. It may sound strange, but shopping list apps can now do this, and they are helping to keep customers and retailers connected in new ways. For many, creating a shopping list can be frustrating. It can be hard to sit down and create a grocery list from scratch before you run out the door to your local store. For others, losing the list before they even get to the store is commonplace, and leads to impulse buys that wreak havoc on their wallet. Luckily, in today’s mobile world the shopping experience is made easier by the emergence of shopping list apps that help simplify and streamline our shopping experiences.

In the past couple of months we’ve covered many usage scenarios within the retail industry where smartphone-based barcode scanning is being utilized. These included mobile shopping, inventory management, procurement, consumer empowerment, mobile wallets, price comparison, salesforce empowerment, point of sale and self-checkout. Today we’re going to continue the discussion by looking at how list making apps benefit consumers by improving their overall shopping experience. New Ways to Make Shopping Lists Through the...