MySmartPrice Make It Super Simple, Offers Product Prices On WhatsApp
[Updated: As mentioned in the comments, this service has been discontinued by My Smart Price because WhatsApp seems to have put certain restrictions. Exact reason is not know, but as of now, this service does not work]
WhatsApp has now become de-facto instant mobile messaging platform, especially for Smartphone users in India. There is a reason for that – literally every smartphone user has WhatsApp installed on their phones. According to recent estimates, WhatsApp has over 65 million monthly active users in India. In comparison, there are approximately 120M+ total smartphone users.
With that kind of coverage, WhatsApp has become an attractive proposition for businesses. Although WhatsApp does not have any developer API’s and has a closed platform, businesses across the world are looking at how to market their products & services on WhatsApp.
MySmartPrice, one of leading product price comparison platform has created a service that is harnessing the power of WhatsApp. They have now started offering product pricing on WhatsApp. And from the tests we have done it really works quite well.
With the new MySmartPrice offering, users need to just message the name of the product on WhatsApp and it will instantly return with the best pricing available for that product with link that will offer more details. MySmartPrice, already being a price comparison platform has data of which ecommerce store is offering the best price on a particular product, hence from a user perspective they are just a message away from getting the best prices.
Here are the screenshots of couple of tests that we did to test this new service.
How to Use MySmartPrice WhatsApp Service?
It’s quite simple – Just add this number – 9332222222 – to your contact list and then send the name of the product for which you need to find the price. I searched for “Canvas Nitro” and “Apple iPhone 5S” and in both cases I immediately got the price and the link where more details were available.
Interestingly, the app send me a personalized message with my name, which was quite surprising. I think MSP needs to remove that. It unnecessarily may create doubts in minds of users about their privacy being compromised.
Another aspect that we would have liked to see is the name of the ecommerce site that is offering the price. Currently, MSP just offers a link to their product page from which users can get more details. We do understand that some users may prefer directly going to eCommerce site (MSP may lose their commissions in that case) once they get the name, but for most, it will be an important information they will want to know.
In today’s world, with advent of eCommerce, India has turned from being a seller’s economy to becoming a buyer’s economy. Sellers will come to you rather than the other way around. That’s exactly what MySmartPrice has done. Now you can know best price of any product just by typing the product name on your favorite messaging platform.
Give it a try and let us know how you find this new service from MySmartPrice.