From finding the best product to fit your needs, to being rewarded for making smarter, safer shopping choices, here are six ways shopping with Shping keeps you in-the-know when you’re on-the-go. 

1. Get rewarded in crypto-cash 
The Shping app is the largest product search engine in the world, which means it’s a great resource for making smarter, more informed shopping decisions on-the-go. Yet Shping users aren’t just given access to key product information at the touch of a button: they’re also rewarded for their use of the app with cryptocurrency  earned through each scan, shot, tap and review.

For the intrepid user that scans a product not yet on the Shping database, adding images, a description and reviews for this new product will earn them extra Shping coins for their efforts.

2. Get familiar with cryptocurrency
As the world moves closer to a cashless society, talk of cryptocurrency has dominated conversations across the media, the office water cooler, the pub and the dinner table. Yet the world of cryptocurrency can also feel complicated and confusing for many average shoppers. Shping provides our users with everyday, real-world contact to this new trend, and gives them real buy-in to the future of blockchain technology. You can exchange your hard-earned Shping coins into cryptocurrency like Bitcoin and Ethereum, and even swap your coins for Australian dollars – all you’ll need to do is withdraw your Shping coins into your crypto wallet to cash out your earnings.

3. Level-up for more loot
Avid savers and bargain hunters looking for a way to earn more cryptocurrency can increase their Shping status to earn up to 10 times more Shping coins per month. From Basic through to Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum, each new tier offers a multiplier that boosts the number of coins users earn within the app. Shping app users can upgrade their status by scanning an allocated number of product barcodes each month. Hot tip: you can scan your grocery shopping to upgrade your status until you reach platinum. To maintain your status at the top, all you need to do is keep scanning those barcodes regularly!

4.  Self-service convenience
Instead of trying to flag down an elusive shop assistant during the weekend rush, turn to Shping to find out exactly what you need to know, when you need to know it. With its app-based functionality, Shping allows users to instantly and conveniently assess the quality, authenticity and suitability of the products they are purchasing with the scan of a barcode. As a mobile product search engine, Shping seamlessly enhances the shopping experience, empowering users to unlock their reviewing power to make smarter purchasing decisions.

5.  Check for recalls
Take a look at a barcode near you: there’s probably one printed on something on your desk, in your bag, or in the room you’re in. These everyday objects are so common we’ve learned to tune them out, but within these overlooked markings lies a treasure trove of information and traceability.

This information tells us what a product costs, what it is, where it came from and whether it’s been recalled. By using Shping to scan a product’s barcode you can be kept in the know about pertinent product information and recalls supplied directly by industry authorities and brands.

What’s more, if there’s a recall you’re not aware of, especially in high-risk products like baby formula, scanning the barcode will bring up the recall status of your product with one simple touch.

6.  Use reviews to make informed decisions
It’s not just purchasing power that consumers command: they also hold the power of persuasion as trusted peers and authentic brand advocates. Consumer recommendations are hugely persuasive, with 84% shoppers saying they trust personal recommendations from their family, friends and peers.

Scan a product’s barcode with Shping and see what people who have actually used it have to say. Out review functionality means users can extract and share real-world, experience-based product information with other users. That helps you see instantly if a product is going to suit your needs, all while creating a seamless shopping experience in the palm of your hand.

To find out more about how Shping can enhance your everyday shopping experience while earning you crypto cash, download the app from App Store or Google Play  today.