Do you like to shop? Are you always on the lookout for your favorite products? Would you like earning points for gift cards to some of your favorite stores? Then downloading the Shopkick app to your iPhone or Android may be a nice little way for you to purchase some of your favorite products from your favorite stores.
What Exactly is Shopkick?
Again, Shopkick is a mobile app that you can download to your iPhone or Android to earn “kicks” or points for shopping, scanning items or even visiting your favorite stores. These kicks are redeemable for gift cards.
The Shopkick app will organize your feed by showing you your scans, walk-ins, and products. You can also see your likes and rewards. Shopkick will show you what deals are available in some of your favorite stores such as Macy’s, Old Navy, Best Buy, JC Penney, Crate & Barrel, Sports Authority and Target.
Shopkick began in 2009 in the basement of 5 aspiring young people to a now thriving community of engineers, copywriters, product managers, content curators, and partnerships managers. All of them are working towards improving and perfecting the in-store mobile shopping experience.
Trailing behind Amazon, eBay and Groupon, Shopkick ranks number four in overall shopping apps.
How Does Shopkick Work?
Shopkick works with retailers to drive foot-traffic into their stores while at the same time building more intense brand loyalty for the many popular brands of clothing, makeup, and cleaning supplies. All of this important data helps marketers and retailers understand trends and demographics in overall consumer buying.
So How Does Shopkick Stand Out as Unique?
Shopkick is the only platform with direct consumer engagement for both home and in-store. This insures that the shopping experience does not just end with the store. Shopkick also has a database of stores, so shoppers don’t have to download several apps from several different stores to be able to earn points.
What Do I Think of Shopkick?
I definitely think it is the shopping experience of the future. I also admire their constant innovation and brand building.
How Can I Download Shopkick and Get Started?
Go to their website and type in your cell phone number and then click the Continue button. You will be sent the link to download based on whether you are using an Android or an iPhone. Follow the instructions for creating an account with a login, password, and email.
Once the email is verified and you have supplied all of the necessary account information, you may start shopping, scanning, and visiting your favorite stores to start earning your kicks to redeem for your gift cards.