K&L Wines Mobile – Wines and Spirits Reviewed and Rated

One of the better mobile wine sites. K&L is a connoisseurs wine and liquor shop with stores in San Francisco, Redwood City and Hollywood, California. They also accept online orders with shipping to states where permitted by local laws and also to Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong. K&L’s mobile site is a searchable, categorized directory of their current inventory of wines and spirits with descriptions, ratings and a photo of the bottle and label. Orders can be placed by … Continue reading

Shop SkyMall On Your Phone

U.S. travelers are familiar with SkyMall, whose catalog of quirky products lurks in the seat-back pockets of virtually every commercial airliner. But did you know that SkyMall also has Web and mobile Web sites where you can shop the SkyMall catalog without having to board a flight? The mobile site offers a large number of products in a dozen  broad categories like “Sports” and “Pet Products”.  There is a also a search box making it relatively easy to find specific … Continue reading

Dick’s Sporting Goods QR Code Mobile Site Promotion

Having a name that tends to make jocks snicker doesn’t seem to have hurt Dick’s Sporting Goods‘s business. The largest publicly traded athletic store chain in the country operates 409 brick and mortar stores in the US as well as a an online shopping site at dickssportinggoods.com. Dick’s just went mobile with an attractive mobile new Website at dsports.mobi.  It was launched with a 2D barcode promotion on what is allegedly the world’s largest HDTV video screen during the nationally … Continue reading

JC Penney Woos Teen Shoppers With Lackluster Mobile Site

It’s nice to see big brands doing mobile web sites. However this one from U.S. chain department store JC Penney targeting teen shoppers doesn’t impress. Its main features are pictures of a mere two clothing outfits, a signup form for text alerts and a bunch of downloadable Greystripe ad-supported games. Visitors are also urged to visit the jcpteen Facebook profile participate in a scavenger hunt game with ringtones, wallpapers and tickets promised as prizes. However there is no link to … Continue reading

Compare Book Prices With Your Phone

Here’s a new mobile site that helps you find the lowest price for any book. It’s a mobile friendly version of bestbookbuys.com. Visit m.bestbookbuys.com and enter the 10 or 13 digit ISBN code found on the back cover of most books and the site will return a list of retailers and prices. BestBookBuys gets several things right that other mobile price comparison sites seem to stumble with. Prices are prominently displayed in the initial results listing, not buried several clicks … Continue reading

Zeer – Food information and Shopping Lists

This is an archived 2008 blog post describing the Zeer mobile webapp. Zeer shut down in late 2011. Zeer is a new web (zeer.com) and mobile  (m.zeer.com) site dedicated to groceries.  It’s full of information about branded food products. With Zeer you search for a product like “Corn Flakes” or “Green Beans” and get listings with  ingredients, nutritional information and user reviews.  Just about any branded edible or drinkable item seems to be indexed including alcoholic beverages. You can also … Continue reading

mShopper – Mobile Shopping Gets Closer

Here’s another in the rapidly growing field of mobile shopping sites. It’s mShopper (www.mshopper.net/wap) and is billed as a price comparison tool. The idea is that when you are shopping at a brick and mortar store and see something you are considering buying, you use mShopper to compare the merchant’s price with what online stores are charging. The comparison is limited to mShopper’s partner stores but there are currently oven 100 partners including Amazon, B&H Photo, Walmart, Target and dozens … Continue reading

mPoria – Mobile Mall

Shopping is the newest frontier on the mobile web. I’m not talking about downloadable content like ringtones and games, but real merchandise purchased using your phone and delivered by UPS or FedEx to your home or office. There aren’t many online retailers selling on the mobile web yet. Ebay and Amazon are there and so are Overstock, 1-800-Flowers and outdoor gear seller Moosejaw, but that’s about it. Ordering and paying online is relatively complex with a fair bit of text … Continue reading