KUALA LUMPUR: “It’s easy, time-saving and helps consumers to be thrifty.”
These were some of the comments by consumers regarding the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry’s initiative to develop the Price Catcher app.
The app, which can be downloaded for free through the App Store for iOS users and Play Store for Android, helps consumers find the cheapest prices for daily necessities by comparing prices at business premises near their residence.
Human resources employee Halimah Mustafa, 32, said the app helped her save money.
“For parents with small children like me, the app helps us find baby items at cheaper prices. I was able to find a supermarket that sells a tin of baby formula for RM2 to RM3 less than the normal price,” she said.
Food stall operator Ahmad Alfian, 33, said the app helped him reduce expenditure when buying daily items for his food business.
“I can save as much as RM15 to RM25 per item. This allows me to offer more competitive prices to my customers,” he said.
Contractor Hafiz Fazial, 28, said the government’s initiative in developing the app proved their sincerity in helping to reduce the people’s spending and cost of living.
“With this app, we save time as we do not have to physically go to different shops to compare prices,” he said. — Bernama