Handy price checker apps for you


PETALING JAYA: As Malaysians brace for price increases in essential food items such as chicken, eggs and cooking oil, local price checker apps may be handy to help find the lowest prices available.

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry is encouraging consumers to download its Price Catcher application, which allows users to view the prices of specific items from various locations and make comparisons.

ALSO READ: ‘Govt’s commitment has kept inflation at bay’

For example, consumers can check the price for 1kg of chicken thighs and see how they are priced at different locations, such as grocery stores, supermarkets and more.

The prices will be displayed from the lowest to highest. Consumers will get information based on their own location data.

The app also allows users to view prices of goods from various ecommerce stores, though the choices are limited to only three platforms.

According to the ministry in a Facebook post on June 27, the information on the app is updated daily by its price monitoring officers based on checks at various locations.

ALSO READ: Come up with a real food plan, urge consumer groups

Price Catcher is free to download from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Another price checker app that consumers can consider is Hargapedia.

They can check for the prices of items based on specific brands – from online platforms such as Shopee to supermarkets like Jaya Grocer, Giant and Lotus.

The app will display dates to provide validity of the pricing.

The information will also be filtered according to data provided by users such as location, age and income level.

The app can also direct consumers to the online platform so that purchases can be made from the site or outlet.

However, the app does not indicate if an item has sold out. Hence, consumers will only find out once they have been directed to the shopping site.

Full price listings are also only available to users who register on the app.

Hargapedia can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Huawei AppGallery.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Price Catcher , application , food

   

Next In Nation

Anti-inflation task force has had positive impact on prices, says Mustapa
MAEPS will be kept open year-round as agro-tourism attraction
Wanita BN convention: Malaysia's recent economic growth is a success story, says PM
Thai boxer dies from brain haemorrhage in Ambang Merdeka Muay Thai Championship 2022
Over 1.4 million visitors, RM260mil sales during Maha 2022
Concrete fragments from LRT3 track fall onto trader's tent, no injuries reported
LCS protest: Cops to record statements of 13 people
Education Ministry to announce actual post-SPM, dropout data
Tok Mat says he will quit as No. 2 if BN loses GE15
Cops seize drugs worth over RM800,000 in Ops Tapis in Kelantan

Others Also Read