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Catalog Spree, a Shopping App for iPad

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Catalog Spree

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Catalog Spree is an app for iPad which lets you shop over 300 catalogs in one convenient place. You can also shop online with Catalog Spree.

Catalog shopping is nothing new, it has been around for ages, but it turned a new corner with online shopping catalogs. Going one step further, virtual catalogs are now available as apps for iPad, smartphones and other tablets.

Company Background

Catalog Spree, the Los Altos, California, based company was established in April, 2011. It has grown by leaps and bounds and is constantly expanding its customer base. It came into being as a result of the realization that the web is now accessed through mobile platforms, such as tablets and smartphones.

In developing this app, the company has combined aspects from gaming, social, web browsing, publication and retail to develop a social shopping experience that fully engages the user and provides convenience.

Catalog Spree is available online and as a downloadable app for iPad.

The company delivered more than 10 million digital catalogs this year, and expects the number to grow to over 100 million next year.

How it Works

Download the app to your iPad for free. After creating an account, you can select your favorite stores to subscribe to, and Catalog Spree makes these catalogs available to you as they are released.

You can find your favorite catalogs many different ways. You can look for featured catalogs, search for departments or go through the list A-Z. Featured catalogs let you look at offerings that may be pertinent to a season or holidays. You can also see what's most popular for ideas. The app also suggests catalogs for you based on your information.

The app comes with many user-friendly features that you may be familiar with when shopping online. There are gift lists and curated lists from the community. You can share your finds through social media, or e-mail directly to someone.

You also have the ability to shop at websites from within the app. Click any product for more details, and to get a magnified view of the products. If you are not ready to buy yet, the app allows you to save items from multiple stores to look through later, and buy when you are ready to do so.

Home Decor and Furniture Catalogs

Along with everything else, you can find many catalogs in the home and garden categories to look at furniture, kitchen products, products for the garden and patio and other home decor. The list is by no means complete, or comprehensive, but here are some retailers that you can find on Catalog Spree:

  • Anthropologie
  • Hayneedle
  • Horchow
  • Macy's
  • One Kings Lane
  • The Land of Nod
  • West Elm
  • Wisteria
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