How many times have you seen an item out in public that you just had to have? Unless it is a product inside a store, you are unfortunately not always able to find it later. Samsung Pay has a new innovative feature to change that for you.
Samsung Pay uses Bixby, a virtual assistant, to allow you to find anything you have in front of you for purchase online. It’s simple, convenient, and a wonderful new asset for your Samsung phone. Let’s talk about the specifics.
How It Works
Basically, Bixby allows you to shop for anything you see with your camera throughout the day.
You are able to use the Bixby Shopping Feature on both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the S9+, which allows for the camera-based Bixby Vision. This means that the user can launch a product search for any item by simply pointing their Samsung phone camera at it. Bixby’s artificial intelligence then identifies whatever you pointed your camera at, and directs you to a site online it can be purchased on.
This allows you a much simpler and faster way to find the item you are looking for to purchase. Instead of typing in a description on Google and sifting through the hundreds of thousands of links you are given, you simply point your camera at the product.
A Comparison to Amazon’s Firefly Feature
This feature is extremely similar to Amazon’s Fire Phone, which had the Firefly feature.
Firefly also allowed you to take pictures of the product you wanted to purchase with the Fire Phone’s camera, which would then direct you straight to Amazon to purchase the item. Users could also keep track of everything they had ever scanned on the phone and quickly buy them easily on Amazon as well.
Now the Fire Phone was not a success at all, but even with the product failing – the feature to scan any product was incredibly innovative. Luckily with Samsung, these are phones that are used by millions of people every single day, which should ensure this feature being more well-received than the Fire Phone.
The Cash Back and Rewards Program
In addition to this new artificial intelligence feature, Samsung is also rolling out a fantastic cashback and rewards program. The cash back feature is able to be accessed on the home screen of the Samsung Pay app. It provides you with exclusive offers from different retail partners of Samsung like Walmart, Etsy, Warby Parker, etc. If you purchase an item offered on there, you are instantly rewarded with the cash back amount in your Samsung Pay wallet.
This easy, convenient new feature should make it much easier for users to conduct their shopping online while saving more money than before.
An Overview of What Is Coming
Overall, we are very excited for these innovative changes coming to Samsung Pay. Between Bixby making finding products infinitely easier for us and the ability to get cash back – these changes will make it much more convenient and fun to complete your online shopping while on the go. What feature are you the most excited about?