Some stores are allowing smartphone and tablet users to check the inventory of certain products. Another feature allows you to compose a shopping list and find the best route around a store for you to pick up your goodies. Businesses and retailers upload their floor plan for free to Google, Nokia or other indoor navigation apps.
While large stores can use this technology too, it is the smaller establishments that need to offer something like this in order to compete with larger companies that can spend more on advertising and promotion.
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