I am so jealous of my friends who seem to always grab the best deals on Amazon. The only way I can score a great deal is when I do a ton of research. I don’t have time for that. Who really has time for that?
This week I was introduced to Shopswell, and let me tell ya, this is genius! Shopswell is simple: make lists, ask Shopswell to keep track of price drops, and purchase when you are ready!
Mom Does Reviews has several lists running right now. In preparation for our LA trip to see Marvel’s Ant-Man (#AntManEvent) later this month, we devoted an entire list to Marvel. But because we also love all things Disney here at MDR, I also set up a Disney list. Check out the CUTEST Mickey and Minnie shoes (they are kissing) I found. I told Shopswell that I want to be notified when they reach my price point and now I wait! While I wait, I will continue to create more lists and add more items for Shopswell to watch for me. For example, my son will likely need a new guitar this year for Christmas. When I start my Christmas list, I will ask Shopswell to show me the price graph that shows the low and high prices for the guitar he wants. Once the guitar reaches the lowest range possible – I’ll buy it and put it away until Christmas morning.
INVITE ONLY! You can only join Shopswell by Invite and
WE HAVE THEM!
After you join Shopswell, you can begin building your lists! This is truly the fun part. You know that feeling you get when you walk around the store with the scanner building your baby shower or wedding shower registry – this is like that, but more FUN!
The photo below is of our Mom Does Reviews Shopswell Dashboard. Before these lists were built we had a large “+” in the middle of the list making it easy to begin learning how to add an item. Now that our lists are fuller, we can add using the “+add” button.
Do you like the beautiful background photos on our lists? You can do this for your lists too! Select “Edit” and your list will open into full screen (see photo below). In this list dashboard, you can change the title of your lists, add a cover image, add items from your list, remove items from your list, change the comments to an item you’ve added, and edit the list description.
I love the cover images because I will be able to create lists for each of my children and use their picture to quickly find the one I want. Since I don’t really want strangers to know everything my kids are interested in, I can make their lists private. (Nope, you don’t get to see those, sorry.)
The fastest way to add products to your wishlist is to browse by product. If you are looking for something in particular you can also “search” for what you need. Search by specifics or keywords. Please know that Shopswell is a community-focused ad-free zone, when you browse, you don’t see anything other than the products you are looking for and you aren’t being bombarded with advertisements.
The photo above is what appears when you select Products —>Sports & Outdoors,
from the drop down menu at the top of the page.
After you open a product for more details, you will find several important tools. First, you can “List it” into one of your lists. Secondly, you can check the latest price to see how it compares to previous pricing for the product. Third, if you like the price, you can go ahead and buy it.
When you select the green “Buy It” button, the Amazon product page is opened for you to add the item to your cart and complete your purchase.
If you aren’t ready to purchase because you aren’t 100% satisfied with the price, you can “track price”. When you select the purple “Track Price” button it will open a tool box (see below). This box will give you the opportunity to choose the price you want Shopswell to notify you of. For example, I like the pet cover (above), but I’m not ready to purchase yet. I would like Shopswell to let me know once it reaches $25. By entering $25 into the “Track Price” box, I will be notified if this seat cover reaches a price I’m more comfortable with paying. See an example photo below.
Save. Track pricing to save money and time.
Shop. Find the right product for you, right now.
Share. Get recommendations, and share yours too.
Smile. Discover fun quality products that entertain and delight.
Smart.Benefit from community reviewed and curated products.
Shopswell’s list building features and money-saving price trackers are going to be a huge tool for my family to keep track of everything we need – making sure we aren’t paying more than what is necessary.
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Create an account and add items to your Shopswell wishlist for a chance to win one of the items you add (up to $100 in value) during Shopswell’s #AsYouWishWednesday Sweepstakes promotion. *EVERY Wednesday a new winner is selected! I’m excited to see who will win next week! Will it be you?
* #AsYouWishWednesday Sweepsakes Ends July 29, 2015