My husband recently accepted a new job and they gave him list of items he needed to purchase before he begins. I’ve been too busy to take care of this for him, be his personal shopper, or check-in to be sure he is finding what he needs at the right price. Have you been there? — You need to shop quickly, savvy, and smart, but you don’t have the time? Do you overpay or lose time you don’t have?
With the help from Scratch, an online personal shopper, we can start saving time AND find the perfect product!
Scratch takes the hassle out of shopping. Unlike the endless and ordinary results that are given by search engines, Scratch sends users personalized recommendations curated by real people for anything. Many Scratch users are searching for specific clothing, home decor, gifts, etc.
I decided to give Scratch a try in the middle of my chaos. After signing up with my Facebook profile, I submitted a quick Shopping Request. During the request Scratch asked me four questions about what I was looking for. To better serve me, they needed to know what I needed, color preference, size, and price point. After I answered the four questions, I was informed that my personal shopper would be in touch with me.
While I waited for my personal shopper to circle back to me, I browsed Scratch for a few moments. I like that the service is simple and didn’t require learning how to navigate before beginning. I was able to go from signup to my first shopping request within three minutes without any nonsense. That’s what I like — simple, easy, and no nonsense. Since I enjoyed the set up so much, I decided to put in a few more shopping requests before I left. Who knows, they may find something for me that I never believed to be possible.
Later that day I received a message saying that my personal shopper has received my inquiry and will have a result for me within an hour. Within minutes my shopper returned with product suggestions based upon my inquiry.
Unfortunately, what she found wasn’t quite what we were looking for, so I gave my shopper, Alex some feedback directly from the suggestion page. I did so by leaving a comment right under the product image. I really like being able to leave a comment directly from the product suggestion instead of needing to return to chat. I think this will help users work better with their personal shopper.
A few minutes later Alex returned with exactly what I was looking for! Now I can easily grab (buy) the item directly from Scratch when I’m ready to make that purchase.
After looking over my first shopping request, I went to my next one. I have been looking for a wall CD frame that would allow me to put my late brother’s CDs on display without the album art (since I don’t have that). Scratch found three options and informed me in our chat thread.
From the three options shown, I can click on those to see the product information page. This page is exactly like the compression shirt page (above) except it has new information regarding the products Scratch selected for me during my new request. I cannot wait to finalize this purchase and get his CDs on my wall instead of in an envelope in a banker box.
Scratch did a great job of searching the internet for what I was looking for. One of the items I requested help with was something I had difficulty locating, and the other was something I just didn’t have time to look for on my own. I am very impressed with the results, how quickly they came back with suggestions, and the ease of use of the website. Scratch is a wonderful service that anyone can use — and I plan on using it a LOT more!
What you want to know:
Question: What happens after my Scratch personal shopper finds a product I want?
If Scratch finds the product you were looking for, all you have to do is click the “buy” button and proceed to checkout.
Question: What if I don’t know what I want or I’m just looking for inspiration?
Scratch shoppers are always putting together Collections of their favorite products in tons of different categories like “Best Birthday Gifts for Mom” or “Valentine’s Gifts for Fitness Lovers” You can browse those collections anytime you need inspiration for gifts, anniversary, holidays, new baby, and MORE. There are many collections to browse whenever you need something but you aren’t exactly sure what it is.
You can also always send a request to the Scratch shoppers, and they will work with you to turn your vague idea into a really great gift you’re excited to give someone or the perfect pair of jeans you didn’t know existed.
Question: How much does Scratch charge for this service?
Scratch is 100% free to use. You can ask for as much shopping help as you would like without any hidden fees or mark-ups.
We’re excited to share all Mom Does Reviews readers 15% off their first purchase with Scratch! Just follow this link or mention the blog in your conversation with your shopper and they’ll be sure to give you our discount! Visit Scratch to find what you are looking for today.
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