Websites to Help the Smart Consumer

The Smart Consumer Uses Comparison Shopping Websites

If you are a smart consumer, you might find the following information helpful. There are websites that are designed to help smart consumers determine where to buy a particular item. These websites can simplify online shopping for the smart consumer. Interested yet? We thought so...

The Best of the Best

Two great comparison shopping sites that simply shopping for the smart consumer are My Simon and Bizrate.

MySimon provides a search feature that allows users to enter any term they wish. You can enter broad terms such as “cashmere sweater” or “notebooks” and you will be given a long list of results. The results will include the price of the item and the retailer who sells the item. You will also be given an icon displaying what the item looks like. You can click the red button that says “See it at” and be directly taken to the retailer’s website.

Search By Product

MySimon allows users to enter a specific product name. The product term “Cuisinart ICE-20” returned thirty online retailers who sell this item. The prices are clearly displayed, and you can click on the column heading “Price” to arrange the results in order from lowest to highest price. Being able to see a breakdown of retailers and prices side by side is very beneficial when you are considering making a purchase. You can also search MySimon by category.

Comparison Shopping At Its Best

Bizrate allows consumers to make sure they are getting the best deal on the Internet. Bizrate also displays popular categories such as “Thanksgiving Essentials” which can be helpful when you need to buy an item but aren’t sure what search term you use should to search for the item. The categories allow the smart consumer to “window shop.”

MySimon and Bizrate really simplify the process of online shopping. The smart consumer can utilize websites such as these to make their online shopping easier and to save some money too.


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