Microsoft Shopping Assistant (browser extension)Find the cheapest prices plus price change alerts with this handy browser extension
In Japan where I'm currently living, we use a site called kakaku.com to find the cheapest online prices for things. Usually I'm not much of a shopper, but we're approaching the holiday season and I've found myself shopping outside of Japan and visiting amazon.co.uk quite a bit recently.
There's a handy web browser extension (which I didn't know about) called `Microsoft Shopping Assistant'. Microsoft Shopping Assistant stays out of the way, but when you are looking at items online it subtly asks you if you'd like to find other listings of the same product, to help you find a better deal.
This is nothing groundbreaking of course, but it is a useful web browser extension for users like me, so I thought I'd write about it here, for other people who haven't tried it either. It works with the popular web browsers like Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Opera. It comes in handy now that we are nearing the holiday shopping season.
You can then choose to ignore the assistant, close it, click on the heart to favourite the listing for later or click `More like this' to see more similar listings .
Upon clicking `More like this', you are shown plenty of similar items you can look at or save for later:
As well as finding and favouriting items for later, you can also set Microsoft Shopping Assistant to let you know if the prices on your saved items change. Also, if you login via a Facebook, Google or Microsoft account you can set the threshold of those price changes.
Microsoft Shopping Assistant is a pretty good browser extension. It's worth checking out. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think of it.
Here's what Microsoft has to say about Microsoft Shopping Assistant:
- Easily find any product you've browsed.
- Save time and money by seeing prices across retailers.
- Get alerts when prices drop for your favorite products.
- Explore your options with product recommendations.
- Automatically remember products you've visited.
- Create custom boards to organize your products.
- Categorize your shopping.
Now when you visit a product, Microsoft Shopping Assistant will automatically tell you if there's a better price somewhere else. You'll also get recommendations for similar products so you can find exactly what you're looking for. Microsoft