Here at ReShip, we love helping people get the most out of the world of online shopping, whether that involves enabling people to get the products they want from the United States, or by simply offering up tips and helpful advice on this here ReShip blog. But we can only do so much to aid you in your quest of getting the products you love for the best prices possible. Sometimes when you are out there trying to decide what to buy and where to buy from, you need a little extra help. That’s where online shopping browser extensions come in. These are tools you can add on to your web browser (eg. Google Chrome, Firefox etc.) to provide you with helpful information and even coupons to help save you money and get the best buy possible as you shop online. So what are the best online shopping browser extensions you need to install right now before you buy anything else? We are going to tackle that question and give you some suggestions so you’ll never have to go it alone when online shopping again.
Coupons at Checkout is a wonderful little add on which can save you money at thousands of different major retailers. It works exactly as the name implies. When you are at the checkout page of an online retailer and ready to buy, you can go ahead and click the “find coupons” button to locate and apply a coupon to lower your purchase price automatically. Coupons at Checkout even has functionality for stacking coupons at retailers which allow for this, resulting in some pretty serious discounts. Coupons at Checkout is brilliantly easy to use and is definitely one of the best online shopping browser extensions for saving money.
Honey is an enourmously popular coupon generating browser extension much like Coupons at Checkout. Like Coupons at Checkout, Honey will suggest coupons for you to use at all kinds of different retailers, right at the checkout page. One of the great things about Honey is the way in which it updates its database. Honey receives coupon information from Honey users, and retailers are ranked by surges in traffic and frequency/quality of coupon use at these retailers. The database is updated every hour so you are not bothered by expired or non-existent coupon codes.
While online shopping can make it easier to shop around at different places, the amount of options you have can still make comparison shopping a daunting task. Not so with Price Blink. This handy extension collects price information on your product of interest from upwards of 4000 major retailers and presents them to you in a neat little list so you are always getting the lowest price on anything you buy. Price Blink also makes coupon suggestions as well, making it one of the best online shopping browser extensions in general.
Price Zombie is a price tracking extension with very detailed price information. Where Price Blink compares prices of a given product between retailers, Price Zombie tracks prices across 2 dimensions: across retailers AND over time. Price Zombie will tell you the price history of a given item. That is, it will tell you how much it cost when it first became available and show a graph of the price drops (or increases) that item has sustained since its release. This is great for anticipating a drop in price for a particular product, because you can see when price drops have happened in the past and use that information to predict future drops. You can even set Price Zombie to notify you when a product you want drops in price so you can jump on it when the deal is the hottest. Price Zombie even takes this technology one step further, by notifying you if a product you have recently purchased drops in price at a retailer who offers price protection. You can easily use this information to get a discount on the item after the fact. Price Zombie also takes into account prices across over 100 of the biggest online retailers so you are not getting a skewed or myopic view of a product’s price activity.
Avid online deal hunters have probably heard of Coupon Cabin, a site which compiles a database of coupons and deals for people to use as they shop online. That they have this database means it only makes sense that they would offer up a browser extension in the form of Coupon Cabin sidekick. Coupon Cabin Sidekick will offer up coupons as you shop online and will even give a small percentage cashback to those who shop through it. They offers are displayed directly on Google’s search results page making it easy for online shoppers to choose the retailer with the best deals. With over 3000 online stores in their database and the added cashback incentive for its users, Coupon Cabin Sidekick is on of the best online shopping browser extensions available.
InvisibleHand operates in much the same way Priceblink does. When you are looking at a product, InvisibleHand will tell you if you can get it cheaper somewhere else. InvisibleHand does this instantaneously as you shop making the shopping and saving experience incredibly smooth. InvisibleHand also suggests active coupons you can use to save even more money, though they are not automatically applied like they are in other online shopping browser extensions. The name, Invisible Hand, comes from the economic concept known as the invisible hand of the free market, which is thought to efficiently drive down prices as rational consumers with perfect information naturally choose the lowest price available, which is what the InvisibleHand browser extension attempts to accomplish.
The Camelizer is another price tracking extension with capabilities to track prices on Amazon, Newegg and Bestbuy among others. With it, you can see the pricing history any product so you can get a sense of when a price drop may occur in the future. You can also elect to be alerted by email when a product hits a certain price so you can easily snatch up products when the price is right for you.
Like many of the other extensions on this list, the Offers.com extension suggests coupon codes for use at the checkout phase of online retailers. However, Offers.com goes one step further than that by also notifying users of other sorts of freebies and promotions an online retailer may be offering. For example, if an online retailer is running a Buy-One-Get-One offer, a free gift with purchase, free shipping or product exclusive discounts, Offers.com will alert users to this as well. If you don’t want any opportunity to save or get free stuff slip by you, Offers.com is a worthy extension to add to your browser.
PriceScout is another price comparison/coupon suggestion app. You may be wondering why you need another one of these after installing several of the above. Well, PriceScout’s strength lies in its unobtrusive nature. It will only make its presence known when it is certain to save you money. And by drawing from over 21000 online retailers, PriceScout definitely makes itself a worthwhile addition to your money saving arsenal.
This is a brand new browser extension direct from Microsoft itself, so it hasn’t stood the test of time. But it is a Microsoft Garage project (for what that’s worth in terms of quality and trustworthiness). Like other extensions mentioned above, Personal shopper helps you track prices of products and find the lowest price across stores. You can also add products to a list of your favorites so you can see when they drop in price and save them for later. You can also access this extension on your phone for online shopping on the go.