Automatic Deal Alerts with ZingSale

Nobody likes paying more than they have to for things, it’s a known fact. When you’re buying online, you’ve always got the added convenience of being able to simply choose a store and order it from there—a blessing not present when you’re trying to rush through actual shops to find the best deal. When you’re not buying online, you’ve got the added disadvantage of buying something only to wander into another store to find it for half that price but even if you are purchasing from an e-store, you can easily make this mistake too if you don’t have the right know-how.

This is where ZingSale comes in to solve just that problem for the virtual world. It allows you to easily and quickly find products you’re interested in purchasing soon, setting up alerts and then being notified every time the product lowers in price.

Overview

ZingSale is a nifty web app that allows you to select products you’re interesting in purchasing and the app automatically periodically searches top e-stores to find you the best price, alerting you when the product goes on sale. It has support for a wide range of products and it really is just too simple to use. Just find the product you would like to be notified about, activate alerts, then sit back and wait for the emails from ZingSale telling you just where to find that great deal.

It’s all completely free and the app also lists some of the best deals it offers to ensure that you find exactly what you’re looking for and if not, some other popular products that would make great gift alternatives.

Overview

Overview

Interface

ZingSale’s attractive and easy-to-use interface makes finding great products and deals a blast. The app is split into several main features that show the top deals available as well as providing a way to search the top ones. These, coupled with the really sleek design ensure the best experience with minimal annoyance.

Interface

Interface

Getting Started

It’s a really quick process to get a ZingSale account created and once you’ve entered your email address and chosen a password, you will immediately be given access to the website without having to enter any further information. The whole process of using ZingSale really is ridiculously simple and you’re not required to enter massive amounts of information to do it. Once your account is created, you can begin to search for products that you’re looking to get some great deals on and if you don’t really have anything in mind, they offer a wide variety of other popular products to help.

Registration

Registration

Finding Products

ZingSale offer an extensive range of products that alerts can be activated on. It’s also easy to search for these using their search field, with a fairly wide search criteria. Products can be searched by brand, product name or even by key words associated with that product and once these have been entered, users are immediately taken to a list of relevant items based on what they have entered.

Product Search

Product Search

It’s possible to then view an additional product overview page to ensure that the item is exactly what you’re looking for, or you can immediately set up alerts within that page – taking mere seconds.

Product Overview

Product Overview

Deals

As well as allowing you to look for specific products, ZingSale also provides a list of the top deals currently in time for Christmas (or even if you’re just looking to bag some great bargains). It also creates a list of the most popular product searches to allow you to easily products you may have been looking for. Additionally, it also provides a list of categories populated by the most popular products in an effort to provide efficient gift ideas.

Deals

Deals

Price History

Another nifty little feature of ZingSale is the ability to view a price history on the current item being viewed. This shows, in the form of a graph, the price of the item and how it has fluctuated (if at all) over time. It can be a great insight into whether you really are getting the best deal for that product or it’s been lower-priced lately. Of course, even if it is higher than expected, there’s nothing you can do about it but if you’re simply curious, it can be a really nice insight.

Price History

Price History

Final Thoughts

Personally, I found ZingSale to be a really great app that I believe will become a great asset to those who have to buy gifts regularly and need the best deals. The design of the app is great and everything’s just really straightforward. It’s dead simple to find exactly what you’re looking for and if not, their list of deals can be a great way to find alternatives. One of the only issues I found with the app is the actual product search feature. Though I found this generally to come up with the exact product I was looking for, there is a problem when some useless accessories are also ranked quite highly within the search results.

A definite feature that would greatly benefit the app is better product relevancy within these results. Other than that, I found no real issues with the app except the possibility of better support for international users but I can understand the difficulty in creating this. ZingSale is one of the few unique apps that come along that can really benefit anyone that does their shopping online, providing not only an efficient method of providing product price data when needed, it also does it really simply.


Summary

ZingSale is an app for finding the best deals on a wide range of products, offering the ability to set up alerts that will notify you when the price drops.

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  • Thanks! This is a wonderful app and I’ve been looking for something like it for quite some time now. I’ve been scouring eBay RSS feeds and Google Shopping in the meantime just waiting to pounce on a great web app like this.