When you’re shopping online, it is recommended that you visit a bunch of sellers and marketplaces on the Internet to find the best deals. This can prove to be an arduous task when there are a lot of options to choose from. Luckily, Google makes it easy for you to compare prices and shop for a product in one place. While Google Shopping isn’t a marketplace in itself, it aggregates different sellers across marketplaces to bring you the best deals. In this article, we show you how to shop online and compare & track the prices of products using Google.
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How can you compare product prices on Google?
There are two ways you can compare product prices on Google. The simplest way to go about it is by performing a Google search for the product. Once the search results load on the page, you will see the different buying options under the ‘Popular Products’ or ‘Related Products’ section. To compare prices of the product simply go through the various listings in the product on the right. Click on ‘Compare prices’ to view the detailed list.
Another way you can compare prices for a product is by logging into Google Shopping. Once you’ve signed in using your Google Account, search for a product and click on the most relevant result. Click on ‘Compare prices’ to view the detailed list of prices for the product.
Here’s how you can use Google to shop online
Step 1: Go to https://shopping.google.com and search for a product you want to buy.
Step 2: Once you’ve entered the desired product, you will see buying options from sellers across the Internet. This includes sellers on major e-commerce platforms like Flipkart and Amazon as well as independent retailers.
Step 3: Click on the product and select ‘View product details’.
Step 4: Check the panel on the right to compare the product’s prices from different sellers and platforms. Click on ‘Visit site’ to view the product on the seller’s website.
How to track a product’s price using Google Chrome?
Make sure you are signed into Chrome and have ‘sync’ turned on. In addition to that, you need to turn on ‘Web and app activity’. Click on this link to turn it on. Now, follow these steps.
Step 1: Open the page of the product that you want to track.
Step 2: Click on the ‘track price’ icon in the address bar. Select ‘Done’ in the popup box to confirm your selection.
You will be notified whenever the price of the product gets slashed. To manage the products you’re tracking, click on bookmarks and select ‘Tracked Products’.
Here’s how you can track a product on your Android smartphone
Step 1: Launch Chrome on your smartphone and tap on the three dots in the top right corner of the screen. Go to Settings>Google Services and turn on the toggle bar for ‘Track prices on tabs’.
Step 2: Now, go to the product page and tap on the three dots again. Select ‘Track price’.
You will be notified whenever the seller reduces the price of the product.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Google Shopping?
Google Shopping is a link aggregator that makes it easy to compare product prices across the Internet.
Is Google Shopping free?
Yes, Google Shopping is free to use for buyers as well as sellers. You can put up the product you’re selling on Google Search Index for it to show up on Google Shopping. The only time you will need to pay is when you are advertising your product.
Why use Google Shopping?
Google Shopping makes it easy for the buyer to compare all the prices of a product across different sellers in one place.
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This is how you can shop online and compare & track the prices of products using Google. To get the most out of Google Shopping, make sure you login using your Google Account. Once you are logged in, you will be able to save products on your profile and track their price over a period of time.
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