If you’ve been reading this site for a while now, you’re probably aware that that the phrase “Wish List” pops up fairly often: in fact, I wrote a post about my June Wish List just yesterday.
What you may NOT know, however, is that this Wish List I so often refers to is an ACTUAL list, as opposed to a phrase I use to refer to the things I like. Well, I need some way of keeping track of all of those items that catch my eye on my online travels, don’t I?
My first ever Wish List was just a folder in my “Bookmarks” bar. It filled up really quickly, though, and because I had to click on every single link in order to remember what they were, it wasn’t the best way of organising things, so after a while I upped sticks and moved my list over to Amazon, using their Universal Wish List button to keep track of prospective purchases. That wasn’t too bad, but it wasn’t quite visual enough for me, so up until recently I’ve been keeping my Wish List on Pinterest, using a series of secret boards.
This week, however, I was invited to try new service Shoptagr, and so far I’m pretty impressed.
The beauty of this site is that, in addition to allowing you to save or “tag” image links to the items you’re thinking of buying – and organize them into different lists – it also notifies you when the price of the item changes, so if that amazing pair of shoes you’ve been stalking finally go on sale, you’ll be one of the first to know about it. Handy, no?
It’s really easy to use, too. All you have to do is install the “+Tag” button in your browser (You do this by simply dragging the icon into your bookmarks bar, so it’s pretty idiot-proof), then click it whenever you find an item you want to save:
Next, you just select the options you want from the drop-downs (As you can see, Shoptagr also allows you to choose your size, and whether you want to be notified of any price change, or only of drops of 25% or more), and that’s it! You’ll get either an email or text alert when your item goes on sale, and if you want to keep an eye on your selections in the meantime, you can log-in to your Shoptagr dashboard, sit back and admire!
I think this is an excellent idea, which will hopefully make it a little easier to manage my unruly wish list, and help me avoid that sinking feeling when I realise a shoe I’ve been planning to buy went on sale two weeks ago, and I totally missed out on buying it. I know Pinterest has an option which allows you to receive alerts when your pins change price, but although I have that option checked, I only seem to receive notifications once in a blue moon, which means I’m left with Pinboards full of items which have long since sold out.
This seems like a great alternative to me, and as an added incentive, if you sign up and then refer your friends to the service, you have the opportunity to earn rewards, which come in the form of gift cards to stores like ASOS, Topshop, Net-a-Porter and Amazon. Which means that if you all sign up using this link, I just might have a chance of finally buying those Topshop shoes…