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Personalized Online Product Search

Published 04/06/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Sortable is an online shopping and product research tool for users interested in popular electronic devise. The site currently supports searches for televisions, phones, tablet PCs, phones, cameras and laptops. The user can begin by choosing one of the previously mentioned broad product categories and setting a price range using the slider bar on the homepage. Top contributors are also listed on the homepage along with popular products under each category. The user can sort their search results by choosing filters from the top of the results page. These include a variety of criteria based on the product, such as connectivity, display, brand and video modes for televisions. The application displays the matching products along with a score, overview, advantages and tradeoffs.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Sortable was created based around the concept that most people who buy products online also do their research online. The Canadian team of tech geeks wanted to create a tool that would offer users an easy way to find the information they need with less searching. The application was tested in 2010 and received 41 million recommendations from 17 million visitors. Stores also noted the benefits of Sortable, which helped increase order size by 18% and is credited with a 50% reduction in product returns.

What are the differences to other apps?

Sortable works much like a search engine’s shopping feature, but with far more detail a consumer can use. The application provides tailored searches for popular electronic devices and breaks the product options down by budget and product-specific criteria the user can choose to incorporate into the search. Each product is displayed with the most important information: advantages and disadvantages. Consumers can see at a glance whether the product meets their needs.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Sortable has an upbeat, trendy feel to it that doesn’t become overwhelming. Users enjoy a streamlined experience, which starts with the search tools found at the top of the homepage. The search results look like a lot of information, but it is broken down very well. Small images appear alongside a bulleted list of advantages and ‘tradeoffs’ (read: disadvantages). The user can click to learn more or make a purchase, or refine their search further with simple tag buttons at the top of the results page.

How does the registration process work?

Anyone can search Sortable for free. Users who want to take advantage of all features can click the “Register” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. A pop up box literally glides down from above and presents the user with three login options: Facebook, Google or Yahoo. The user must select one of these options and sign in with an existing account. Sortable does not offer a separate registration option at this time.

What does it cost to use the application?

Sortable is available for free, which is right where it really should be. The tool is exceptionally helpful from a consumer’s standpoint, but it doesn’t offer a service most consumers would be willing to shell out hard cash for. The application helps users search for products, just like many other free search engines. It does so with more attention to detail and a user friendly interface that, when combined with free access, makes Sortable a highly attractive option for consumers.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Sortable is a must-see app for anyone interested in buying TVs, phones, cameras, laptops or tablet computers on the web. Users can learn about various models, brands and sellers. The application makes searching and researching products online as easy as it gets. Users can find all the details they need without digging through different websites. The experience is completely streamlined and can help consumers make better decisions about which products are best before they buy.

  • Search for free without registering for an account
  • Sign in with a Facebook, Google or Yahoo account
  • Narrow down products using simple filters
  • View advantages and disadvantages as bulleted lists
  • Set price range to find affordable products

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