New website Stuffster has launched today, helping shopaholics buy the products they want at the price they can afford. The revolutionary new service tracks global price drops and will enable fashion lovers to track items that they want to buy and set the price they want to pay, following which Stuffster will alert them when the price drops to their target price.
Stuffster has also revealed the launch of its Fastest Fallers Index, which has tracked price fluctuations of 691 online products between December 2012 and January 2013. Using Stuffster to continuously monitor price changes, the site revealed that fashion, beauty and technology products saw the biggest price drops, as over a third (34.9%) of items monitored fell over this period, with savings of up to 80% on popular products.
From the items and websites monitored, Shoes and High Street clothing saw the highest percentage drops, with brands like Zara and River Island slashing prices over the past four weeks. Designer clothing and bags saw particularly high savings with prices dropping by hundreds of pounds on items like and Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Lily Lace Overlay Dress and Mulberry’s Bayswater handbag, which fell from £290 to £145 and £895 to £447.50 respectively.
Keir McConomy, CEO for Stuffster.com, commented, “Over the past few years we’ve seen a boom in online shopping as consumers log on in search of the best deals and there are big savings to be made for the savvy shoppers. Fashion retailers often hold flash sales with massive reductions on certain selections, so fashionistas could make some amazing savings on key wardrobe essentials or style pieces, but only if they’re in the know and constantly checking their sites. Prices can fluctuate by as much as 10-30% in the same day, making it easy to miss out on great bargains.”
Using Stuffster’s Trakology technology, the site did not only reveal price drops, but also price increases and daily fluctuations. Online prices can vary by as much as 17.5% in a day, as retailers adjust their prices multiple times according to supply and demand. For example, Stuffster saw Samsung’s NX 1000 Digital Compact Camera drop from £399.99 on Amazon to £329.99, only to increase back up to £399.99 just 6 hours later!
Stuffster tracks prices of any product on any website in the world, including Amazon, ASOS, Karen Millen, John Lewis and NW3, and has been established to help consumers take control of their shopping so they never need to worry about missing out on a bargain.
Consumers add items to Stuffster.com by clicking the +STUFF button which they add to their browser and then setting the price they want to pay. All items are stored in Stuffster in a “Stufflist”, a central Wishlist of items they want to buy, or they can organise them in “Stuffboards” – helping categorise items in any way they want, from fashion essentials, to wedding goods, to specific categories like monochrome fashion.
Keir McConomy continues, “We’ve launched Stuffster to help put the power back into consumers’ hands. Stuffster helps take the stress away by constantly tracking the items you want, so you never miss out on a bargain if the price drops on an item or it goes on sale. By using Stuffster, you can regularly save 25-50% off many of the season essentials you want to buy and in today’s economic climate that can make a big difference or allow you to treat yourself with the savings made. What’s more, Stuffster helps save you time and hassle by organising your shopping items in one central place, so you never have to make a manual list of items ever again.”
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