Brandicted: Shop Using Snapshots

When shopping for products you love, visual prompts are the ideal way of making sure you are locating exactly what you want. It’s not always possible to get to the shops to see what’s on offer, so images online help you find what you want, and from there, where to buy it. When the internet is a never ending jungle of goods, shops, products, and brands, knowing where to look can be tricky. Being able to focus your search using hashtags and keywords is just what you need.

Brandicted.com is one site which does exactly this.

Screen Shot 2013-12-21 at 11.08.57Unlike generalized shopping channels, Brandicted uses links from across the online world, from shopping sites to social media, to pull in visual content based on your search terms. This means you can be sure to get the best, most versatile, and yet relevant results for your search. Because these results are all image based, you can see in detail what it is you want to buy as well as how other people love and use it. Nothing makes for a better review than seeing others enjoying the things you want. Not only is it more reliable, as you see what you’re buying based on other people’s reviews and images, it’s a fun way of connecting and shopping at the same time! For example, if you find the product you want, you can click on it and may find it came via an Instagram profile and from there, can follow and connect. After all, shopping is always more fun when done with friends, even online!

Brandicted also enables you to create wish lists of all the products you find and want. You can add anything you desire to this list and once it’s completed, can even share this to your social networking sites, such as Facebook, so you have a fool proof way of hinting to friends and family about what you want this festive season! Not only that, but by having visual images on the list, you can be sure that anyone using it to treat you will know exactly what you want – down to color, design, and brand. If a link to a profile with a bright orange “Want” symbol isn’t the best hint you can give someone as to a gift idea, then nothing is! I am a huge fan of the classic Little Black Dress and with the party season in full swing, it’s important to find the perfect one for any given situation. Using Brandicted, I was able to condense my search using key words to pull in the perfect match for me:Screen Shot 2013-12-19 at 14.46.46

Once you see the item you love from the photos provided, all you need to do is click on the box and it will present the details of that item, including how to purchase it. This includes a tag with the brand name. If you click on this, Brandicted takes you directly to that brands’ page and you can browse further, and maybe even find more items you love. You are also provided with a link to where the image comes from so you can check out the stylish individual who posted it. If you want the item pictured, simply click the “Want” button and not only will this be a not so subtle hint to friends and family, but you’d be given product recommendations to the exact, if not similar items to the one pictured.

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Another fantastic feature that Brandicted offers, is the ability to follow your favourite brands, their updates, and products so you never miss a beat when it comes to their latest releases and offers. Nothing is worse than retailers who have no way of distinguishing between brands and rather cluster items by product so you’re left wasting your time searching for particular things. Cut through the clutter by following only the brands you love so you don’t become overloaded with marketing and products not relevant to you.

Brandicted is a brilliant and distinguished shopping site meets social outreach. You can always be sure to find exactly what you want, see it before you buy, stay up to date with what your favourite brands offer and connect world wide whilst you do it.

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