Tuesday, August 16, 2011

News: Bing shopping becomes simpler, faster and better to shop within afew steps

Now, Bing shopping has become much simpler. Bing says that making you find things in the fewest possible steps is its goal. Over the past year, Bing has expanded the number of available products by five times and added top brands like Nordstrom, ESPN, Tom’s Shoes, Sony Store, Babies R Us and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Therefore, Bing is unveiling a set of features that surely help you make shopping decisions even faster.
Refining the searches faster


Bing wants you to make sure you’re able to quickly find the information though as the number of available products keeps increasing. Now, the site comprises filters on the left side of the page to help narrow down your search results by category, brand and price point. Before we start using the filters, it is required to click through the results page.

Now, Bing has removed a step and added the refinements directly to the search box. Therefore, you can select as few or as many of the refinements as you wish. For example, let’s say you’re shopping for shoes.

You can start to enter shoes in the search box and see the following. Now, it’s possible to see the most important and most common filters directly in the search box. If you click search, you can immediately see the results for shoes.

However, maybe you are looking for shoes for your daughter. Now with a simple click you can select “toddler girls” next to “Department”:

Finding sales prices
In addition to “refining on the fly”, Bing has added product-level deals to the site. Now, if we search for products on the site and if a discounted price is available, we can see it next to the listing.  In order to help us, Bing has added a “Price reduced” filter under the price refinement allowing you to quickly filter results to only show the products with price reductions.

Most of us like purchasing products from our favourite stores. Therefore, Bing has added a filter on the product page that is capable of sorting products by the stores you know and love.
When you view a product, you can also find related items-ranging from accessories to similar products:
Sharing your shopping lists on Facebook

Moreover, Bing has made even a bunch of improvement to its shopping lists. To start, it has removed the limitation where you could only have one list. Therefore, you can create a list for the cameras you’re thinking about for your upcoming vacation and another list for the random things you might buy.

In order to help figure out which item to buy, we can share any of your lists with your Facebook friends to get their help in making a decision. In addition, it is now possible to select a subset of people to share your list with.

Instead of broadcasting to your entire network, you can click the lock button and get feedback from a select few:
When you share your list on Facebook and your friends comment, you can see the comments right within Bing:

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