Shopping on Amazon isn’t exactly the most stress-free experience. If you don’t know what you want, the near-infinite results can suck you down a rabbit hole of confusion and indecision. One solution is to start using Amazon’s advanced search tricks to narrow down your results.
Another thing you can try is a Chrome extension called Trusty Search Assistant for Amazon, which can save you many scrolls and page clicks. I’ve tried it out for a bit and I really like it. Its simple approach to distilling Amazon search results actually does make shopping easier and less stressful.
Better Filters and Sorting in Amazon Search Results
Download and install the Chrome extension. The search tool works only on the U.S. version of the store so far, none of the regional variations are supported as of this writing.
The search assistant’s filters occupy a neat little space on top of the Amazon search results page. You have four ways to sort results and find the exact item you would like to buy — just move the sliders and see the results get adjusted dynamically on the page.
As an alternative, use the little input boxes next to each slider to enter a specific value, or click to increment them little by little. You can also reverse sort the results and go from low-to-high or high-to-low for each of the following filters.
- Pages: Scroll infinitely through a set number of pages.
- Rating: Filter products by the number of reviews they get.
- Review Count: Filter by the total number of reviews each product has collected. Remember that reviews may not always be an indicator of quality.
- Price: The most obvious filter you will base your buying decision on. Click the little arrow on the side to arrange results from high-to-low or low-to-high.
As far as I could make out, the filter works on all product category pages of the shopping site. If it doesn’t, then feel free to mention the category in the comments.
Are you an expert Amazon shopper? Try out the Trusty Search Assistant but also tell us your best tip for shopping on the colossal site.
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