The internet is becoming more and more a utility rather than a luxury option for only a small portion of the population. Many worldwide rely on the internet for communication, pass their leisure time and to do business. The online shopping industry is booming worldwide, according to the U.S. Commerce Department the U.S. e-commerce sales totaled $225.5 billion in 2012, up 15.8% from $194.7 billion in 2011.
There are many online stores Amazon, eBay and Alibaba are just an example, every day a group of online stores are added. Some of the well-established brick and mortar stores are also going online (e.g. Walmart, Target, Best Buy, etc.).
There’s not a product that you can’t find online and from multiple sources, but the question is; how to get what I want for the best price? Many rely on shopping aggregators like Google shopping and Yahoo shopping to find what they want online for the best price. But those who use these services know that they’re not continuously updated so you might find what you want on Google shopping for example but when you click on the link and go to the website of the retailer you might find the product out of stock or even find it more expensive.
This article will introduce you to InvisibleHand, a free and small yet very powerful Google Chrome extension. You can use this Google Chrome extension to search for the best deals online. Here under you shall find a step by step tutorial on how to install, configure and use InvisibleHand Google Chrome browser extension, which will really help you to find what you want to buy for the best price.
Step 1: First, go to the Google Chrome Web Store – https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/apps
Step 2: In the search bar type (InvisibleHand).
Step 3: In the extension section you shall find the “InvisibleHand” Google Chrome extension. Add it to Chrome.
Step 4: A new tab will appear at the top right “address bar” of the Google Chrome screen as seen below.
Step 5: Right click on the InvisibleHand extension if you want to enter the “manage” menu to customize the extension.
Step 6: To use the extension, click on it and a small window will popup where you can choose the category of product you want “Shopping, Rental, Flight and Hotel), then type what you actually want in the search bar and click the search icon, as seen below.
Step 7: You’ll then be directed to a new window with the search results, at the top of the screen you should choose the country you’re in or the country you can ship the product from.
Now, you can get your bargain, this Google Chrome extension doesn’t require you to be signed with your Google account in order to use it, so you’re shopping in total anonymity and privacy.