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Google/Google chrome Homepage. How to use the Google shopping function.

Updated on June 19, 2013

I love shopping on line and saving money.

Shop on line using the Google Homepage shopping tool.

How to get the most from the Google homepage. I don't think there can be many people living on the planet who haven’t at the very least heard of google or google chrome, performed a homepage search, or used the map search feature, but google shopping might be something new to some, I know that for me it is a relatively new discovery. When you go to the google homepage across the top you will find a helpful toolbar. Shopping is one of the options.

Of course, searching for things to buy through google is pretty familiar to most of us but on line shopping using the shopping function allows the search to be much more specific, quicker and ultimately more productive. It can end up saving you quite a bit of money, good at any time of year but particularly helpful at Christmas.

I must admit that I love on line shopping, it has so many benefits, it’s fast, easy and convenient. Gone are the days when shopping meant dragging yourself round endless shops looking for just the right thing, in just the right size and colour. Using google shopping means that with the aid of the homepage you can quickly and easily narrow your search by limiting the search criteria.


Find free delivery using google shopping.

Free delivery.
Free delivery.

Search specific categories.

Narrowing your shopping search.

Bring up a google page, click the shopping option at the top and then search for google shopping, this will take you to the shopping homepage.

On the left hand side of the google shopping homepage you will find tick boxes that allow you to narrow your search by looking only for goods that include free delivery or are new to the market. Below this you have the option to search specific categories such as exercise and fitness, footwear, wine etc.

You can further refine your search by setting a price range for the search engine to search within. And as if that wasn’t enough you have the option to search in any shop or just in one specific outlet. Fill in all of these boxes with your chosen criteria and then on the right hand side of the google shopping homepage use the drop down box provided to sort the answers by relevance or price-low to high or high to low. Or use the advance search option.

Google shopping can help you find what you want at a special price.

Shop in comfort.

Shop from the comfort of your own home.


This narrowing of your search parameters allows you to compare prices on your chosen item from the comfort of your own home, saving you time and money on the goods and fuel that you would have used searching the old fashioned way. So,it's a win win situation, you save money and time and the planet ends up just that little bit less polluted. You have to fall in love with Google shopping for those reasons alone.

These days every penny saved can make a big difference, google shopping is a real boon to the frugal shopper as it really does help you find the best possible price for your goods.

You will find that the google search tool automatically searches for results near to your present location, so for example if you live in a suburb of London and are searching from home you might find the results list a stockist a few streets away.

Using the google shopping list option.

Once you have found exactly what you are looking for at a price you are happy to pay simply click on the add to shopping list blue link. This will take you to another page where you can enter your google shopping account details. The benefits of using this page include allowing you to keep track of any goods you order, give you access to your list from any PC and to allow you to create and share a wish list of items - which should prove to be very useful at Christmas time. You can also access your account from an i-phone or any other internet enabled device.

If you have a wedding coming up setting up a google shopping wish list is another great way of letting people know just what you need and want. That way you know that you are getting something useful and the person buying can see exactly how much each item is going to cost them. Thankfully, with google shopping and similar sites on the internet the days of getting four toasters, six sets of cutlery and odd shaped vases are a thing of the past.

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    GALAXY 59 6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Thanks, Website Examiner, I must admit I found the google shopping thing by accident. It seems to be a very useful loooking tool, which I will no doubt use quite a bit in the future. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment.

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    Website Examiner 6 years ago

    I find this article interesting. No, I have neither heard about nor used Google Shopping. At first, I thought it concerned Google Checkout, which is a payment solution comparable to PayPal. Thanks for the information, well presented. W.E.