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SimilarStores

Find Alternative Online Stores


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Published 08/14/2014 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

SimilarStores is an app that helps online shoppers find more stores that match their preferences. The service is very simple but can make shopping more interesting. The user can enter any store name into the field provided and SimilarStores will show a list of alternative retailers that offer similar products. The homepage includes a list of popular suggestions sorted by broad category, including popular, clothing, electronics, computing and food and drink. The search results page includes a link to the shop as well as a button to find stores similar to that specific result. Users can search as often as they like to find more shopping options without wasting time with a basic search engine.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

SimilarStores isn’t hugely popular, but it offers a unique service that is very helpful to anyone who shops online. The site was founded on August 1st, 2014, so it hasn’t had a lot of time to grow its user base as of yet. The search function is very simple and has lots of potential for users who love to find a good deal online but hates having to search for shops that sell what they want.

What are the differences to other apps?

SimilarStores is unique because it offers a no nonsense way to find more places to shop on the web. While many sites focus on comparing individual products, SimilarStores instead provides an instant list of shops that operate in similar industries and/or sell similar products. The user can spend a few seconds to search and discover a long list of alternatives that may offer better deals or better products.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

SimilarStores keep things simple with no clutter or annoying ads. The clean homepage prominently displays the search bar along with a few links and headers. The experience remains pleasant and completely hassle-free. There is the occasional banner ad on the search results page, but this is far from intrusive. It’s a refreshing to use a site that doesn’t appear to push users to make a purchase, even though it’s designed specifically for online shopping. New users will have no problem navigating SimilarStores.

How does the registration process work?

SimilarStores offers its services to all visitors. No registration is needed to access all features. There are no limitations, users can search as often as they like. This is a great way to encourage users to come back and use the service. Registration should not be required unless a substantial number of personalized feature were added.

What does it cost to use the application?

SimilarStores is available at no cost. Charging a fee would only deter most users from trying the service. Chances are the site gets some benefit from directing users to popular online shops. It’s a great tradeoff for users, who are not bombarded by ads or required to give up their personal information to search.

Who would you recommend the application to?

SimilarStores is a helpful application for anyone who shops online often. The service is completely free and very easy to use. Even the occasional internet shopper can find more stores which could mean more products and more ways to save with better deals and sales. No login is needed and the user isn’t required to make a purchase, so shoppers with a tight budget can still use the app.

  • Search for alternatives to any store
  • View popular shops in broad categories on the homepage
  • Change search by clicking on a search result
  • Discover new shops to browse online
  • Expand options to find the best deals on similar products


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