Online shopping can be more convenient than going to a physical store but there's still a lot of steps. You may have to shop around and compare prices to get the best deal. You may even want to do research to compare quality. And then you must fill out your payment, shipping information, and sometimes you're forced to create an account.
Shopbolt, a free app, can eliminate a lot of those steps. It's like having a personal shopper right in the palm of your hand.
Instead of scrolling through products and adding them to your cart, you can just text a Shopbolt agent. Just tell him or her what you want and they will find the best product at the best price and order it for you. You're texting an actual person, not a bot, and they do the research for you and find items on sale that fit what you're looking for.
Instead of creating a different account for every online retailer, you create one account through the Shopbolt app. After you download it, fill in your credit card information and shipping address. Then hit "Make a Request" to select a category, such as home decor or shoes, and that begins a conversation with an agent.
When I tried it, I got an immediate response. The agent asked me what kind of home decor or furniture I was looking to buy and how much I wanted to spend. Once I answered those questions, I got a message saying they'd get back to me with options. Literally five minutes later they sent me four suggestions. If the suggestions aren't quite what you're looking for then you can give your agent more specifications.
(If you're reading this on the Komando.com app then click here to see photos of my conversation with the ShopBolt agent.)
Once I decided on the chair of my dreams, my agent told me they could set up my order, let me know the total and the delivery date. Once you confirm a purchase, the agent will place the order and send you a receipt. The whole process took 15 minutes.
Shopbolt doesn't share your email address with anyone and you can opt out of their promotional emails too. If you want to use a coupon or gift card then just let your agent know before you confirm your order. They can even help you return a product that you don't like or assist you if there's a problem with your order. And the most important feature of all: they use encryption to protect your credit card information.
Until using this app, I thought personal shoppers were only for wealthy people. If you'd like to download it for free then click one of the blue buttons below.