I like to shop. I’m sure this is news to no one. I used to spend my days meandering aimlessly around the mall, but as I’ve gotten busier I do most of my shopping from the comfort of home. Online shopping has become so convenient, it’s hard to motivate myself to brave the mall anymore. I know, lazy much??
Incidentally, does anyone remember when online shopping was just being born? I remember looking at the first websites to put their products online and getting frustrated because they showed such limited options and the photographs didn’t show the details of the products.
Nowadays you’d be hard pressed to find a retail establishment that doesn’t display their entire inventory on their website.
In fact, sometimes it gets thoroughly overwhelming. I hate it when I come across a great find, only to lose track of it before I have a chance to go back and purchase.
Many times I have an event coming up or a post to write, and I spend hours perusing various websites, collecting ideas and links. I have taken to making a crude list in a text edit document to keep track of what I find until I’m ready to sort through them. It works, but it’s not very efficient.
Enter Sweet Relish – a new site that allows you to discover, organize, and share your online discoveries.
You can create lists by topics that you can come back to for future reference, or share with others. For example, say you have a big event coming up and you’re trying to find the PERFECT outfit. You can make a list of possible products just for that event. Or you can create wish lists to share with family members at birthdays and Christmas time. You can curate ideas for a party you’re planning or a home improvement project you’re thinking about. The list is virtually limitless.
What I love about it is that it’s visual. It’s more than a list, but you can actually see the items you’ve saved as well so it’s easy to go back and find what you’re looking for. And then you can buy right from the site, without having to click away.
For me, it’s a great tool for posts I have in the works about a certain trend or wardrobe item. For example, I’ve been working on a post about the Spring 2013 Fashion Trends. Here’s my list so far.
When I go to write the post, I will come back to this list and pick and choose the examples I want to showcase in the post.
All you have to do is install the Relish button on your toolbar, and then when you’re perusing the web, you click the button and save to the list of your choice.
You can use a list or predetermined topics or create your own.
But Sweet Relish is also a community. You can follow other Relishers, which is a great way to find cool new products. It’s super fun to see what my friend are “relishing” at the moment.
I love how easy it is to make lists for things I’m working on or for products I’m coveting. This would have been such an awesome resource during my purse hunt a few weeks ago!!
I’m excited to announce that I’ve agreed to be a Sweet Relish blog ambassador because I like the site so much!