Amazon with its vast assortment of items is one of the preferred online shopping locations for Internet users.
Buying items on Amazon is comfortable, and its excellent return policy has contributed to its popularity. The popularity of Amazon makes it a target of third party software developers.
Wootch, a free software program for the Windows operating system, is one of those applications that adds a feature that many Amazon customers can benefit from. The program can be used to monitor Amazon price changes. Monitoring prices can be helpful to buy specific items once they have dropped below a price limit that has been set by the user.
Wootch comes as an add-on for Microsoft's Internet Explorer, and as a standalone software for the Windows operating system. It supports the five Amazon stores in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and France.
Items can be monitored by selecting one of the supported Amazon marketplaces, typing the name of an item that should be monitored, selecting a category (optional) and pressing the enter key. Wootch will search the Amazon store for items that match the product name and displays them in the list.
Each item comes with basic descriptions, a link to the Amazon store page and the option to add it to the monitored items in Wootch.
The application displays the current price of the item and a second price form that the user can use to enter the desired price of the item. It is possible to monitor the Amazon marketplace and the used item market at Amazon. It us furthermore possible to activate notifications for every price change even if the price is above the user's price limit and availability changes.
Items can be grouped which can be helpful for users who monitor many Amazon items. The program can notify the user by email or popup which are both self-explanatory.
Wootch will automatically record every price change of monitored items. This becomes available in the Price History graph which can be helpful to identify pricing trends.
Users who shop Amazon for mp3 can use a preview feature to listen to mp3 previews of the songs offered if available.
Wootch is an interesting program for Amazon users who want to monitor items that they want to purchase if the price drops below a set limit. The program can be downloaded from the developer's website.
Update: The Amazon price watcher website has been down for a while now, and we have made the decision to remove the link pointing to it as a consequence. Check out our related articles section below for viable alternatives.
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