Ciuvo, Another Price Comparison Add-on For Firefox - gHacks Tech News

Ciuvo, Another Price Comparison Add-on For Firefox

The rise of online shopping has opened up a world of opportunity for Internet users. One of the most interesting option is the ability to compare prices almost effortlessly. Price comparison services can be divided into two groups: First websites that display price and availability information for product names you enter, and then browser add-ons that compare prices automatically for you when you open a product page on a supported shopping site.

Ciuvo identifies items on shopping sites automatically, pulls price and other information from its database, and displays those information in a small toolbar that it attaches to the top of the web page.

This toolbar highlights the cheapest price it found in its database, the number of total sites carrying the item, and links to additional information like product videos.

ciuvo price comparison

You can use the information to compare the price on the site you are currently on to the cheapest price that Ciuvo found in its product database. This can be reassuring if the site you are on has the cheapest price, or a money saver if it does not. Details about each offer are displayed in the menu that opens up when you move the mouse cursor over offers in the toolbar.

Here you see the price and shipping information, whether the product is available, the store's rating and a short description of the product.

price comparison

A click opens the item's page on the shopping site in a new browser tab. It is still important to compare the product details on all shipping pages to make sure that the same product is offered on both. The add-on had for instance issues identifying different product versions on a single Amazon item page. It always compared the price of the default product with its database.

Ciuvo checks YouTube for product videos which can be viewed directly on the shopping site. Just hover with your mouse over the video menu and select one of the videos to watch it directly in an overlay on the page.

product videos

Here is a short add-on demonstration video.

Ciuvo is only compatible with select online shops in the US, UK, Austria, Germany, France and Poland. Firefox users interested in an unobtrusive price comparison add-on should check it out.

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Comments

  1. Luis Felipe said on February 10, 2012 at 11:08 pm
    Reply

    Have you tried Priceblink? If so, which one is better?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on February 10, 2012 at 11:13 pm
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      Well they both work nearly identical. I suggest you check them both out and see whichever suits your needs more.

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