Last Updated: May 21, 2014 0

Discover The Joy of Social Shopping on Kaboodle

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Kaboodle has established itself as one of the most popular online destinations for shoppers wishing to discover new trends in fashion as well as other popular products. Boasting of more than 5 million visitors each month in addition to 1.9 million registered users and a growing list of 12 million products, Kaboodle has raised the concept of social shopping to a new level and continues to empower users by giving the ability to browse through dozens of new and trending looks, create blogs and interact with other users.

One of the major underlying notions driving Kaboodle is the fact that shopping is boring when done alone. Why shop alone when you can do it with friends? Share views and tastes etc? If you are on of those who loves to cruise online shopping malls and share you views with other stylistas, Kaboodle is an ideal place for you to be. Not only will you be sharing with others, you will also be inspiring many others with your ideas and perspectives. Blogs, styleboards, polls and product lists are the common language on Kaboodle and these are the tools by which you and other users fill the social shopping space with the most brilliant ideas and innovations. It is also very important to note that Kaboodle does not sell anything, rather you will be redirected to the retailer’s site when you see a product you would like to buy.

Still wondering exactly what you could achieve on Kaboodle? Here are some of the most popular actions taken by users:

  • Add Products: Adding products to your Kaboodle lists may be done from anywhere online. This ensures that you can keep spicing up your list and keeping the variety in high gear.
  • Create Shopping Lists: Another major staple of Kaboodle, you are meant to create shopping lists and jazz it up with great curation. You have several options including but not limited to wish lists, themed lists etc. After creating your own list, you do not have to keep it to yourself as Kaboodle enables you to share it with your friends and family. Of course, creating your list is as easy as picking from the extensive products on Kaboodle or anywhere else online.
  • Express Yourself Through Your Style: Other users gravitate towards you because they see something unique and only when you are able to express your peculiar style will this become reality. This is easily done by making use of your Kaboodle styleboards.
  • Discover: This is one of the most amazing things about Kaboodle, the ability to find products and style you may never have discovered on your own. It is the power of social shopping. Looking for deals and discounts? Kaboodle Sales and Stores channel has got you covered.
  • Connect: Social is all about finding and connecting and social shopping on Kaboodle is just the same; you will find people who share similar views or those who just admire your unique style and vice versa. You can tap into the obvious expertise and experience of fellow Kaboodlers by setting up a poll to get some new perspective or even help you make a purchase decision. Love someone else’s styleboards? Show them love by giving hearts.

How Do I Join Kaboodle?

Becoming a Kaboodler, as users of the online service are known, is extremely easy, straightforward and very FREE. Of course, you have to navigate to the website first, at Kaboodle.com. At the top right side of the page, you will see the ‘Login’ button and when you hold your cursor over it, the option to register appears. Click ‘Register’ and you will be taken to the sign-up page where you will be given the option to sign-up using Facebook or register with email. When you click the register using email option, you will be redirected to a new page with a very brief form requiring just a few details including:

  • Email Address
  • Username
  • Password
  • Date of Birth

Having provided all the required information and entered the response to the security question, simply click ‘Sign Me Up’. There are just a few things you ought to bear in mind such as avoiding the use of fake email addresses and passwords that you might not be able to recall.

If you prefer to join Kaboodle using your Facebook account, all you need to do is click on the link and you will be redirected to the Facebook website. After signing in, a prompt will appear in a small window informing you of the information that Kaboodle will receive when you connect and these include your public profile, friend list and email address. You can rest assured that Kaboodle cannot post to your Facebook profile using your account.

Using Kaboodle

One of the most important features of Kaboodle is the Kaboodle Button. This is a button which you have to download and is installed in your browser and allows you to automatically take a snapshot of a product you like in addition to a description then save it to any of the lists you have created on your profile. All you need to do is click on the ‘Add to Kaboodle’ on the button and the previously described actions will be executed automatically.

Kaboodle also provides the opportunity for you to get the very best deals from the most popular brands regularly via its Deals Channel. This channel is made up of four sub-channels to make your shopping experience even more delightful; Deals & Steals, Featured Deals, Contests and Giveaways as well as Editor’s Favorite Sales.

You can also follow existing Kaboodlers whose blogs or styleboards have really impressed you by simply going to the person’s profile and clicking the ‘Follow’ button. Inviting your friends to share your experience on Kaboodle is also very easy as you just have to click on ‘Invite Friends’ and fill in your friend’s email address, customize the message to be received and click the button.