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Find Products and Compare Prices Online With Pronto

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If you are tired of having to buy items online at prices that seem a bit exorbitant, then you are ready to start comparing prices. The challenge with price comparison online is that there are so many retailers, it is difficult to imagine how to go about it. Spreadsheets would simply consume all the time you have and still accomplish far less than desired. Using an online search engine that is specifically designed for this purpose is the best bet and Pronto has gained an outstanding reputation in the online price comparison niche.

Pronto is an online platform hosting a superior shopping search engine which is able to locate a diverse range of products and make price comparisons from thousands of retail websites across the internet. The Pronto website has grown to become one of the internet’s most visited shopping and price comparison sites. This is because of the comparatively high level of price accuracy recorded as well as its ability to influence purchasing behavior. Pronto makes the best possible efforts at ensuring that its credibility is maintained by showcasing only products on sale by reputable online retailers who sell and ship within the United States. Every effort is made to filter out potentially and known problematic sites such as affiliate sites, adult content sites, spam sites as well as comparison shopping sites. This is done in order to uphold a high level of superb user experience. Additionally, Pronto provides an avenue for users to register an experience they had with a retailer. If it is a bad experience and sequel to investigation, it is found that the retailer acted in a shady manner, Pronto would generally evaluate continuing to display that particular retailer’s products. The reason behind this is simply to protect the users of the Pronto website and ensure all retailers meet the minimum standard set.

Pronto as a shopping search engine website, does not stock or sell any products. What Pronto does is to show users the various choices they have in order for them to make a better shopping decision. Prices displayed on Pronto are from the retailers site and when the shopper sees an item which meets his/her style and price tag, s/he simply clicks on the ‘Shop’ button which is located close to each product. Clicking the ‘Shop’ button will take the shopper to the merchant’s website where the shopper can go ahead and complete the transaction. While Pronto makes every effort to update its database as often as possible, there may be time lapse between the last update and a sudden change in the price on a retailer’s website. In instances of this nature, the retail site may display a price while a different price is stated on the Pronto website. Of course, the retailer’s price is the correct one and would take precedence over that stated by Pronto.

Signing Up To Join Pronto

Joining Pronto is certainly a worthwhile exercise and it poses no hassles at all. It will take just a few minutes and you can begin to enjoy the full benefit of the websites exciting features. As a first step, navigate to the website homepage at Pronto.com and click on the ‘Sign Up’ link located at the top left corner of the page. This will take you to the Sign Up page where a form is presented with two options; manual sign up right there on the site or login via your Facebook account. The latter would entail granting the Pronto Facebook app access to your profile on Facebook.

If you decide to register on the website, go ahead and enter the required details in the form; First name, Last name, Email address as well as selected Password. After filling the form, click the ‘Sign Up’ button located just beneath the form.

To login using Facebook, simply click on the ‘Login with Facebook’ button on the right side of the page to display a small login window. Enter your Facebook login details to enter Facebook and another message will be display informing you of the information that will be accessed by the Pronto app if you grant access. These include your public profile, friends’ list and email address. To confirm your approval, click the ‘Okay’ button at the bottom of the window.

Costs of Using Pronto

Pronto is absolutely free for you, the consumer to join and use. There are no fees attached to your usage of the site. There is however, a different arrangement for people looking to list their products on Pronto in order to showcase them to teeming shoppers on the site. Such merchants will have to register specifically for the Pronto Merchant Solutions Program. They can thus list their products, be seen and bought by users of the Pronto website.

How To Use Pronto

Using Pronto is an exciting experience and certainly an easy one. Once you navigate to the website, the homepage already provides you with options from which you can choose to begin your search. There are featured searches in various categories including Books and Media, Flowers and Gifts, Technology, Sports and Fitness among many others.

If you wish to search for a particular item, you can use the search bar located at the top of the page. Simply enter the name of the item and hit the ‘Find it’ button. One other way of searching for the item of your choice is to use the ‘Shop Our Categories’ drop-down menu. This will give you many categories and sub-categories. Select and keep drilling down till you get what you want. If you prefer to shop by brand or favorite store, click the ‘Brands & Stores’ drop-down menu and click the appropriate category.

Pronto also provides you with exciting buying guides. To view these guides, scroll down to the last segment of the page and click on ‘Buying Guides’ on the right hand side of the page.