There’s no question that we all enjoy a good deal. More often than not, Amazon is the best place to find a great deal. Now that you know Amazon is the go-to place for online shopping, how will you know when prices drop? The good news is there are plenty of ways to track price drops and be in the know to find the best price.
If you’re a frequent Amazon shopper, CamelCamelCamel.com is a must-know site. While it isn’t much to look at, it’s a fantastic resource. The primary function of the site is to track price history for nearly any product.
It’s as simple as copying the page URL for the item in question and pasting into the search tool at the very top of the page. Hit the search button and watch the CamelCamelCamel magic. You’ll see info about the product and a purchase button as well as a detailed price history going back months or even years. The site defaults to showing you Amazon’s price history, but you can track third-party vendors with a single mouse click. If a price does drop, you’ll want instant notifications so you don’t miss a superb deal.
You’re covered with email notifications that arrive almost immediately. Add in a browser extension for both FireFox and Chrome, and this might be your new favorite resource for Amazon shopping in the future.
Similar to other price-tracking sites, Keepa has carved out its own little niche. Tracking prices is as easy as it gets. Load Keepa.com in your browser of choice. Now open Amazon.com in a separate tab and find a product you’re interested in. Copy the page URL, and then paste it right into Keepa’s search box. Within seconds you’ll find a detailed price history. There is a ton of info at your fingertips, including third-party pricing, used pricing and sales rank.
Like CamelCamelCamel, Keepa also offers its own browser tabs for FireFox, Chrome, Opera and Microsoft Edge. Wishlist importing is available with Keepa as well for email updates when prices drop. Keepa works in nearly a dozen locations around the world including the UK, Spain, Japan, France and Australia. As a bonus, Keepa highlights support for tracking lightning deals, which is very welcomed given how quickly they sell out.
Like the aforementioned sites, Honey is another robust tool for tracking Amazon prices. Available as a browser add-on only, there’s support for Chrome and Firefox. Once you’ve installed the extension, a new button appears in the menu bar. Now, look for “Add to Droplist.” After a product is added to this list, you’ll receive email notifications if the price drops more than 5 percent. Additionally, you can choose to watch a product for 30, 60, or 90 days. Similarly, Honey adds a price history tool that shows historical pricing up to 120 days prior.
What really separates Honey from the competition is coupons. The company prides itself on searching the Web for coupons or promotional codes. Another attractive feature of Honey is its ability to instantly apply coupons to any product if available.
4. Price Alert for Amazon
If you’re more of an app person, rest assured there are plenty of ways to keep tabs on Amazon pricing. The most popular is Price Alert for Amazon. Both Android and iOS users can download from their respective App Stores. and setup is as easy as it gets.
As you start adding items to your watch list, you set the desired price for each item. As the price falls beneath that threshold, a notification pops up on your smartphone. The app is full of information so you can see historical pricing for every item. If you want to see items that are only available via Prime delivery, that’s only a click or two away.
If there’s any drawback to the app, it’s that tracking more than three items at a time requires a small in-app purchase. However, given the savings you’re likely to incur, an in-app purchase that’s as much as a cup of coffee is worth every penny.
No matter which method or website you choose, tracking Amazon pricing has never been easier. The small amount of time it takes to copy and paste a URL or download an app is likely to save you hundreds of dollars a year. Who can say no to that? Sound off in the comments with your favorite Amazon price-tracking tool.