The “mighty" product toolbar will help your shopping experience in a variety of ways.
The toolbar is on every product in our store. As you discover interesting and hard–to-find items we encourage you to save them to a store for careful consideration later using the toolbar's “Add” function. A store is similar to a shopping cart, but the layout is much more conducive to good decisions and convenience. Unlike a shopping cart you are not adding items to “buy” but to save for later.
When you’re just generally browsing through the CoolProducts category pages you will notice the toolbar function on any product you roll your cursor over. Below is the drop-down menu that appears when you click the “Add” tab in the toolbar.
If you have utilized the Gift Professor Q&A process you will have created stores for your family members by name. If you have not created any stores you can always save products into “My Favorites”.
There are two kinds of product pages on CoolProducts: Browsing pages and Results pages. Each has a slightly different toolbar under each product.
Notice that the product toolbar on the bracelets below has a different one than the one above. You will only see the toolbar with “save” if you are looking at products on the “Results page.” The “Results page” is the assortment of products produced for you when using the Gift Professor Q&A process. Every product on the “Results page” is presented based on attributes and interests of the recipient you have described to Gift Professor. Therefore, we offer a “Save” instead of “Add” option on this toolbar because it is not necessary to select a recipient’s store on a “Results page.” The product just automatically goes into the store for the person you have created a customized selection for. Each time you click “save” you should see the small confirmation message to assure you the product has been saved (as indicated below).
On a Results Page product “Add” can be accessed in the “More” button, (in case you run across a product that you think might suit another person for whom you have created a store) at any time.
Anywhere on the site there is an info button in the middle of the toolbar. Here is an example of what the info tab in the toolbar does for a product. It’s a quick way to find out more about a product without leaving the full selection of products.
Instead of clicking “Info” (which is a short-cut way to find out more about a product) you can also click anywhere on the product image itself or the product name. By doing so you will then be taken to the individual “Product Page” where there is also more information about a product. The image below indicates some of the current features on the “Product Page.”
The “More” tab has different features depending on where you are on the site and whether it makes sense to offer the feature at this particular point. You can find “Share Gift” and “Comment on gift” anywhere on the site. “Share Gift” is a great way to share unique things that you have found via various social media. We also encourage “Comment on gift”. These comments are often more helpful to future shoppers than the product info is.
Sometimes in the “More” tab on the “Results page” you will see “Similar” and “See more like this” depending on the attributes used to locate the product. Relationship products and Products based on multiple attributes do not have these two tabs. But if the product was pulled from a specific category based on relevance, the “Similar” button highlights the container around other similar products to the one you are looking at on the customized “Results Page.”
“See More Like This” will open a window to let you see the category page that the “results page” product was pulled from so you can see all products available in this category, not just the ones that are most closely matched.
It’s easy to take a survey and find products that are suited specifically to your recipient or to yourself. The survey has four simple steps shown here:
You can also go back and edit portions of your survey that are used to produce your unique recipient results, at any time. All you need do is click on one of the 4 numbers; 1, 2, 3, 4.
A saved store is automatically created when you take a Gift Professor survey for a specific person.
If you click one of the store images, you can see what is inside
This one is just for you. As you are browsing various categories throughout Cool Products you can also save random products to “My Favorites” by using the “Add” function in the product toolbar. You can also take a Self Profile on Gift Professor to be presented with suggestions that fit you. Products you save from “Results” on a Self Profile will go into a store with your name.
You can set convenient occasion reminders at various places on the site to receive an email reminder from us about an upcoming event. This is just an extra free service from the Gift Professor, to make sure you have every chance to improve your relationships with great gifts.
You can access Occasion Reminders via:
Sometimes shopping requires too much thinking so we try to ease some of that visualizing, weighing and reckoning. The Gift Professor Survey is what makes us different. Use the survey to reveal excellent gift ideas that match your recipient’s interests and ideas that represent your relationship with them. We've pulled together thousands of stores to feature their coolest and most amazing products. On a scale of 1-7, each product must be a 6 or 7. We seek Best-of-Class and WOW discoveries daily. This site helps you cut through the clutter to get to the best ideas fast.
Cool Products ambitiously features 700 sub-categories of hobbies, interests, occupations and personal styles. No CDs, DVDs, books or apparel. We feel those are hard to recommend and are well represented elsewhere. No distracting advertising, dancing cartoons or spyware; just amazing products. By aggregating so many merchants into so many categories we facilitate a rich serendipitous experience for busy people. If you don’t care to use Gift Professor matching just use the category navigation located on the left side and pick your favorite category.
Product editors and a community of product finders comb the web’s almost infinite merchants for great gift ideas. Then we correlate those products with reputable merchants who function through affiliate networks and who provide product feeds so that we can keep the selection up-to-date. Each product is individually assigned attributes to allow for this unique and patent-pending matching process to return relevant results. If you are disappointed with what you find, help us out and make some suggestions.
What helps this community most is people offering a little time and going shopping "outside" of GiftProfessor.com... then coming back and sharing those great product ideas for recognition. Just sign in and on the bottom of the page. Within any of our 700 sub-categories is a button that reads “Help build our catalog Suggest a Product”. Click the button and select the category where you are hoping to suggest a product. Then just insert a link to a merchant who carries the product you are recommending. Your name will be credited with the products you find.
We also ask willing participants to go shopping "inside" GiftProfessor.com... to offer opinions on the products currently listed. User generated comments on products are sometimes the most useful information for a shopper, even more than canned product descriptions. You can also promote products by simply clicking on them to view them in the product page or by clicking through to the merchant.
We note which products people are investigating in determining where the product should reside within a category. Over time the most interesting products move to the top and the least interesting move down in their category until they are removed. This is a system of unending augmentation. The catalog doesn't just grow from harmonious thought but also from constant scrutiny and amending.
It is an advanced matching system that recommends gifts based on interests, personal style, relationship and personality. Results are pulled from thousands of merchants across the web. Their best products are stored on giftprofessor.com where the matching occurs. You receive a time-saving single page view of recommendations and then a personal store for storing the best ideas for future reference.
In 2007, we had an ambitious idea. With the cost of technology coming down we decided we could form a group of friends, colleagues, and exceptional web developers to create a people-driven online community for sharing great product ideas from all over the web. We wanted to join the online revolution and we wanted to join it specifically in the cool product arena. We're all busy people and shopping takes too long. Right now we are looking for people who like this dream and might care to join us.
Our mission is to make discovery easy & rewarding & to facilitate categories that are fresh and inspiring. On the broadest level, GiftProfessor.com is people organizing information on the world's products. Users should sense that they can select products without undue influence from manufacturers or advertisers. It should all be simple and to the point. We would like to become the world’s favorite source for Gift-Finding Help.
Feel free to give us your feedback via our tool on the left, or via our Contact Us page
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