Get more out of your Amazon shopping experience

We've taken a look at some tools across the Web that will help you save cash or just improve your shopping experience.

If you're a frequent Amazon shopper, you might be looking out for tools to help enhance the experience of buying products on the site. There are services on the Web to help you get more out of Amazon than simply picking up a few products from the company's pages.

Let's take a look.

Get your Amazon on

AmaDig If you're looking for a different way to search Amazon, AmaDig will provide it.

When you get to the site, you can pick which Amazon category you want to sift through. From there, the site lists images of different products offered in that category. When you click on a respective product, you can view its specs, pricing, and reviews. You can also view the listing on Amazon or add it to your shopping cart from the site. It's a neat tool, but beware that the interface is a little clunky.

AmaDig
AmaDig has a unique way of displaying items. Screenshot by Don Reisinger/CNET

Amazon Mobile If you're ready to buy a product at the store, you might want to consider using the Amazon app on your iPhone before you plunk down the cash.

Amazon Mobile not only lets you search for products and pricing, you can also take a picture of a product and have the app search Amazon's database to get its pricing. You can add items to your cart and use Amazon's 1-click payment system to place an order. ( Read our full review here ).

Amazon Mobile
Amazon Mobile in action. CBS Interactive

Amazon Widgets If you own a Web site, one of the best ways to get a little more out of Amazon is to add some of the company's widgets to your page.

Amazon's apps range from search widgets to your favorite products. You can even add a widget to your site showing off your recommended products. In any of those cases, you can earn cash by referring your readers to Amazon's product page. You can collect when those visitors buy a product on Amazon.com. It's not a bad deal. And it's a great way to raise some cash the next time you want to buy something from Amazon.com.

Amazon Widgets
Create your own Amazon Widgets to make some cash. Screenshot by Don Reisinger/CNET

BooksPrice If you're wondering whether or not Amazon has the best price on a book or movie, BooksPrice is the place to go.

When you get to BooksPrice, you have the option of searching for a book, CD, or DVD. In any case, the site will sift through listings on Amazon, eBay, and other sites across the Web to help you find the site that has the best price. More often than not, eBay and Amazon lead the way. If you're looking to find out how Amazon compares to the rest of the Web, BooksPrice is the way to go.

BooksPrice
BooksPrice will help you find the best deals. Screenshot by Don Reisinger/CNET

Price Tracker If you're an iPhone owner, you might want to try out Price Tracker. The app allows you to enter a particular product's name. From there, the app finds the product on Amazon.com and tracks its price. Whenever that item's price changes, Price Tracker alerts you to it. It's an extremely simple app, but since it's free, it's worth trying out.

Price Tracker
Price Tracker lets you track Amazon pricing from your iPhone. Screenshot by Don Reisinger/CNET

Spendfish If you're only looking for deals on products Amazon sells, Spendfish is a great resource to check out.

The site lists all the top deals on Amazon in several categories, ranging from electronics to books. When you click on one of the deals, you'll be brought to the product's individual listing page. Aside from that, Spendfish lists how much you're saving on Amazon's pricing. It also has a search box to help you find other Amazon deals.

Spendfish
Spendfish helps you find the hot deals on Amazon. Screenshot by Don Reisinger/CNET

My top 3

1. Spendfish: If you're looking for the best deals, Spendfish is the place to do it.

2. Amazon Mobile: There's nothing quite like buying from Amazon when you're at Best Buy.

3. Amazon Widgets: Why not get a little help from friends when buying Amazon products?

 

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