New tool helps locate in-demand items in stores

Posted at 12:56 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 12:58:50-04

If you're still struggling to find certain items like cleaning supplies, there's a new tool that could help you out.

A Chrome extension called Popcart has added a feature called "Supply Finder." You can select what product you're looking for and it'll show you the stores that have it in stock.

Founder and CEO Omri Traub says his company saw the need firsthand.

"In the beginning of this pandemic we actually were just taking calls from friends and family and helping them out by placing orders for them," Traub said. "That's when we decided to open it up for everybody. We created this tool that sends you an alert right as these items come back in stock."

To use the feature on your computer, you can download the Popcart extension by clicking here.

It can also help you find the best price for an item online.

"As you're shopping on one of these sites, behind the scenes we just check to see if there's a better price on a different retailer. And if there is, we just pop up an alert and tell you about it," Traub said.

To learn more, click here.