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Shopping search shortcutsToday you can find anything using a search engine; however to be able to use the full potential of the search engine you need to know various tips and tricks.

This post looks at most useful search shortcuts for Google, Bing and Yahoo to find what you need quickly and efficiently.

Note: a search shortcut is a set search commands (pre-defined combination of characters / words) allowing to see relevant information snapshot.

Google search shortcuts for shopping:

1. Find a product within the specified price range: use … operator: {laptop $400…$600}

Google shortcuts: price range

2. Product overall pricing: search for the product name, e.g. {mp3 player}

Google shortcuts: product prices

3. Convert currencies: plenty of patterns are supported, for example just type {50CAD in USD} and hit the search button and you get the answer instantly!

Shopping search shortcuts

4. Use Google as a calculator: for example, to calculate total including a discount: {25% of 39}

Google as a calculator

5. Find any store on the map: just drop the address in the search box:

Shopping search shortcuts

6. Get the selection of stores for any product: search for your [product] + city and (optionally) street:

Google shortcuts for shopping

7. Track package delivery: just search for your shipping tracking number:

Google shortcut: track shipping

Yahoo! search shortcuts for shopping:

8. Product reviews : search for the product name, e.g. {mp3 player}

Shopping search: Yahoo shortcuts

9. Look for coupon codes: search for [coupon code + seller's name]:

Shopping search: Yahoo shortcuts

10. Convert currencies: this one is very similar to Google’s shortcut, so you may use any:

Yahoo shortcut: currency converter

11. Use Yahoo! as a calculator (also very similar to Google): for example, to calculate total including a discount: {25% of 39}

Yahoo! as a calculator

12. Find any store on the map: just drop the address in the search box:

Yahoo search shortcuts for shopping

Bing search shortcuts for shopping:

13. Get product pricing, specifications, brands : {mp3 player}

Bing shortcut: product details

14. Use Bing as currency converter: just like Google and Yahoo!

Bing as currency vonverter

15. Use Bing as a calculator: just like Google and Yahoo!

Bing as a calculator

16. Get the selection of stores for any product: search for your [product] + city and (optionally) street:

Bing search shortcut for shopping

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