How can I learn more about how the search options work?
You can find more information about the search options at the Search Help
How do I make the product images in the search results larger?
To make the product images in the search results larger place your mouse pointer over the image if using a desktop browser or click the image if you are using a mobile device. Please note that some older web browsers might not support this functionality.
Alternatively you can go to the Settings
page to change the image size.
Why don't all of the results have images associated with them?
If some of the results don't have images then it means that the image has yet to be downloaded or that shop does not have the appropriate tags in the html code of their website which allows us to download the images.
Sometimes I get alot of results for one shop in the search results, why is this?
Start Shopping concentrates on finding the products that best match your search and not the shop that we think you should shop at, thus sometimes you get alot of results from a particular shop because they have the products that best match your search.
What does the blue x in the search results do?
The blue x in the search results allows you to remove that shop from the search results so that you don't have to view the products that shop sells.
What does the blue star in the search results do?
The blue star in the search results allows you to add products to your bookmark list so you can bookmark products of interest and look at them later.
What does the green tick in the search results do?
The green tick in the search results shows that this product or page is already in your bookmark list.
How can I turn the adult content filter off?
The adult content filter can be turned off in the Settings
Does Start Shopping track what I do?
No. Start Shopping does not track what you do. Start Shopping does not need such information to produce great search results.
If I clear my cookies do I lose my bookmarks and shops removed?
Yes. Even though the bookmarks and shops removed are stored in the database the unique identification number our web server gives you is stored in a cookie
and if you clear your cookies this number is lost and a new unique identification number is issued to your web browser, thus breaking the link between your
browser and your bookmarks and shops removed.
If I clear my cookies do I lose my settings?
Yes. The settings are stored in cookies in your web browser, so if you clear your cookies you will reset the settings back to the default settings.
Does Start Shopping vouch for or recommend any particular shop?
No. Start Shopping is a netural search engine, thus we do not vouch for or recommend any particular shop in our search engine.
How do I submit my shops url address to the Start Shopping search engine?
You can submit your shops url address at the Add Shop
Where can I find more information about the StartShoppingBot?
You can find more information about the StartShoppingBot at the StartShoppingBot Information
Does Start Shopping support old web browsers?
Start Shopping only supports the latest web browsers. We have made this decision due to the large amount of old browsers running on old operating systems, which makes it unfeasible to support the old browsers.
Why was Start Shopping Created?
Start Shopping was created to make it easier to find products inside ecommerce websites.