Fosho vs..why users love us!

You've discovered Fosho, the online shopping platform that helps you 'get your price'. It's pretty different from other sites you've used before. Fosho's quick, simple, and gives you flexibility that feels personal.

Sites like eBay, Flubit and Amazon have already established themselves as go-to shopping platforms – but are they the best sites for you to use? See how Fosho compares:

Fosho vs. eBay

On both Fosho and eBay, you bid for the item you want. Fosho's difference is that bidding takes the price DOWN, not up. You've always got the reassurance that the initial price shown is a maximum, rather than a minimum.

In many auctions, you're committed to buying if it ends while you're the highest bidder. If you don't reach the price you want on Fosho the first time, you can try again twice within a 24-hour period to get a better price. Come back later, after work or when you've had a cup of tea, and have another go. That flexibility is something you just won't find elsewhere.

Fosho vs. Flubit

Flubit's premise is that you can show it a price from somewhere else and it'll give you a better offer. It only does this once, though – with Fosho, you keep making counter-offers for two minutes. You have many more chances to get a better deal on what you want.

The fact that Fosho actually learns from your offer patterns adds a personal touch. It's a system that feels made for you.

Fosho vs. Amazon

Prices on Amazon can be attractively competitive. Until you see how much the seller wants to add on for delivery. Fosho users who live in zones 1-6 in London get their buys delivered for free. It's convenient and doesn't cost you a penny extra.

Finding what you need through Amazon is also often not as quick as you'd think. Fosho's focus on new items, picked out carefully by our team, means it's simpler to navigate straight to what you want. You enjoy plenty of choice and much faster . 

Try Fosho's unique bidding system and you'll never want to shop anywhere else. Give it a go now.

How has Online Retail evolved in the last few decades?

The definition of 'buying' something is simple: you pay a certain amount of money, you get the item. That's traditionally been the way retail works, yet the internet is undeniably changing things.

Laying down the law on online pricing 

When you see a price on the supermarket shelf or the online product page, you expect that's what you'll pay. We all make this assumption and take it for granted. But, technically, at the point of sale the shop could charge you a different amount.

In legal terms, there's a difference between an 'offer' and an 'invitation to treat'. Offers are concrete intentions to buy or sell at a certain price, but an invitation to treat is only a suggestion.

Prices in shop windows and on shelves here in the UK are considered 'invitations to treat' by law. Retailers aren't obligated to sell at the price shown. The 'offer' is made by the customer when they take their basket or trolley to the checkout – and the store has the right to refuse.

The vast majority of shops will honour the exact prices they display in order to keep customers happy. It's good for business and prevents bad feedback and reviews.

Not all prices are set in stone

If you see a price and you don't want to pay it, you can easily leave the shop and look elsewhere. One knock-on effect of the e-commerce boom is that competition has rocketed. It's now rare for an item to be offered at the same price on every single website. 

Auction sites have also changed how we approach online shopping. Being able to bid on an item makes the process feel more flexible.

Unfortunately, with most sites the bidding gets higher. Arriving too late could put the item out of your price range from the start. And you're making the offer, so if you make a silly bid and win you could be obligated to pay.

Your invitation to treat yourself

On Fosho, we invite you to make the offers for the things you want. Bid on a huge range of beauty, cosmetics and fitness items, bringing your price down rather than up. 

Fosho's difference is 'first degree price differentiation'. That's not a bad thing – it means every individual user gets his / her own prices. Vendors and brands also benefit, as this pricing method can rapidly lower the amount of surplus stock waiting in storage.

It's still rare for an online shopping site to offer personalised pricing on every product, yet that's exactly what we do

Get Your Fit On - Your Fitness trackers for different types of exercise

'Exercise' means different things to different people. While your friends go to yoga classes and talk about how many crunches they did yesterday, maybe you went out for a run instead.

No one approach is right for everybody. And in the same way, you'll need your own exercise clothes and equipment.

Fitness trackers give you a choice of features to support your routine. The variety of trackers makes them ideal for pretty much anyone – including celebs. Gwyneth Paltrow's a fan of the Jawbone UP, and Richard Branson's been known to sport a Garmin Vivofit.

Trackers also typically come in several colours to match your workout gear. Wrap around your wrist or ankle to keep it secure – most adapt to your wrist size – or wear it brooch-style if the tracker has a clip.

Here's what else to check for on the features list, depending on the type of exercise you do. 

Cardio: heart rate monitoring

Heart rate monitors are often part of more expensive fitness trackers, but for many reasons it's an advantage. Fitbit Surge can send heart information to a linked smartphone app, giving you regular updates and the ability to track your progress.

Running: distance and speed counters

Focus on your run, then look at your wrist to see how long it took. And then try and do it quicker next time. Simple. TomTom creates wearable trackers specifically for running, quite obviously called 'Running' and 'Running Cardio'.  

Walking: step counter

For those who just want to increase the amount they walk each day, a step counter is really helpful. The vast majority of trackers will include a counter. Give yourself a daily target of however many steps you'd like to reach, and get walking.

Fitness groups or changing targets: achievements and goal sharing

What you're ultimately aiming for with an exercise routine can change. After you reach a target weight, you might want to carry on towards another – or focus on muscle toning instead. Setting daily or weekly goals on a fitness tracker is easy, and you can share achievements with friends to keep each other motivated.

Triathlon: multi-sport tracking

You don't have to stay dry with a wearable on – if you sweat easily then you won't anyway. Some fitness bands are waterproof, so you can take them swimming. Multi-activity tracking for various sports is built into most Jawbone UP bands to detect when you've changed the type of exercise you're doing.

Marathon training: GPS

Long-distance running can be tricky to plan. When there isn't an obvious circuit close by, you might end up miles away from where you set off. Garmin is known for sat nav systems as well as fitness trackers, and naturally includes GPS in their Vivofit and Vivosmart wristbands

Whatever you do: sleep tracking

Unless you're a sleepwalker, the only exercise you're likely to get while asleep is rapidly moving your eyes back and forth. But getting enough sleep is vital to any health plan, and in turn any exercise routine. The sleep trackers built into fitness bands can monitor the number of hours you get every night and gradually wake you up.

With any type of exercise, monitoring how you're doing makes it easier to improve. Use your preferred fitness band to keep track of both your routine and how well it's working. Find a wide range of fitness trackers from Jawbone, Garmin, TomTom and Fitbit here on Fosho.

Why waiting for the January sales is a waste of time

There aren't many people in this world who enjoy waiting for things. Do you, honestly? Faster internet, faster trains, fast fashions and fast food have sped up our lives. We want everything to arrive right now – and at a price we like.

So when we go shopping, we instinctively head for the sale rails. The January sales are traditionally one of the biggest times to go bargain crazy and find enticing deals and discounts in the shops.  

At this point, there are still over five weeks to go until January sales begin. The prospect of waiting a week – let alone until next year – is probably not one you're keen on.

Sure, there are Black Friday and Cyber Monday online sales coming up very soon for Christmas gift inspiration. You don't have to hold out until January for those. But these one-day sales make us even more rushed. They're frantic. You'll likely have seen videos of massive crowds, stampedes, panic and fights on the news.

It's no better staying in to navigate Black Friday sales online. Cyber Monday is just the same, as it's online only. If you aren't ready to click on that discounted gift set on the stroke of midnight, you're going to lose out.

The great thing about Fosho is that you can make those savings and get hot deals on beauty, cosmetics and fitness right now. Or whenever you want to. Using Fosho is a personal shopping experience that feels tailor made. You can find what you want at a discount any day of the year.

Shop for beauty gift sets, manicure and pedicure kits, hair styling items, wearable fitness trackers, and much more. We stock the brand names you can trust: Fitbit, Garmin, Veet, Babyliss, The Body Shop... the list goes on.

And you don't need to dig out those discount codes and vouchers you've been saving for the sales. Our clever, quick two-minute offer system means you instantly save money in real time. The price is always personal, because you make the offers. Fosho's shopping system 'listens' to you – it learns how you shop and adapts to match. This means it's even easier for you to negotiate the biggest discounts every time you shop online.

Why wait days or even weeks for the big sales when you can enjoy bargain buys on Fosho in only two minutes? Give it a go right now and get your price.