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How to use PriceRunner's features to watch inventory status

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Updated March 17, 2020

Looking for a store that has hand sanitiser in stock? Right now there are loads of products that are temporarily sold out. Have a look at our guide to see how you can check the inventory status on these sold-out items from your phone or computer.

Here's how PriceRunner can help you find the products you're after

In this guide we'll show you the following:

  • How to check inventory status (from your phone): A guide with 10 simple steps to show you how to use your phone to keep an eye on the inventory status of a product and receive an email once it is back in stock with one of the retailers that are listed on PriceRunner.

  • How to check inventory status (with your computer): Here we'll show you 10 steps on how to use your computer to find and set an alert for the inventory status so we can inform you via email when the product is available again for purchase.

How you check inventory status (with your phone) - 10 simple steps

Want to buy something that isn't in stock? As a result of the spread of covid-19, there are many products that are sold out amongst all stores. You can use PriceRunner to keep a close eye on availability in stores by using this step-by step set of instructions for how to set an alert and be notified directly via email when the product you want is available in stores:

1. Go to PriceRunner.com

Enter our homepage www.pricerunner.com.

2. Use the search function

Click on the panel with the magnifying glass with the text stating, "What are you looking for today?" You'll then be taken to a search page.

3. Write the name of the product you're looking for

Write the name of the product you're after. In this guide we'll use hand sanitiser as an example.

4. Click on the search result

When you've entered your search term, like hand sanitiser, you'll get several result suggestions. Click on the one that best matches with what you're looking for. In this example, we'll choose the first suggestion "Hand sanitiser in Toiletries".

5. Select a product

If you're looking for a type of product, take hand sanitiser for example, you'll get multiple suggestions for various kinds of sanitisers.

6. Click on the product

Click on the product that you're interested in. In this example, we'll select the most popular one, which is the first product shown Tork Alcohol Gel Hand Disinfection 1000ml Refill.

7. Check the inventory status

If the product is not in stock, you'll see a panel where you can "Monitor" the product's inventory status.

8. Create an alert

If you're NOT a PriceRunner member, the button for monitoring the inventory status will contain a blank field. Fill in your email address in the field and click on Monitor.

If you're already a PriceRunner member, you don't need to add your email address. Just click monitor.

9. Confirmation of your alert

When you have entered your email and pressed Monitor a confirmation message of your monitoring alert being set will appear on the screen.

10. How the inventory status monitoring works

  • As soon as the product you've set a monitoring alert is in stock again, you will receive an email directly.
  • You'll receive an email if the product is in stock again, regardless of the store that has it available for purchase.
  • You can set as many monitor alerts on products as you'd like.
  • Remember that you need to set a price alert for each individual product you're looking for.

How to check the inventory status (with a computer) - 10 Simple Steps

Even if you're using PriceRunner on a computer, you can monitor inventory statuses on products. Here we'll show you 10 simple steps to be the first to know when a product is available after creating a inventory monitoring alert, which will notify you directly via email when the product you want is back in stock.

1. Go to PriceRunner.com

Enter our homepage www.pricerunner.com.

2. Use the search function

Click on the panel with the magnifying glass with the text stating, "What are you looking for today?" You'll then be taken to a search page.

3. Write the name of the product you're looking for

Write the name of the product you're after. In this guide we'll use hand sanitiser as an example.

4. Click on the search result

When you've entered your search term, like hand sanitiser, you'll get several result suggestions. Click on the one that best matches with what you're looking for. In this example, we'll choose the first suggestion "Hand sanitiser in Toiletries".

5. Select a product

If you're looking for a type of product, take hand sanitiser for example, you'll get multiple suggestions for various kinds of sanitisers.

6. Click on the product

Click on the product that you're interested in. In this example, we'll select the most popular one, which is the first product shown Tork Alcohol Gel Hand Disinfection 1000ml Refill.

7. Check the inventory status

If the product is not in stock, you'll see a panel where you can "Monitor" the product's inventory status.

8. Create an alert

If you're NOT a PriceRunner member, the button for monitoring the inventory status will contain a blank field. Fill in your email address in the field and click on Monitor.

If you're already a PriceRunner member, you don't need to add your email address. Just click monitor.

9. Confirmation of your alert

When you have entered your email and pressed Monitor a confirmation message of your monitoring alert being set will appear on the screen.

10. How the inventory status monitoring works

  • As soon as the product you've set a monitoring alert is in stock again, you will receive an email directly.
  • You'll receive an email if the product is in stock again, regardless of the store that has it available for purchase.
  • You can set as many monitor alerts on products as you'd like.
  • Remember that you need to set a price alert for each individual product you're looking for.

How to check the inventory status (with a computer) - 10 Simple Steps

Even if you're using PriceRunner on a computer, you can monitor inventory statuses on products. Here we'll show you 10 simple steps to be the first to know when a product is available after creating a inventory monitoring alert, which will notify you directly via email when the product you want is back in stock.

Lists of the most sought-after products

The products below are in very high demand and have been sold-out amongst many stores and retailers Via these links, you can get a better look at some of these products to keep an eye on their inventory status.

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