I've thoroughly enjoyed writing reviews and posting my thoughts on fashion related apps and new technologies. From Wearable Tech to Fancy, from Keep to Luvocracy, some online shopping tools are seamless, while others are clunky, confusing, and lacking oomph. Here's five pros and cons of the RewardStyle Instagram integrated app- LIKEtoKNOWit.
PRO: For bloggers, it is immediate satisfaction if the item that you are wearing is a part of the RewardStyle affiliate program, and can be linked.
CON: For customers, I'm finding that 80 to 90% of the time, the actual item featured by the blogger is not the item you are directed to! It is incredibly frustrating and disappointing when you think you've scored this outstanding find that was recommended by your favorite fashionista, and you "like to know it" and your inbox is flooded with sub-par secondhand suggestions. Don't misunderstand me, I get it, lookalikes are better than nothing I suppose...but this shopper wants the real deal.
CON: Some bloggers solely rely on LIKEtoKNOWit and have moved away from tagging brands in their Instagram posts. Please don't do this, ohhtay?
CON: Every time I "like to know it" in a 24 hour period, I receive one email in my inbox per "like." Well, if you are like me, and you follow 300+ bloggers and brands on Instagram, that's a lot of "likes", a lot of "like to know its", and a lot of emails. SUGGESTION: Send one email a day (or one email a week depending on my preference) of all of my "likes" along with the date the items were featured.
PRO: Once you do click into the email to view the pieces and where you can find them, the design is modern, sleek, and streamlined. See my lovely vignette below.