GoodSearch – Search Engine with a Purpose

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+ Saves shoppers’ money
+ Familiar design and feel
+ Contributes to well over 100,000 causes
- The search engine theme seems a bit boring and overdone
- Coupon codes not always active


With GoodSearch you are able to search for various brands, products, and services in a familiar search engines’ style setting that returns results that you are able to save while helping charity at the same time. All you have to do is, well, shop as you normally would: find the best deals from thousands of stores, and then, as you shop, choose which charity you would like to donate to. To date, the service helped  donate over $12 million to charities from users who have registered and picked a cause. You will find the latest coupons from various retailers that you are allowed to save. Then, at no additional cost, a percentage of the order total will be donated to your cause. GoodSearch works with over one hundred thousand charities, including top brands.

Idea: 5.0

Who doesn’t like to save some money while shopping? We know we do! On top of that, being able to donate to your favorite cause or charity simply increases the good feelings you get from shopping. When using GoodShop, your shopping can be of benefit to others, and it’s something you would be doing anyway. There are more than 110,000 causes, so it’s likely that your cause is in there too! This is also a great idea for seasonal shopping or finding the perfect gift that will come with the added value of helping others.

Usability: 4.5

The site’s layout is stylized after a regular search engine that you’re using daily to shop and find stuff. It is rather easy to figure out, and the convenient familiar look makes it great for anybody to use.

Design: 4.0

Goodsearch Screen 2

Although the search engine style of appearance makes the site easy to navigate, it could also have a negative impact on user experience. Plain and not very attractive or original, the design could use at least some unique features added to it in order to be more memorable and pleasant to the eye.

Price: 5.0

The cost of GoodSearch is one that cannot be beaten – it’s free. That’s right, in addition to saving shoppers’ money (over $100 million to date) by providing the latest coupons, they charge nothing for their services.

Utility: 5.0

If you are like us, you are going to be shopping online at some point. The only question is, why not help others out while doing the same thing you would do on any normal day like buying stuff online? We find that because it only takes a moment to register and choose your preferred cause, the service provided is not only useful but unique and helpful to others at the same time.

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