ZipList is a shopping list management application that makes it easy to keep a detailed, up to date list every time the user shops. Users can build their grocery lists and share them with fellow family members or housemates. Lists can be sorted by aisle or store as well so that the user knows exactly where they need to go. Having a plan before shopping can actually save the user money by reducing the chances for impulse buys or forgotten items which would require a second trip. Users can also search through thousands of online recipes to help create meal plans as well as shopping lists. Users can access their shopping lists from anywhere using their mobile device so there is never a need to print or write down lists.
ZipList was founded in 2010 by CEO Geoff Allen. The application was intended to help people improve their grocery shopping experience with convenient lists that can be shared and stored online. Users would be able to access lists from anywhere and could reduce the amount of time and money required to complete weekly or monthly shopping trips. Today, ZipList can help many users improve the way they shop for groceries. The tools available can translate into time and money saved as well as better meal planning.
ZipList was acquired by Condé Nast in April 2012. It will continue to operate as an independent company.
ZipList offers a unique service that is very effective for the average user. Rather than offering recipes or selling something, ZipList gives users a way to manage grocery shopping. This has many benefits and allows multiple people to be involved in creating the weekly shopping list.
The ZipList website entices users with photos of tasty fruit and a vibrant green and blue color scheme. Stylish icons help show the user what they can do with ZipList. Creating a list is fast and easy. A user of any computer skill level can quickly adapt to the design and layout of the ZipList application with little effort.
New users can begin creating their shopping lists by clicking on the blue “Create Your List Now!” button at the bottom of the homepage. ZipList gets right to the point by giving users access to the tools they need right away. The user can begin entering items and editing their list. As they edit and update it, the user should remember to click the orange “Yikes!” button to save their list. Doing so takes the user to a form that asks for an email address. After entering the address, the user can click an orange “Send my activation link” button to the right of the email confirmation field to complete registration.
It doesn’t get any better than free, and ZipList users know this. All features are available for users who are willing to create an account. There is no subscription fee required or other payments to access ZipList. The site generates revenue by selling advertising space and allowing advertisers to offer coupons to users. This works well because ZipList offers a simple service that might require a little more functionality to encourage people to pay for it. The free availability makes it a great choice for families who want to save money and shop better.
ZipList is truly for everyone! Everyone has to go grocery shopping at some point. ZipList makes the process painless by creating lists that can be organized ahead of time. Arranging lists by aisle or store can make the trip much more efficient.