Frequently Asked Questions
While it might seem like “Pickr” is just a shortened version of “picker”, the origins of the name are based in the origins of the research that led to Pickr being built. Pickr’s creator believes that research is one of the most important aspects of the product buying journey, and so “picking from research” is largely what the shortened “r” means.
Pickr started in 2015 as a project to track smartphone reviews in Australia, but over time, that has become less important. While Australian phone reviews are still very important, particularly to Australian buyers, the phone reviewing landscape has become much smaller and Google has become relatively reliable at sourcing them. Tracking their locations is less critical as it once was.
Unfortunately, Pickr is not a seller of goods, or even of bads (if that is even a thing). Pickr is specifically a publisher of information and a tracker of various pieces of information for around the web, acting like a bit of a content supplier and review aggregator.
From time to time, you may see a crayon drawing in image sections of a post. It’s intentional, don’t worry, we haven’t lost our minds.
When companies decline to send us images for product stories, we’ve found we need to get our images from somewhere, so instead we’re having the product recreated artistically by one of the friends of the site. Granted, she’s a child, so her ability to artistically render smartphones and other consumer technology in all their intricate detail may not seem as high-end as computer-assisted drawing, but we think that until companies realise they should always include pictures with stories, it helps get the story online in a way that’s fun for both the editor and his young daughter.