Welcome to Cosier, the modern guide to shopping.
Each week we set out to find everyday products that solve the needs of Australians. We report back on key findings, distilling need-to-know facts to help you make a quick and confident buy.
We look for products that are a great fit for most people. Products that have more to offer than flashy features or a cheap price. Products that will go the distance. Products that are truly worth buying.
We promise to put in the work and tell it how it is.
Shopping sucks. Cosier is the shortcut.
Thanks for being here with us.
From the Cosier team,
How we choose the best products
Each of our guides are produced using hours of research. We’re also guided by some principles in our search for the best products in Australia. Regardless of what we’re researching, we always aim to balance price against features.
We try to choose products across a range of prices, from the very affordable to the splurge, to cater for a variety of Aussie wallets. We consider what we believe are the essential features versus what are the nice-to-haves. This gives us a baseline that all our products need to meet.
We rely on expert insights and real consumer feedback. Through our guides you’ll see us mention the same sources. For expert insights, we turn to CHOICE, Australia’s consumer advocacy group. If CHOICE hasn’t tested our products, we might look to their Kiwi equivalent, Consumer NZ. We also frequently refer to Canstar Blue, Australia’s customer satisfaction research and ratings business. For consumer feedback, we check out ProductReview.com.au, Australia’s first consumer opinion website.
We don’t have any affiliations to any of these companies - they don’t pay us to mention them in our guides. Instead, we’ve chosen them because they’re highly reputable and regarded independent organisations, which are Australian-based. This means they feature products that are widely available here, unlike USA-based consumer advocacy groups such as Consumer Reports. They’re also familiar with Australian standards.
To help us be open and transparent with you, we always include our reference links at the bottom of our guides so you can check out our sources for yourself.
How we make money
Cosier is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
The Cosier team cares about credibility. That’s why we do hours of research to compile every single product guide we produce. So that you can read and use these guides for free (and to keep our team well-caffeinated), we partner with affiliates and advertisers. These partnerships make us money through links on our website.
What does this look like? Well, some affiliates pay us for sending them new customers. Other pay us for ads on our website. If you love our content and buy something in one of our guides, we might be paid for that.
But we never let our partnerships affect the honesty of our content. We base our product picks on things like expert testing and consumer insights - not on whether we’re affiliated with a product. We might place links at certain points within a guide, but this in no way impacts on our rating or review of the product.
Full disclosure: to avoid bias towards affiliated-products, our editorial team has no idea of our partnerships (sorry team!). This means they’re not influenced by our affiliations when picking our recommended products. They simply take pride in well-researched reviews.
If Cosier is helpful for you, you can support us by buying products through on-page links - and we’ll send a whole heap of fuzzy, feel good vibes your way. If you’d rather sidestep any affiliate links, head straight to the brand’s website, or your favourite search engine, instead. There will be no hard feelings, honest.
Get in touch
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