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We’re buying everything online. The only problem: it’s a world of little trust, tons of noise and too many fake reviews. That's why we created GIST.

The most trusted way to find products

GIST is a social network built around what you and the people you care about actually buy.

You are what you own

Our patent-pending purchase verification technology allows you to share products from over 15,000 stores — from Apple to Amazon, to everything on Square and Shopify. If you own it, you can GIST it.

Oh, and we’ll tell you when a friend buys something you recommended (because there’s an influencer inside all of us).

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Who we are

GIST is based in San Francisco, California. Our founder Walter Haas started GIST when he saw a co-worker spend $5,000 on baby stuff after her friend sent her a Google Doc. With all due respect to Google Docs, there had to be a better way to make that list!

GIST is 100% private

  • We’ll never sell your personal data to anyone, including advertisers.
  • We show authentic product recommendations from real people, not ads.
  • We use state-of-the-art security measures when handling your information. Your privacy is our highest priority.

A safer, better way to buy online. With verified product recs from the people you trust.

That’s the GIST.