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Paul Korzeniowski
Comparison Shopping Engines: Popular but Flawed?
06/05/06 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 954 Words

... Internet has made it simple for consumers to shop and in some cases to find the best deal when making a purchase . Comparison shopping engines collect information , such as product pricing, feature set and shipment costs, from various vendors, and then...

Pam Baker
Can Comparison Shopping Tools Be Trusted?
02/19/07 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 670 Words

"Consumers using comparison shopping portals are usually browsing for specific products based on price," Lovett told the E-Commerce Times. "If they find what they are looking for at a lower price, what's the disadvantage to a portal showcasing individual sellers? This said, selecting...

Andrew K. Burger
Do It Yourself E-Commerce, Part 4: Comparison Shopping Engines
10/13/06 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 881 Words

This fourth installment provides some insight into how e-commerce do it yourselfers can take advantage of an important online shopping tool: comparison shopping engines (CSEs).

Low-Tech Means Low Profits
It seems that the pace of innovation isn't about to let...

Lou Hirsh
The Devious Traps of Web Comparison Shopping
04/12/02 4:34 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 662 Words

"There's really no such thing as one-stop comparison shopping," GartnerG2 research director Geri Spieler told the E-Commerce Times.

A number of sites -- with names like MySimon.com, PricingCentral.com and CoolShopping.com -- offer reviews, pricing and other information for a range of...

Andrew K. Burger
Developing a Code of Conduct for Comparison Shopping Engines
03/12/07 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1083 Words

Among those standards, ARTS -- in partnership with the NRF's Shop.org division -- introduced a new e-commerce data exchange format for comparison shopping engines (CSE) at the annual Shop.org convention in October 2006.


"The current situation is a digital tower of Babel,...

Keith Regan
Google Quietly Launches Comparison Shopping Site
12/13/02 11:20 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 445 Words

Google's move comes just days after Ask Jeeves announced a partnership with comparison shopping site PriceGrabber to offer a shopping channel and e-commerce search platform .

One To Watch

But analysts say Google is potentially a more formidable...

Chet Dembeck
CNET Buys Comparison Shopping Site for $700M
01/21/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 399 Words

... media company CNET , Inc. (Nasdaq:CNET) has announced that it will buy privately-held online comparison shopping company mySimon, Inc. for approximately $700 million (US$) in stock. The San Francisco, California-based CNET said it will issue 11.3 million of its shares to mySimon with...

Jennifer LeClaire
Become.com CEO Yang: Comparison Search Is Evolving
10/12/06 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1004 Words

... Yang and Yeogirl Yun are hardly strangers to the realm of comparison shopping sites. The dynamic duo founded mySimon.com, which became the largest price comparison shopping site on the Internet , with over 10 million users in 2000. After raising US$30 million in...

Keith Regan
PriceGrabber.com CEO Carves Out Shopping Search Niche
09/07/05 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1404 Words

... comparison shopping and shopping search business has been around for a while. Like many other corners of the Internet business, it's seen more than its share of businesses come and go. Now it seems that 2005 may well be the year the niche...

Jack M. Germain
Online Consumers Window Shop More than Impulse Buy
05/02/05 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1422 Words

Comparison a New Factor
According to the report, much of the observed increase in shopping cart abandonment over the past two years results from an increase in comparison shopping. As consumers learned to use the shopping cart as a comparison...

Paul Korzeniowski
Online Shopping and the Future of Comparison Buying
03/17/04 6:30 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 818 Words

The volume of goods being purchased via the Internet is rising. However, while certain consumers know what they want and feel...

Chet Dembeck
One Year Ago: Younger, Less Affluent E-Buyers Shop Around
12/07/00 4:16 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 455 Words

They also spend more total hours online -- 25 percent per week -- than those who do less comparison shopping .

The study found that the average age of an online shopper who does little comparison shopping was about 41 years, compared to...

Chet Dembeck
Younger, Less Affluent E-Buyers Shop Around
12/09/99 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 452 Words

They also spend more total hours online -- 25 percent per week -- than those who do less comparison shopping .

The study found that the average age of an online shopper who does little comparison shopping was about 41 years, compared to...

Paul A. Greenberg
An Online Bargain, Right Under Our Noses
05/17/01 5:03 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 766 Words

... consumers, when faced with the task of comparison shopping for a desired item, do not have time to run all over town looking to save a few dollars. Still, saving money is important to most consumers, and that's where the Internet was supposed...

Keith Regan
EBay Diversifies with $620 Million Shopping.com Buy
06/02/05 10:32 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 732 Words

... will buy comparison shopping and search Web site Shopping.com for US$620 million, the auction giant's largest acquisition in nearly three years and one that positions it to compete against Yahoo , Google , Amazon.com and others in the quest to help online shoppers...

Paul A. Greenberg
Will Shopping Agents Trigger Price Wars?
12/21/99 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 521 Words

Even if online stores do not have open battles like their neighboring gas stations, the name brand strategies that the e-tailers are trying to pursue, as well as their profitability, could well be undermined by comparison shopping sites.

How Fast Will It...

Jennifer LeClaire
Become.com Founders Aiming for Google-Sized Success
04/18/05 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 667 Words

That's either fitting or ironic, seeing as Michael Yang and Yeogirl Yun, the team behind online comparison shopping pioneer mySimon.com, are Become.com's founders. The site officially went live last week, indexes over 2.2 billion pages of shopping-related information from over 20 million Web sites...

Jennifer LeClaire
Online Retailers Learned Valuable E-Lessons in 2004
01/24/05 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 978 Words

Natural search is also important, Stevenson said, if online retailers want the spiders to index their URLs so they appear in the search results of comparison shopping sites.

Comparison shopping sites came of age this past year. While approximately 54 million consumers visited...

Jennifer LeClaire
Yahoo Turns Times Square into Winter Wonderland
11/26/04 6:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 692 Words

... Friday is taking on a new meaning this year as Yahoo today sets out to shake up the holiday shopping season with the world's largest interactive snow globe smack dab in the middle of Times Square. "We wanted to get the word out about our Comparison Shopping ...

Keith Regan
Report: Amazon, eBay Not the Biggest Threat
09/20/02 11:01 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 475 Words

"The Web is an ideal place for comparison shopping," Nielsen//NetRatings senior Internet analyst Dawn Brozek told the E-Commerce Times. She noted that comparison shopping sites, such as Dealtime and MySimon , often rank among the top shopping destinations. "But e-tailers have to...

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