Price Comparison Service Management
What is a Shopping Comparison or Price Engine?
Shopping Comparison websites allow individuals to see a list of prices for specific products from multiple sources. These websites do not directly sell any products, only list them for you. Some may charge a listing fee and some may charge per click or acquisition.
These types of websites are also called:
- Online Shopping Comparison Sites
- Product Engines
- Shopping Comparison Engines
- Price Engines
Here are a list of Shopping Engines
- Shopping.com [CPC] and owned by eBay
- DealTime [Shopping.com Affiliate]
- Amazon [% of purchase]
- Shopzilla [CPC]
- NexTag [CPC]
- Google Base / Froogle [FREE]
- MSN / Live Product Search [FREE]
- Yahoo Shopping
How does it work?
These product comparison websites let advertisers upload "feeds" of their product databases and when users search for a product, the links to the different advertisers for that particular product appear. You may also create a "catalog" and upload this as well on some shopping websites. Once these products appear, the searcher may sort by price, allowing them to find the cheapest price available.
Here is a great source of information for shopping comparison sites: http://www.ecommerceoptimization.com/comparison-shopping-listing-guide/
and let us to learn how we can maximize your profits via comparison shopping engines.