When it comes to shopping online, it’s always good to have the best deals. In fact, that is the basic advantage of online shopping. Besides convenience, it’s about the how you can get the best bet for your money.
Here we shall discuss the top sites that make shopping easy; in other words, the shopping comparison sites. Which offers price comparison so you can get best deal every time you shop online.
Earlier known as Froogle, then Google base and then Google product search. Google’s shopping comparison service lists datafeeds submitted through Google’s merchant program. It ranks products based on user reviews submitted by customers and few other factors. The comparison of product can be sorted by price, seller’s ratings, item condition and location.
For merchants, It was free to list products with Google shopping till july 2012 and now it is a paid only inclusion program just like most comparison shopping sites.
In business since 2000 and with a good reputation amongst its customers.. It has a good hold on the shopping comparison market share with millions of monthly visitors every month. They also offer comparison shopping service with separate sites in canada, australia, uk, japan, germany and few more.
Bitrate is online since 1996 and now part of Shopzilla Inc, Bizrate is probably among first companies who started providing ecommerce rating and feedback system. Bizrate rating is still popular and way to building trusts for many merchants. After acquision by Shopzilla, it pulls all search results from shopzilla now.
What makes this site lead, and justify its established presence. Earlier it was known as DealTime.com and online since 1998. Operated in US, UK, France, Australia and Germany. You can search by brands, departments or by keywords. The company was acquired by eBay and now part of eBay network.
An extremely simple and user-friendly layout; throws all the information at you in the most convenient format; You can browse things of your interest and at the same time, pick from the categories mentioned. The business is online since 2004 and offers price comparison shopping service in UK, US, Germany and France.
Pricegrabber offers reviews, ratings, price with or without tax and shipping included and other information. They have over 25 categories including electronics, clothing, books, magazines, Furniture etc. More than 13000 merchant listing their products with price grabber. The company has also strategies partnership and provides shopping search results to AOL, Bing shopping, Comcast and CNET’s Shopper.com.
Comparison shopping engine online since 1997 and later in 2001 acquired by a company called market America. Shop.com offers deals and price comparison for hundreds of eStores online with almost all categories. Currently offers in US, Canada and Mexico.
Online since 2005, pronto is a part of IAC, which is operator of many online businesses like ask.com, match.com and many others. More than 25000 merchants currently listing their products with Pronto. Pronto offers comparison shopping for almost all categories with social networking feature.
Although relatively less popular among comparison shopping sites, Become, Inc is in business since 2004. They shows products using AIR™ Technology, which according to their website, a revolutionary method to rank pages and focused results of products.
10. Bing Shopping
Bing shopping shows results from merchant signed up with them as well as results from sites like PriceGrabber. It also highlights cash-back offers making it the ideal spot for value-for-money deals. Earlier known as Live Search Products and MSN Shopping. Bing product search shows results such as product picture, prices of products and relevant descriptions.
A local price comparison service first started their service as SalesHound.com and later renamed as ShopLocal.com. They offer comparison for many categories. They also offer weekly product ads section for many local product brands.
Thefind was founded in 2005, has made its mark with its presence. With visitors spending a good deal of time on the site and using it extensively for shopping comparisons, this is a site that should feature on the list. The site themselves call “discovery shopping” search engine and have more than 500000 merchants listed their 320+ million products with it. It is also operated in UK. The find also offers a program called Upfront where participating merchants can show payment information, shipping, contact information and store’s key information to shoppers.
Junglee is a comparison-shopping site from Amazon and offers its services only in India. Company claims to have more than 10 million products from 14,000 sellers. It started in February 2012 and quickly became popular among users.
Kelkoo offers price comparison services in many European countries, UK and US and together they serve more than 32 million visitors every month. Their US website was launched in 2010 where they use data from other comparison shopping sites like shopping.com and pricegrabber.com. Kelkoo offers deals and price comparison results clothing, Travel, household appliances, electronics etc..
MyShopping is Australia’s leading comparison shopping search engine with millions of products from more than 1000 stores online. It is Online since 2005.
Shopwiki claim to list more than 24 million products from 150000+ online stores. The site is online since 2005 and offers comparison-shopping services covering almost all products. They also have a “approved stores” program where merchants can become ShopWiki approved and get more exposure and better trust.
In business since 2002, smarter was earlier just a shopping search engine but now offer price comparison feature with millions of products on their websites. The company also offers similar services in japan, Korea and Chinese market.
More than 1200 retailers and with 2+ million products, Getprice is another trusted and reputed comparison-shopping website in Australia. They now also offer mobile applications and mobile friendly sites for better experience to their users.
Offers brand directory and store directory on their site; Beso.com is a part of Shopzilla Inc network now. They only offer comparison shopping services for lifestyle related products. Also similar services in Germany, France and UK.
CIAO offers price comparison services many European countries including UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Sweden. The site offers comparison-shopping experience with consumer reviews in many categories. Users can also ask questions about products/reviews and view their video reviews available on many products.
21. Price Runner
First launched in Sweden in 1999 and now part of leading advertising network ValueClick media. They offer services in UK, France and Denmark as well.
A Canadian company offers price comparison website in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and South Africa. They also offer various browser plugins to make comparison shopping experience more easy. They offer service in almost all categories with millions of products in their database.
A CNET network website shopper.com offers comparison shopping only for consumer electronics products like laptop, cellphones, TVs, Cameras, Music Products, Printers etc. They also have trusted merchant certificate program. Alongwith price comparision, they also offer sections like deals and coupons.