Share your Christmas wish list on Facebook

Have you already decided what you wish for Christmas? Then create a wish list on PriceMe and share your it with your friends on Facebook.

Here’s how to create and share a list in a few simple steps:

  • Login to PriceMe
  • Visit the products that you want to add to your list.
  • Click the ‘Add to list‘ button on any product page.


  • Expand ‘My List‘ tab (lower left corner).

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Indicative shipping

Shipping fees often vary quite a lot between retailers.

Some retailers opt for simplicity by offering free shipping for all products or a fixed amount (for example $5.99). In these cases, it’s straightforward for PriceMe to display the exact shipping fee next to the price. Other retailers, however, employ more complex calculation methods where the shipping is based on weight or location or some combination of the two. In these cases, it’s more difficult to estimate and display shipping. We, therefore, decided to at least display the indicative shipping fee where possible instead of just omitting  shipping, since consumers quickly are able to determine which shipping fee that applies.

Mouse over on the shipping trucks with a blue information ‘i’, and you’ll see the indicative shipping for the product.

indicative shipping

We’re often using the following abbreviations:

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Retailer tips for boosting online sales in November and December

Last month we listed six sales tips for October. Here’s the second part with six additional tips for retailer on how to increase  November and December Christmas sales.

Tip # 7   Register Your Business for Click Monday

Click Monday is NZ’s busiest one-day online event that helps drive thousands of sales to over a hundred NZ retailer’s online stores. If you’re looking for extra sales and profile – this is a great marketing opportunity.
When: 23rd November   Contact:

Tip # 8   Can You Offer Bundles, Packages or Gift Sets?

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October Christmas Shopping Tips for Retailers

It’s time to start putting in place some strategies to ramp up your Christmas sales campaigns. We’ve put together a calendar with a list of useful tips to help you make more online sales this Summer and Christmas season. Here are six tips for October.

Tip # 1   FAQ’s

Does your website have a list of FAQ’s to help answer your customers questions? This can help you save human resources answering phones and handling enquiries, which can allow you to focus more on sales and customer service.

Tip # 2   Your Monthly Budgets on Comparison Shopping Sites

Check your merchant accounts to ensure your monthly budget doesn’t run out for paid search and comparison shopping sites. This can lead to your online store losing valuable prospective customers at the busiest time of the year.

Tip # 3   Promote Your Summer Merchandise

Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner, and NOW is a great time to begin promoting products that will be popular with the arrival of the warmer weather. If you sell BBQ’s, lawnmowers, camping or hiking gear, fishing and watersports, outdoor games, fitness equipment and outdoor furniture etc – work out some compelling promotion to entice customers into your store or website.
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Site improvements

We recently released a new version of PriceMe.

Here are some highlights of the new release:

  • Users can select more than one attribute value to filter on. For example, both Sony and LG products can be viewed when browsing LCD TVs.

Multiple brands selection

  • Improved compare page including price graph, more data and the ability to add products to the current comparison without leaving the page.

compare page

  • Added images to the search suggestion. The suggestions now also expand across the entire width of the page.

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2015 PriceMe Online Shopping Survey Results

The growth of online shopping by Kiwis has been a constant feature of the overall retail landscape for some years now, and it appears there are no signs of it slowing down. The recent survey of 725 shoppers that use comparison shopping site PriceMe provides some great news for retailers,  indicating there’s still significant growth opportunities in the online and mobile commerce space, and that the majority of NZ consumers want to support local retailers.

Comparison Shopping

There’s been an increase in the number of shoppers using comparison shopping websites to research products and prices prior to purchase. Just over 58% of survey respondents confirmed they used a comparison shopping site within the last week, and 89% of those shoppers who clicked through to purchase a product that best suited their budget or need, did so with a NZ retailer. Continue reading

Fujifilm Instax Mini 25 Review

Instant cameras have made an impressive comeback in  recent years. Fujifilms Instax range and Polaroid are popular among PriceMe’s users. For example, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 is presently the most referred digital camera in New Zealand!  We decided to learn more and reviewed the Fujifilm Instax Mini 25 camera.

The Mini 25 is the successor to the Instax7S model, and entered the market a few years ago. It’s very easy to learn how to use this camera and taking photos is straightforward. Check out the video review below to learn more about the Fujifilm Instax Mini 25:

Please let us know in the comment section if there are other products that you think would like us to review, thanks.

Winner of User Survey Lucky Draw

Congratulations to Kate Giblin on being the Lucky Draw Prize winner in this year’s PriceMe user survey.

Thanks to everyone of our 726 survey respondents that participated this year – it’s very much appreciated. The data collected will help PriceMe improve what we can offer consumers and our partner Massey University College of Business, to help students get a better picture of NZ online retail activity. Hope you enjoy spending the $250 online shopping voucher Kate, that was kindly provided by The Warehouse!

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Heat Pumps Will Save The Environment And Your Money

There are many benefits of heat pumps. You may not be familiar with them, but you should be. More and more small business and homeowners are moving towards the overwhelming benefits and cost savings that heat pumps can offer them. To give you one example: if you’re currently heating with electricity, a heat pump would be able to cut down on the amount of electricity you use by as much as 40%. That savings alone in electricity would quickly pay for the price of that heat pump. Continue reading