Product Reviews help shoppers make an informed choice

When you’re searching for the right product to meet your requirements – one of the handiest hacks is to read what experts and other shoppers think of that product.

Product reviews enable comparison between products.

Did you know we have over 600,000 product reviews displayed on PriceMe to help you decide if a particular product is suited to your needs and is good value etc? Next time you’re buying consumer electronics or an appliance – go onto and click on the “reviews” tab on any product, and check out the rating score and the reviews written by experts and other users of that product. It can be well worth your while!

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

Last call for discounted tickets to Online Retailer NZ on the 29th October.


If you’re an online retailer (or thinking of becoming one !), we highly recommend that you attend the inaugural Online Retailer NZ conference on Wed 29th October at Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland. The special discount price of $395 lasts only until COB on Thursday, so contact Shelley now at to book your seat. This conference covers almost everything you’ll need to grow your online business, and features a long list of excellent presentations by leading industry figures from around the world. Go for it !


Top 10 reasons for shopping online this Christmas

Dreading hitting the shops to buy Christmas gifts for family and friends this year? Daunted by the prospect of long hours walking around searching for the perfect gifts? Deterred by the crowds of other Christmas shoppers all on the same mission ? Don’t know what to buy or if it’s a good price? Is there an alternative? Yes …….. and you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your own home!
Shopping online is now easier than ever and these are just a few reasons why it’s so popular:

  1. You can buy unique and exciting gifts that aren’t available in the high street.
  2. The world is your oyster – you’re not limiting yourself to what’s in your local area. You can buy from anywhere in NZ or overseas to help you find that perfect gift.
  3. Shop when it suits you, not just when the stores are open. Online shops are open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.
  4. You don’t need to worry about the kids seeing what you’re buying, you can shop online discretely or even when they’re sleeping, so any gifts you buy them are still a surprise!
  5. Information is power. You have all of the resources you need to make the right choices when you shop online. You can research gift ideas, read reviews on products and even compare prices, so that you know you’re getting a great deal. All of this information is easily accessible with just a few clicks of your mouse.
  6. Save money online. Products can often be cheaper online as online retailers usually don’t have the same high overheads that physical stores have, so they can often sell the same product at a cheaper price.
  7. Delivery anywhere. Even if you live in a remote area you can still shop online. It may take a few days longer for delivery but you’re not disadvantaged at all. Delivery charges may be higher to rural areas but this is offset by the money you save on petrol by staying at home!
  8. Staying in touch. If you have loved ones that you won’t be seeing this Christmas, online shopping enables you to have their present sent directly to them at no additional cost. Many online stores also offer a gift wrapping service.
  9. Gift vouchers for online stores are a great idea. They allow the recipient to choose and order their own gift and have it delivered directly to their door when they’re ready to purchase.
  10. No crowds, no queues, no pressure and more importantly no stress!

You are probably wondering why you haven’t done your Christmas shopping online before? Just remember, it’s not only Christmas gifts that you can buy online, you can buy anything from your Christmas Tree to your groceries online. Christmas can now be stress-free and easy, so make the most of it and enjoy shopping online!
Try visiting a comparison shopping site to make it even easier for gift ideas, product reviews and a great selection of retailers to choose from. Price comparisons and forums bring everything together in one simple Website. Check and start shopping now.

PriceMe Finalist in 2012 NetGuide Web Awards

PriceMe has just been announced as one of the five finalists in the 2012 Eset NetGuide Web Awards for Best Shopping Site. These annual “peoples choice” awards are democratically voted on by the public, with the site that receives the most votes becoming the winner of its category.

The winner will be announced at the Eset NetGuide Web Awards on 20th Sept 2012 at the Hilton Hotel in Auckland.

 PriceMe was also a finalist in the 2011 Eset NetGuide Web Awards. This year’s other finalists are Countdown, GrabOne, Mighty Ape and The Warehouse.

PriceMe a winner in 2012 Red Herring Asia 100 Awards !

We did it ! We were very excited to be announced last week as a winner in the 2012 Red Herring Asia 100 Award. This prestigious industry award recognises the top 100 private IT/Technology companies in Asia/Pacific each year that display innovation, growth and potential value etc. Thanks to all the PriceMe team who worked hard to make this happen and to our large community of users who support us each day by using PriceMe for their pre-shopping research.  Great effort !

Red Herring Winner

We Have a Winner !

Congratulations to Andrew Smith for winning the lucky draw prize of a $250 online shopping voucher (courtesy of our friends at The Warehouse) for taking part in the 2012 PriceMe User Survey.

Many thanks Andrew and well done once again.

 The PriceMe Team

….and The Winner of the 2011 PriceMe User Survey is…

Congratulations to Owen Smith, who wins the lucky draw prize of a $250 shopping voucher sponsored by The Warehouse. Owen’s name was picked from the 468 people who took part in the 2011 PriceMe User Survey this month. The results will help us get a better understanding of who our users are and what they’re looking for when coming into PriceMe to do their pre-purchase research. We will publish a summary of the survey’s results as soon as we collate them. Many thanks once again to all who participated, it’s really appreciated. The PriceMe Team.