Another good reason to shop online, save the environment!
A new study has found that shopping online for electronic products uses 35 per cent less energy consumption and CO2 emissions than shopping via traditional retail stores. This is due to a number of factors including having to drive to and from the store!
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The traffic to the PriceMe website keeps growing. More than 135,000 unique users visited the website the last 30 days (according to Google Analytics). The increase is more than 360% on a year-on-year basis. Continue reading “PriceMe Keeps Growing”
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The Consumer Institute has redesigned its website Consumer.org.nz. It has a new slick web 2.0 look and allows easy access for users to shop online using PriceMe as its shopping provider. Continue reading “Consumer.org.nz partnership”
Hitwise presented data today that shows that the “Rewards and Directories” segment, which includes comparison shopping websites, accounted for about 10% of total traffic in Hitwise’s Shopping & Classifieds industry in Australia in December 2008. Only auctions generate more traffic than the “Rewards and Directories” segment.
This is evidence that comparison shopping to sites like PriceMe is growing, and that its importance as an affiliate sector is increasing. The main reason why shoppers prefer comparison shopping sites is that it saves both money and time. Researching online stores is a time consuming task that PriceMe has already done for shoppers. Comparing prices online also enables shoppers to find great deals.
The Hitwise report also shows that electronics, sports, apparel, classifieds and home and garden are growing categories.
PriceMe’s user survey just finished. Great thanks to everyone who participated. PriceMe really values your feedback and suggestions. There were a lot of different suggestions raised. Some of the more frequent ones were: Continue reading “Survey Winner of $100 in Cash”
PriceMe wants to know what you think about the website priceme.co.nz and the shopping experience we provide. Please take our shopping survey and help us make PriceMe even better. It only takes a few minutes to complete the survey, so it’s time well spent. We’ll promise to act upon all great suggestions and feedback that we receive. Remember: PriceMe is community driven! Participants also go in a draw to win $100 in cash!
PriceMe launches online shopping widgets today. This is great news if you’re a website owner or have a blog that needs fresh and interesting content. Surf to the Widgets page and check out three different types of widgets; popular products, price trend and best price widgets. Continue reading “PriceMe Shopping Widgets – Widgetising New Zealand!”
Many companies are under pressure to lower there IT costs due to the recent financial crisis. Normally marketing, HR and IT are the first operations in a company that have to spend less. Continue reading “Tips for Software Development”
PriceMe is ranked number 6 in Hitwise Shopping and Classifieds category for the first quarter in 2008.
Continue reading “PriceMe in Hitwise’s Top 10”
Never get ripped off again! PriceMe launches a mobile price comparison site. Just go M! m.priceme.co.nz!
Have you ever been standing in line in a shop waiting to pay for that great product you decided to buy and wondered whether you’re getting a good deal or not? Wonder no more! Quickly do a product/price comparison on your mobile phone and you’ll know directly if you’re getting good value for money or not. No more guessing or running around in multiple shops!
The mobile site offers product search functionality. Browsing of categories is currently not supported. The mobile site has been designed for speed and keeps download costs at a minimum (we’re only providing you with the most important information).
You can use the mobile site from a wide variety of mobile devices. We have tested it on all major brands, and it’s working fine. There might be some rendering issues on some older models though, so please let us know if you encounter a problem and we’ll try to fix it. Other comments are also welcome of course.
The good times for internet based businesses continues. Online advertisers in New Zealand spent $135 million in 2007 according to a recently released IAB report. This might sound a lot, but it represents less than 6% of total ad spend. Online advertising exceeds 10% in countries like the US and the UK, so there’s potential for an increase in New Zealand. Besides, the online ‘media consumption’ for Kiwis is around 20% of the total according to the IAB report, which implies that online ad spend doesn’t yet match the new trends in consumer behavior. It’s therefore likely that 2008 will be another record breaking year for online advertising in New Zealand as advertisers realise that they can gain better ROI on their ad spend online.
PriceMe has experienced some problems with the server lately (as you might have noticed). The traffic on the website and the amount of information displayed have increased significantly lately, which caused increased load on our server. PriceMe had ‘only’ 95% uptime the past week, and there was not enough memory availabe for search at times. This is not acceptable and we would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused. Continue reading “Server problems resolved”
One of the main consumer trends in recent years is ‘transparency‘. Transparency means that all the stakeholders have equal access to all the relevant information of a market place. In the online shopping space, this translates into accurate price info of the total price of a product and an objective insight into retailer service and product performance. Continue reading “Transparency – blessing or tyranny?”