Software News tagged "Price Comparison"
Price monitoring tool Competera has launched a new feature which visualizes the price positioning of products, product categories, and leading brands.
The new feature, called "Price Index", uses a store's whole product range to show the price position of competitors or the market in general.
Price Index is one tool within Competera Price Intelligence, which displays how price position correlates to the market, and to particular competitors or certain categories of products. Benefits include:
- Discovering how competitors influence sales performance and revenue.
- Understanding the position of your own company within the market.
- Finding out which product categories are most sensitive to competitors' changes.
- Awareness of the price positioning and sensitivity of your online store towards the market and certain players.
Price Index can be filtered by competitor segment, product category, brands and more.
Multi-channel ecommerce tool SellerActive has added support for growing marketplace Jet.com and price comparison tool Google Shopping.
SellerActive can now list products and manage orders for Jet.com. Jet launched in July 2015 and already has 3.6 million customers.
Once approved to sell on Jet.com, sellers must complete the Jet.com Runway, which involves setting up the API, running a test order and running a return.
SellerActive has also added support for Google Shopping, enabling sellers to sync their Google account with their preferred shopping cart. This ensures inventory matches between the shopping cart and Google.
The latest ChannelAdvisor release includes new features for the overhauled Google Shopping, and an enhanced Amazon marketplace repricer.
ChannelAdvisor's Google Shopping management tool tackles the challenge of managing and optimizing Google's Product Listing Ads (PLAs) - which replace Google's free comparison shopping listings. "Google has been one of the most successful marketing outlets for our customers, and the launch of Google Shopping presents an exciting opportunity for us," commented Scot Wingo, CEO of ChannelAdvisor. "Our experience in the industry and established technology allowed us to respond to the new Google Shopping program with a powerful feature that will help retailers be more strategic and successful on this essential online channel."
The improved Amazon repricer introduces control over repricing frequency so popular (or particularly competitive) items can be repriced more often, and a preview feature which shows the result of specific repricing rules compared to other retailers - before repricing actually takes place. "Price is one of the determining factors in winning the Amazon Buy Box, so we have made some powerful changes to our Repricer feature," commented Link Walls, director of product management at ChannelAdvisor. "With the ability to employ advanced strategies, the Repricer is helping our customers succeed and be more profitable on Amazon."
ChannelAdvisor are running three webinars on the release:
- Google Shopping and Repricer, Revealed on September 18
- Google Shopping on September 20
- Tools for Success on Amazon on September 25
Ecommerce software provider Mercent are hosting an online seminar with Google on the new Google Shopping platform.
The event follows Mercent's July 28th webinar on the new Google Shopping, which attracted more than 500 attendees. The second webinar will take place on August 8th at 13:00 PT / 16:00 ET and feature a presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session with a panel of experts. More information.
eCommerce solution provider ChannelAdvisor has launched a new feature called Multi-Channel Assist for their SearchAdvisor PPC (Pay Per Click) advertising management solution.
Multi-Channel Assist evaluates the impact of paid search keywords and comparison shopping ads that contribute to online purchasing decisions. Retailers can incorporate these metrics into automatic bidding rules for increased profitability across multiple e-commerce channels.
To join an interactive webinar on July 16th visit www.channeladvisor.com/assist.
ChannelAdvisor UK has a downloadable white paper on Multi-Channel Assist.
e-commerce channel management provider ChannelAdvisor will be one of the first to integrate with SHOP.COM's new cost-per-click (CPC) platform.
The integration allows ChannelAdvisor retailers to list their merchandise on the SHOP.COM comparison shopping site and use the CPC platform to bring customers back to their individual sites for purchases. The integration is included in ShoppingAdvisor's spring software release.
ShoppingAdvisor is a comparison shopping campaign management tool. Retailers can tailor product information to each engine using customized business rules, automatically evaluate product performance based on a variety of profitability goals, and analyze results through a comprehensive reporting interface.
The integrated solution allows merchants to send product data to marketing channels, update information in their data feeds, analyze sales, and respond to marketing campaign issues in real-time.
Auction and e-commerce solutions company Infopia has partnered with e-commerce company Channel Intelligence.
Through the alliance, CI customers will be able to expand sales to marketplaces such as eBay, while Infopia customers will gain access to additional comparison shopping engines. The offering combines CI’s data feed optimization and Infopia’s marketplace connectivity.
CI customers will have access to Infopia’s eCommerce platform to help them sell on eBay, and Infopia customers will have access to CI’s platform for optimized comparison shopping engine data feeds.
ChannelAdvisor has extended its alliance with GSI Commerce Inc. to help online retailers leverage paid search and comparison shopping engines.
Under the alliance, GSI will manage their clients' search advertising and comparison shopping campaigns using ChannelAdvisor’s Complete software application. ChannelAdvisor will provide GSI with an integrated platform for the management, optimization, and reporting of paid search and comparison shopping engine campaigns; and offer strategic support, training, and educational services to GSI’s in house team of online marketing specialists.
GSI Commerce is a leading provider of solutions that enable organizations to operate e-commerce businesses.
Price comparison site AuctionSHARK has a new mobile text based shopping tool.
Users can get the best prices from online stores and eBay.com by sending a text message to firstname.lastname@example.org using their mobile phone's SMS text messaging. Results are provided by AuctionSHARK's shopping search engine, which provides results from over 100 million item listings from eBay and more than 6,000 online stores, including Amazon, Best Buy, Overstock, Target and thousands more. The tool is free to consumers.
Google has launched a new resource to help merchants upload products to Google Base and Google Product Search.
The Google Product Search Partner Program lists companies who can help sellers get their products onto Google, including submitting feeds with all the required attributes, and uploading catalogs daily. The first partner companies are ChannelAdvisor, Channel Intelligence, and SingleFeed.
ChannelAdvisor has announced the support of 10 new comparison shopping sites that are integrated with their ShoppingAdvisor platform.
The new comparison shopping engines include Like.com, ShopAmex, SkyMall, Billiger DE, Idealo DE, Kelkoo DE, LeGuide FR, MSN Shopping UK, Shopping.com Germany, and Yopi DE.
“These partnerships enhance our support of top quality shopping engines to more than 60, enabling our merchants to gain more visibility and more revenue by their relationship with ChannelAdvisor,” says Scot Wingo, Chief Executive Officer of ChannelAdvisor. “We continue to offer the industry leading products internationally and in the United States.”
eCommerce solution provider ChannelAdvisor has become a partner of NetSuite’s SuiteFlex Developer Program, and an inaugural partner in the Google Product Search Partner Program.
ChannelAdvisor has extended NetSuite’s One System Architecture with new capabilities to help meet the needs of the top Internet retailers. Inventory data can be pulled from NetSuite and retailers are able to efficiently manage and market their inventory across the top e-commerce marketplaces and comparison shopping engines. ChannelAdvisor Complete then feeds the orders back to NetSuite for fulfillment.
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ChannelAdvisor has been named an inaugural partner in the Google Product Search Partner Program. The partnership will integrate the ChannelAdvisor Complete platform with Google Product Search.
ChannelAdvisor simplifies the technical processes for retailers sending data feeds into the Google Product Search platform. Based on an item’s relevance, consumers will be able to easily find retailers’ products on Google Product Search, and on some occasions even the main Google web search site.
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Following ChannelAdvisor's acquisition of Marketworks, the company has continued Marketworks' promotion that allows online retailers to sell through Amazon.com with no subscription fees for three months. ChannelAdvisor retailers can integrate with Amazon.com and register for the Selling on Amazon program or the Amazon.com Pro Merchant program without having to pay the $39.99 subscription fee for the first three months.
The partnership enables merchants to advertise on comparison shopping engines such as Shopping.com and Shopzilla, and sell at online marketplaces such as Amazon.com and eBay.
"The partnership with Channel Intelligence strengthens our commitment to offer our merchant community easy access to best-in-class tools and services that will help them grow their business and compete on the same level as larger retailers," said Donny Askin, CEO, OrderMotion, Inc. "This integration enables merchants the ability to reach a much larger audience through improved data quality and product placement and creates more opportunities to increase online sales."
e-commerce solutions company ChannelAdvisor has partnered with shopping search engines Jellyfish and TheFind.com. Jellyfish shares its advertising revenue directly with consumers and only charges retailers when their products sell. TheFind.com emphasizes leading styles, brands and stores and ranks more than 170 million products from more than 500,000 stores.
ShoppingAdvisor, ChannelAdvisor’s newly released self-managed comparison shopping solution,enables retailers to feed their product inventory to more than 40 comparison shopping engines. By partnering with sites, ChannelAdvisor helps retailers minimize their spending, increase their revenue and improve their efficiencies
Multi-channel e-commerce software solutions provider Marketworks has launched a new offering called Premium Web Stores, providing customers with their own Web store and access to the largest marketplaces and shopping comparison sites.
Historically, Marketworks has been a solution for eBay sellers with web stores as a peripheral service to provide a web presence outside of eBay, and encourage up-selling when buyers pass through the checkout. As eBay fees have increased and sellers' businesses matured, independent storefronts have become a significant source of sales, but the offerings from auction management companies have lagged behind dedicated e-commerce solutions in features and sophistication.
Rather than build on their own stores solution, Marketworks partnered with AspDotNetStorefront, a developer of Web storefront technology, to build the new Premium Web Store offering. The AspDotNetStorefront shopping cart is currently used by over 5,000 businesses and 3,500 developers. “Partnering with MarketWorks will enable us to increase our reach dramatically,” said AspDotNetStorefront CEO Robert Anderson. “We’re very proud of our product, and are thrilled to be associated with Marketworks’ strong brand and proven market leading services.”
HammerTap, the company behind the eBay market analysis tool of the same name (formerly DeepAnalysis), have acquired Auction Trust Network - the developers of Reconnect, a browser plug-in for searching and comparing items from sellers on eBay, Yahoo, Overstock, and Amazon.
“This is a concept whose time has come,” says HammerTap spokesperson Jen Cano. “HammerTap has long provided eBay sellers with the power to make educated selling decisions. With Reconnect we will place the same power into the buyers’ hands, while simultaneously helping them connect with trusted eBay sellers.”
Mpire is to stop providing auction management tools on 31 January 2007, reports AuctionBytes.
Mpire Launcher & Builder were introduced in June 2005, but overshadowed in January this year by their Mpire Shopping and Mpire Researcher tools. Mpire has stopped charging customers for using Builder (Launcher has always been free). Export functions have been added to help users transition to other auction management solutions. The only sign on Mpire's site that the tools have been discontinued is a message shown to visitors who try to sign up for either product.
Mpire has launched a new shopping add-on, called the Mpire Plugin. The toolbar provides price research on the most popular e-commerce sites, featuring Mpire’s price estimator and discount coupons search. The Plugin is available for Firefox and Internet Explorer.
eBay's storefront solution ProStores has been upgraded. Products are now automatically mapped to Shopping.com categories, and feeds to Google Base and Froogle comply fully with the new Google Base standards.
eCommerce solution Infopia has released a new version of its Marketplace Manager, with extended selling channels, more checkout options, analytics, and customer relationship management (CRM).
Supported selling channels now include uBid, Bid4Assets, and comparison shopping sites; checkout options include PayPal Express Checkout, PayPal Website Payments Pro, and Google Checkout; analytics are available through integration of Google Analytics and Hammertap Research; and CRM is provided by Salesforce.com Integration.
Buyer research tool Mpire Shopping has added three new features. Sales Trend Watch allows users to find the hottest trends and see what consumers are buying; Quick Price Check provides a fast way to find the market price of items; and Smart Coupons expands the main search function to include a seach for discount codes.
Vendio has launched a new service called Inventory Publisher, which is free with Vendio Stores, and helps sellers send data feeds of their Store items to shopping sites like Shopzilla and Froogle.
Vendio is also running a promotion on its ZoomStream service. Subscribers to Vendio Sales Manager or Vendio Image Hosting have free unlimited ZoomStream Image uploads through the rest of May, 2006. ZoomStream enables fast loading zoomable images in eBay listings.
ChannelAdvisor's Merchant management solution has several new features, including product submission to comparison shopping engines such as Froogle; a "Promotions Manager" tool which allows sellers to offer discounts for repeat purchases; and enhancements for non-US sellers such as VAT and GST sales tax support, metric weight measurements, and support of Switch/Maestro, Solo and Delta credit cards at checkout.
Hosted auction management Marketworks (formerly Auctionworks) has announced "Channel Feeds", a feature that automatically feeds product information to shopping comparison sites including Shopping.com, Froogle, Yahoo! Shopping, and Kelkoo (in the UK). This new feature integrates with Marketworks’ inventory and sales automation solution.
There are no extra Marketworks fee to use Channel Feeds but customers will pay the comparison sites a per-click charge for the resulting traffic.
ChannelAdvisor Corporation, developers of ChannelAdvisor Pro, announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with the Shopping.com price comparison site. The alliance will enable ChannelAdvisor's merchant clients to reach millions of additional visitors from across the World Wide Web, via its ChannelAdvisor Enterprise Catalog Syndication Edition product.