Tag: Price Comparison Tool

Amazon has a patent to keep you from comparison shopping while you’re in its stores | The Washington Post

Amazon has a patent to keep you from comparison shopping while you’re in its stores | The Washington Post

As grocery shoppers work to digest Amazon’s massive acquisition of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, the digital storefront recently scored a victory that aims to reinforce the company’s growing investments in brick-and-mortar retail. Amazon was awarded a patent May 30 that could help it choke off a common issue faced by many physical stores: Customers’ […]

Digital ed tech pricing library brings transparency to procurement | Education Dive

Digital ed tech pricing library brings transparency to procurement | Education Dive

When Hal Friedlander was chief information officer of the New York City Department of Education, one of his routine frustrations was the lack of easy access to pricing information about ed tech products. It could take a month to adequately respond to a question about software options for better supporting English learners. Since leaving the […]

Online health pricing tool seeks community hospital partners | Charleston Gazette-Mail

Online health pricing tool seeks community hospital partners | Charleston Gazette-Mail

An online health care cost comparison tool launched two years ago in response to rising medical costs has expanded its database to include the price tags for more than 600 outpatient procedures across the country, including in West Virginia. … Two years ago, Hennessey launched www.pratter.us as a way for health care consumers to compare […]

Car Talk: How to get reality checks on mechanic pricing | billingsgazette.com

Car Talk: How to get reality checks on mechanic pricing | billingsgazette.com

Dear Car Talk: Is there a place on the internet where I can look up what a repair should cost? I need an alternative to calling you. — Bill Ah, so you’re the one who’s been calling at 3 a.m., asking for a price on a brake job for a 2003 Focus. There are a couple […]

Five digital strategy tips for mono-brands that wholesale and sell direct to consumer | Econsultancy

Five digital strategy tips for mono-brands that wholesale and sell direct to consumer | Econsultancy

4. Getting the price right is more important than ever We worked with a brand where you could consistently purchase many of their products from a well-known high street retailer for 30% less than the price on the brand site. But we were tasked with significantly growing direct revenue. Errr… Consumers are savvier than ever. […]

Price comparison sites to be investigated by competition watchdog | The Guardian

Price comparison sites to be investigated by competition watchdog | The Guardian

The competition watchdog is to investigate suspected market rigging by energy price comparison websites. The investigation will examine whether websites agreed not to compete with each other when consumers searched on Google for the best deals. The Competition and Markets Authority said: “The CMA is investigating a suspected breach of competition law by some price […]

How can retailers recondition consumers’ mobile price comparison shopping habits? | Mobile Commerce Daily

How can retailers recondition consumers’ mobile price comparison shopping habits? | Mobile Commerce Daily

Despite growing numbers of shoppers engaging in smartphone-enabled price comparisons, retailers may be able to gradually wean them off this behavior by connecting all digital assets to in-store experiences and developing mobile content that meets customers’ needs. According to a recent report from Retail Systems Research, the percentage of marketers seeking to be competitive in regards to […]

Pricing and quality are key 2016 shopper expectations, new Shopper Stock Take index shows | Retail Times

Pricing and quality are key 2016 shopper expectations, new Shopper Stock Take index shows | Retail Times

A new “Shopper Stock Take” research index has today been launched by leading independent shopper research agency, Shoppercentric. The report – reviewing UK shopper’s thoughts and feelings about the grocery retail sector – is set to become an annual benchmark, providing comparisons for future reviews. “Whilst it’s clear that the discounters and digital opportunities are […]

When Comparative Pricing is a Mistake | Blog

When Comparative Pricing is a Mistake | Blog

For every 1% improvement in pricing, research has shown that companies can receive up to an 11% increase in profit. With stats like these, it’s understandable why so much effort is spent on refining pricing strategies. Directly comparing prices with those of competitors to position your product in a favorable light, or comparative pricing, is […]

8 Ways to Avoid Overpaying for a Hotel Room | Credit.com

8 Ways to Avoid Overpaying for a Hotel Room | Credit.com

For years now, getting a good price on a hotel room has become quite the cat-and mouse game. The Internet made comparison shopping incredibly easy, putting price pressure on hotels. They responded by inventing tack-on surcharges like “resort fees” to obscure the bargain-hunting process. Then they beefed up hotel rewards programs in an effort to steer […]