Anyone who has done any shopping online has no doubt used Amazon.com. Founded in 1995 and based in Seattle, Washington, Amazon is the king of online shopping. The company boasts an amazing $88 billion in revenue annually and has more than 183,000 employees. The company has a number of subsidiaries and does business internationally. Amazon is also very active in the community and has been a staunch contributor to charitable causes and efforts.
eBay gives both businesses and individuals the option to buy and sell online. They also boast being able to have people receive and send digital payments through PayPal. Not only just a place to buy and sell, they also offer commerce, retailing and digital marketing for their merchants. This is one of the largest online shopping places you can find to date. With more than 700 million products listed, you can find nearly anything your heart desires.
Anyone who has ever spent more than a few minutes on the Internet know what Google is. The giant has been in business since 1998 and is synonymous with searching the Web. Google has also expanded considerably over the past decade, adding a number of tools, resources and business to its repertoire. One of these is Google Shopping, which, like its competitors, offer online buyers a look at products and comparisons of their prices. Google Shopping was started in 2002 and has undergone several rebrands and changes. The name became Google Search in 2012.
CNET offers reviews, news articles and how-to videos of the latest technology available in our world. They focus on advising the public on how best to use technology, which products will be most beneficial, and how to get the most out of them. Because of this focus on technology, many of the deals they offer on the site are technology related. The site even offers subscribers to be notified of new technology deals that become available. There are products outside of technology available as well, many from name brand companies at high discounted prices. CNET has different versions of their sites available to be viewed internationally.
For over a decade Shop.com has acted as a leader in the online "catalog" of consumerism. After partnering with Market America nearly four years ago, Shop.com now provides a user-friendly platform that allows shoppers to browse, search and locate specific items from vendors worldwide. Not only do they offer suggestions on hot deals, products relating to recent searches, and a product index covering nearly every category of consumerism, but they make shopping personal with user accounts, cash back options and comparison tools that ensure customers are buying the best products for the best price.
Bizrate was founded in 1996 with the idea of helping customers navigate the growing number of online shopping sites. Today, the company is committed to helping customers make the best economical choice as they search for various products online. They offer reviews on its more than 1 million products as well as ratings on its more than 6,000 retailers. They are part of the online shopping comparison sites that includes Shopzilla and Connexity.
Price Watch is a website that provides thousands of on sale or promotional priced products to shop for. They’re website shows prices for similar products side by side, allowing the consumer to see the best deals available. This is a place where a shopper can view a large amount of products in one place, but the site itself does not sell anything. All the products shown are being sold by a separate seller and by clicking on an item the site takes you to the seller’s website to then purchase the item. Price Watch has been making comparison shopping simple for 20 years.
One of the veterans in the product price comparison site industry, Nextag has been in business since 1999. With headquarters in San Mateo, California, Nextag has successfully operated its shopping site and attracted more than 30 million visitors in its 16 years of existence. They are an international company with offices in Germany, Spain, France, Japan, Italy, the U.K., and Australia. It has garnered the attention of national publications and ratings services. They were named one of the 50 best websites by Time Magazine in 2008. It was also listed in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500/Fast 50, the Red Herring Top 100, the San Francisco Business Times Fast 100, and the Silicon Valley/ San Jose Business Fast 50.
For 16 years, Los Angeles, California-based PriceGrabber has been a leading online product price comparison company, helping consumers select from a wide variety of products from various merchant sites and on a number of merchant sites. PriceGrabber is a strong company, having generated more than $1 billion in sales in 2014. The company has been featured in a number of reputable national publications, including Time, the Washington Post, Yahoo! Finance, Investor’s Business Daily, and TechCrunch. Millions of customers use Price Grabber each month.
Shopping.com’s mission is to help consumers make confident purchasing decisions when they don’t know exactly what to buy. They are a comparison shopping site that gives its users a hassle free way to view products from thousands of top brands on one site. They were one of the first comparison shopping sites and are still one of the top options available through their wide selection. They have been serving consumers for 10 years as a part of the eBay Commerce Network and have shopping sites available in France, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia, and the USA.