|LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DiscountMore.com, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Idea Labz, Corp., www.IdeaLabz.com , and sister company to BidRent.com and BidSell.com - today officially launched its Meta-Shopping website whereby consumers can get the results of the top 24 comparison shopping sites all on one page.
The company approaches the online comparison shopping industry with a new twist. Their point of view is that comparison shopping sites like Shopping.com, PriceGrabber.com, ShopZilla.com, PriceRunner.com and Shopper.com are essentially search engines similar to Google and Yahoo. The difference is comparison shopping sites search for products and prices, as opposed to news and websites.
The problem online shoppers are faced with, Founder-Creator and CEO Bobby Kalili explains, "There are so many comparison shopping sites, who really has the lowest price?" The solution, Kalili continues, is to, "search the top comparison shopping sites all at the same time and get the results all on one page."
According to Mike Ebrahimi, the newly elect President of DiscountMore, “This is the only way to find out who really has the lowest price for individual products. If every comparison shopping site has a different price for the same product, some more expensive, some cheaper on the same exact product, how are shoppers supposed to find out which shopping engine has the best price? DiscountMore.com solves this problem. We are first to market with this technology and we are 100% free to use."
The company has taken their unique Meta-Shopping search a step further by showing results from online auction sites eBay.com, ubid.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Overstock.com and Buy.com. "We want to give our users a broad scope of results when they search for specific products. I think most people would be curious to know if the product they are searching for is listed on eBay and for how much. Amazon.com, Walmart.com and Buy.com are not comparison shopping engines, however they have a lot of volume and buying power and they should be checked as well," said Kalili.
Within the past few years, new players have come in like Smarter.com and PriceScan.com. However, according to Kalili, "They are all trying to recreate the wheel. They offer nothing new or original. The Internet does not need any more Comparison Shopping Engines."
Kalili goes on further to say, "The last piece to the comparison shopping puzzle is to gather the results from all of them and show them on one page as MetaCrawler.com and DogPile.com did with traditional search engines like Yahoo and Google back in the mid 1990's."
DiscountMore is simultaneously launching the same “Search the Shopping Search Engine” service in Canada with DiscountMore.ca, the UK with DiscountMore.co.uk and Australia with DiscountMore.com.au. The company targeted the top 20 comparison shopping search engines in each country and each will have over a dozen country specific shopping search engines.
The company is planning on a Christmas 2006 jump in traffic as U.S. consumers find out about the DiscountMore service.
Robert Roth - Marketing Director