Wednesday, April 19, 2006

ShopWiki : Comparison Shopping with a Difference

Nice site, I wouldnt say its a completely new concept in comparison shopping but its the first time I have seen this type of approach being taken. You see more and more sites coming up based on the WEB 2.0 ideology these days.

Whats intersting in ShopWiki is not that they are getting you the best price for a product ( I think I can get a better price on some other sites) but the fact that they help the user in making decisions about the product. The articles and reviews of a product or type of product are based on wiki's left by other users and provide valuable info for research. Lets face it the avaerage user spends about 80 % of the time researching about a product and only 20% of the time scoping out deals for stuff (s)he likes. Integrating the wiki pedia concept with comparison shopping is definitely new and I think this gonna pick up. Soon we will see a lot more sites working around these principles.

You can read more about the benefits of using ShopWiki here.

Nice concept, not the best catalog in terms of products but its only the start.

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