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BIG LIST of Alternative E-Commerce Players

Posted on 11.03.2013

I've never been completely convinced that a typical e-commerce minded end-user actually visits or interacts with anything other than a first-tier shopping destination (e.g. Amazon) or search engines (Google, Bing) in order to find products to purchase. That, of course, isn't remotely the case.

In fact, you might just be surprised at how long the list of alternatives can be - solutions that currently and expertly act as intermediaries in many respects, digital catalysts that spark interest in retailers offerings (products).

Let's take a look at some of these platforms, many of which - if you have any experience at all in the ecommerce space - you will know as more than capable of increasing awareness of a brand and its products and driving traffic to websites.

What are these digital opportunities? Comparison shopping engines, coupon portals, social shopping solutions, ecommerce apps - the opportunities are many when you know that the Interwebs is far bigger than tier one shopping destinations and behemoth search engines.

Here are some of those retail and consumers favorites that knowing about will serve your happy holiday initiatives well:

TheCouponsApp

One of the most popular apps on the App Store and Google Play, the Coupons App is ideal for local merchants looking to increase in-store visits.

Shopzilla.com

One of the original comparison shopping engines, Shopzilla recently released Tada, a coupon site covered here (http://www.websitemagazine.com/content/blogs/posts/archive/2013/10/09/online-coupons-return.aspx)

RetailMeNot

Without question the leading coupon site on the 'Net today, merchants can add coupons and even set up a store.

InvisibleHand

A browser extensions which provides notifications when prices are lower on other sites.

PriceSnoop

Displays how much products costs on competing Amazon stores which users are shopping (browser extension).

Shoptimate

Another browser extension, Shoptimate lets its user compare price when browsing any online store.

GeoQpons

A local focused coupon site, offering both iOS and Android apps.

PriceBlink

A browser add-on/extension that shows users lower prices and coupons when shopping.

Nextag

Another of the original comparison shopping engines, Nextag has a strong International presence.

PriceGrabber

Shopping.com

Shopular.com 

Become.com

KeyRing

Pronto.com

CouponFollow.com

ShopSavvy.com

Honey

FatWallet.com

CouponCabin.com

RetailMeNot.com

BargainEZ.com

Ciuvo.com

Consumr

Coupons.com

SlickDeals

Wanelo.com

ShoppingPal

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