--Dealio™ Now Provides the Most Comprehensive Price Comparisons Available Online--
SAN MATEO, Calif. February 15, 2006 - Vendio™ Services today announced that Dealio™ (www.dealio.com), the only comparison shopping toolbar that displays prices from online retailers and eBay® listings, now covers all product categories, thanks to a new partnership with Shopzilla (www.shopzilla.com), the Web’s largest and most powerful comparison shopping site. Dealio now covers virtually any product and category of products sold online, making it the most comprehensive comparison shopping toolbar available. Dealio now displays results from an index of well over 30 million products and 100,000 online retailers. New product categories now included in Dealio search results include apparel, home & garden products, computers, toys, jewelry, and much more. In addition, Dealio has added new features that make it even easier and faster for consumers to compare prices and find the best deals online The DealioToolbar is free to consumers and can be downloaded from www.dealio.com as well as from leading file download sites such as CNET Download.com (www.download.com).
“By expanding our category coverage beyond consumer electronics, we’ve made Dealio even better,” said Rodrigo Sales, co-founder and CEO of Vendio Services, Inc., the parent company of Dealio. “Dealio will now help you find the best prices on just about any product sold online, automatically, intuitively, and without requiring you to hunt them down across the Web. Our objective with Dealio has always been to offer consumers the fastest, easiest way to find the best deals online, and our partnership with Shopzilla, combined with the new features currently in development propels us even further down the path to achieving that goal.”
“We are excited to be partnering with Vendio, which, like Shopzilla, is focused on developing an outstanding shopping experience for consumers,” said John Phelps, president of Shopzilla. “Vendio selected Shopzilla due to its industry-leading shopping search engine, and its depth and breadth of product retailer coverage.”
One new time-saving feature of the Dealio Toolbar is called “Select and Compare”, and allows users to quickly compare prices for products listed on any Web page. With Select and Compare, users can simply highlight any word or phrase on a web page, right click, and select “Compare Prices with Dealio” from the context menu that appears. Dealio will then automatically search for and present the best prices on relevant products from the Web’s leading merchants and eBay.
Dealio searches can be conducted "manually" for all products, without requiring the user to leave the website they’re currently visiting. Users can simply enter a word or phrase into the Dealio search window located in the browser navigation bar, or use the new "Select and Compare" feature described above, to generate an up-to-the-minute “snapshot” of the current pricing for any product. In the coming weeks, Dealio`s automated search capabilities, currently operational for consumer electronics products, will be expanded to activate for all product categories and across hundreds of additional e-commerce sites. In those instances, Dealio intuitively determines when a user is about to overpay for a product on a leading e-commerce website and instantly presents the user with an “alert” in the browser nav bar listing the lowest current price at which the product in question is available online. The user then has the option to open a sidebar in their browser to view the complete Dealio search results or simply click on the listing in the browser alert link to visit the merchant with the lowest price.
About Shopzilla, Inc.
Shopzilla, formerly BizRate.com, is the most powerful and easiest-to-use shopping search site on the Web. With an index of more than 30 million products from more than 69,000 stores, Shopzilla uses ShopRank, a proprietary patent-pending algorithm, to help shoppers instantly find virtually anything on sale from anyone, anywhere on the Web at the best price. Shopzilla also features powerful comparison tools and BizRate consumer reviews of stores and products, the Web`s largest and most trusted consumer feedback network. Every week Shopzilla prepares millions of shoppers to make smarter, more confident purchases and sends them directly to the checkout page of thousands of online merchants. Shopzilla also operates the BizRate consumer feedback network which collects approximately 1 million fresh reviews per month. Shopzilla powers shopping search for many of the Web`s largest consumer sites including AOL, Lycos, Time Warner`s RoadRunner, and many others. Founded in 1996, the Los Angeles-based company also operates sites in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Shopzilla is owned by The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE:SSP), a diverse media concern with interests in national television networks, newspaper publishing, broadcast television stations, TV retailing and licensing and syndication. For more information, visit www.shopzilla.com, the smarter way to shop.
Vendio enables merchants to reach consumers, manage transactions, and profitably grow their businesses. Dealio, Vendio`s new comparison shopping service, empowers consumers to find the best deals quickly and easily from respected merchants while shopping online. Vendio`s award winning sales management services include Sales Manager Inventory Edition (named by eBay as the most innovative application for the eBay platform in 2005), Vendio Gallery, Vendio Image Hosting, and several other applications that save merchants time and increase their sales.
Vendio was founded in January 1999 and is the independent leader in online sales management. Each month, tens of thousands of small businesses utilize Vendio`s sales management and merchandising services to sell over $50MM of products on both their own branded stores as well as the Web`s leading marketplaces. The company is privately held, recently celebrated their third year of profitable growth, and is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Eastern Europe.
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