Los Angeles, Calif., Oct. 30, 2008 - In response to the challenging economic climate and consumer online shopping preferences, PriceGrabber.com®, a part of Experian, today announced the launch of its 100 percent free shipping site located at http://FreeShipping.PriceGrabber.com/. On this site, shoppers can use PriceGrabber.com`s comparison shopping tools to evaluate free shipping offers on almost 6 million products from more than 1,000 retailers.
"As budgets get tighter, more consumers are looking for additional ways to save money, and free shipping deals are a great way to save more money when shopping online," said Ron LaPierre, president of PriceGrabber.com. "By bringing some of the Internet`s most popular retailers and the millions of products they`re offering with free shipping together in one site, it will be easier than ever for consumers to find the products they`re looking for at the absolute best price possible."
According to the US Online Holiday Retail Forecast, 2008 by JupiterResearch, a Forrester company, "Free shipping has always been the most enticing promotion for online buyers, and such offers are likely to be even more compelling during the 2008 holiday season. Fifty-one percent of online holiday buyers and 33 percent of overall online users said that getting free shipping will motivate them to buy more online during the coming holidays."
The launch of PriceGrabber.com`s free shipping site comes at a time when consumers are increasingly conscious of their spending habits. In a PriceGrabber.com survey of 3,359 shoppers, 56 percent of respondents indicated that they have been cutting back on spending. This supports the company`s continued commitment to offering the best deals and providing the best shopping experience on the Internet.
For more information about free shipping, please visit http://freeshipping.pricegrabber.com/.
PriceGrabber.com, part of Experian InteractiveSM, has established itself as one of the most trusted and effective online comparison shopping services, allowing approximately 26 million consumers each month to search and compare information that enables them to find the right product from the right retailer at the best price. Through continued innovation and a consistent focus on providing the best comparison shopping experience on the Internet, PriceGrabber.com provides savvy shoppers access to millions of unique products and services from thousands of retailers and sellers in 25 product channels. The company also powers comparison shopping functionality for a network of leading Internet sites, including MSN Shopping, AOL Shopping, About.com, iVillage, Comcast and CNET. The company offers comparison shopping in English (at http://www.pricegrabber.com), Spanish (at http://www.preciomania.com) and Portuguese (at http://www.precomania.com) as well as international sites in Canada and the United Kingdom.
PriceGrabber.com is headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. PriceGrabber is a registered trademark, and PriceGrabber.com and BottomLinePrice are trademarks of PriceGrabber.com, Inc., a Delaware corporation. Other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Experian® is a global leader in providing information, analytical and marketing services to organizations and consumers to help manage the risk and reward of commercial and financial decisions.
Combining its unique information tools and deep understanding of individuals, markets and economies, Experian partners with organizations around the world to establish and strengthen customer relationships and provide their businesses with competitive advantage.
For consumers, Experian delivers critical information that enables them to make financial and purchasing decisions with greater control and confidence. Clients include organizations from financial services, retail and catalog, telecommunications, utilities, media, insurance, automotive, leisure, e-commerce, manufacturing, property and government sectors.
Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Experian has corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and has operational headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif., and Nottingham, UK. The Group employs approximately 15,500 people in 38 countries worldwide, supporting clients in more than 65 countries around the world. Continuing sales for the year ended March 31, 2008, were in excess of $4 billion.
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