A new forecast from Forrester Research credits greater online spending by Canadians, lower shipping costs and more selection for the spending increase.
Jeff Goldstein has been advising PriceGrabber ’s parent company for the last 10 months.
Comparison shopping site PriceGrabber has appointed Jeff Goldstein as president, it announced today, disclosing that Goldstein has held the position since April. Goldstein plans to develop new social, local and mobile products for PriceGrabber.com and to enhance the targeted display advertising packages it sells to advertisers, he says.
“Over the last year, the [PriceGrabber] team has focused on enhancing our value to our partners, expanding our product catalog to over 100 million offers and increasing the value of our consumer traffic referred to merchants,” he says.
From 2010 to April 2013, Goldstein was a managing partner at investment and advisory firm BGT Capital, PriceGrabber says. During his last 10 months in that position, he advised PriceGrabber’s parent company, CPL Holdings LLC, according to his LinkedIn profile.
"I have known Jeff for nearly a decade and have worked closely with him,” says Steve Krenzer, CEO of CPL Holdings. “He is a proven leader with significant experience in growing digital media and ecommerce businesses.”
Prior to BGT Capital, from 2008 to 2010, Goldstein was chief financial officer and chief digital officer for magazine publisher Modern Luxury Media. Before that, he worked in investment banking and corporate law at several firms, including Experian Interactive/LowerMyBills, IAC, Lehman Brothers and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, PriceGrabber says. LowerMyBills, along with ClassesUSA, is a sister company to PriceGrabber; the three sites spun out of Experian PLC in a management-led buyout last year.
At PriceGrabber, shoppers can find and compare over 80 million products and services across 27 categories with more than 11,000 merchants and sellers, the company says.
In June, e-retail sales from comparison shopping sites grew 10% year over year among the thousands of retailer clients of ChannelAdvisor Corp., the company says. ChannelAdvisor helps e-retailers to sell on comparison shopping sites and marketplaces like eBay Inc.