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Shoppers will now be able to search for the best deals on phone, Internet, television, electricity, and natural gas services.
MONTEREY, CALIF., SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 – SHOP.COM, a leading comparison shopping search engine, today announced its partnership with another industry leader – WhiteFence, a popular web site that helps consumers save money by connecting them with the best deals on cable, satellite, high speed internet, home phone, gas and electricity services.
Through this partnership, SHOP.COM will continue to renew its mission of providing a comprehensive shopping experience for its customers by adding an extensive assortment of valuable services to its existing repertoire of products, store listings, social media tools, and blogs.
In addition to searching SHOP.COM’s sister site ShopCompanion for store listings, shoppers will now be able to search for the best deals on phone, Internet, television, electricity, and natural gas services by using a dedicated “Services” tab at the top of the page, which will lead them to the WhiteFence site.
In concert with this layout change to the ShopCompanion web site, WhiteFence has also added a shopping feature under its “More” tab at the top of its home page. This feature will enable WhiteFence customers to conveniently enjoy the benefits of shopping products from SHOP.COM’s top categories like small appliances, clothes, shoes, and electronics in addition to the services they are already searching for on the site.
“Our customers are looking to save money. That’s why partnering with SHOP.COM, a business dedicated to delivering the best deals on the best brands and products, is a natural fit for WhiteFence.com. We are excited to add even more value for our customers, right before the holidays when they need to save money,” said Chip Smith, Chief Marketing Officer for WhiteFence.
“Shoppers who are looking for great deals on products and the ability to compare them from different stores are naturally going to want to do that with services like phone and utilities. We’re confident that WhiteFence’s offerings will help enrich our site to make it a one-stop shop for everything customers are looking for – which, in this economy, is priceless,” said Mondy Beller, Senior Vice President of Marketing for SHOP.COM.
SHOP•COM™ is the comparison shopping engine designed to meet the shopping needs of women and the business needs of merchants. Leveraging the features of its patented OneCart® along with extensive partner store integration, SHOP•COM helps customers “Shop Smart, Save Big” across thousands of online stores. The company also publishes ShopCompanion™, a comprehensive directory of online and brick-and-mortar stores, as well as The Shopping Vine™, a shopping blog network. SHOP•COM is a privately-held California-based company which also operates in the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit http://www.SHOP.COM/corporate.
WhiteFence is a free service that helps people find the best deals on phone, Internet, television, electricity, natural gas and other home services. By simply entering a street address into the secure site, people looking to save money or start new service can find the most comprehensive list of plans available for their specific address from over 400 nationally recognized partners. As a trusted home service shopping source for 24 million people annually, WhiteFence makes it easy to establish bundled services directly on the site in a few simple steps.