Monday, November 18th, 2019

Yahoo! has announced a new partnership with PriceGrabber that will change things up considerably over on Yahoo! Shopping. The partnership primarily involves having the product submit functionality on Yahoo! Shopping powered by PriceGrabber. As a result, Yahoo! is shutting down their Shopping API. This goes into effect March 11, 2010. Anyone who’s using the API will now have to gain access to Yahoo! Shopping results by using PriceGrabber’s syndication services. But it won’t be quite as easy. There’s an application process plus, it’s not free. What shopping API alternatives do you recommend? Amazon? eBay? Shopping.com? Let it fly in the…

PriceGrabber has released their holiday consumer spending forecast and it’s clear that shoppers are hankering down on the ol’ family budget. It’s not quite as severe as last year, but consumers seem to be planning their holiday spending with more diligence this time around. In order to spend smarter, they’re starting earlier, doing their research and looking for deals. Let’s dig in. 70% of consumers are conducting product research and comparison shopping online. This has nearly doubled from last year, which was 38%. That behavior is already in progress. 30% have already begun shopping, most of them beginning this month…