November 21, 2008

With the understanding that shoppers will be using the web more than ever this holiday season to compare prices and look for gift ideas, has redesigned its shopping Web site, with new features that help consumers find the best holiday deals. And though Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, is two weeks away, has already launched for the holiday season with a variety of special promotions, including free shipping and dollar-off deals.

More than 600 retailers selling over 20 million products have come together on the site to feature hundreds of promotions that allow shoppers to stretch their gift budget this holiday shopping season. Retailers on the site include Barnes &,,,,, and hundreds of other companies.

New features that were a part of the redesign include:

• A robust comparison shopping engine that crawls each merchant to find the best deals on specific products. The search engine allows shoppers to search across 20 million products and offers from hundreds of online retailers by category, brand, price, and color to narrow down a huge selection of merchandise

• Savvy shoppers who don’t want to miss out on money-saving offers can enter their email address on the site to be sent a sneak peek of some of the best deals before they are announced

• A Deal of the Hour promotion on Cyber Monday featuring a different sale or promotion from a participating retailer every 60 minutes

• A new shopping category featuring “green” products

• The top five online deals in a special section on the home page

• Dedicated pages highlighting retailers with free shipping offers and gift cards was visited by more than 1.5 million people last holiday season—three times the previous year—according to Mall Networks, which powers the site. In anticipation of even stronger shopper interest, Mall Networks has increased capacity for the site again this year.

The site launched in November 2006 as a one-stop shop for consumers looking for the best online holiday promotions. All of’s proceeds from benefit the Ray M. Greenly Scholarship Fund in memory of former Vice President Ray Greenly. To date, more than $400,000 has been raised for the Scholarship Fund, which helps students pursuing careers in eCommerce.

Earlier this year, received Nucleus Research’s 2008 Technology ROI Award, which recognizes companies whose skillful deployment of IT solutions has produced a positive, bottom-line financial return on investment. In 2007, the site received two Standard of Excellence WebAwards from the Web Marketing Association.


1 comment:

brittney welsh said...

OGM!!!! yall need 2 make all 4 books intoo a movie, these books and movies are like my own special brend of heroine...and im ADDICTED to ANYTHING robert related!!!!! if he wasnt in this movie, NOT NEAR as many people would have watched it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!