Thursday, October 7th, 2010
Online buying activity is continuing to surge in Australia, with consumer electronics and computer products the most searched items, according to national price comparison website and retail shopping portal

Shopbot, Australia’s largest independent online price comparison site, today released details of the most searched items based on browser traffic through its portal, with cameras and smartphones the most popular products.

“There are a lot of bargains around at the moment, partly I think because the high Australian dollar has made many products cheaper, and consumer electronics and mobile phones seem to be the most popular searched items,” says Shopbot national sales director Neil Thomas.

“We’re tipping a very strong Christmas shopping period ahead, and I think many shoppers are getting in early in case prices start to rise again. There has been a sharp growth in online traffic over recent months, and we’re currently average 60,000 unique visitors per day in Australia on our site.

“Shoppers are using price comparison sites such as ours to hunt down better deals. Rather than going to multiple sites, they are searching on Shopbot for the relevant information, saving time and money”.

Top Searched Products
Canon EOS 7D
HTC Desire
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10
Samsung LCD UA55C7000TV
Apple iPhone 4
Nikon D90
Canon PowerShot G11
Western Digital WD TV
HTC Touch HD2
Nokia N900
Apple iPod Nano 8GB
Samsung I9000 Galaxy S

Mr Thomas said beyond consumer electronics and computer products, online shoppers were also actively searching for bargains in areas as diverse as perfumes, homewares, children’s clothes, sports equipment, and accessories. Shopbot has also recently launched an air fare comparison section on its site.

“We’re expanding our categories all the time to cater for the higher number of Australian shoppers going online,” he said. “From the consumer’s point of view, it’s completely free. It’s like a shopping centre. We provide the area where all the retailers come into, and we categorise and organise all their products for shoppers to make their way through easily. We charge the retailer to be listed on our site, but shoppers can browse, compare and buy without having to pay for the Shopbot experience.

“The price comparisons make shopping so much easier, because rather than looking at just one product you can actually see exactly what everyone is offering without having to go to 10 different websites and checking what they’ve got.”

Contact Profile

Shopbot Pty Ltd

Shopbot Pty. Ltd. is an Australian comparison shopping service established in 2004, helping customers to shop online by finding you the best products at the lowest prices. Since its inception, it has become Australia’s premier comparison shopping engine and continues to grow in the rapidly expanding e-commerce and online shopping industries.

Shopbot is the one-stop-shop where customers can go to find the best value for the product they want, all from the comfort of their own home. At Shopbot, we offer a range of products from all our partner companies including computers, electronic goods and appliances, accessories and personal care products helping customers to find what they’re looking for at a great price.
Neil Thomas
P: (02) 92643903


Shopbot, Price comparison, online shopping



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