Profitero Looks to Take Guesswork out of Pricing

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Tsipora
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A great pricing monitoring service but ironically company keeps its own pricing secretive  - or is it somewhere on Profitero's site? 

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henrisha   2/8/2012 11:35:58 AM
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@Profitero: Thanks for taking the time out to join the boards and clearing a few things up! Much appreciated.

I picked up on your point about price comparison websites--it's true. I believe that over half of them were set up to push for certain products, retailers, or goods and were just using the concept of "price comparisons" to do so. Glad to see that there's something out there doing what I believe is more useful: getting the prices right from the retailers' mouths (or rather, sites.)

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Ryck   2/7/2012 4:00:26 PM
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Thanks, Volodymyr.  That makes more sense now.

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Hi Ryck, thanks for the comment! The problem is not reliability pricing data online, but on price comparison websites. This is where the pricing data is suspect. Profitero collects pricing data directly from retailers' websites - the same way online shoppers buy. This is much harder than getting prices from price comparison sites, but we are up for a challenge. It helps to ensure that the data we provide our clients is brought directly from their competitors' websites. Let me know if I answered your question.

Volodymyr, CEO of Profitero

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MAYBE I'M MISSING SOMETHING
Ryck   2/7/2012 10:26:30 AM
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Mike, if the pricing information on the Web is suspect for a variety of reasons, how can Profitero convert unreliable data into reliable data?  Even marrying suspect pricing information with product availability doesn't seem to address the less than accurate pricing information.  How does Profitero provide reliable pricing data for organizations to work with?



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