Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 3.93.75.30

Forum Moderators: LifeinAsia

Message Too Old, No Replies

Price Comparison Website

Will the featured brands like this? or will they oppose this?

     
11:15 am on Mar 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 13, 2001
posts:285
votes: 0


Hello,

I'm currently developing a new price comparison website for a very specific nice. There are about 5 brands that matter, with each around 30 product models. The prices across web shops that sell those products do not differ that much, but the price difference is just enough to make it interesting for the user. It's kind of a fashion like market, so great bargains are only to be found on last years models (which off course will be listed)

Anyway, what I wonder is would the Brands applaud a site like this, or would they hate it? Or is there an option C?

I ask this, because I would like to get high-rez product images from them for use on the site, and I wonder if it's a good idea to contact them.

Regards,

Ward

12:49 pm on Mar 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from GB 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Oct 10, 2003
posts:678
votes: 4


I ask this, because I would like to get high-rez product images from them for use on the site, and I wonder if it's a good idea to contact them.

Err, yes definitely. Unless you like risking having hordes of lawyers after you?

As for whether they'll like price comparison itself. Well, get permission before you invest too much time designing/implementing the site. Without their permission and cooperation it is hard to see the site getting anywhere.

7:43 am on Mar 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 13, 2001
posts: 285
votes: 0


Jack_Hughes,

Thank you for your reply. I just send an e-mail to the main Brand. Let's see if I get any response ;-)

Regards,

Ward

10:41 pm on Mar 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:June 29, 2003
posts:1676
votes: 0


developing a new price comparison website

Even if the 'facts' are clear, if you are going to step on toes and upset people - be sure the lawyers have dotted every i and crossed every t.

There are plenty of sites (some very big ones) that aren't much more than 'price comparison sites'; that's all they do (and often not well) - but there's also plenty of 'winking and nodding', and other such arrangements going on.

 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members