Another intention of MAPs is to encourage stores to get sales based on quality customer service, good product descriptions and websites, and sound business practices as opposed to pure price slashing. Stores that ignore MAPS cheat on the manufacturer. Why would they treat you any better?
Free shopping comparison sites, such as the soon-to-be phased out Google Product Search, TheFind.com ,and Bing.com’s shopping results allow merchants to list product prices without charging fees. Other sites, such as Shopping.com, Shopzilla.com and PriceGrabber.com, charge merchants to list their products. What will the new Google Product Shopping look like?
Along with good internet security software (and this is most likely not what you get for free with your home or mobile internet carrier), a great deal of how safe you are when online depends on common sense, and careful viewing habits. Here’s our list some of our Top Security/Privacy Tips, not necessarily in any order of importance. All of these are important in different ways!
An unusually great deal on the Internet that seems too good to be true usually is.
The Saturday after Thanksgiving is “Small Business Saturday”… For large national retailers, a couple or even a couple dozen of sales gone wrong doesn’t really hurt them. Not so for a small e-store or a small brick and mortar business!