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    Smile DataFeed Integration if Money was No Object
    After reading myself cross-eyed on the various informative posts on datafeeds I find myself thinking in the direction of hiring a php/mysql programmer to put together a 'lite' version of the name brand price comparison sites out there (e.g. pricegrabber, bestwebbuys, etc.). Given my number of posts I was not able to contact Snib/Scott and others w/clear expertise in order to get some suggestions on people/places to contact for a well-designed price comparison site that would have the fairly typical categories (books, electronics, etc.) and a handful of merchants for each (most via Linkshare & CJ). I have the somewhat unreasonable goal of having this integration done by the end of Nov or early Dec. A GoldenCan/DataFeedFile is a fast 'Plan B' but I'd like to do it right and am willing to invest accordingly. Thanks for any tips & sage advice! -Fred

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    I am not sure you understand...
    You don't understand the magnitude of what you are asking in the period of time you are asking. The best thing you could do is try to buy one of those companies/solutions you mentioned. Even if you did that it would take longer than a month.

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    Jolly -- you may well be right but...
    I am thinking that a team of skilled programmers (or one guy w/a lot of time) could create a very usable framework/template that might have a limited number of merchants (i.e. in a camera category only Ritz & Best Buy) that could be expanded on a daily/weekly basis.

    Would you find this impossible to do in a 3-4 week period?

    Thanks for the interaction.

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    we have offered proffesional price comparison software for some time now which can handle the millions of records you need to run such a site and all of the content management associated with it.

    As of this moment we are probably the only company that have anything near what you would need to offer something anywhere near pricegrabber, pricerunner etc.

    Currently we vend the code from 5000GBP with typical admin setups within 48 hours and site desings integrated into the core within a few weeks. Bearing in mind most of these companies have spent in excess of 100k developing their platforms and much much more in the whole learning process.

    We have an online demo available though as we are the only company doing it we seem quite busy through word of mouth, you can see some people talking about our code on these forums in the past as well i think.

    Hope that helps, you can email me if you like matt 'at' pricethat.co.uk to sort out a demo, takes 3 hours to get through even if we just gloss over things.

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    Interesting...
    I will be in touch.

    Meanwhile --- of all the intellectual firepower on ABW, are there not more ideas?!!

    btw, re. jollygoodpirate's remark that even if I used a Datafeedfile/GoldenCan solution it would [quote] "would take longer than a month" is quite misleading -- it took about 10 minutes for a GoldenCan setup (that's from sign up to running a 'check search' on my site...). Nevertheless, I am still wanting to have a top-notch search/datafeed functionality running natively on my site...

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    [QUOTE=OTProf]I will be in touch.

    Meanwhile --- of all the intellectual firepower on ABW, are there not more ideas?!!

    btw, re. jollygoodpirate's remark that even if I used a Datafeedfile/GoldenCan solution it would
    "would take longer than a month" is quite misleading -- it took about 10 minutes for a GoldenCan setup (that's from sign up to running a 'check search' on my site...). Nevertheless, I am still wanting to have a top-notch search/datafeed functionality running natively on my site...
    Hey OTProf,

    You did not include my whole quote, which was tongue in cheek but as many times happens online not understood (or it could be my humor?):

    "you could do is try to buy one of those companies/solutions you mentioned. Even if you did that it would take longer than a month."

    I meant (as a joke) that it would be easier to "purchase the company" - as in pay a few million dollars to buy all the stock... and even if you tried to do that it would take more than a month

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    Thanks for posting the thread. It's timely as I am looking at options as well and am not sold on the canned or revenue share solutions.

    I did find an older thread on this which might help:
    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=68346

    pricethat.co.uk isn't resolving for me.

    A similar custom project is listed on elance with current average bid of 7.3k USD.

    Eric

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    Server upgrade last night, pricethat.co.uk is only a test url we use sometimes if that is of any help.

    Regards

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    Hi, Price that, I see that you're pricethat.co.uk
    I went to pricethat.com is that your site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joelle
    Hi, Price that, I see that you're pricethat.co.uk
    I went to pricethat.com is that your site?
    Pricethat.com is our site as well, you should see a fair bit more information going up over the next week.

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    Interesting...
    Hope to learn more at some point. What is your business model?

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    Depends on the scenario ;-)

    I have already responded to your mail you sent some time ago, all that i have seen from your posts we can probably do within a week to your custom design and our software is ready to install within 24 hours so you can get started, but like you say... you have to pay to get what you want.

    If you need to just send me another mail and i can arrange an online demo, takes anything up to 3 hours even if i charge through it all.

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    JollyGoodPirate - me hearty apologies!
    "Hey OTProf,

    You did not include my whole quote, which was tongue in cheek but as many times happens online not understood (or it could be my humor?)..."

    Yep -- I missed the joke!!! Sorry! Must be the ever slipping capacity of my grey matter.... sigh.... (or arrrrgh...)

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    pricethat Matt...
    Matt --

    I couldn't find your offline email reply so I've resent my email from the 14th. Let's connect w/o clogging this post! That said, I'd guess others might want to know more about your service -- it seems *extremely new (i.e. the links under 'get started' aren't live yet!). My guess would be folks like me would like to know how your service compares to a datafeedfile // goldencan option -and- how it compares with a more custom build out...

    Also, fyi, I am pretty close to pulling the trigger on a custom build out so we would need to swap notes on the quick side.

    Thanks,
    Fred

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    sounds like an opportunity for self promotion hehe, though i don't want to give heiko (forum owner) a headache so will keep it short.

    Pricethat is not so new, we have been developing price comparison for a number of years now and operate at least 30 of our own price comparison sites of various types in the uk/germany as well provide software to affiliate networks which is now used in over 35 countries and processes data for around 1500 merchants each and every day.

    Processing around 67.8 million database transactions per day our price comparison code provides the technical platform to run high end price comparison sites. Whilst our design skills are probably not the best in the world the addition of our new design team will see us launch more public offerings later in 2007.

    Turning over nothing short of around 40 million UK pounds per year of merchants sales (i wish our commission was as much) all of our profits are re-invested in the extra code and the technical team we need to eventually launch something really quite unique.

    As a very niche software developer/service provider we do not need to really promote ourselves too much as we are known in our little niche to be the only company that specialise in what we do. More than software we are the only group of individuals solely concentrated on price comparison who vend software to other companies/individuals. Affiliate marketing is my personal specialist subject which is why you find me floating around these boards and also at the a4uforum where you will find much more information from my 2000 odd posts etc.

    Born out of a desire to do the same as what you plan to do in a very much similar way and probably in the timescales here we are three years later and still developing code, in part because of the huge complexities of doing the task which most customers fail to even imagine and in part because of the way the industry gets more aggressive.

    Pricethat.com is for people like you, we have our own intranet for more information but its not for public use so the one or two pages i hope in part will make it easier for people like yourselves to get an overview of what we do and the people behind it. i appreciate that it may not be all you need to get an overview which is why you have to see the demo to get any idea at all but it was the best i could do for you in 24 hours

    Right, thats me done with the pitch, i am off to get some coffee to keep me awake, hope that answered some of your questions :-)

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