100 Shopping Mashups

John Musser, September 13th, 2006

iPodRadarGiven the availability of these good APIs from Amazon, eBay and Shopping.com it should be no surprise that “shopping” is a popular mashup theme. As of now there are exactly 100 shopping-related mashups listed here. That’s about 7% of the total. Some of the better ones include:

  • iPod Radar: Helps you find iPods and accessories as well as iPod news, blogs, links, software and more. Checking it today I see it integrates Google News feeds with this week’s Apple announcements.
  • SecretPrices.com: Comparison shopping site with deal, rebate and coupon information. Customer reviews and product information from Amazon.com, Shopping.com and Epinions.com.
  • NYC Camera Shops: If you ever had problems ordering camera supplies from a vendor in NYC, then this map might be of interest. It plots the locations, along with photos and comments, of dozens of vendors. Not always reputable ones.
  • LivePlasma: A visually rich application that combines the Amazon API to show the relationship between movies, bands, actors, etc. You can go straight from interacting to making purchases.
  • Amazon CLI: A unique browser based command line interface to Amazon.com. Search, browse and purchase Amazon products all via the command line — welcome to the world of Zero-click shopping. Firefox only. (With update notes from the developer here.
  • Givezilla: An application for creating fundraising eStorefronts built on the Amazon API. Enables non-profit organizations to raise money through online shopping.
  • Frucall: free phone-based price-comparison shopping service for consumers to compare prices and purchase products using their cell phones, anywhere, anytime. Frucall blends the benefits of in-store shopping with the flexible nature of shopping online.
  • CoverPop: Great use of the Amazon toolkit by Jim Bumgardner to combine hundreds of similar Amazon product images merged into a single interactive page. You can buy from here or use his banners in your own site.
  • ActorTracker: Takes feeds of upcoming television shows, movies and celebrity news combined into a shopping experience with merchandise from Amazon and eBay.

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9 Responses to “100 Shopping Mashups”

September 13th, 2006
at 1:33 pm
Comment by: eoecho | Greg Magnus » Web 2.0 - Emerging Trends

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September 22nd, 2006
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Comment by: 100 Shopping Mashups - Jon Mills - Marketing Blog - How To Make Money Online

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September 24th, 2006
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September 26th, 2006
at 7:42 pm
Comment by: links for 2006-09-18 at Ellen’s Blog

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March 5th, 2007
at 5:27 am
Comment by: Rajesh C M

ISBN based search for books in Shopping.com is not yielding any results now a days.
I saw, during last week it was giving proper result.
Is there any change in the searching logic of shopping.com
Any one having any update on this?
Rajesh C M

December 25th, 2007
at 9:45 pm
Comment by: Alex Choo

Thanks for this article. It’s nice to see so many creative uses of shoppng API.

My own site, 109things, also uses the Amazon API. It tries to be less cluttered than Amazon.com, and includes features like an automatic currency converter, side-by-side product comparisons, and price email alerts.

There’s even a mobile version for small screen devices!

http://www.109things.com

February 11th, 2008
at 3:17 pm
Comment by: larry

I was surprised to find that someone was actually tracking and commenting on sites like these. Good article. I can check out some of the competition for my website, SusieSays.com, which combines Comparison Shopping from Shopping.com with coupons from the 3 main affiliate programs.


http://www.SusieSays.com

June 21st, 2011
at 7:23 am
Comment by: 600 Shopping Mashups

[...] though there are now well over 100. Similarly, today we list 604 shopping mashups, but there were only 100 shopping mashups back in 2006. A lot has changed, but new and interesting ecommerce mashups keep coming. Below are [...]

August 26th, 2011
at 12:32 pm
Comment by: Aditya

Hey how about http://www.discountbox.in It is a social media platform around offers. An innovative approach for shoppers to explore discounts, offers & sale around them and for businesses to promote their offers.
Innovative & Creative :)

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