We have seen various price comparison engines and platforms and we did notice good works on the UX and UI and giving neatly tabulated display of the results, which has now become a kind of standard and is expected from every comparison site.
Here is one price comparison engine, Price-Hunt, which plans to take it to next level, they not only just output the comparison results but make the bot crawl through various different e-commerce site like Amazon, Snapdeal, Flipkart, eBay, Infibeam, Homeshop18, Jabong, Myntra and Yebhi to fetch the required relevant deals. The price-hunt bot is always on its toes to get the price and details that are featured at that very moment.
Price comparison platform is slowly becoming a competitive niche, we ourselves have covered a few. How would you describe the USP the Price-Hunt?
Price-hunt.com’s USP is that they are into real time price search across various online stores from India and gives immediate information from all stores for a realistic price comparison.We use our real-time search technology to ensure that user’s online shopping is worthy of every penny spent. The approach at price-hunt is totally unbiased and transparent with no seeming edge to any retailer. We are totally focused on bringing the best shopping experience to the user. Price-hunt uses various algorithms and faster query processing that brings quick search results to customers. The site also offers easy navigation, which enables customers to surf through the most popular brands, the most popular products and the best sellers on one screen. The differentiating factor with Price-hunt.com is our robust technology platform which is one of the most critical requirements of a successful price comparison website.
The site also has features like “Deals of the day” (updated hourly) and “Offers & Coupons” at one glance from various stores for benefit of the user and make their shopping experience easy and more rewarding.
Another USP of price-hunt.com is the fact that its real time search is not bound by product categories or our databases. You can find anything and everything if it exists for sale online.
Real time price comparison requires lot of scaling and good programming efforts. Tell us about the technology being used for Price-Hunt?
Price-hunt.com uses open source technology namely PHP/MySql on a LAMP platform to accomplish the task of real time comparison. The code has been developed in-house exclusively for the site and it primarily uses scalability of MySql along with the versatility of PHP as a server side programming language to do real time comparison. Our complex algorithms help serve up the best prices to make online shopping convenient.
How soon do you plan to launch the mobile version?
Mobile version of the site is under development. It will be an adaptation of the desktop version to the mobile with reduced features. We also plan an andriod application for the mobile users in very near future.
Is Price-Hunt bootstrapped or have you received any fundings?
Price-Hunt is currently self-funded for the time being. We might look at fundings as and when required.
Tell us about the team behind Price-Hunt.
The website was conceptialised by Anupam Khurana and Palka Khurana in late 2012 and was launched in January 2013. Right now these are the main team members behind Price-hunt.com with others for support functions.
Anupam Khurana is B.E. (Mechanical) from Delhi College of Engineering with 15 years experience in the software industry. Palka Khurana is B.E. (Instrumentation) from Delhi Institute of technology with 10 years experience in marketing and sales management.
What are your future plans for Price-Hunt?
There are still few features that need to be added which can help the user get a better online shopping experience. We also plan to cover more stores to provide a single platform for any product the user wants to buy. Our plan is to make Price-hunt.com one of the leading price-comparison sites where the user is not bound by products to select from. Think of anything and if its available online we will find its price for you.