Wishpond Technologies Ltd. has announced that its product index now contains more than 17 million products, and continues to grow at a rate of 2 million new products per month.
“We are very excited to surpass another major milestone, and remain committed and on track to create the largest repository of product data from local retailers,” said Ali Tajsekandar, Wishpond’s CEO. “Our recent integrations with marketplaces and point of sale systems such as eBay, Retail Pro, Shopify, Quickbooks, and more, mean we are well-positioned to continue our massive expansion of product data with real time inventory from merchants themselves.”
The majority of shoppers continue to search online for the best shopping deals before shopping at local stores. With the holiday shopping season days away, Wishpond is seeing a surge in traffic as it enables consumers to easily find products online, from stores near them–all across North America.
“In the last 2 weeks we have seen a 28% increase in local product searches on https://www.wishpond.com [wishpond.com __title__ Wishpond] over the previous 2 weeks, we expect this growth will accelerate as the holiday season kicks in to full swing,” added Tajsekandar.
Since launching in the fall of 2010, Wishpond continues to grow astronomically, and now covers more than 66,000 store locations across North America.
Wishpond is sharing the following insights from it’s experience aggregating local product information over the past year:
Top 5 searches for products in 2011:
Top 5 searches for consumer electronics in 2011:
Top 5 searches for retailers in 2011:
Wishpond is a local shopping platform which helps online shoppers find products from retailers near them. Wishpond.com is one of the largest local shopping sites with over 17 million product listings from small, medium and national retailers. Wishpond’s RetailConnect platform is becoming the de facto standard for product data across marketplaces. Wishpond is a privately-held corporation with headquarters in Vancouver, British Colombia. Get more information at https://www.wishpond.com , follow @Wishpond or stay connected at http://facebook.com/wishpond