CSE Strategies and Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE)

June 15, 2009

CSE Strategies readers – today kicks off the annual retailer confab – IRCE in Boston.  We’ll be there in force and it is certainly a big year for comparison shopping engines so there will be lots to see and learn on all topics CSE.
We’ve put together this handy CSE Strategies guide to IRCE here so you can optimise your IRCE time and learn as much as possible.  ChannelAdvisor will be in booth 749 and there are 10+ engines that will be present.  Any of our representatives will be able to discuss all of the changes coming up with CSEs and how our software can help you manage CSEs.
If you want to meet at the show, shoot me an email or tweet, or stop by the booth.  CSE Strategies readers will get a free smoothie – so mention you are a reader at the booth for a cool (literally) treat.
As a value added service, we’ve provided two handy cheat sheets so you can do the ‘CSE Strategies’ tour of the show floor. The first is Alpha by company the second is by booth.
Alphabetical CSE Strategies Guide to IRCE
 Company  Booth  Comments
Become.com 244 CSE 2.0 engine – seeing some good growth
Bing.com 813 The newly rebranded Live.com, MSN shopping, Live shopping, Live Cashback and all of that.
ChannelAdvisor 749 Best software available to manage CSEs – bar none.
Google 707 Small search engine company with something called Google Product Search or Google Shopping (aka froogle)
Pronto  849  Division of IAC with rapidly growing CSE that has some great social elements
Shop.com  845  Shared cart CSE that has opened up to non-cart folks recently.
Sortprice 1253 Newer CSE – lots of breadth.
TheFind 422 Newer CSE – focused on breadth.
ValueClick  952 Smarter.com and pricerunner.com
Winbuyer.com 349 Put a mini CSE right on your ecommerce site so buyers can price shop without leaving – like progressive insurance for ecommerce
Yahoo! 449 Mostly pushing their store offering, but sure to have some Y! Shopping folks there too.

By Booth Number – click here for a map of the exhibit hall.

 Booth  Company   Comments
244 Become.com CSE 2.0 engine – seeing some good growth
349 WinBuyer.com Put a mini CSE right on your ecommerce site so buyers can price shop without leaving – like progressive insurance for ecommerce
422 TheFind.com Newer CSE – focused on breadth.
449 Yahoo! Mostly pushing their store offering, but sure to have some Y! Shopping folks there too.
707  Google  Small search engine company with something called Google Product Search or Google Shopping (aka Froogle)
749  ChannelAdvisor Best software available to manage CSEs – bar none.
813 Bing The newly rebranded Live.com, MSN shopping, Live shopping, Live Cashback and all of that.
845 Shop.com Shared cart CSE that has opened up to non-cart folks recently.
849  Pronto Division of IAC with rapidly growing CSE that has some great social elements
952 ValueClick Smarter.com and pricerunner.com
1253 Sortprice.com Newer CSE – focused on breadth.