Theo Tonca recently launched esyshopping.com. Here is a quick interview with Theo.
Summary: esyshopping (currently in private beta) is the first local shopping site in Canada, by mashing up several local data sources esyshopping helps people browse, compare, and buy products from local retail stores near them.
Business Plan: esyshopping will be monetized by placing highly targeted local advertising on the site and by offering participating retailers cost-per-click (CPC) and cost-per-action (CPA) advertising solutions.
Why did we start the website: To fill the need for relevant and accurate local store and product information in Canada and to help people save time and money 🙂
How it’s different from our competitors: By not only gathering our own local retail store and product info but by crawling other local data source’s information from around the web we offer the most complete and up to date local shopping info anywhere on the web.
Location: Vancouver, BC Canada
Launch Date: Early this summer, think mid June or so.