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Online Service of the week: Beiyangu, a price comparison site in Kenya

February 18th, 2012 No comments

Beiyangu comes at a point were the web is experiencing explosive growth in Africa.

This very responsive website lists price comparisons among several supermarkets and stores around cities in Kenya.

Their intention is to crowdsource this information. Their targeted item areas: food and toiletries, make it a unique site to explore.

Let’s say we would like to compare the price of a 2kg rice bag across places in Mombasa.

Yes, this web site has that kind of targeted information.

Simply follow this procedure:

  • Go to the homepage and locate Mombasa. It is in a cities row right below all the supermarket logos
  • Then select ‘Foodstuffs’ towards the middle of the Mombasa page
  • You will then be presented with a detailed comparison between the shops offering this item:

 

The winner? It’s KPL rice pictured here among others.

We know the real winners are consumers, so congratulations and keep up this work.

There is an option for visitors to enter prices themselves, so have your tickets on hand and contribute.  To access this option, click on their ‘Gallery’ menu option and then click on the ‘Submit product’ link.

Beiyangu recommends adding a new price based on a shopping ticket

 

 

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