Google Shopping launches in Australia

New beta Google Shopping service lets users compare prices from online stores

The Google Australia Shopping Web site.

The Google Australia Shopping Web site.

A post on the official Google Australia blog has announced the launch of Google Shopping in Australia. Available as a part of Google's search engine, the Shopping service lets Australian Google users find and compare store pricing for a wide range of products, ranging from consumer electronics to furniture and books.

The service can be accessed directly through the Google Shopping Web site, or users can select the Shopping tab on an completed Google search. The service is already available in other countries, with the UK and US versions called Google Product Search. Google Shopping has also recently launched in the Netherlands, Spain and Italy.

The Google Shopping Web site still includes a 'beta' notation in its logo. Search results are ranked according to relevance by default, although searches can also be organised by ascending or descending price. Filters are available on popular search categories — for example, a search for digital cameras can be refined with a specific price, brand, store or camera type. The price filter is available on any search.

Launching in tandem with Google Shopping is the Google Merchant Centre, which lets retailers submit their product pricing and information for inclusion in Google Shopping's listings. Retailers using Google's AdWords service can also now include their product details in advertising.

Tags Googleshopping

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Campbell Simpson

Campbell Simpson

Good Gear Guide

Comments

Comments are now closed.

Most Popular Reviews

Follow Us

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Shopping.com

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?